Dear Parents and Carers,

On behalf of myself and all the staff may I offer you a warm welcome to Walton Holymoorside Primary School. Our school mission statement is ‘Working, Helping, Progressing and Smiling’ and this underpins everything we do to ensure children get the very best out of their time with us.

Walton Holymoorside is a larger than average community primary school, situated on the outskirts of Chesterfield within the village of Holymoorside. We have approximately 350 children on roll and a 52 place nursery on site. The school was opened on its current site in June 2002, moving from the old Victorian building which was located further into the village, on New Road.

The school now offers eleven teaching classrooms, a library, a computer suite, a large hall which is also used as the dining area. Outside the grounds are spacious and attractive comprising: playgrounds, playing fields, a pond and a wildlife area. In the playground there is a climbing wall and trim trail to encourage active playtimes. The nursery is housed in a purpose built addition with excellent outdoor facilities. Our Early Years and Key Stage 1 classes also have covered outdoor learning space which we continually develop and enhance.

The last Ofsted inspection was in January 2014, when we received a grading of good Head1overall, with ‘behaviour and safeguarding’ graded outstanding. The school continues to be very successful, providing a high quality of teaching and learning thus ensuring that every child’s potential is developed to the full. Above all we aim for children to be happy at school whilst acquiring an excellent education and values that will help them to be successful at secondary school and beyond. The school is very well supported by a skilled and caring Governing Body who support and challenge every aspect of school life.

At Walton Holymoorside we aim to work in partnership with parents to achieve the best outcomes for every child. Parents are always welcome to make appointments to see me or a member of staff at a mutually convenient time, to discuss any concerns or issues.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Palmer- Coole BA Hons, PGCE, NPQH