Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to The Langley Academy Primary (TLAP), we are part of The Arbib Education Trust. TLAP opened in 2015 and from our first day, we have been really proud of our unique, enriched curriculum.

We do all we can to put children first and make sure that we mould our teaching styles to ensure all of our children excel. At TLAP, our sense of community is essential; staff, pupils and parents speak warmly of ‘our TLAP family’.

Summer 2020 has presented our school community with some very new and interesting challenges. Social distancing in a Primary school like ours certainly required our staff to ‘think outside of the box’ to ensure our children’s experience wasn’t compromised. Children in school have taken part in outdoor based projects and learned about emotions. Reception planted a garden for Peter Rabbit and Year One have mapped their brains!

As we have opened our school for more pupils, we have been so amazed at the confidence children have shown when they return. One child commented, ‘I had nothing to worry about, this was my best day ever!’.

Throughout my many years of working in education, I have never worked in a school as special as TLAP. From the moment you enter our building, you will understand why. The building was designed to support 21st Century learning, putting Museum Learning and collaboration at the heart of our curriculum offer. The open-plan design naturally lends itself to fostering children’s curiosity. Our pupils relish in all learning opportunities and particularly come alive when they have the chance to make connections through their learning and over time.

We recognise that to equip children with the life skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world, our curriculum and approach needs to be different. Pupils at TLAP are confident, resilient, ambitious learners. We see this day to day and it was also recognised in our Outstanding Ofsted report, ‘The needs of the pupils are absolutely at the heart of the school’s work.’ (Ofsted July 2018)

Of course, pupils wouldn’t be able to have such magnificent opportunities, if they were not supported by highly motivated and talented staff. If you are looking for a school that offers cutting edge approaches, a supportive team and the best place for children to thrive, TLAP is the school for you!

Mrs T Bowen