Welcome to our Backworth Park Primary School website! We hope you will enjoy your visit and find it interesting and informative.
Our school is currently situated in its own leafy grounds, set off Station Road in Backworth Village adjacent to the Miners Welfare and Golf Club. It was built in 1967 as a First School and refurbished and extended to a Primary School in 2000. We currently have 143 pupils from Reception to Year 6 and, in addition, we have a 26 place nursery. However, it is planned that our school will re-locate to bigger and purpose built premises close to the Northumberland Park area in September 2018. This is seen as a very exciting development by our families, staff and Governors. Our Pupil Admission Number has now increased to enable us to admit up to 45 pupils into Reception to Year 6; the new school will have sufficient capacity to admit up to 60 children in each year group.
Backworth Park was last inspected in November 2013 and was judged to be a 'GOOD' school, with 'a safe, inclusive, harmonious and nurturing environment'. It is very much a family school, where we pride ourselves on knowing all the children and their parents/carers very well (see report below). Our happy and friendly ethos is one where each child is valued and is encouraged to enjoy learning, to be a ‘Good To Be Green' ambassador and to achieve their potential across a range of life skills. Our dedicated and caring staff work very hard to meet the individual learning and pastoral needs of all our children. Our values and aims can be found on the 'About Us' link. Parents and carers are welcomed as partners in their child’s education and development and to become fully involved in the life of the school. We always value the views of parents about how our school community works and encourage parents to share these by carrying out the Parent View Survey using the link below. Parents are asked their opinions on a number of themes, such as the quality of teaching and learning, pupil behaviour and well-being, the information they receive from school and how the school is led and managed. The views of our pupils regarding their school experiences are also taken into account, both informally and formally through Class School Council members and surveys.
If parents or members of the public have any general questions regarding our school, they are very welcome to contact us and speak to Ms Franklin, the Office Manager, or myself. We would also be happy to arrange a visit to the school so that we can show you our school in action and answer any further questions about our work. If you require any of the information found on our website, paper copies are available free of charge by request at the office. Please get in touch!!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs. B. Middleton
Headteacher and Mrs. K. Donaldson (Deputy Headteacher)