Our Vision

At Hollinswood Primary School & Nursery we aim to develop every child’s skills, knowledge and attitudes in order for them to become confident, independent and inspired learners.

We encourage the children to have high expectations and to contribute towards, reflect on and shape their role as learners - in addition to being responsible members of the school, the local and the wider community.

Through a context rich curriculum that goes beyond the school walls, children are given the confidence to aim high and to be the very best that they can be.

We see excellence in teaching and a love of learning as the key to succeeding in life. In a supportive, positive and caring environment our teachers and our learners are fully committed, focussed on the task ahead, passionate in overcoming obstacles and alive for a challenge.

Planning for the Future

Hollinswood Primary School & Nursery is a very good school. The school has a strong inclusive ethos secured across three phases (and two buildings) embedded in high expectations, where even the most challenging and vulnerable pupils behave well and enjoy their learning, and those who are newly arrived to the country are welcomed and provided with support which enables them to flourish.

Recently we asked our staff, governors, parents and children to reflect on our strengths and successes and to consider how we should build on them, providing us with additional focus and direction. This then contributes to our vision for the school. We found that:

  1. We are all proud of our school and of our achievements since becoming a Primary school. We are proud to be a good school and recognise the hard work that has led us to that status.
  2. We want to be an outstanding school, recognising that some of what we do may already be deemed outstanding and need to plan, understand and aspire accordingly.
  3. We want to have a greater focus on our school community in terms of its history, our place in it and how we contribute to its present and future.
  4. We want to celebrate our increasing multicultural nature, welcoming and supporting all who join our school and ensuring that all school members thrive and progress.
  5. We want the outdoors and sport to be at the heart of what we do. Our vision of having a context rich curriculum that goes beyond the school walls is to be maintained and developed, with sport embedded alongside.
  6. We want to develop our curriculum further and through strong subject leadership ensure that the subjects are taught to a high standard and that all pupils are excited and engaged.

We will plan to ensure that the points above are developed in a robust and measured way through our Raising Achievement Plan. This is based on our findings of how teaching and learning is carried out across the three phases, within the current Ofsted framework.


Glenn Atkinson