Welcome to our school website-welcome to our school family.
A Warm Welcome from the CEO.
Welcome to Walbottle Village Primary School Academy a school graded Outstanding by Ofsted February 2012. Becoming part of our school community is hopefully one of the most rewarding and important decisions you are likely to make. As a parent you have an important role in ensuring your children goes to a school that is safe, friendly and secure. We aim to create an environment where the children are happy and excited about coming to school; where they will succeed; where the curriculum is broad, balanced and enriching and where standards are high.
Walbottle Village Primary can provide all of these and more. We are a Primary school in the Outer West of Newcastle Upon Tyne. We currently have 205 pupils on roll from Nursery to Year 6.
We aim to offer outstanding, exciting and stimulating learning experiences for all of our children, regardless of race, gender or educational need, across all areas of the curriculum. We strive to make learning appropriate and relevant matched to the individual needs of our unique and special pupils, with a focus on the values of individual liberty, democracy, rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance of others.
I hope this website gives you a brief taste of life in our school and help you as you develop greater confidence in becoming a member of our school community. We look forward to welcoming you to our school so that you can see for yourself what we have to offer to your child.
We pride ourselves on our links with parents and the wider local community. We work closely with parents and carers to foster caring attitudes, mutual respect, self-discipline and self-confidence. We look forward to building upon our achievements in future years with your child as part of our learning community.
Dame Nicola Nelson DBE
CEO M.Ed B.Ed (Hons) NPQH
National Leader of Education
HMI Wendy Ripley Ofsted 2012-
‘The quality of teaching and its impact on pupils’ learning is outstanding. The standard is consistently high throughout the school.’
‘Outstanding leadership, strong governance and the clear direction provided for a knowledgeable, dedicated and committed staff team ensures that the school provides its pupils with a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience and an equal opportunity to do well.’
In the words of our pupils-
'Walbottle is a happy and safe place where children look after each other and the teachers are wonderful’.
Our vision for Valour Academy is that all children will feel loved, happy and safe.
We will provide each child with many and varied opportunities to develop their character to feel accepted; to develop a sense of belonging; to be driven and resilient and to be inspired and be inspiring.
Valour Academy is an exempt charity and company limited by guarantee registered in England with company number 10766406. The company's registered office is Walbottle Village Primary School, The Green, Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8JL.