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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery


Welcome to Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery.

We hope that you find our website interesting, informative and easy to navigate.

Our team works hard to make sure that our children enjoy a vibrant and challenging curriculum which enables them all to make progress. We do this through a thematic approach to learning and a desire to give every pupil a range of exciting experiences, both in and out of the classroom, including an offer of residentials from Y2 upwards. We value talent at all levels and in all subjects to make every child feel special. We have an ethos that recognises that we all have a collective responsibility to make every child's time at Gorseybrigg a positive and successful one.

Over the past four years (despite the restrictions and difficulties of lockdown!) we have worked incredibly hard to improve all aspects of our curriculum. This has included the introduction of a far more progressive and cohesive offer across all subjects, using high quality texts and resources and utilising a big question every term as a way of linking the learning together in each class. Our highly qualified staff team really do work collaboratively to make sure that our pupils have a smooth and connected journey through school. We also believe that outdoor learning at all ages is crucial, and offer Forest Schools and a range of outdoor experiences throughout the year and in all weathers! Our Gardening Club started this year and runs in school time and has already helped develop and improve the spaces around school. We have a wonderful new library, stocked with books, which we will shortly start opening again before and after school now restrictions are lifting. Wellbeing is also high on our agenda; we have a resident yoga teacher and practice mindfulness in our classes. Our pupils really do have their voices heard and both our Eco and School Councils are very active and involved in the changes and improvements that are made (including an Eco Garden and Serenity Square, a quiet area for sitting and reading) Whilst high academic standards are of course important, they are only a part of the all-round education we wish to offer.

Please contact us if you would like any further details, or are interested in your child coming to our school or nursery. We look forward to meeting you.

Corinne Thornton | Headteacher