Tranmere Park Primary School is set within small but attractive grounds, away from busy traffic, and has excellent facilities which are well used by the children throughout the year.
The school was built in 1970 catering for six classes of children, two further classrooms were added in 2000 and a purpose built Foundation Stage Unit with two additional classrooms was completed in 2009. In 2015 the former school bungalow was fully refitted and is currently home to the headquarters of the Noctua School Alliance. We now have eleven classes in total, 2 Reception classes, 3 Y1/2 classes, 3 Y3/4 classes and 3 Y5/6 classes.
There are three playground areas within the school grounds. Children in our Reception classes have an exciting adventure play area set within an attractive wooded setting. All playgrounds were re-laid recently and have exciting playground games marked on them. These areas provide open spaces for children to play during break times and lunchtimes and are well utilised for PE lessons and after school clubs. We have developed a range of features on each playground, including play equipment, designated ball games areas, a trim trail, a climbing wall and quiet areas for children who want to sit and talk or read a book.
We have an outdoor classroom which provides a space outside of the usual classroom environment enabling our teachers to take their classes outside and a teaching space for our ‘Muddy Puddle’ days which take place every half term. It also provides our ‘Forest Rangers’ with a base. The ‘Forest Rangers’ develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the natural environment within our school grounds.
Shaded areas are available in all playgrounds and within the grounds we have well developed school gardens, including garden, pond and allotment areas which are well maintained by our fantastic gardening club.
In addition to the attractive outdoor environment, the school has a range of IT resources to offer pupils. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard which are well used by teachers and pupils to enhance teaching and learning. Every classroom is also equipped with a mini suite of computers and we also have a dedicated IT suite where children are encouraged to develop their skills and use the computers to support other areas of learning. Favourites with the children are our class sets of iPads and laptops which are used to help learning across the curriculum.
Our Vision Statement, Ethos and School Intent:
The School Ethos for Tranmere Park, agreed in consultation with pupils, staff, parents and Governors, is:
Be Yourself, Be Your Best, Be Team Tranmere
We define this in our School Intent as having the following key drivers:
Be Yourself – we want our pupils to believe in themselves and like who they are. We want them to understand how to care for their own well-being, find their talents and be able to express themselves.
Be Your Best – we want our pupils to achieve their best across the curriculum and leave us significantly advantaged for the next phase of their education.
Be Team Tranmere – we want our school community to be respectful and tolerant and for our pupils to demonstrate the shared values of our 5 Bs:
Be Connected – Engage with each other and with their learning
Be Curious – Be excited about learning
Be Active – Be physically healthy
Be Mindful – Be mentally healthy
Be Generous – Demonstrate respect, tolerance and a strong moral compass
‘The teachers are really nice and kind’ Abi – Year 3