Baring Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 8DS.
Together We Learn And Grow
We are delighted to have been recognised as a GOOD school in our recent Ofsted inspection in May 2016.
We currently have limited places in all year groups with no mixed aged classes from September 2016. Please contact the school office if you would like to arrange to look around our fantastic school.
Gurnard Primary School is a popular, successful school for children aged 4 to 11 set in a superb location overlooking the Solent near Cowes on the Isle of Wight. There are two classes in each year group with an independent pre-school sharing the same site.
At Gurnard, we believe that primary school education is an experience that all children should enjoy to the full. We therefore offer a very wide range of exciting learning opportunities and experiences in an energetic, happy and caring atmosphere.
We have high aspirations for every child and we constantly strive to achieve excellent academic standards. This is underpinned by focused teaching in the core skills of English, maths and technology to ensure that our children acquire essential skills for life. We are very proud that our results at all key stages are consistently amongst the highest in the country.
Our school has excellent facilities, well-equipped classrooms and extensive grounds. As well as a large sports hall, the school has a dance studio, library, a junior science lab and a well-resourced music room. In our grounds we have three playgrounds, four full size sports pitches, a fitness trail, adventure playground, vegetable garden, orchard, forest school, outdoor classroom and wildlife areas.
Our large team of experienced staff brings a variety of specialisms such as sport, music and the arts. Through our specialisms in music and sport: every child has the chance to learn a different musical instrument each year; we provide individual tuition in a range of instruments; and our PE lessons are taught by specialist sports coaches. Gurnard Primary School offers a wide range of after school clubs and enrichment activities. We regularly welcome subject specialists to the school to provide enrichment activities and all classes enjoy at least three trips a year to further extend their learning.
Gurnard Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn. We are very much a ‘family’ school: we cultivate and nurture attitudes of support, respect and care for all our children and in all our activities. We are very proud of the excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning of the children at our school.
We celebrate the significance and individuality of each person and how they make our school an enjoyable and vibrant place. We do this through celebrating the talents and achievements of all children to enable them to develop into confident and courteous people who have a great thirst for learning as well as enjoying success.
The strong sense of community at the school is often remarked upon. We have a genuine open door policy and interaction between home and school is positively promoted. Many parents support the school by helping in classrooms and by working with the Parents and Teachers Association.
Thank you for taking the time to look at our website and for taking an interest in our school. I hope that our website gives you all the information that you need as a parent but if there is anything else that you would like to know, please feel free to give us a call or to request a visit in person. I very much enjoy showing prospective parents around at any time during the year. Please contact our school office to arrange an individual appointment.
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