Queen’s Drive is a very special place to learn…
Our pupils are driven by an exciting blend of innovative and unique skills-based learning, complemented by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and nurturing staff. Our teachers love to teach and inspire a desire to learn and make progress amongst all pupils.
A multitude of real-life experiences give our children’s learning a purpose and they thrive using these opportunities. Year 6 pupils participate in a week-long residential visit, where their teamwork, communication and organisational skills are developed and their resilience is tested daily as they challenge themselves to participate in a range of adventurous activities. Our pupils experience musical theatre, learn about “Electricity” through “Bright Sparks”, visit religious buildings, go to museums, castles and participate in a wide range of sporting events; in fact they have been placed first overall in the Preston School’s Sports Competitions on many occasions!
Themed days enrich our curriculum. Pupils develop their historical understanding by becoming Ancient Greeks, Romans, Victorians or Stone Age children for the day. We re-stage the Great Fire of London annually in Year 1, setting fire to our constructed buildings! There’s never a dull moment at Queen’s Drive!
We recognise the importance our pupils have in driving the school forward. An active school council provides a voice for the children and drives initiatives such as reading with the older generation, contributing to the design of our lunchtime menus and fundraising events. We support local and international charities and are often found dressed up for the day or selling cakes we have baked ourselves at playtime.
Queen’s Drive is proud of its Teaching School status. Working closely with the Preston Teaching Schools Alliance, Broughton High School, Archbishop Temple High School, other primary schools and universities, we help to train the teachers of tomorrow. Trainee teachers are based within the school and learn from the high standards of outstanding teaching staff, providing them with support and guidance along their career path.
At the heart of our curriculum is the drive for every child to achieve their full potential. Every achievement is recognised, and 2019 was cause for further celebration as the school maintained its high academic standards with 92% of the year 6 children attaining the expected standard or above in Reading, 97% in Writing, 95% in Grammar & Punctuation and 90% in Mathematics. 41% of children achieved the higher standard in reading, 35% in writing, 43% in mathematics and 60% in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. These results show sustained high standards over many years and alongside our exciting curriculum, warrant our ‘Outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted. Four years ago, we were proud to have been acknowledged as one of the highest achieving schools in the country.
Queen’s Drive is a very special place to learn; a place where the pupils can “Dream, Believe and Achieve”!
These are our VALUES, here at Queen’s Drive,
We’re part of a team where we will all thrive.
Reflective, resilient with compassion and care,
We’re risk takers, confident, willing to share.
We are healthy and happy, creative in thought,
Applying the skills that we have been taught.
We always aim high, we DREAM and BELIEVE.
Imagine- with this – what we can ACHIEVE!
With very best wishes
Julie Webster – Headteacher