Our whole philosophy can be summed up by the desire for our pupils to be “Happy children who achieve”

Our Aims

  • To provide a broad-based curriculum which seeks the highest academic standards and which seeks to meet the varying needs of individual pupils.
  • To foster the development of each child’s skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for learning.
  • To enable pupils to develop respect for themselves and others in our community.
  • To promote sound moral values, self-discipline, acceptance of others and spiritual awareness.
  • To develop and maintain an ethos of a caring and friendly school which seeks to provide the best opportunities for each individual to develop his or her potential to the full.

The Ethos of the School

Four key features define the ethos of the school:-

  • An emphasis on high academic standards.
  • A broad and balanced curriculum which seeks to prepare our pupils for a modern world.
  • A caring and friendly atmosphere where independence, perseverance, kindness, politeness and respect can develop.
  • A real and meaningful partnership with parents.


To achieve our aims and vision for the school we strive:

1.         To be an inclusive school and to put into place the practice in all aspects of our work that ensures that all learners are given equality of opportunity and treated fairly.

2.         To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.

3.         To treat learners as individuals and to differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual and special needs.

4.         To provide well for learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs.

5.         To provide well for learners’ care, health and safety.

6.         To ensure that all learners benefit from a rich, broad, balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.

7.         To teach basic skills and core subjects well and to give great emphasis to the foundation subjects and RE especially to the creative aspects including art, poetry, story, dance, music, performance.

8.         To make connections between subjects and to apply basic skills across the curriculum.

9.         To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors, and extensive use of the environment.

10.       To give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence by contributing to the community.

11.       To encourage parents and the wider community to be fully involved in the life of the school.

12.       To build an ethos marked by a welcoming, friendly, bright and lively happy place where learners feel secure in a school where good behaviour is expected and where learners enjoy growing up.

13.       To make this school a place of enjoyment where success is encouraged, rewarded and celebrated.

14.       To ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all pupils/staff/helpers/parents/visitors with disabilities, special educational or medical needs are able to participate fully in school life.  If necessary, reasonable adjustments will be made to the school’s policies and procedures to reduce disadvantage to people within our school community


Penwortham Primary School works closely with other schools in the South Ribble area. Staff and Headteachers share expertise and support through a strong cluster group of schools - The Wrist Cluster.

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Penwortham Primary School

Crookings Lane, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0HU

Headteacher: Mrs Helen Hesketh

01772 743321

Bursar: Mrs Julie Cullen

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