Queen’s Park Academy, formerly Queen’s Park Junior School, joined the Ambitions Academies Trust in October, 2013. It is an outstanding academy providing education for pupils aged 7-11 years.
At QPA pupils are encouraged to have high expectations of what they can and will achieve, achieve the best they can, make progress in their learning, have a positive attitude towards their learning, have a healthy life style, feel safe and secure, be proud of their school and their uniform, be polite, be kind and helpful members of the community, but most of all …….
Its team of dedicated, highly trained staff provide pupils with a warm, supportive environment in which to develop and mature. Staff have an in-depth understanding of the pupils’ individual needs and abilities and are able to tailor lessons to meet these needs, supporting pupils to become successful learners. Due to the careful planning of the curriculum pupils thrive in its school environment enjoying the challenging activities and their ability to direct their own learning.
The curriculum at QPA provides the perfect mix of knowledge, creativity and skills development to promote excellence and enjoyment of learning. Reading, writing and maths are taught daily to ensure all pupils develop the key skills they need. These skills are then used in other subjects providing opportunity to practise and apply their knowledge.
In addition, the International Primary Curriculum allows pupils to access a variety of opportunities to learn through a wide range of stimulating lessons which seek to create a vibrant and exciting environment. Pupils are able to develop an in-depth knowledge of a particular area whilst making links between subjects. Pupils can develop their skills base by utilising topic based learning. This teaching style encourages pupils to develop group skills as well as independence enabling them to achieve their full potential in every area.
Wider community links have also been forged through a variety of off-site educational excursions, visitors being welcomed into the school and parents spending time with their children sharing in their academic success.
QPA joined Ambitions Academies Trust in October, 2012. It was rated as “Outstanding” in all categories in its latest Ofsted report in June 2014.
Queen’s Park Academy is led by Mrs Sarah Simmons, Associate Principal and Mrs Alexandra Prout, Director of Primary Education.