Thank you for taking the time to visit the Dormanstown Primary Academy’s website. I hope it gives you a good insight into our academy and how we, above all, encourage our children to aspire to what they want to be.
Our aim is to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which all our children receive a challenging and motivating education. We have 280 pupils aged from 3 to 11 and our special educational needs specialist status means we take children from across Redcar and the wider Cleveland area.
We are very proud of our academy, and are committed to pursuing continual improvement in our performance (working closely with our partner academies in Tees Valley Education, including Pennyman Primary Academy & Brambles Primary Academy) so that we can offer our pupils the very best educational experience possible.
We are quite unique among primary academies in that we have five special educational units dedicated to the needs and age range of our pupils. However, we have an all-inclusive ethos which means we work hard to integrate our children with special educational needs as much as possible, ensuring we play to every pupil’s individual strengths and that each achieves their full potential.
Our academy building is just four years old and as such enables us to provide a superb nurturing environment in which to engage children in learning. The design of the building means every area of the school is a learning area – even the corridors and our outside environment are used to deliver our exciting, enriched and creative curriculum. We engage parents and the wider community to enhance our 21st Century learning.
We have invested in the latest information and communications technology (ICT) to deliver the curriculum and have a reputation as a leading ICT school. Our ICT-based learning uses a range of technology including iPods, iPads, laptops and Kindles to engage pupils in all subjects – from nursery age upwards.
Above all here at Dormanstown, we want all our children to be happy and secure and have a sense of belonging as they move through the first years of their educational journey, supported by us and you, their parents and carers.
Kerry Newton – Head Teacher.