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About Friars Primary School & Nursery

We are incredibly lucky at Friars Primary School and Nursery as we have lots of space! Within our grounds. we have age specific play areas, physical trails, an environmental garden and an outdoor stage. Our indoor space is equally impressive and our large classrooms provide a stimulating learning environment in which our children develop as effective learners. 


We love ensuring that all of our children have a bright future, are nurturing successful individuals who contribute to the community and the wider world. 

Our Aims:

  • To nurture happy and healthy children, who feel safe.

  • To provide a rich curriculum, which motivates, challenges and inspires all children to achieve their academic potential.

  • To create learners who are confident, resilient and independent, who persevere when faced with new challenges.

  • To meet the educational needs of all children. Every single one!

  • To engender within all children respect for different ideas, attitudes, values and feelings.

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Portico Academy Trust - Values & Ethos


As primary specialists, Portico Academy Trust firmly believes that all our children, no matter their background, deserve the very best education, every day, every lesson, whatever the context. Through close professional collaboration and sharing best practice, initiatives and expertise, we want every child to experience a breadth of opportunity across the diverse cultural background of our country.

We will develop strong leaders and make our schools supportive communities for staff and parents, where mutual respect is paramount. We are passionate in protecting our environment and encourage positive views and actions in the wider world.

We believe it is vital that each child acquires the essential key skills they will need to secure the fundamental building blocks of learning.  In creating an exciting curriculum, expertly delivered, our children will leave us well prepared for their future lives with a love of learning and with an enthusiastic, independent, inquisitive and risk taking mind-set.


  • We want the best learning experience for every child, every day.

  • We recognise that learning is the key to every child’s future.

  • We meet challenges head on and find creative solutions.

  • We treat all members of our school community and our environment with respect.



  • To create a family of outstanding schools with clear purpose, direction and objectives

  • To provide environments where teaching and learning is paramount and children enjoy and are engaged in a rich and relevant curriculum tailored to their individual needs

  • To narrow gaps in attainment with the intention of reducing inequalities

  • To ensure empowerment of all pupils to achieve their full potential

  • To create and foster a culture of high aspiration amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background 

  • To strive for excellence in teaching and learning

  • To ensure strong engagement in learning that fosters a lifelong learning ethos

  • To promote excellent progress for all learners.

  • To promote outstanding leadership and governance.

  • To establish a financial foundation to enable the Trust to fulfil its vision

  • To provide continual professional development and promote a well-resourced, high quality environment

  • To become the employer of choice

  • For each academy to be recognised as a centre of learning excellence, disseminating best practice within and beyond the Trust

  • To engage proactively with parents and the community in partnership to support pupil progress, wellbeing and achievement 

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