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What Our Parents Say...

"The school has a community/family feel. The school clearly follows its values and this is clear in the staff behaviours"

"Kingfisher is a brilliant school, my daughter is happy and confident in school, and she has made amazing progress. All the children enjoy all the activities.  Family inclusive days are fantastic, we had a great time"

"I really value the hard work and effort and enthusiasm of every member of staff who make the school as outstanding as it is. My son absolutely loves going, he is happy here and safe"

"Kingfisher helps my son to be the best he can be"

"My son is safe and happy, he is well known and they have created a learning environment that meets his needs.  Every individual need is met, I have regular meetings to discuss his progress"

"My child improves in his learning day to day"

"Fantastic school. My little boy is very happy and progressing fabulously"

"We feel a massive part of Kingfisher since September! Everyone is a joy to be around and make us feel so welcome. Since September our daughter has come on so much and this wouldn't be possible without your fantastic staff"

"I feel happy knowing my son is in an environment where he is well looked after but also loved and gets lots of stimulus"

"Kingfisher shows dedication and devotion to my child.  Their kindness and support to us as a family is great"

"Everyone is very helpful"

"My son loves coming to school, which tells us everything"

"The staff are amazing and the class team are incredible in the way they teach and care for all the children. What an amazing teacher and a credit to the school.  A massive thank you for our son's class for all you do for our son!"

"Home school book is a good source of communication"

"Good communication and help and advice"

"It's such a happy environment"

"The website is very useful and informative - good range of different activities to choose from"

"I have received so much help and support from school over the years"

"We are very happy with the level of teaching as Ofsted stated - it's outstanding"

"The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our son loves his school and looks forward to going every morning"

"School involves parents in all stages"

"My child has excelled all our expectations since she started school, they teach us as well as our child"


Message from the Executive Principal

As Executive Headteacher I would like to welcome you to Medlock Valley Primary School, a place where we inspire children to achieve together. Medlock Valley Primary School is proud to be part of the values led Kingfisher Learning Trust.  We hope that the information provided gives you an insight into the practice and provision of the school and the values and vision that underpin our school life.

Every child in our school matters and we pride ourselves in delivering an ambitious and relevant curriculum that challenges, motivates and inspires all children to strive for excellence and develop a love of learning. We work hard to educate our children to become thinking, confident and compassionate citizens of the 21st Century who have a healthy respect for others.

We believe that we have created an environment of learning that explores the interests and talents of all children, enabling them to take part and engage with a breadth of academic, creative, sporting and artistic experiences. We value and support the passions, potential and individuality of all our learners so they can expand their horizons and reach high levels of achievement. We use a variety of therapeutic approaches and strategies to promote the emotional health and wellbeing for all our learners. This philosophy, along with the Intent of the school, is at the heart of all decisions we make in relation to all children.

Our website will give you lots of useful information and our social media posts provide a ‘flavour’ of what we are doing. However, a visit to the school will tell you much more about us. We look forward to welcoming you if are able to do this

Lisa Needham

Message from the Director of Operations and Pastoral Care 

On behalf of all the children, staff and governors at Medlock Valley Primary School, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Our website is a very important tool in celebrating all that we do here at Medlock Valley Primary School and is vital for communicating with parents, carers and visitors as well as providing information about our various policies, practices and procedures.

We are all extremely proud of our school. Our professional and committed staff work hard to provide the best possible education for our children. Through our new engaging curriculum we strive to encourage a passion for learning that will help to develop aspirations. Our ‘core values’ of Respect, Equality, Aspiration, Compassion and Honesty are at the heart of everything we do. We endeavor to create a culture where all of our children fulfil their personal, social and academic potential in preparation for life after Medlock Valley Primary School.

We believe that children learn best when parents take an active part in their learning. Parents are partners in the education of their children and we greatly value their contribution. I’d like to say a big thankyou to our parents in anticipation of their support.

I hope that this website will provide you with all the information that you need about our school, staff, curriculum and extra-curricular activities. However, if you are unable to find what you need please contact us.

Joanne Backhouse

The school day is from 8:45 AM until 3:15 PM which provides the children with 32.5 hours per week in school.