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School Year 2014-15 is here! Welcome back to Peterbrook statement from Mrs. Thorne

It is the beginning of September once again so welcome back to the start of another school year at Peterbrook after what has been a pleasing summer break of some sunshine and blue skies. I would like to extend a particularly warm welcome to all our new children and parents who begin with us for the first time and also to our new members of staff who are no doubt looking forward to the opportunities that lie before us in the months ahead.


Our last OfSTED described us as ‘an outstanding school’ and today we are pleased to be able to announce that we are continuing to sustain our national ‘outstanding school’ status, with Solihull M.B.C continuing to describe us as a ‘Category 1 School’.


As a school we successfully try to achieve a healthy balance between high academic standards and the exciting opportunities that we are able to offer our pupils in the hope that they will grow and mature into children who love life and learning.
With the implementation of the New National Curriculum from this September Peterbrook has invested in a new cross curricular themed curriculum: The International Primary Curriculum. The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is used in schools all over the world. Currently this includes over 1,600 national and international schools in over 87 countries.
Learning with the International Primary Curriculum means that children focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning that is exciting and challenging. The aim of the IPC is to help every child enjoy the learning of a wide range of subjects and to develop an enquiring mind, the personal attributes that will help throughout teenage and adult years, and to develop a sense of his or her own nationality and culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Through the IPC approach to learning children develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to confidently face the world of tomorrow.
The IPC was introduced in 2000 and has been successfully meeting the learning needs of children for many years. It took four years with leading educational thinkers, school leaders, highly skilled teachers and curriculum writers to create the IPC. Its continued development today ensures that children are learning a current and highly relevant curriculum based on the very latest research into the brain and the increasing understanding of how children learn.
Year 2 Key Stage 1 Results
English & Maths L2+ 97%
Reading L2C+ 95%
Writing L2C+ 98%
Maths L2C+ 98%
Year 1 Phonics Screen Check Pass Results 85%
Year 6 Key Stage 2 Results
Reading, Writing & Maths L4+ 85%
Reading L4+ 98%
Writing L4+ 90%
Maths L4+ 88%
Year 6 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar Test L4+ Results 78%
The summer break has been a busy one with PAWS & Grizzlies providing weeks of fantastic childcare support for busy parents, along with both Debbie Shaw and David Crathorne (school governor) providing excellent summer activity programmes for our pupils to engage with.

We welcome two new members to the teaching team, Mrs Butler who started her career in 2006 working in Birmingham schools before moving to Spain and teaching in an International School near Barcelona. She returned to Stockport and took up her most recent teaching post. Following maternity leave she is relocating back to Solihull enabling her to join us in September in Year 6 job sharing with Mrs Hurd.


Mrs. Rackham joins us in LKS2 (Year 3) after beginning her teaching career in 1997 she has worked in a number of schools in Birmingham taking on various responsibilities; her most recent post was at Monkspath Junior and Infant School teaching Year 3. We know they will thoroughly enjoy their time at Peterbrook.
It is no secret that the children who achieve most from their school opportunities and experiences are those whose parents support them the most. With parents, their families and teachers working closely together, our pupils will develop and fulfil their potential, and once again this year we look to you to support your child in his/her learning.

I am privileged to be the Acting Headteacher at Peterbrook. Our school is a great school – all our pupils, staff and parents are proud to be part of it, and we all look forward to another great year together!

“If you believe it, you can achieve it!” (Our school Achievement Motto)

Mrs. L. Thorne

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545