Dear Parents

Welcome

Hello and welcome to Poplar Street!

A little about the school…

Poplar Street is a modern primary school and nursery with 60 places per year group. Although recently rebuilt, the school has been at the heart of its community since 1914.

Our school motto is 'Working Together - Aiming High!' We aim to give our children the chance to aspire, offering them a wide variety of opportunities to be happy and successful. We place our school's values at the centre of every decision we make and are always reaching for that next step to ensure that your child receives the very best experiences and opportunities we can offer. Partnerships are at the centre of what we do; we work closely with parents, children and our wider community in order that our pupils gain the best of starts in their development as citizens, contributing within their locality and the wider world. Parents are always welcome in our school, either by being a part of our enthusiastic PFA, helping out in lessons or taking an active and supportive role in their child’s extra-curricular activities. We value our parents as the principle educators in their child’s learning and aim to build on this by creating vibrant and exciting experiences for everyone. We also offer adult-specific learning activities so that parents and carers can gain the support they need in giving their children the best start possible. This may be support in literacy or maths or through our use of Parentgym, a six week programme for parents, facilitated by our staff.

We also appreciate the need to offer flexible childcare to parents and our before and after-school kids’ club is very popular. Our school day is extended further by the wealth of extra activities on offer; whether they be sporting, the arts, chess, cookery... the list is lengthy and varied!

At Poplar Street we place a very high regard on nurturing the whole child. We are a values-driven community and we take our responsibilities in ensuring your child remains happy and successful very seriously - we always aim high in all we do. Our academic standards are good but we don’t rest on our laurels; we constantly search for ways to help your child get better. We continue to find innovative ways to make the learning experience exciting, rewarding and fun for the children in our care. Most of all, Poplar Street Primary is a family school and all are very welcome.

Please feel free to come in and see us - you'd be very welcome!

Mr Iain Linsdell, B.Ed (Hons), NPQH.

Head teacher.

i.linsdell@poplarstreet.tameside.sch.uk