Hallbankgate Village School

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  • ‘The magic that is woven at Hallbankgate Village School, day by day, minute by minute, by leaders, by staff, and ultimately by pupils, is exceptional.’
    Steve Watson, TLO, 2019
  • ‘We are truly grateful: the staff have gone above and beyond. Thank you!’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘The striking feature is that learners relish the opportunities they have to control their own learning, and that they have the confidence and skills to do so successfully.’
    Steve Watson, TLO, 2019
  • ‘We feel our child is thriving- we feel they are being pushed to their potential. Thank you.’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘…the commitment to taking responsibility for their own learning, the awareness of the learning process and of self as learner, and the skills to do so independently are evident.’
    Steve Watson, TLO, 2019
  • ‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school’
    Ofsted, 2017
  • ‘Staff are always happy to discuss ways to support my child.’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘Pupils understand their learning because teachers use clear explanations and make sure that pupils understand what they are learning.’
    Ofsted, 2017
  • ‘All staff are extremely friendly and welcoming to both adults and children in our family’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘Pupils behave well at all times. They are polite and well mannered. Leaders value the feedback they get from pupils and place a high priority on listening to pupils.’
    Ofsted, 2017
  • ‘Our children love coming to school every day and are always encouraged to be the best they can be’
    Parent, 2020

Community Projects

We intend for children to develop a love and appreciation of their community; learning to respect and value the area in which they live and the rich learning opportunities within it.  We have strong links with our local church, community shop and community groups, enhancing learning opportunities by working together on a wide range of projects.

 

Recent Projects

Hallbankgate Hub Writing Competition- July 2021

Hallbankgate Hub recently purchased some new chairs for their outdoor area and asked us if we would like to write about them! All children in Class 2 and 3 took part: Class produced some very descriptive acrostic poems and Class 3 explored their senses to imagine what these chairs could be- whether they are a comforting hug on a lonely day or a vehicle to your wildest day-dreams! 

 

Each child received a hand-written thank you card and the winners each received a £10 book token. We hope to have our writing published in the Hub, soon! 

 

 Class 3 Bright Stars Community History Project-  May to July 2021

To develop our leadership skills and understanding of the world of work and businesses, Class 3 took part in the CDEC Bright Stars campaign. We decided to focus on bringing our community back together by finding out about the history of our school from the people who came here: we used old log books and registers, historical sources and photographs donated by former pupils and anecdotes and stories to build up a timeline of how our school has changed over the years. We were fascinated to learn that the national school closures of 2020 and 2021 were not the first closures in our school's history- we found out that it had been closed several times before due to diseases like scarlet fever, influenza and measles!

 

 

Find out more about some of the community organisations that we are involved with: