GROSVENOR Park Primary School is Morecambe’s newest school.
Newest is a little misleading though, as the Roeburn Drive school is approaching its 20th anniversary.
As it nears the milestone, the school is impressing inspectors, with OFSTED grading pupils’ behaviour as “excellent”.
Headteacher Kevin Kendall says: “Our school is a ‘rights respecting school’, one where the children all have an agreed set of rights, For example, one of them is, the right to a safe classroom and all children have responsibilities to ensure everyone’s rights are respected. It clearly works well.”
The school welcomed a new member of staff for the new term in September, deputy headteacher Angela Prince.
Mrs Prince joined the school as it introduced the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the first primary school in the district to do so.
The IPC is a creative, child-led, topic-based curriculum, with international themes running through.
The school discovered that its children had little concept of the world outside Morecambe, and, to combat this, each class is linked with a foreign country.
Years 5 and 6 children are busy on their Mission to Mars, years 3 and 4 are learning how to Save the World, and, as you walk into the Key Stage 1 department, you are faced with 60 life-size models of the children, which were made at the beginning of their Ourselves topic.
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