Welcome to Culloden Primary Academy

Mission statement

Every child is entitled to a good education, with equal access to knowledge, skills, opportunities, aspirations, life chances and dignity. Your child deserves the best from this school and we seek to provide this in many ways, the most important of which are a well-planned and well taught curriculum in an environment where safety and well-being of our pupils are paramount. However, teachers and school staff cannot do this on their own. When a school community works on this together excellent results can be achieved. This includes parents and/or carers supporting their children at home by encouraging learning, good conduct and high expectations. With this community effort, you can see your children reach their full potential.

My key priority is to ensure every child receives a rich, broad and balanced education in an environment which promotes positive mental health and well-being. I will ensure the children at Culloden reach their academic potential, flourish into well rounded individuals and are equipped with life long skills to further them into their adult life.

Tahreena Ward

Parents/carers & community

Parents play a really important part in the life of our school. They play a particularly important part in their own children’s learning. We encourage parents/carers to come into school, at every opportunity.

We encourage parents/carers to help in classrooms, to be available or to go on school trips and to come into assemblies but the first thing we ask them to do is to get their children to come to school on time and really ready to learn.


Coming to school every day and on time, every day matters every minute counts.

It’s important that your child attends school every day and on time. School helps your child develop important relationships, take part in all of the curriculum and ensure that they develop friendships later on.


We are an inclusive school, which means that we feel that every child should be able to participate in every aspect of school life with a sense of belonging and a sense of being valued. Our SENCO Charlotte Baker, who can be contacted by contacting the Culloden Primary Academy office.


The Department for Education (DfE) has provided school leaders with a clinical and public health perspective on mild illnesses and school attendance.

There is wide agreement among health professionals and educational professionals that school attendance is vital to the life chances of children and young people. Being in school improves health, wellbeing and socialisation throughout the life course. The greatest benefits come from children and young people attending school regularly.

It is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild respiratory illnesses. This would include general cold symptoms: a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat. However, children should not be sent to school if they have a temperature of 38°C or above. We encourage you to look at the NHS guide ‘Is my child too ill for school?’ which gives you further advice and support around a number of common mild illnesses and ailments.

Last updated September 20, 2023