Ratby Primary School is a happy and welcoming village primary school attended by children from within and from outside of our catchment area.
Ratby is located near to the village of Groby and on leaving our school at aged eleven, the vast majority of children attend Brookvale College between the ages of eleven and fourteen and then move on to Groby College, both located on the Brookvale Groby Campus, to complete their education. There are regular meetings between the Headteacher and teachers of all the Primary Schools who work closely together within our group.
Starting school is an exciting time for children and here at Ratby, we endeavour to make it as straightforward as possible. We are extremely fortunate to have a committed staff who share the common aim of wanting to give your child the best possible start in life. Not only do we strive to achieve the highest level in literacy, numeracy and all round education, but we also ensure your children are safe, happy and contribute to our excellent standards of behaviour.
Most children join our school in the year in which they are five, but some join us later on in their school career and quickly settle into their new school life, making friends and learning routines with help from their new teacher and class mates.
We believe in putting the children at the very heart of everything we do. We aim for our curriculum opportunities to be creative, broad and varied so that all children can achieve their best and are motivated to continue their learning beyond their years at Ratby.
We strive to build strong and purposeful relationships with families. We operate an “open door” policy and we welcome feedback and comments. We also value the support that families give us so that we can work in partnership for the benefit of the children. If you wish to help in school with craft work, cooking, sewing, after-school clubs or hearing groups of children read, then please contact your son or daughter’s teacher. They will be only too glad of the extra help.
On 1st February 2013, Ratby Primary School became an Academy. This makes little difference in the day to day running of the school. The biggest change we noticed was the way in which school is funded. Ratby Primary School children still take the same national tests as children in other schools and our curriculum will remain. We are still subject to OfSTED inspections in the same way as before.
Ratby was most recently inspected by OfSTED in September 2014. The inspection was very successful. We were delighted that the inspectors could see our many strengths and we were graded “Good” in all aspects. A copy of the summary of the OfSTED inspection report can be found on the Ofsted section of the school website.
I do hope that you find our website both interesting and informative. If you have any further questions, or would like to come and visit our school, please telephone us, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.
Mrs Lisa Jones
Diary dates for 2015-2016 can be found under 'Term Dates and Events'.
Mrs Lisa Jones
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Michelle Tobin
Ratby Primary School
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