On behalf of the children, staff and governors, a very warm welcome to our school website. Phoenix Community Primary School is an incredible place and working with the children, staff, families and community is a real priviledge. As a parent of a school-age child myself, I understand that nothing is more important than giving our children the very best start in life and that belief lies at the very heart of our ethos - creating opportunities for everyone.
I hope you find this website informative and useful; it is designed to give you a taste of the vibrant and exciting nature of our school, the high-quality work of our pupils and the excellent education we deliver.
Please do not hesitate to contact us or, better still, come and visit the school for yourself. I look foward to welcoming you in person.
James Tibbles, Headteacher
Every child deserves to leave primary school being able to securely read; a vital part of this is getting children to enjoy reading. We have an excellent, well-resourced school library which our children visit every week and this is also open to parents.
Looking after the welfare and safety of your children, both online and in the 'real world' is of paramount important at Phoenix School. Our Welfare & Safeguarding team meet regularly to discuss all children we have concerns about and what support the school can provide.
We are especially proud of our school's commitment to music - every pupil has a weekly music lesson in our purpose-built Music Studio and the school also subsidises individual instrumental tuition for all children in our Rock Band, Choir or Orchestra.
We have a strong commitment to the Creative Arts at Phoenix School and were awarded ArtsMark Gold in 2014. We continue to emphasise the importance of creativity in our teaching and throughout our wider curriculum.
When your child is learning to read, there are two crucial things to learn: what sounds are represented by written letters and how to blend these sounds together to make words. At Phoenix School we use a programme called 'Read, Write Inc.' to teach this.
Partnership with parents is essential to getting the best for your children. At Phoenix School we aim to work together to ensure that children feel safe and secure at school and also encourage parents to support their children's learning.
Central to children's wellbeing is a healthy lifestyle. There is plenty of lay equipment available at breaktimes and we actively encourage participation in a range of after-school clubs as well as entering competitions across Ashford and against other schools.
In order to secure the best possible outcomes for the children of Phoenix School, we work in partnership with a range of schools, companies and charities both local and national. We are also developing our international links.
Positive values and behaviours are activity encouraged throughout both the National Curriculum and the 'wider' life of the school. These are also identified and rewarded through our 'Behaviour for Learning Policy'.