Welcome to our website; I hope you will find it interesting and informative.
Our school motto, ‘We learn together and support each other’ was chosen by all members of our school community and sums up what Pendle Primary School is all about.
We were delighted to be ranked the highest performing primary school in the Ribble Valley in the government performance league tables in 2009; but league tables and academic achievement are not the whole story.
Our dedicated team of staff, Governors, parents and children all play their part in making Pendle Primary School a happy, stimulating and caring environment where all children can develop their own talents and abilities.
In November 2012, a team of inspectors from Ofsted visited us and judged us to be 'Outstanding' in all areas and overall.
"The school inspires pupils to thrive in all aspect of their academic achievement and personal development."
"Pupils are treated as individuals and as a result all pupils, including those eligible for pupil premium, achieve well and are extremely well prepared for the next stage in their education."
"From an early age, pupils clearly enjoy school and this shows in their eagerness to learn. They are very respectful to each other and to all the staff and visitors to the school. They are polite, courteous, work hard and take pride in all that they do."
"Pupils behaviour is often exemplary both in school and when on visits out of school.
They have very good attitudes to learning and support each other to do their best. They feel very safe in school."
"Throughout the school there is a supportive and caring ethos. All staff, members of the Governing Body and visitors to the school together create an exceptional environment."
Ofsted visited Pendle again in May 2013; this time for an English subject survey visit. The overall effectiveness of English was judged to be 'Outstanding', as was achievement, teaching, the curriculum and the leadership and management of English.
Boys and girls enjoy reading and writing; the agree that 'literacy is fun.' All pupils become steeped in listening, speaking, reading and writing...... Pupils make very good gains in their knowledge and skills because of consistently strong teaching and support...
Both Ofsted reports are on this website under 'Key Information.'
Why not visit us and experience Pendle Primary School for yourself? I would be delighted to show you around.
Please telephone the school office for an appointment or for the date of our Open Day in the autumn term.
I look forward to welcoming you to Clitheroe Pendle Primary School.
Mrs Wendy Nunns