an integrated Nursery School, Children’s Centre and developing 0-19 Family Hub
a wide range of family support and advice services
community drop-in groups for children under 5yrs and their families
Ofsted- “Outstanding School” May 2011, Feb 2014, and June 2017
Staff are highly skilled. There remains a strong focus on developing language . All children have an equal chance of making rapid and sustained progress. Ofsted 12th June 2017
All practitioners are highly skilled and sensitive in helping children form secure emotional attachments. These strong relationships support children’s personal, social and emotional development and help them develop the confidence and skills they will need when they go on to school. Ofsted 2014
Parents and carers are highly positive of the school. They say they are very well informed about the progress their children are making and that staff make them feel an integral part to supporting their children’s learning. Ofsted 2014
Children make outstanding progress during their time at Portman, especially in their speech and language development. This is because they are viewed as unique individuals and the learning planned is of a high quality. Ofsted 2014
Teaching and the curriculum are outstanding, and a particular strength is the promotion of the children’s speaking and listening skills. Ofsted 2011
Parents described the centre as a second home. ‘We talk, they listen, they note and they act,’ is how parents described their involvement within the Centre. Ofsted 2011
Our drop in groups provides a safe friendly and stimulating place for children under 5 and their parents or carers.
They are a place for your child to play, learn and sing in planned sessions. As a parent, you’ll benefit from the support of our team and other parents, and the friendly social atmosphere. You’ll be able to support your child and share joys and struggles with other parents and our team here.