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A Warm Welcome to Fleetdown Primary School


Dear Parents/Carers,


I would like to start by welcoming you and your child to Fleetdown Primary School. We are delighted that your child will be joining our successful and popular school that ensures an outstanding education. We hope that your association with our school will be a long and enjoyable one.

Fleetdown Primary School is a very successful and popular school at the heart of our local community. We aim for every child to develop a passion for learning and make excellent progress in a caring, plus stimulating learning environment in which your child can develop his/her aptitudes and abilities to the full. We share a commitment to achieving the highest possible academic standards alongside the development of confident and caring pupils.


We also have a Hearing Impaired Unit fondly known as the Pirate Ship, which we are very proud of. This is a unique setting that provides 1:1 support from teaching assistants, who are trained in British Sign Language who help support pupils in the mainstream classroom, where appropriate. The Pirate Ship is our dedicated department for pupils with a severe to profound hearing loss. Pupils receive a broad, plus balanced curriculum which is highly differentiated and tailored to their individual needs.

Your child will be taught by highly professional, talented and creative teachers, plus teaching assistants who plan a curriculum that engages our pupils’ curiosity and enthusiasm for finding out new facts or deepening their understanding. In addition, our teachers and teaching assistants provide a wide range of both lunchtime and afterschool clubs to develop pupils’ social skills, interests and talents too. We have wonderful whole school events such as: Shine Concert and District Sports that showcase pupils’ talents. We are also fortunate to be supported by an active Governing Body and HSA.

Both I and the staff have high expectation of pupils’ behaviour. We have Core Values which underpin everything that we do and believe in at Fleetdown Primary School: Thankfulness, Compassion, Integrity, Resilience and Respect. We expect every child to show impeccable behaviour at all times, be kind to their peers, and develop responsibility too. We also strongly believe in our Community Code: Be Brave. Be Wise. Be Successful. We have Year 6 Prefects who act as excellent role models for our younger pupils who uphold our Core Values and Community Code.

We like to keep parents/carers fully informed about life at Fleetdown Primary School both informally and formally. We aim to keep parents informed through our weekly newsletter, school website, Parent Mail, Parent Forums and celebration newsletters. Both I and members of the Senior Leadership Team have a high profile at the main school gate every morning should you wish to have an informal chat with us.

At Fleetdown Primary School, we firmly believe that a key factor in helping children develop and achieve lies in the relationship between home and school. Parents/carers are always welcome and I encourage parents/carers to be fully involved in the life of the school.We therefore welcome parents to volunteer, take part in organised activities and attend open days, plus curriculum meetings.

I look forward to meeting and getting to know your child in the future.

Kind regards

Caroline Sadler (BA, MA, NPQH)