Welcome to Northern Parade Schools
Northern Parade Schools is a non-denominational County School, maintained by the Director of Education for Portsmouth City Council. It is a school for boys and girls aged from ages 4 - 11 years.
There are currently:
331 pupils in the Infant School (164 girls, 167 boys)
419 pupils in the Junior School (202 girls, 217 boys)
The school was built in the 1930’s and is situated on Portsea Island, just to the north of Portsmouth City centre. The two schools share the same site and are now Federated, working together as a virtual Primary.
At Northern Parade Schools we believe in grouping children according to their age. Each year team creates a highly productive learning environment where children have a registration group with a qualified teacher who ensures they have a good sense of belonging. Each class has a maximum of 30 pupils in the Infants and 32 in the Juniors. Teachers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants work as a team to provide personalised learning to all pupils as well as drawing on the strengths of individual adults. It is the responsibility of teachers to plan for their Year Group to ensure progression and continuity across both schools. Year teams are supported throughout the school in a variety of ways. The school employs a specialist PE, Dance, Music and Science teacher who work with individual classes, following the 2016 National Curriculum. We engage local and national visitors with individual expertise to enhance the experience for our children, this includes Dr Collins our Eco Ranger and Mrs Fair and Healthy Mind, Healthy Body expert.
Transition into Northern Parade Infant School
Children are admitted in September at the beginning of the school year in which they are 5 years old. A pre-admission programme is followed, which includes visits into school as well as visits by the Early Years staff to our feeder Pre-Schools and a home visit (with Parents’ permission) in July. This programme has been designed to ensure your child’s smooth transition into school. The School’s Admissions Policy can be downloaded from the School website and can be found at the back of this prospectus for your information. Application packs are available from the Portsmouth Education Authority Admissions Team, telephone 023 9268 8008 or alternatively e-mail admissions on: email@example.com. Transfer to Junior School Although we work as a virtual Primary, the year your child is in Year 2 you will need to apply for a place at the Junior School. We guarantee a place in Year 3 for all Northern Parade Infant School pupils who hand an application form in on time.
Vision and Value Statement
A creative community working together to motivate, challenge and build resilience in our independent learners.'
Reflecting our core values of:
Challenge, Creativity, Resilience, Independence, Resilience and Teamwork.
Our school Value Dragons help us to remember what they are.
The School’s logo is used to remind all the people connected with Northern Parade Schools that every member of our community is eager to learn, whatever their age or role within the School.
Our Mission Statement
'Create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment in which all members of the school community can grow in confidence and develop their full potential.'
Our School Aims
All members of the Northern Parade Community - Staff, Governors, and Parents are committed to working together to ensure that we provide the best possible education for your child.
|To nurture and support every child to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning - collaborative, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, moral, spiritual and cultural.|
|To equip children with the resilience to become creative and independent thinkers and to become learners for life within an ever-changing world.|
|To develop learning activities which stimulate positive models of enquiry, reflection, challenge and innovation.|
|To ensure excellence in teaching and learning within a high quality learning environment, through leadership and within all aspects of school life.|
|To value excellence and recognise the uniqueness of every member of our school community.|
|To provide a broad and balanced curriculum with emphasis on the basic skills of English, Mathematics and Science.|