Collingwood Primary School has Foundation Status. That means that the Governing Body is the employer and owns the building and the land, not the Local Authority. As with all schools, we receive a delegated budget for which governors are responsible.
Built in 1982, the school is semi-open plan. Cloakrooms and toilets are situated between classrooms and children enter and leave the school through these doors enabling and impressively quick and safe evacuation during fire drills! The school is boasts two separate halls, which are used for assemblies, PE, music, drama and for dining, a designated library area and on site breakfast and after school club facilities from 7am until 7pm run by our staff. In recent years the building has been improved to provide easy access for wheelchair users and the visually impaired.
All classrooms are fully equipped with large screens and wireless internet access. Classes are grouped in phases; The Foundation Stage (Reception classes) and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6). There are no mixed age classes.
Our very large playing field is securely surrounded by attractive mature trees and bushes. There are hard play areas, sports pitches, tracks, seating, “Forest Schools”, gardening areas, climbing apparatus, a “stage”, table tennis tables, a covered pavilion, a designated outside learning environment for Reception pupils and plenty of space for active games and quieter pursuits. In warmer weather pupils are often given the option of eating outside, on picnic blankets, regardless of whether they bring packed lunch or take a school meal. We are currently developing our very own “Artstrail.” Our wonderful P.T.A. “Friends of Collingwood” (F.O.C.U.S.), regularly provide us with new outside play equipment. Please take a look at their facebook page on this website to find out more.
Pedestrian access is good via footpaths from Ferrers Road (opposite Asda), and Inchbonnie Road with two gates in Collingwood Road and another at the end of Benbow Drive. All visitors should report to the main office which can be reached via the gate in Collingwood Road closest to the shops.
Parents and carers can give their views of our school at
http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Your views are important in helping us make decisions about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.