The staff and children of Ambleside Primary School would like to extend a very warm welcome to you. On entering Ambleside we want you to feel at ease and welcomed into a lively, happy, friendly environment.
Our school places a strong emphasis on creating a secure and caring environment, where all children can learn and grow as individuals.
Ambleside Primary became an academy on 1st April 2013. It is a sponsored academy, with Old Basford Primary nominated as the sponsor. The building itself opened in 2007 and has been designed for 21st century education. It provides excellent facilities for our school community; it is bright and spacious with large shared areas for practical work, and an efficient technological infrastructure.
Ambleside is much larger than the average-sized primary school. It is a three form entry school with 735 pupils on roll. Within the Foundation Unit is a Nursery which caters for 78 part time places in both morning and afternoon sessions.
The school population is diverse and pupils represent a range of ethnic and faith groups.
The school staff have developed a broad and balanced curriculum that meets both the requirements of the National Curriculum and the needs of the pupils. The school is proud of the range of extra-curricular activities it offers. It has a number of successful sporting teams, provides residential experiences in Years 2-6 and has achieved national awards for its international dimension and its work with parents.
Following the legal statutory requirements, there are slight differences within the school day at Foundation Stage, Key Stage one and two are follows:
|Nursery Aged Children (Foundation One)||15 hours|
|Foundation Two & Key Stage One||21 hours for pupils aged 5-7 years|
|Key Stage Two||23 ½ hours for pupils aged 8 – 11 years|
Please note: The above table does not include breaks, registration or acts of collective worship.
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning Session
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Session
Foundation Two, Key Stage One & Two
8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.