Introduction to Allens Croft
We are a popular school, located in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham that is currently undergoing expansion.
There are many different ethnic groups represented in our school, all of whom add to the rich culture of Allens Croft, where all are welcome.
We moved into our new school building in February 2007. There are extensive grounds and outdoor facilities as well as a modern building with many eco features designed to conserve energy and reduce running costs. The building was constructed by Balfour Beattie as part of the 'Transform Schools' project.
The school is an integral part of a purpose built centre incorporating South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, Allens Croft Children's Centre and Education from 0 to 11. The school itself takes pupils from five to eleven. The school has a very strong relationship with the Children's Centre which helps us provide the most effective services for children and families.
A brand new KS2 building was opened in April 2015 with 8 brand new classrooms.
Timings of the School Day
- 8.50am to 11.50am
- 1pm to 3.25pm
Key Stage 1:
- 8.50am to 12.00 noon
- 1pm to 3.25pm
Key Stage 2:
- 8.50am to 12.10pm
- 1pm to 3.25pm
Children who are not in their classroom by 9.00am will be marked as late. For security and Health and Safety reasons we ask parents to bring and meet their children at the classroom doors. Parents of Year 5 and 6 pupils are asked to wait for their children at the bottom of the MUGA steps.
Staff are always willing to discuss your child with you, however this can be very difficult at the beginning of the day when staff are welcoming pupils into school. Please arrange convenient times with staff if you have something you wish to discuss.
Aims of the School
Allens Croft Primary School is a caring, inclusive school at the heart of our community. Our aim is to promote excellence in teaching and enjoyment in learning as the foundation for success in life through a rich, broad and balanced curriculum.
We believe that we make a difference by creating a safe and stimulating environment where our children and families feel happy and secure.
We believe that children's well-being is at the centre of our life in school and the key to raising academic standards. This is supported by high expectations and by developing personal awareness, emotional literacy and social understanding.
Above all, we aim to develop confident, reflective children who are proud to belong to our community and who have a sound knowledge of their own value and purpose in the world, who are able to think creatively and with independence and so see the future as full of possibilities.
Aspire, Inspire, Achieve
At Allens Croft our vision for all staff and students alike is that we:
- Aspire for all to succeed.
- Inspire each other to succeed.
- Achieve and celebrate our successes.
This is achieved through our five key values of:
- Enjoyment – the curriculum is planned and teaching delivered to promote fun and enjoyment.
- Challenge – appropriate challenge is provided to all al ensure that we are all developing regardless of our starting point.
- Security – the school is a safe environment where utmost priority is given to safeguarding and ensuring that everyone ‘feels’ safe.
- Unity – we work together and support each other creating the ‘Allens Croft Family’.
- Respect – we respect and value the differences we have.
At Allens Croft, everything we do reflects the values of the country in which we live:
- Democracy - Everyone has a voice and a say in what we do and how we do it.
- Rule of Law - We have class rules, home school agreements and codes of conduct which we all follow.
- Tolerance - We accept that everyone has a right to their own beliefs and opinions.
- Mutual Respect - We admire and acknowledge everyone's abilities, qualities and achievement.
- Liberty - We have the freedom to make our own choices.
The school is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding children. Our school will support all children by promoting a caring, safe and positive environment.
We recognise that some children may be victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and will act accordingly in the best interests of the child involving relevant services as appropriate. If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or if you receive a disclosure you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible: Nicola Hadley. If this person is not available, please contact Paula Weaver or Rebecca Timms.