Welcome to Victoria Primary School.
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Choosing the right school for your child is vitally important. Most parents want the best education for their child but they also want them to be happy and to feel safe and secure. At Victoria School we believe that we can offer all these things.
Our philosophy is about developing the whole child and nurturing their unique talents in all areas of learning so that they experience high self –esteem and success. We have high expectations for children’s efforts and achievements as well as attitudes and behaviour. These high expectations are matched by high quality active learning and teaching provided by an excellent team of teachers and support staff who are caring professionals dedicated to the children and the school.
We are proud of the atmosphere of friendliness and co-operation which is always evident among all children and adults at our school. From your child’s first day with us, we want school to be a positive and enjoyable experience. This is best achieved through home and school working closely together as partners in the nurturing of your child.
The school has a very clear set of school rules that all parents and children are encouraged to value and follow. Boundaries of acceptable behaviour are clearly defined and breaches of the agreement dealt with promptly and sensitively. Good behaviour is recognised and praised through our reward scheme.
We welcome you and your child to our school community and look forward to working together as we aim for the stars.
Mrs. S. Daniels
About the school
Victoria primary school is a traditional two storey Victorian red brick building that was built in 1898. It stands on Cornerswell Road, only 10 minutes’ walk From Penarth Town Centre.
The main building houses the head teacher’s office, the administration office, 12 classrooms for year 2 to year 6 and the assembly / PE hall on the upper floor.
There is a separate building accommodating all reception and year1 pupils and the basement of this building is the school canteen.
Our nursery unit is in another separate building purpose built in 1998, a nursery annex has been created in the ground floor of the caretaker house since 2010 and the school garden connects the two nursery buildings.
We have an extensive yard area that we are continually developing thanks to the wonderful fund raising efforts of the school parent teacher association. We also have access to a school field that is about 2 minutes’ walk from the school. This field serves a community sports and play area at evenings and weekends.
There are many pupils at the school who live outside the catchment area but have opted for our school.
Our school is currently at near capacity with 538 children 74 of whom are part time nursery pupils.
We have 25 teachers, 10 of whom are part time; there are 21 learning support assistants, 3 administrative staff, 8 lunchtime staff, 5 cleaners and 1 caretaker.
The school is governed by an 18 member governing body and is funded by the local authority.
Our Shared Vision
Our vision is to work together so that everyone at Victoria Primary will be happy, caring, confident individuals who have a love of learning and achieve personal success.
Together we aim for the stars.
We will experience a curriculum which will be challenging, fun and motivate us to develop our skills for lifelong learning.
We are a community that cares for each other and ourselves. We respect other peoples’ views and achievements and celebrate our individuality
As global citizens we respect our community and the world to which we belong; caring and contributing to a sustainable future.
Our positive school environment encourages everyone to achieve their goals through equality in all aspects of school life.
We expect the parents, governors and all members of our school community to support and guide us on our journey to the stars.