Welcome to
Walkington Primary School

Welcome to the website of our beautiful village primary school, located between the market town of Beverley and the edge of the rolling Yorkshire Wolds.

We hope these pages will offer a flavour of our school community and the unique learning journey the school provides for all pupils. At the core of this is a commitment to give every child a firm educational foundation that they can securely stand upon for the rest of their lives, irrespective of where their journey takes them in the future. During their time here, we aim to deliver a wide range of exciting and enjoyable experiences, forming memories and characteristics that will stay with them for life.

Whether you are a child, a parent or a member of our staff team, we offer a friendly and supportive community where everybody is valued and has a voice. We champion kindness, individuality and respect, creating an environment where learning and hard work can be both rewarding and enjoyable.

Whilst this site aims to give you a wealth of useful information, it is hard to convey in words and pictures what a special place this is to work and learn. I would therefore like to extend an invitation to come and visit the school and find out more about our curriculum and values. We guarantee you will be met with smiles and friendly, inquisitive pupils.

We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around our school.

  • Mr Chris Bullough – Headteacher

Online safety

Providing parents with information to help them keep their children safe while using the internet.

School lunches

Did you know that eating a healthy, nutritious meal at lunch time can help your children concentrate in class?

Policies

School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are our most important policies for your reference.

Term Times

Parents can access all the dates for the full school year including additional staff training dates

School Calendar

may, 2024

“The teaching of reading is good. There is a consistent approach to the teaching of
phonics.”

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“The profile of sport has been raised and more pupils now compete in sporting
activities.”

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“The passionate and effective leadership of senior leaders and the commitment of the staff have sustained the good quality of education at the school.”

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“The school is a calm, orderly and purposeful place for pupils to make the most of their learning.”

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“The broad curriculum provides a wide range of enriching experiences for pupils.”

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“Good teaching through early years and in key stage 1 ensures that the proportion of pupils passing the Year 1 phonics screening check is consistently above average.”

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“The school’s welcoming and caring ethos is central to its work in raising standards for
pupils.”

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“The quality of teaching at Walkington Primary is underpinned by warm and caring
relationships between staff and pupils.”

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“Pupils behave well and are polite, articulate and respectful.”

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“From the moment pupils enter the school each day, they are greeted with respect and a genuine sense of care from the adults in the building.”

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“Learning in early years gets off to a good start. As a result of effective teaching and provision, children progress well from their starting points.”

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“Staff encourage pupils to be resilient and take risks. Pupils know it is all right to get things wrong and that this is part of the process of learning.”

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“In mathematics lessons, resources are used well to enable pupils to visualise abstract ideas and to get a more secure understanding of number.”

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“Improvements in the teaching of mathematics have helped to increase pupils’ progress and improve pupils’ ability to solve mathematical
problems.”

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“Governors have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and
are clear about priorities and plans for improvement.”

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“Governors are ambitious for the school. They challenge and support leaders effectively.”

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“Adults give pupils
opportunities to share ideas and challenge their own thinking and this helps them to articulate their opinions with confidence.”

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“Older pupils develop a good understanding of what they read. Leaders promote a love of reading and pupils say the school provides them with high-quality texts.”

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“Teachers plan interesting activities that motivate the pupils. Staff ensure that all pupils are valued and included in learning.”

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“Exciting activities, such as visits to places of worship, generate high levels of
interest and curiosity about the themes that pupils are studying.”

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“Effective safeguarding procedures are in place. All staff have a clear understanding of how to keep pupils safe.”

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“In all key stages, pupils are now making good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.”

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“Staff welcome the professional development they receive and say that this makes a real difference to the quality of their teaching.”

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“Leaders are well trained and use their knowledge of special educational needs to identify specific requirements at an early stage and provide timely support.”

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“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”

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“Parents and carers who offered their views to inspectors were overwhelmingly positive about the experiences of their children.”

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“Pupils listen to the opinions of others and are keen to offer their views considerately and respectfully.”

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“Teachers use their good subject knowledge to plan interesting tasks that engage
pupils.”

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“By the end of Year 6, outcomes are high in reading and writing. In reading, they are
particularly high.”

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