An exciting journey starts here...
Creativity and excellence are at the heart of everything we do at Charles Dickens Primary School. Children are encouraged to work to the best of their abilities. The academic curriculum offers challenge through innovative teaching and projects, which focuses on developing the talents of each child.
Our aim is that as the children grow in confidence, so does their desire to question and discuss, to reflect and apply their learning. Our distinctive approach to learning, with the creative arts at its core helps children excel academically. Learning through doing, through collaboration, through linking subjects in topic based learning, all lie at the heart of our educational ethos.
Our teachers are inspiring, academically rigorous and totally committed to supporting the children’s emotional and academic development. Teachers and teaching assistants are attracted here by both our educational philosophy and our outstanding reputation for professional development. With an excellent and large staff team, our pupils are given the capacity to learn, and also to grow as individuals, to express themselves, to explore, to search and to discover.
The large sports programme, the creative and performing arts and an ever-changing diverse wealth of activities on offer ensures that every child is able to develop new skills and new interests important to them.
Through every strand of school life, we aim to promote our school ethos, which is tied fundamentally to the UN Rights of the child. Children learn the importance of respect, fairness, equality, democracy, tolerance and kindness. A global understanding is nurtured through learning about our diverse community, international links and regular charity projects. Children leave Charles Dickens Primary academically ready for secondary education but also spiritually, morally and culturally prepared to take on the next opportunities, responsibilities and challenges that life offers.
We always welcome visitors to our school through pre-arranged tours and projects. I look forward to having time to tell you more about the pupils and their achievements.
Mrs Cassie Buchanan