It is with pleasure that we welcome you to our school as either a new or existing parent. We hope that your child’s time here will be happy and really successful. Prettygate Junior has a long tradition of very good education and we hope that you will be able to support your child and the school as we strive to build on these achievements. The school is forward looking and keen to maintain and develop good practice.
As well as providing children with a strong foundation in the academic subjects at Prettygate Junior School, we place a high value on the physical and creative aspects of learning. Sport and PE are strengths of the school. We are part of a School Sports Partnership and have strong links with our partnership secondary school who provide specialist PE teachers on a weekly basis. As well as our own specialist PE teacher, many of our teachers have a keen interest in sports and encourage children to participate in a number of sporting events and clubs which they organise and run within the school. The assembly hall is equipped for physical education and has its own changing rooms and toilets.
Music is highly valued at Prettygate Junior School. Our music specialist teaches each class weekly as well as leading our school band. We teach brass instruments to a whole class each term, in order to give every child experience of learning a musical instrument. In addition we have a number of peripatetic music teachers who visit the school weekly to provide individual tuition in a musical instrument.
We strive to keep up with the latest innovations in technology which we feel will enhance the teaching and learning experiences of the children. We have laptops in every year group. These are networked to our secure internet access system. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and supporting hardware such as visualisers.
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive school, aiming to bring out the best in every child according to their interests and abilities. We hope you and your child will have a very positive time here at Prettygate and look forward to working with you over the next few years.