A Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to Ratby Primary School! Our website has been designed to provide visitors with a wealth of information, however, a visit in person is the best way of getting a real and truer sense of our happy and welcoming village primary school; I hope this website gives you a useful insight of what our school has to offer you and your child.

Ratby is located near to the village of Groby and on leaving our school at aged eleven, the vast majority of children attend the Brookvale High School between the ages of eleven and fourteen and then move on to Groby College, both located on the Brookvale Groby Learning 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, known as ‘Enrich’. We are proud to be part of Bradgate Education Partnership; a local Multi-Academy Trust and  Step Teaching School Alliance

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.

Ratby was most recently inspected by OfSTED in June 2018. 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.

Kind Regards
Mrs Lisa Jones
Headteacher

Ratby Primary School