School mission statement:
"A Positive place to be, a place which inspires and energises. A happy place where everyone will
Achieve, Believe, Challenge, Develop, Excel and Flourish."
Welcome to Puller Memorial Primary
We are pleased to present this school website and hope it will give you some helpful information and insight into our school. No website or prospectus can give you all of the information you need and we recommend that you make an appointment to visit us so that you can see what we can offer your child.
We are a small Church school located in the village of High Cross, within a 3 mile radius of Ware, Hertford and Buntingford. Our aim is to provide the very best education, support and care for your children. By inspiring and encouraging our children so that they:-
“have a love of learning” Ofsted 2014.
Puller children love coming to school because they are valued for being unique with individual talents and needs. The school’s Christian values which underpin the daily life of the school:-
“results in excellent relationships, good behaviour and attitudes to work” (SIAS 2014).
We expect everyone to try hard in everything they do and reward hard work and achievement. We closely monitor children’s academic achievement and progress as well as their social and emotional well-being. Through discussions with children, parents/carers and staff we continually appraise the progress of children. Our aim is to ensure children make progress in line with the top 10% of schools nationally in literacy, numeracy and science.
In 2014 Puller Memorial had the second highest results in Hertfordshire and the third highest results in the East of England
(Telegraph Primary School League tables 12/12/14 based on the average levels for Year 6 pupils)
Our class sizes are small (average 18) with a teacher and a learning support assistant in each class. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff and this adult to child ratio enables us to give all children the support they need.
The school has a breakfast club and an after-school club which helps working parents. At these clubs children are provided with a nutritious meal and have time to play, talk to their friends or complete their homework.
Leaders and governors are committed to ensuring pupils receive the very best education and are constantly reviewing and evaluating the school’s educational performance.
“The passion and commitment of the Headteacher that inspires staff and governors in promoting the Christian ethos that drives the improvement in attainment and progress” (SIAS 2014)
The curriculum is broad and balanced and is based upon the 2014 National Curriculum. We believe that it is our responsibility to provide children with access to a range of opportunities. For example, the National ballet and theatre groups have visited the school and children visit museums and other outside events to enhance the curriculum. Physical Education plays a key part in school life as it encourages team building and develops children’s social skills. Children take part in a range of competitive and non-competitive sports with other local schools. A professional sports coach is employed two afternoons a week to improve pupil’s health and fitness as well as develop their skills in specific sports. In addition, children have the opportunity to go swimming one afternoon a week for two years in Year 2 and Year 3. This ensures all Puller children can swim by the age of 8. The curriculum is well supported by a range of IT equipment, including laptops and ipads. These are also used to develop children’s computing skills.
We believe that your child’s education is a partnership and we give parents/carers formal and informal opportunities to discuss their child and their progress and well being. We have an open door policy and encourage parents/carers to work alongside us to ensure Puller children are happy, confident children who achieve their potential.
Do come and see for yourself. We look forward to a happy association with you and your children.