About Lower Park School
Lower Park School,
The School Brochure
Our comprehensive brochure covering all aspects of Lower Park School, including Our Vision and Aims, Curriculum, Organisation of the School, Staff, Parental Involvement, Health, Our Uniform, School Hours & Holidays and Academic Targets and Results can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF (973KB) HERE. (NB you may need Adobe Reader to view this. It is free to obtain here).
National Curriculum Year Plans - click here (275KB)
It was opened on 29th April 1965 and is within the Macclesfield District of Cheshire. It is a County Primary School and works within the policies established by Cheshire County Council.
Lower Park has ten classrooms. The 3 most recent were opened in September 2002 and have pleasant views across the school field and adjacent countryside. At the same time the school opened a new computer suite.
Now as the 'power of the PC' has gone 'globally' mobile with tablets and smartphones, many lessons are taught via laptops and tablets such as iPads and the computer suite has been replaced by wireless laptops in every classroom. They feature the latest technology, hardware and software all of which the children are taught to use.
The Hall is well equipped for P.E. and Gymnastics and is also used as a dining room for cash cafeteria lunches.
There is a very attractive central library area for all pupils. All classes have their own libraries.
There is a large playground with seating and an additional under-fives play area. Extensive grounds provide excellent opportunities for outside games. The school has a wildlife area and an orienteering course. Further opportunities for environmental education are available in the surrounding woodlands and fields.
The School is continually developing its environment both inside and out. The recent improvements to the play area at the front of the school are testament to the commitment of the parents and teachers to improve the School for the benefit of all pupils.
The School has a planned admission number of 40 pupils each year. It has places for 280 pupils. This will enable the school to ensure that all infant classes do not exceed 30 pupils in each class.
The School’s Values and Ethos achieved through our School Aims
In Our School We Believe We Aim To:
School Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2
This school provides its pupils with a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which meets fully the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for England and the requirement to teach Religious Education. More details here.
(Note: you may need to download the free Adobe Reader to view this report - you can get it here - look for the downloads' section).
This policy is intended as a framework for staff, parents and governors of the school. In outlining a policy for the setting of homework, the aim is to work towards uniformity and progression from Reception to Year 6.
Find out much more information about Lower Park's Homework Policy by viewing the policy here
The Complaints policy was revised by the governors and updated to reflect current legislation and is available to view or download here.
More School Policies and the Pupil Premium Report can be found on the Policies Page.
2008 OFSTED Report
Read it here.
NB: You may need a piece of software called Adobe Reader to open the report - you can download it for free here.
As a result of the inspection the school has received the logo (left) to mark the success. (Lower down the page you can find out more about our school and our aims).
School Strategy Plan
The SSP outlines all the developments planned for next year (and the following two years in brief). You can download a one page summary of all the planned developments here.
Inclusion Quality Mark
Lower Park is 'quality' and that's official. The school has gained the Inclusion Quality Mark.
What is it? What does it mean? Download the full report HERE - it makes very good reading.
(Note: you may need to download the free Adobe Reader to view this report - you can get it here).
Basic Skills Quality Mark for Primary Schools (Autumn 2002)
On the recommendation of the Local Education Authority, Lower Park was awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark for Primary Schools. The award made by the Basic Skills Agency is held for 3 years and recognises the excellence achieved in 10 areas.
Schools Achievement Award. (March 2002)
Awarded by the Department for Education and Science, for its academic achievements. The standards have been consistently well above the National and Cheshire averages and the award reflects the continued high quality of education delivered at the school.
Activemark Gold for Sport (2001)
Schools Curriculum Award (2000)
The Lower Park Website is designed and maintained by Mike Gallagher.