About Our School

 

Charlesworth School has been an important part of the local community for many years. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, safe and family orientated school that promotes the distinctive values that underpin our Christian ethos and are firmly rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We seek to help all our children and their families to develop a strong sense of belonging and identity through hospitality,  compassion and support in order to develop to their full God-given potential.

Originally two schools, we joined together as a voluntary controlled school in the late 1990’s that operates on two sites a short walk apart from each other. The Infant building is on Long Lane and the Junior building is on Town Lane (dating back to 1850 and 1823 respectively).  Both buildings stand in delightful grounds that provide fantastic outdoor learning areas where children can explore themselves and the environment around them.

We feel that it is essential for parents and teachers to know each other well and to work in close partnership.  We encourage parents to become active members of our little community and hopefully become part of our very active Friends of Charlesworth School group. Learning as a partnership between, school, child and parent. Therefore we seek to inform and engage parents in their children’s learning journey as often as possible. This may be through helping them to support their child with homework, helping out as volunteers or attending celebration events and services we hold at the local churches. We encourage parents to share their own skills and experiences as part of our shared learning.

Our curriculum is designed help children to understand and practise the values of the Christian faith,; develop a sense of awe and wonder;  to become articulate communicators,;  take informed risks in their learning and to develop the wisdom to constructively challenge ideas and opinions. We strive to find engaging and exciting prompts to stimulate their learning and challenge pupils to be the very best they can in order to achieve.

We always extend a warm welcome to prospective parents and encourage them to visit Charlesworth to see for themselves what we are like.  If you choose to join our school family, your child will also be invited to make 3 visits to school in the summer term so we can get to know them.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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