Welcome From Head

Welcome to the website for Derwentwater Primary School!

I am extremely proud to be the Head of our wonderful school. We sit at the heart of the local community and the atmosphere and ethos of the school reflect the rich and diverse culture that surrounds us.

We are here to educate your children to the highest possible standard, in an inclusive community school that values and celebrates the richness of our pupils' diverse backgrounds and talents.

We aim to ensure our pupils become well-rounded, successful people who are equipped for life in Modern Britain.

We provide our children with a strong education driven by our values of resilience, individuality, co-operation, respect, curiosity, courage, responsibility, democracy and independence.

Visitors to our school comment on the calm and friendly environment and the obvious enthusiasm of our pupils towards their learning. We set high standards for our pupils and staff and aim to have every child leave us equipped with the educational and social skills that they need to thrive in secondary school and beyond.

We are proud of our academic results and are always striving for improvement but also take care to nurture and stimulate our children – we want every child to leave Derwentwater Primary School with happy memories of their early education as well as the skills they need to succeed in life.

Parents and carers' active participation in this process is essential and so we place an emphasis on working in partnership with parents through, for example, curriculum workshops, special need reviews, coffee mornings, stay and play sessions for Early Years and volunteer programmes.

Enjoy our website! I hope it shows off both our rich and challenging curriculum as well as giving you a flavour of life in the school.

Warm Regards,

Venessa Nicholas

Headteacher