Tividale Community Primary is an exciting school with which to be associated. Our well ordered classes with a maximum of 30 pupils in each and our very good teachers enable us to have a clear focus on raising standards in the broadest sense. Clear evidence of our high academic standards can be seen in our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs results for recent years.
A further feature is that over recent years we have been able to upgrade every aspect of the school environment, including playgrounds and buildings. Developments include a new entrance/reception area, a new library and 30 PC ICT suite and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. The school is fully networked with further PCs in every classroom.
Tividale is a primary school catering for pupils between the ages of three and eleven. It has fourteen single age, mixed ability classes, plus the Nursery.
We also have a breakfast and after school club which is run on our behalf by Little Academy Day Nursery. This caters for children of working parents who need childcare before and/or after school.
The school building is a mixture of old and new development. The Key Stage 2 section is approximately ninety years old, whilst the Key Stage 1 area was built in 1986. We have two halls, a library and an ICT suite. In the school grounds, we have four playgrounds, ie. for Nursery, Key Stage 1 and two for Key Stage 2, plus small woodland development. We also have direct access to TividalePark, which we use as our playing field and as an additional environmental resource.
The small woodland area has recently been developed as our Forest School. The area is used to provide children with the opportunity to work closely with nature to enhance their learning. It is used as an all-year outdoor learning space, complete with a shelter big enough to fit in a whole class. Children take part in a variety of activities, for example, linking maths lessons to den building, science to trees, habitats and woodland creatures and English to bird songs. Older children learn to use tools properly to help make and build structures to attract wildlife for study. These experiences help relate children’s learning to something which excites and engages them and can be further reinforced through the long term nature of our Forest School Programme.
We attach great importance to the quality of the learning environment which has been upgraded to a very high standard, including air conditioning in all classrooms.
Please take this opportunity to look around our website to find out more about our school and what it has to offer.
Prospective parents are very welcome to visit the school. Appointments are not usually necessary although a telephone call would ensure the availability of the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.