A Warm Welcome
from the Headteacher
The school has worked hard to develop a vision and identity based on what we believe is working well for us all. The mission statement ‘Creating tomorrow’s role models by combining traditional values with futures thinking’ sums up the direction for the school. We want Walton Priory pupils to retain the strong values that the school established in 1974, which were:
Respect each other
Look after the environment
However, in an ever changing world, we also want to prepare all our pupils for careers in tomorrow’s world by providing the best opportunities for developing skills in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). We plan to capitalise further on this agenda by engaging more local businesses to work with us. As part of this vision to improve learning opportunities with technology, we intend to install plasma screens in each classroom for teachers to use. This is a significant investment for the school, but will help to ensure that all pupils engage with first class 21st century learning. We will also be replacing the outdated technology used for discrete computing lessons.
This is an exciting time for Walton Priory as you will be aware. We are looking forward to welcoming over 150 Year 5 pupils in September into 6 classes.
Lindsay Taylor-Potts BA (Hons), MA.
Over 40 Years
Walton Priory Middle School was the first purpose built middle school in Staffordshire and rapidly became the centre of national attention following its opening in 1974. Educational experts from far and wide visited the school to see how its innovative form of education was to be delivered.
It was deemed to be so successful that imitations of the building's construction soon became evident around Staffordshire.
Success and excellence have been central to the school's philosophy ever since and remain the focus of our attention and efforts to this day.
Although the name of the school reminds us of the distant past, we take pride in our commitment to build on the best traditions of history and combine these with the best of present educational practice to prepare our pupils for the technological age of the future.
Thu 01st November
Fri 02nd November
Mon 05th November
Whole School Photo's (Family photo's 8.15-8.45am)
Thu 08th November
Y6 & Y8 Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Thu 22nd November
Y6 Help with SATs evening 5.30pm - 6.30pm