Our mission is that every child leaves us with the belief that they can change the world and with the courage to pursue their dreams.
Our vision is to build a happy, safe learning environment; where whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whatever your staring point, we will value you and work with you to enable you to reach your full potential.
We work tirelessly to create exciting opportunities in order to enable children to remember their learning experiences.
This includes ensuring balance between their academic, physical, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
Our curriculum allows for ample opportunities to make connections between different aspects of learning.
Every lesson builds on the last.
At Pattishall Church of England Primary School, we tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that no one is left behind and everyone fulfils their potential.
We discover talents and nurture them so every child is ready for the next step.
Pattishall is a Church of England (Voluntarily Controlled) Primary School for children aged 4 to 11 is situated in the heart of the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. Our Parish Church is Holy Cross and we also have strong connections to the Ascote Methodist Chapel.
Recognising its historic foundation, as recorded in the school’s Trust Deed by Thomas Young (dated 1664) and established on its present site by Andrew Percival, George Henry Percival and Thomas Aris in 1897, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England. This includes respecting other Christian denominations and faiths, in partnership with the Church.
Pattishall Church of England Primary School aims to serve the villages of Pattishall, Eastcote, Astcote, Dalscote, Cold Higham, Grimscote and other local communities, by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.
Our rules are simple
Think - our children are taught to think for themselves, think of others and think before they act.
Seek - our children are taught to seek truth, justice, love, joy, love, forgiveness, success and Jesus.
Care - our children are taught to care for themselves, love others, be gentle, patient and kind. They care for their environment.
Build - relationships, neural pathways and a growth mindset.
Respect - respect adults, follow instructions, people's opinions, the environment
Learning is the formation and development of neural pathways in the brain.
If a new neural pathway isn't used within 24 hours, it is reabsorbed into the body and the skill has to be learnt again.
If there are gaps in attendance, there will be gaps in learning as vital connections between pathways will be missed.
Your child's learning journey is carefully planned so that these connections can be made every day for 190 days a year.
5 minutes late a day equates to 3 days out of 190 lost each academic year.
10 minutes late is 6.5 days lost.
15 minutes late is 10 days of education lost.
Being late can lead to anxiety and feeling unsettled. Arriving after registration may also result in an unauthorised absence.
We focus on making sure everyone is a reader before they turn six. It has been proven that children who read independently by this time have better developed working memory, which makes retaining instructions easier.
And, if you can read with understanding, you can teach yourself anything. What a gift!
We regularly take part in sporting events and have sports coaches delivering PE sessions during and after school.
NMPAT provide peripatetic music lessons on site during the school day; we have a choir that regularly performs locally and we hold a Songs of Praise Collective Worship every Wednesday.
As well as hosting touring theatre companies and visiting the Panto each year, we also put on two full scale productions, performed by the children.
On behalf of the team, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Pattishall CE Primary School.
We are a friendly, hard-working and inclusive school with our values grounded firmly in the Christian principles of the Fruits of the Spirit. We believe that all children have the right to the very best education and work tirelessly to craft a curriculum that allows all children to achieve their goals and uncover their talents.
As a team, we have explored the neurology of learning and understand the need for repetition, connections in learning, deep enquiry and reasoning in order for neural pathways to be built and schemas strengthened. Your child will be challenged and inspired every day, to become a motivated, eager and life-long learner.
We also believe that your child’s learning journey is an equal partnership: you know your child better than anyone and we must work together daily in order to ensure that your child has the best possible start in life. We welcome feedback and have an open door policy.
I am extremely proud to be the Head Teacher of Pattishall CE Primary School and look forward to your visit!
With all good wishes, Mrs McLean