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Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome to Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School.


Welcome to our website. I hope it gives you a flavour of our school and what an amazing place it is for our children to learn and develop over time. We have been really excited to welcome new children into our Nursey this Spring Term. We cannot believe how quickly the children who started in September have settled. 


Hopefully you will have had all the information you need to help you support your child with their return to school. We are really pleased with the outcome of our recent OFSTED inspection in November 2022. We feel it reflects what it is like to be a learner at Dalestorth and also the culture we as leaders have tried to create and build upon. A copy of the report is in the OFSTED section of this website.


You will have received more regular information about your child's learning in school last academic year. Our Learning Zone newsletters have come out each half term alongside our knowledge organisers to let you know what your child will be learning and how you can help them remember more over time. We hope you get some time to use the questions we have sent home also to see what your children can remember. Our end of term showcases will run at the end of March. As well as asking you to look at the children's work we will be giving you some questions to ask the children about their learning. Hopefully they will know most of the answers. 


Dalestorth is a fantastic place to work and learn. We want all of our children to achieve their potential academically. More importantly for us, we aim to put our children's social and emotional needs at the centre of what we do. We have built a good pastoral system in school which we are keen to use to support any child we have concerns about. Please let us know if you feel your child needs any extra support.


Our website aims to give an insight into life at our school and we hope you will find it useful. The school is a busy, happy place where the successes of all of our children are celebrated. We have high expectations of our pupils and high hopes for their futures. They are well behaved and like to engage in the many opportunities on offer. With such a positive attitude and great behaviour, their achievements are numerous and potential for lifelong learning and wellbeing is excellent.


Our website is no substitute for seeing the school in action and we encourage you to come and visit and see our school for yourself; you would be most welcome.  If you have any queries relating to the school, or require a paper copy of any information published on this website, please do not hesitate to contact me, my fellow school leaders Mrs Claxton and Mrs Curran or our office team.


Craig Robertson

Head Teacher