The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the TES Schools Awards 2020. We are delighted that Kentmere Academy and Nursery has been shortlisted for the Primary School of the Year award. Read more here.
We hope you will watch our video that will show you some of the amazing learning and fun that takes place in our school. Our pupils had fun being filmed and showcasing their work. You can also see curriculum videos in our curriculum section of the website.
We are delighted that you are considering Kentmere Academy and Nursery. We are confident that we provide the best learning experience for our pupils in a safe and happy environment and we are extremely proud of our school and its achievements. We are an Ofsted Outstanding school with a history of success. Our academic excellence, a tailored curriculum, pastoral care and extra-curricular programmes are of the highest quality and are the cornerstones of the school. We welcome you to contact us personally and we look forward to meeting you and your child. Sarah Isberg, Executive Head (right) and Nicola Howard, Head of School (left).
At Kentmere Academy, every pupil is nurtured and encouraged to fulfil their potential – our aim, to stretch the most able and support the least confident, informs and guides all that we do. We want all our pupils to achieve their best both academically and socially. Alongside this we promote an ethos where every child is valued as an individual, to help them to grow into caring and respectful young people who are able to get on well with each other and make a positive contribution to our community.
We encourage you to read our Ofsted Report as it will tell you more about the school and the experience that we provide our pupils. We are just one of a few primary schools in Rochdale to be awarded the highest Ofsted rating.
Our performance and Ofsted status place us as one of the highest performing primary schools in Rochdale.
In 2018/19, 73% of our pupils met expected standards in reading, writing and maths. This compares significantly better than the local authority average of 60% and the England average of 65%. Our average score in reading is 104 compared to the local authority average of 103. Our average score in maths is 108 compared to the local authority average of 104.
All the children in both Nursery and Reception will follow our Early Years program in order to develop their learning through carefully planned areas of development.
Year 1/2 classes are a combination of students from Year 1 and Year 2. The classes have been mixed in order to support students and encourage those students who are advancing quickly.
Students in Year 3/4 work hard on improving their skills and knowledge of challenging academic tasks within Maths, English, and topic-based subjects. Students flourish in our well-designed environments, developed for adventurous learning.
Year 5/6 are the most senior years in the school. Students work hard on improving their key skills in preparation for their SAT exams. Year 5/6 are expected to lead by example both in academics and behaviour.
Kentmere Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Debra Gillespie.
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