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Welcome to Middlestown Primary Academy
On behalf of staff, students and governors, I take great pride in welcoming you to Middlestown Primary Academy – albeit virtually – through this Open Evening web page.
Our academy is a community where children become confident, caring individuals with high aspirations, an enduring enthusiasm for learning and the necessary skills to succeed in life.
We firmly believe that the child is at the centre of everything we do and we have tried to create a broad, balanced and creative curriculum to ensure that children are engaged in their learning and above all enjoy coming to school. We have enthusiastic, caring and professional staff who work hard to ensure this happens.
Our primary aim is that every member of our school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well.
We are a caring community, whose values are built upon mutual trust and respect for all. We feel that this will prepare our children to become respectful citizens in the future and that they will continue to show these same open and positive attitudes towards people they meet, regardless of their social or cultural background.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about the school or if you wish to arrange a visit….We hope to welcome you into our academy soon.
Mrs Hannah Young
Head of Academy
Learning & Curriculum
We believe that the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum is key to developing the child as a whole and want our children to leave our school as confident individuals, who are capable of achieving great things and have a lifelong love of learning.
The primary purpose of our curriculum is to guarantee a successful learning experience for every child and as such is designed to:
- develop strong characters in order to be resilient and to cope with adversity
- develop creative individuals who collaborate and co-operate in order to solve problems and who see failure as an opportunity to learn
- develop pupils who think critically and care about their learning so that they always do their best
- develop pupils who care about their school, their community and the wider world, encouraging them to feel part of and contribute positively to fundamental British values
- ensure all children have high aspirations
- develop a thirst for learning for all pupils
- enable pupils to communicate, read and write and apply maths sufficiently well in order to prepare them to be successful in the next phase of their education.
Our curriculum encompasses the National Curriculum objectives which are built upon each year, providing clear sequencing and progress during the journey through school.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which covers seven areas of learning. It is a play-based curriculum, following a child-initiated structure, where the children learn through direct experience, investigation and exploration. We also teach early reading and writing through our systematic approach to phonics (using the Letter and Sounds Phonics scheme) ensuring that early reading skills are developed well.
The unit provides an attractive, stimulating and well organised, interactive environment for children aged 3-5. Our outdoor area has varied and open ended resources offering the children the opportunity to initiate and take part in games and activities that encourage them to engage in personal interactions, conversations and negotiation.
Find out more here.
Key Stage 1 & 2
In Key Stage 1 and 2, the foundations of learning are established through a rich and varied creative curriculum. The children are taught the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and ICT. These are balanced with Physical Education, Religious Education, Design and Technology, Art, Music, History and Geography. The children also participate in SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning), which encourages children to take responsibility for their actions. This enables them to choose good behaviour, increases self-esteem and help them to deal with difficult situations.
Find our full subject list within the curriculum tab.Find out more
Day to day uniform
- Red sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo or a red jumper or cardigan (without logo)
- White or red polo shirt (available with or without the school logo), a white shirt could also be worn
- Grey trousers or a grey skirt or a grey dress
- Summer dresses/jumpsuits (red check) or grey shorts can be worn from Easter to October half-term (weather permitting)
- White/grey socks or grey/red tights
- Black shoes
Dress for indoor PE
Black shorts and white t-shirts. Footwear is not worn for gymnastics or dance, except for medical reasons.
Dress for Outdoor PE
Dark shorts, a plain, white T-shirt and suitable footwear (pumps or trainers). For health and hygiene reasons, we recommend a change of footwear for games. NB. No football shirts or named brands should be worn for games lessons.
Admission to Middlestown Primary Academy
Children wishing to start in Lower Foundation can be admitted from the term after their third birthday. For example, if your child is three:
- Between 1st September and 31st December, they will start in January
- Between 1st January and 31st March, they will start after Easter
- Between 1st April and 31st August, they will start in September
Applications should be made directly to the school prior to your child reaching 3 years of age, using our nursery application form. Places are offered using the admissions policy provided by Wakefield Local Authority and you will be contacted by school during the term previous to their expected start date.
Admissions to Mainstream School
Children will be admitted into mainstream school (Upper Foundation) from the September after their fourth birthday. Admissions into mainstream school are controlled by Wakefield Local Authority in line with the Agreed Admissions Policy that can be found on Wakefield Council’s admissions web page. Full details and procedures for making an application can be found on the Wakefield Local Authority Website. For the school year starting in September 2021, the closing date for applications for Reception places is 15 January 2021.
At Middlestown Primary Academy we have 30 places in each year group. You will need to apply via the Local Authority Admissions Team for a place at our school. This can be completed online (using the above link to their website) or you can request a paper application form by contacting the admissions team on 01924 306052.
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Middlestown Primary Academy
24 Cross Rd
Call: 01924 278290