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Head Teachers Welcome

Welcome to Old Park Primary School and Nursery

Our mission is simplefor all our children to reach their potential and develop the qualities they need to be successful and happy.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Old Park Primary School and Nursery website.

As headteacher I am extremely passionate about education and ensuring that all students achieve their best.  I believe education is about more than simply learning, it is about creating well-rounded individuals who develop a thirst for knowledge that will grow into life-long learning.



Our motto, ‘reaching for success’, is one that I want everyone in the school community to fully embrace. I believe that all students have limitless potential, and as educators it is our job to encourage them to dream big, believe in themselves, and achieve wonderful things.

At Old Park we believe in creating a nurturing environment where children can thrive through promoting values such as kindness, respect and tolerance.


James Foster

We are all committed to putting the children’s wellbeing first and striving to make sure all their needs are met. We were delighted that Ofsted recognised this in March 2023, highlighting that “creativity and community are the heart of Old Park. It is a happy and friendly school, where everyone is welcome and valued as individuals.” We see every student as an individual and want to help them discover and nurture their talents and interests.

We want to deliver a broad, balanced, and rich curriculum which is enhanced by a range of great projects, external visitors, and extra-curricular activities. Through our curriculum we expect all students to make a positive contribution to the school, the local community and wider society.

We are so proud of our staff who go the extra mile to inspire children, creating lifelong memories through offering creative and exciting opportunities where children can work together, support and learn together.

Music is central to life at Old Park, and our In Harmony programme provides specialist music lessons for all children. Children from year 2 to year 6 will learn an instrument and play in one of our 5 orchestras. This programme is fully funded, all lessons and instruments are provided free of charge.

We are really happy that the hard work of the school community is recognised in a range of ways including; being TES Outstanding Primary School of the Year in 2011; Pearson National Teaching Awards Bronze winner in the category; Making a Difference – Primary School of the Year 2021 and 2022, The Music Partnership Platinum Award, Anti-Bullying Alliance Gold Award and School Games Gold Award.

We extend a warm invitation to anyone who would like to learn more about our school.  Please contact the office if you would like to visit or talk to a member of the team.

With warmest wishes,

James Foster