Low Moor Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is part of the Diocese of Leeds family of schools. We are a two form entry, co-educational school for children aged 4 to 11 years.
There are places for 420 children in school; 60 in each year group. There are 14 classes of 30 pupils, two in each year from Reception though to Year 6. Each class has one full time teacher (or equivalent) and one, full-time support assistant.
The children at our school are taught in groups according to their age and this class structure allows individual children to make good progress in all aspects of their learning and development.
All classes have access to the latest technology, including interactive whiteboards, iPads and laptops. We have an air conditioned media suite, in which children can access a variety of ICT equipment and the latest educational software. Our Year 6 children are encouraged to apply for roles as Digital Leaders, completing a range of activities to support younger children in the safe use of technology.
The curriculum at Low Moor is exciting and engaging, with a vast array of opportunities for cross-curricular links and outdoor educational experiences. Our highly skilled team of teaching and support staff ensure that every child is well-supported and enabled to achieve their full potential. A range of high quality visits and visitors further enhance our children’s learning, and a residential visit in Year 6 is always a great success.
Skills for learning permeate our work in school and through our ‘Low Moor Learning Values’, children are encouraged to develop characteristics that will ensure they are successful and competent, life-long learners.
In addition to providing an excellent education, our school is distinguished by its commitment to Christian worship and values, which includes respect for people of all faiths. These values are built into our ethos and this enables our children to develop and grow into confident and socially responsible young people.
We have very close links with both Holy Trinity and Aldersgate Methodist Churches and representatives from both these establishments lead worship in our school on a weekly basis. Our children attend Christian events throughout the course of the year and parents are very welcome to join us.
Opportunities for extra-curricular activities include a variety of before and after-school clubs, lunchtime clubs and a hugely successful breakfast club. Our children are regularly involved in sporting events and competitions with other schools in the area, and we are always extremely proud of the effort, skill and teamwork they demonstrate when representing our school. We also have a rather impressive collection of trophies, which is prominently displayed in the main hall. Children are encouraged to take on positions of responsibility within school, such as, Playground Heroes, Reading and Worship Leaders or being a member of the School Council.
The excellent achievements of our pupils, including our ‘Stars of the Week’, are celebrated in a whole school worship every Friday morning. Each half-term, one pupil from every year group is presented with our highly prestigious ‘Ambassador Award’. This significant achievement is awarded for demonstrating one of the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’, as described in the bible at Galatians 5: 22-23. Our Ambassadors are identified by a special badge sewn on to the left sleeve of their school jumper.
Our governors, staff and pupils are extremely proud of the awards and accreditations we have achieved, which include, Investors in Pupils, Healthy Schools, Drug Charter and Basic Skills Awards and a judgement of ‘outstanding’ from both Ofsted (January 2012) and SIAMS (February 2017).
Our school logo summarises well the ambition and commitment of the whole school community - at Low Moor we are always, ‘Aiming for Excellence’.