The Wray Common Way encapsulates what Wray Common Primary School is about. Staff, Governors, children and parents all share this common understanding of what we're trying to achieve and what is special about us as a local community school. It also provides a blueprint, a foundation upon which decisions and priorities are based. The Wray Common Way is visible to everyone and we live and breathe it, so that every child who exits this school leaves with better life chances than when they first entered.
Wray Common Primary School is and will continue to be a high performing academic school. But it is and will continue to be much more than this. Wray Common is a series of memorable experiences, a community of care and support and a home for all to learn and succeed. This is our way, this is the Wray Common Way.
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Regardless of background, challenge or need, our mission is to ensure that every child makes substantial and sustained progress while at Wray Common. We make no apologies for placing Reading, Writing and Maths at the core of our curriculum. We also strive for excellence in all curriculum areas – examples of this commitment would include our now sustainable high quality swimming provision which is resulting in the vast majority of our children achieving the Year 6 national expectations by the end of Year 2, and our specialist music teaching across the school.
A key aim at Wray Common is to get children to be active in their own learning – often physically active, yes, but also in their mind. Wray Common is about developing children who are active in their learning, not passive; Wray Common children CAPTURE learning. They take ownership of their own progress, of their own standards by Collaborating, by Asking, by Persevering, by Thinking, by Using what they know, by Reflecting and by Exploring. If the children are successful at these, they will progress well and importantly, they will develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours which will support them in making continued progress – beyond the walls of Wray Common into secondary school and beyond.
Our Wray Common Values are immersed in everything we do. While we always utilise opportunities throughout our curriculum to teach children about these Values, we as a community of adults, we as a community of role models, demonstrate these Values by leading our lives the way we do, so that children develop a positive habit of thought, a positive habit of interaction and a positive habit of behaviour and respect.
Demonstrating Values leads smoothly onto our last sail – Wray Common Citizens. As well as demonstrating values, we want children to be a CLASS act, we want Wray Common to be a CLASS act. We want everyone to: Contribute to society; Look after the environment; Aspire to be the best we can be; Stand up for what is right and Seek solutions.
To complete our “Wray Common Way”, we have established a set of guarantees for every child – because this is Wray Common – this is no ordinary school – this is what we're about. We have made this bold move to ensure that what we have decided is important for our children, actually happens and continues to happen.
Due to the COVID restrictions, we are unfortunately unable to welcome you to our school site. We would therefore like to invite you to a live virtual open day on Thursday 5th November at 09.30 or on Wednesday 11th November at 18.00. The link to the session will be provided during the week commencing 2nd November.
For your information, the closing date for new reception 2021 applications is 15th January 2021.