Welcome to our school website. As you visit our pages, I hope the information gives you some idea of the school’s character, its strengths and our set of values that underpins everything that we do.
Through our dedicated and enthusiastic school team, Harrold Lower School has a well-deserved reputation for the significant contribution that it makes to the personal and academic achievement of all of its children. We firmly believe that all children should be encouraged and supported to achieve their full potential through attention to their individual needs.
Our highly committed and professional staff work hard to ensure that high standards are maintained whilst at the same time delivering stimulating and engaging lessons which inspire and enthuse the children. We also believe in challenging and supporting children through a curriculum that is underpinned by structured target setting process and effective tracking of children’s progress. Our Ofsted report (February 2012) graded the school as Good with many Outstanding features.
We believe that a child’s learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Extra-curricular activities are extremely popular with the children and these may include Choir, Recorders, Board Games, Writing, Library, Cheerleading, Drama, Dance, Streetdance and Festive Arts and Crafts. The pupils also have the opportunity to take part in a range of local and national competitions as well as participating in regional dance, art and music festivals.
Our school caters for boys and girls aged 4-9 years of age. At present, there are over 130 children on roll. We have five classrooms, an ICT suite, a library, a hall with fixed apparatus as well as enjoying easy access to a spacious field which is shared with Harrold Priory Middle School.
The majority of children join the school in our Reception Class in the autumn term after their fourth birthday. The children remain with us until the end of Year 4 (age 9 years) when they transfer to middle school. Our class teachers are responsible for the children’s welfare and delivery of the curriculum as the children progress through the school.
As Headteacher, I firmly believe that the success of a child’s education is very much dependant on a supportive and respectful partnership between the school, parents, carers, families and the local community. We operate an “open door” policy and parents and visitors are always welcome. My door is always open, please feel free to call in, come for a chat or stop me on the playground at the beginning or end of the school day. I’ll be happy to listen and am eager to hear your views.
The children are at the heart of all we do in Harrold Lower School and their needs are at the forefront of all our plans and at the heart of the school’s ethos.
If you would like to visit the school, please make an appointment through the school’s office – we look forward to meeting you.
Mrs Corinne Royden
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