General | December 2, 2015

Gold Club development visit at Culloden Primary Academy

Challenging disadvantage in the Early Years

Event date: 18th November 2015

Senior leaders, EYFS coordinators and practitioners attended the development day which was led by the EYFS Assistant Principal, Nursery Manager and Reception Manager.

The day was to show how our school has developed an innovative practice in the Early Years. We showed how we support families and their children before they begin nursery. We explained the additional programmes we implement during holidays and interventions we provide to ensure pupils’ needs area being met.

In addition, the attendees had the opportunity to observe a range of lessons being taught in nursery and reception classes. This has a huge impact as the quality of teaching was deemed to be ‘outstanding’ when Ofsted inspected our school in July 2015.


The attendees were from various schools in London, such as Lambeth and Redbridge. There were a range of teachers, EYFS leaders and a head teacher who attended the development day.

The feedback from all attendees was very positive:

“The children are so school ready and the teaching and learning is so rich. The school has such lovely welcoming feel. Thank you for having us.”

“I value the opportunity to talk, ask questions and see teaching in action.”

“Great EYFS expertise throughout the phase, consistent outstanding teaching and a great assessment procedure to trace progress over time.”

“I found walking through the school and observing teaching to be valuable.”
All attendees stated that they would implement methodologies/approaches that they had experienced.

General | December 2, 2015

Winter Concert Dates

You are warmly invited to attend any or all of the following winter concerts:
  • EYFS Concert “A Frosty Christmas” on Monday 14th December at 2.30pm in the school hall
  • EYFS and KS1 winter concert at St Nicholas Church on Thursday 17th December at 11:30am
  • KS2 winter concert at School Hall on Thursday 17th December at 2pm

We hope to see you there.

School newsletters | November 30, 2015

Read our latest newsletter – Friday 27th November 2015

Highlights include:

  • Academy Council Next Meeting Monday 14th December
  • Lord Mayor’s Parade
  • Philosophy for Children day

Click to read Newsletter 27th November 2015

General | November 23, 2015

Culloden Choir to feature in Christmas Carol Concert

We are pleased to announce that the Culloden Choir will be taking part in a carol convert on Thursday 10th December. All are welcome to attend.

St Nicks Carol Service Poster 2015

General | November 20, 2015

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

10 pupils from Year 6 have the wonderful opportunity today to take part in debates with pupils from other schools at the Mercers’ Company.  Please see next week’s newsletter to find out how they got on!

General | November 18, 2015

Lord Mayor’s Show

Pupils from Year 6 were invited by The Mercers’ Company to take part in the Lord Mayor’s show on Saturday 14th November.

Despite the miserable wet weather, they all rose to the occasion dressed as cats from Dick Whittington. They took part in cycling the pedibus, carrying the banners and waving to the crowds with great enthusiasm.

parade group


School newsletters | November 13, 2015

Read our latest newsletter – Friday 13th November 2015

Highlights include:

  • Hook day news
  • Information about online safety
  • Important dates

Click to read Newsletter 13th November 2015

General, Paradigm Trust News | October 29, 2015

Train to Teach Roadshow – Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich

Paradigm Trust is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Train to Teach Roadshow event on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich. The event will be open to the public between 5 and 8pm. Information will be available as to the primary and secondary opportunities available within Paradigm Trust, both in Ipswich and in London. Information concerning our subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) offer  will also be available.

Further information, including booking, is available here.

Diary date – Paradigm Trust will also be exhibiting at the Chelmsford event (24 November) and the Norwich event (11 February 2016).

General | October 25, 2015

School Closure – Reminder

School is closed for half term from Monday 26th October to Monday 2nd November.

Pupils return to school on Tuesday 3rd November 2015.


School newsletters | October 19, 2015

Read our latest newsletter – Friday 16th October 2015

Highlights include:

  • Worshipful Company of Musicians Piano Masterclass
  • Important Dates

Click to read Newsletter 16th October 2015

Last updated October 21, 2015