Why choose a New Horizons Academy for your child?
At a New Horizons Primary Academy, we have a very clear Knowledge Led Curriculum, carefully designed to ensure that your child has access to well-planned, well-resourced and engaging lessons across the full breadth of the national curriculum.
We are committed to helping your child reach their full potential, in terms of academic achievement and personal development, fostering and nurturing the key DREAMS learner qualities in your child as they go through our school, setting them up for success in their next steps in education and life:
Our Track Record
In the core subjects of English and maths at Key Stage 2, our results are consistently well above both the national average and other local schools. We are all committed to maintaining all aspects of our Outstanding grade.
Our 118 Exploring New Horizons Enrichment Activities
We offer your child the chance to access our unique 118 Exploring New Horizons enrichment activities over their time here, from holding a sparkler at our Year R Bonfire Night to learning to body board on our Year 6 residential in Cornwall. These are commemorated by your child as they move up through the school in a glossy bound book which they keep as a treasured memento once they move on to secondary school.
We only employ teachers who we know will put your child first – our dedicated teaching team go above and beyond their work in the classroom to offer your child a range of cost-free after-school interest clubs, accompany your child on our residential trips and so much more.
Our Teaching Support Staff
All our staff are always deployed to meet the needs of our children; the children are never grouped to satisfy the needs of the staff. This includes the support provided by our well-trained team of Teaching Assistants, our own Speech and Language specialists and our two Learning Mentors.
We care what happens to our families and see our schools as the heart of the community we serve. We are a highly approachable team, members of the Senior Leadership Team are out on the gates each morning before school and as a staff, we work tirelessly to support our families in helping to provide the best possible outcomes for our children.
We are passionate about turning our ethos into an everyday reality:
Everybody Matters, Everybody Succeeds.
We focus on all children and have excellent and robust provision in place for those children with a whole range of SEND and those who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
I just wanted to email you and thank you again! I had the pleasure of watching my child in the Christmas nativity, she was incredible, she actually sang all the words and was doing the actions. NONE of this would be possible without you all! The biggest compliment I can pay you as a school is that no-one in that audience would have sensed my child’s additional needs. This isn’t just the work that has gone on for the play, this is the work that each and every one of you do every day to build a relationship with my child, for her to trust in you, every 1:1, every group, every interaction. Really – thank you all so much again!
Our Residential Experiences
You need to look no further than our residential offer to see our commitment to your child’s personal development in action: a sleepover at school in Year 3, a four-night hotel stay on the Isle of Wight in Year 4, a four-night camp in the New Forest in Year 5 and a five-night camp in Cornwall in Year 6, all jam-packed with character building activities and opportunities. We also work hard to support you as a parent / carer, by running these at as low a cost as possible.
Our Learning Environment
We provide a safe, purpose-built and modern learning environment for your child, with inviting and engaging classrooms and lots of space to take the learning outside onto our generous grounds.
Our Wrap Around Care
We offer flexibility to you, our working parents and carers, by providing your child with Wrap Around Care through our Breakfast and After School Clubs. These clubs are run by our own staff who know all the children well and provide a calm and nurturing environment for them.