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Dale Community Primary School

We believe that Dale Community Primary School is a very special place where all children, parents and staff work together as part of a happy, positive and caring learning community. 


We are a large primary school with nearly 550 pupils from very diverse backgrounds and abilities - however, one thing remains at the core of our approach - every one of our children is an individual, with individual needs and characters. We proudly serve those needs and celebrate those characters.

We believe that alongside academic skills, children need to develop a wide range of concepts; skills and attitudes to enable them to become lifelong learners. Emphasis in school is placed on teaching our children to have self-respect, confidence, a sense of responsibility for their own well-being and for that of others and the environment. The children at Dale are encouraged to contribute through the school council and value is placed on their suggestions and used.


Our Curriculum is planned carefully to ensure that all children are challenged, engaged and motivated to learn.

Ofsted inspections have pointed out the "buzz" of excitement about learning among the pupils and how much the teachers enjoy working here. They also said they were impressed with our curriculum, which "focuses on individual needs and seeks to fill the gaps in their experience".

“Throughout school, teachers encourage pupils to be ambitious and aim high. They respond well to clearly stated high expectations for all groups and abilities of pupils. Pupils are helped to develop good learning skills, such as persistence and attentiveness, through good example and direct teaching..” OFSTED 2014.