About Us & Our Core Values
At Haslingden Primary School we believe in encouraging our pupils to believe in themselves, respect others and work together.
We have a friendly Primary School situated in the heart of Haslingden with 400 children on roll. School starts at 8.45am (gates and classrooms open at 8.35am for reading) and finishes at 3.15pm. The school has excellent facilities including a multipurpose hall, a gymnasium, climbing wall, sports fields, full wireless coverage, laptops and iPads, interactive screens and a large IT suite. The pupils have a strong voice in the school through their School council.
We aim for children to learn skills for life that they can develop through high school and take into adulthood. For information on the curriculum, look at the school’s prospectus. You can also look at the children’s news section and the end of Key Stage results.
Music, Arts and Creativity
Music and the creative arts play a big role in the learning that happens in our school. Creative learning helps in their intellectual and emotional development. Children have a wide range of opportunities to participate in musical and art based events.
Every classroom in the school is equipped with the latest interactive whiteboards that help bring the power of interactive and multimedia learning straight into the classroom. Pupils also have use of 30 laptops with wireless access and a suite with 30 PCs.
The school has a wide range of sporting opportunities for all of its pupils and competes in many competitions including; cricket, football, rugby, gymnastics, swimming, rounders, handball, netball and athletics. Both boys and girls can compete in all sports.
Extended School Provision
The school offers a wide range of before and after school clubs as well as some at lunchtimes. Full details can be found in the Out of School section.
In our school we nurture helpful hands, a thoughtful mind and a kind heart so we are safe and successful learners.
Our Learning Behaviours
- Ruby – be kind and create an emotionally safe place
- Diamond – taking responsibility in all aspects of our lives
- Sapphire – focus and ignore ‘monster’ distractions
- Emerald – be courageous and calm
Aims of the School
- To provide a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum.
- To ensure all pupils have access to an appropriate curriculum.
- To inspire and motivate pupils to achieve their best in all that they do.
- To provide experiences that enable pupils to see opportunities beyond their surroundings.
Our School Rule – written by members of our Pupil Forum
- Be fair, care and share. Stay safe and do your best.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. In our school, staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’. We Work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Equality and Diversity Statement
At Haslingden Primary School our mission is to ignite opportunity for all of our children and staff by following our core principles:
- Fostering positive attitudes and relationships to create a shared sense of belonging.
- Enabling everyone to be able to participate and feel welcome and safe in the activities of our school.
- Removal of inequalities and barriers that already exist are paramount.
- Everybody will be given the opportunity to participate and achieve to their fullest potential.
- Equality should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of all members of the school community. This includes children, parents and carers, staff, governors and the community as a whole.
- We will actively value and celebrate the differences between people
The school exists to ignite opportunities for everyone to achieve their potential. We will not be solely data driven in our commitments to diversity and inclusion. We will set audacious goals to ensure our children and this workplace reflect the highest standards to eliminate inequality. We are not confined to just fulfilling our legal duty but to tackling all manifestations of inequality.
Equality Objective 1
To ensure that our curriculum reflects the rich diversities of the UK and our local area in order to meet the needs of our children irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and religion.
Equality Objective 2
To promote equality of opportunity in extra curricular activities.
Equality Objective 3
To ensure that all children with SEND have fair and equal access to an appropriate curriculum so that they make progress within core curriculum areas and that provision is made so that all children can access all curriculum areas.