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Headteacher’s Welcome

‘Inspiring today, making a difference tomorrow’

I am really proud to be Principal at Oakhill Primary Academy. We have an amazing teaching team and together, with our pupils, parents, governors and staff, we are a community of learners that grow together with the children at the very centre of everything we do.

We have a clear vision which holds our school values at the core of everything we do, as we aspire our children to be: Honest, Responsible, Safe, Respectful and to Be the best that they can be.

At Oakhill, we believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure:

  • Secure in the knowledge they are safe and cared for
  • Challenged to achieve their best
  • Happy in the knowledge that they are amongst friends, each appreciated for their individuality.

We consider it an absolute privilege to be important figures in our pupils’ young lives and are committed to ensuring their primary school days are full of fun, adventure and experiences which create lifelong passions and interests.

We have high expectations of ourselves and our children, and strive to ensure they each achieve their potential. We have developed real expertise in helping each and every one of our little learners to acquire the core skills they need to succeed as adults. Adults who are literate, numerate, confident, self-assured, ambitious, thoughtful, questioning, compassionate, independent and collaborative. Our capacity to influence who our young people become is a gift that we accept with great delight and due diligence. We believe that children learn best when they enjoy school and enjoy success in many areas of school life. We have developed an innovative curriculum model and proudly offer rich opportunities.

Our children are bright, enthusiastic and committed learners who have a clear understanding of themselves, their families, their community and the wider world and a respect for the beliefs, characters and talents of others.

The education and welfare of our children is paramount and I am proud of how hard our staff and governors work to build positive relationships with our families and community and have enjoyed putting the school back into the centre of Ardsley and Stairfoot.

Mrs Lisa McCarthy