On behalf of the pupils, parents, staff and governors, welcome to Raddlebarn Primary & Nursery School’s website. I hope that you will find it informative and interesting. Most of the information you need can be found on it. You can find out times and dates for events on our calendar, you can read what’s happening in our newsletters, and find all the policies. You can also read about some of the exciting things we’ve been up to recently! If you can’t find what you are looking for, require a paper copy of a particular document or need to see us in person, the school office is open from between 8:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon.

At Raddlebarn Primary School your child’s education is of vital importance to us. We pride ourselves on being a real learning community: working in an atmosphere of care, trust and respect, where staff and children feel nurtured, valued and supported by one another.

Raddlebarn Primary School is a popular two form entry school in Selly Oak. Our mission statement is our school’s main aim: ‘Success for All’. We are a fully inclusive school where all the children achieve. In our school ‘it is alright to be different’ and ‘there are no outsiders.’ This is achieved through the fundamental British Values of respect and tolerance, democracy, individual liberty and rule of law. We celebrate and recognise all children’s talents, both within and beyond our school and these are reflected in our shared values and vision.

We provide a wide range of opportunities and learning challenges for all children, whatever their abilities. We encourage children to value their own achievements, both personal and academic and to celebrate the success of others. We help children to improve their skills and abilities with determination, persistence and to be prepared to work to the best of their abilities both alone and in co-operation with others.
As a school, we pride ourselves on the professional development we offer our staff, which has a direct and positive impact on our pupils’ learning. We are extremely proud to have earned numerous awards that include a Rights Respecting School Award, Music Quality Mark, Sports Award Gold and many more and with an active orchestra and school choirs we perform all over Birmingham. Our children enjoy access to a wide variety of opportunities through the curriculum and in many out of hours school clubs. Our children take part in a broad range of sporting events and competitions between local schools too. We also offer a wide range of after school clubs for all ages.
We have a well-established partnership with schools in the Kings Norton consortium, and are currently developing international links with primary schools around the world. This enables us to provide an enriched and exciting curriculum for our pupils through the teaching and learning opportunities this brings.

Our older pupils have the opportunity to attend residential visits each year, this year it will be to the Frank Chapman Centre, in Bewdley. During the year, all classes have the opportunity to attend educational visits which are planned to enrich the curriculum and provide valuable learning experiences.

Our school community are fortunate to be so well supported by the Friends of Raddlebarn, our parents and teachers association. They are involved in the life of the school where appropriate and provide our children with exciting, fun opportunities which enriches their learning.

Our governing body play an active, leading role in the strategic direction of the school and guiding the decisions that are made. They are fully committed to ensuring our children receive the best education through the opportunities, resources and experiences we provide. They play a vital role in the life of the school.
We hope that you will enjoy visiting our website and that it will provide you with a good insight into our school. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact contact us directly.

Angela Lowry