Headteacher Welcome Message

From the moment I looked around the school, prior to the start of my role here in April 2016, I fell in love with our school; should you come and have a look around for yourself, we think you will, too.

At Flakefleet, we are strongly committed to helping our children grow and develop the skills that they will need to be successful in life. We take great pride in the broad and exciting curriculum we offer our children and the range of support they receive in order to thrive. As importantly as the core academic skills our children learn, we want everyone to be happy within school, feel safe and confident to take on the challenges they will face as they grow older. Resilience, aspirations and the willingness and ability to take risks, believe in oneself and learn from mistakes are qualities that we believe are essential and we commit a lot of time and effort into helping our children and staff be the best versions of themselves. Our school motto is #daretodream and our children, staff and community truly believe that anything is possible. This can-do attitude has resulted in us being third favourite for Christmas Number One in 2018, Happiest Primary School 2018, School of the Year Runners Up in 2019 and Golden Buzzer Finalists in Britain’s Got Talent amongst very many other exciting things!

Innovation is important to us, we like to challenge existing expectations and practice within education and make them the best for our children. Staff are quick and keen to embrace change, we have a strong team who want to change lives and make a difference. We have a highly dedicated and committed nurture team who are in place to support children and families pastorally, there’s very little they won’t do for the best of our children. We invest heavily in the professional development of staff with a particular focus on Leadership and Management coaching for performance and the development of Teaching and Learning – we are proud of the rapid progress we have made in recent years.

Our building and resources are second to none and rarely found in a primary school. We have our own Art and Music rooms, Dance Studio, children’s kitchen, a wildlife area, a Sensory Room, and a number of Nurture spaces. Our use of technology is widely recognised as being amongst the best in the country, with regular visitors to school coming to learn from what we do. From Year 2, every child has their own iPad, we make frequent use of green screen technology and we have much more exciting equipment, including our professional vlogging gear with ring lights, drones and even our DJ decks!

Our school enjoys close links with parents and the community, and we have a strong reputation within it. Numbers have increased rapidly over the last five years and we are full in most year groups. Results have consistently improved year on year and the future continues to look bright for our children.

If you have any interest in our school, in any capacity, please come and see for yourself the wonderful things that go on at Flakefleet Primary. We’re sure you will pick up on the happy atmosphere, the excellent behaviour, fab resources and exciting curriculum being delivered. Exciting times lie ahead for our school, there is a real buzz around the school and the community about what we do – come and be part of the adventure!