Welcome to Prestbury Primary School
'Let Your Light Shine that people may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven'
Welcome to Prestbury Church of England Primary School. I hope the website will give you an insight into all that takes place at our school and why our school has consistently maintained the top Ofsted grade of Outstanding in every category; one of only a handful of schools to have been annually revalidated as Outstanding by Ofsted for a consistent and sustained period of time, now over nine years.
As a church school we are focussed on the whole child and acknowledge that academic achievement and attainment is very important, but it is not the only measure of how we perform as a school. Our mission statement, based on Matthew 5v16, 'Let your light shine that people may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.' ensures that we celebrate all 'good deeds' including academic and non-academic work and encourage the children and adults in our community to look to God to serve others. We are also passionate about being an inclusive school and recognise that children's talents lie in a range of areas, not all refelected in the school league tables and other data sources.
The school has a record of consistently high standards, reflecting the hard work by children, staff and the whole school community. Our school was named in the Sunday times Top 600 State and Independent schools (November 2014 and 2015) and was in the Top 1% of schools in the country. We are not complacent about our position and continue to do all that we can to provide the best education to support the development of the whole child, including academic progress and achievement, within in a strong Christian framework.
The proportion of children who meet and exceed the expected progress from different starting points are very high compared with national figures. Standards are above the national average and in all areas significantly above the national average.
In our most recent SIAS (Church Inspection October 2012) we received the top grade of Outstanding and the report stated:
The staff team has an outstanding work ethic and they spoke of the support and encouragement they get from each other. Their knowledge of all the children helps create a caring and safe environment for them. Children with special needs are supported very well.
David J Capener
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