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Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome to Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School.


It is great to see so many of  our children back in school after the February half term break happy, rested and healthy. Our children are an absolute credit to their families and themselves. Every child has settled back in beautifully this term. We are so excited to plan trips out and add after school clubs back into our Dalestorth Curriculum. We think that these experiences will enhance your child's learning experience in the coming months. 


We have recently had a review carried out by the local authority looking at standards in school and also how accurate our self-assessment is. I am pleased to say it was a successful review and the full report is now in the OFSTED section of our website.


This year we are focused on supporting our children in filling in gaps in their reading and writing skills, continuing to improve the quality of teaching across school and also supporting our most vulnerable children with their attendance. So far this academic year, children across the school have made good progress and gone some way to filling gaps in their learning. This vital work will continue in the coming weeks.


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 their 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, 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, our Assistant Head Teachers Mrs Claxton and Mrs Curran or our office team.


Craig Robertson

Head Teacher