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UNICEF Rights Respecting School

Monday, 8 January 2018

At Victoria School our statement of Mission, Vision, Ethos and Values states:

Values: We value each and every pupil as an individual. We treat them with respect and dignity and support them to achieve and build their self-esteem. We include our pupils and their families in decision-making that will affect them and strive to support the development of the whole person.

This focus on respecting the rights of our pupils and students extends even further as we strive to create a school community in which the rights of all are respected and upheld.

Today’s pupils are the global citizens of tomorrow. Through the curriculum, we support our learners to become respectful, responsible citizens who uphold the rights of others.

We are proud to announce that we have now received Bronze status in UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Programme, the first step to attaining full accreditation as a Rights Respecting school.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Thank you all for your cooperation with our 3 days of snow closure. The campus certainly was a winter wonderland, but we were very happy to welcome staff and children back to school on Wednesday 13 December. Thank you to our wonderful site team who did an amazing job of hand-clearing paths and arranging for the rest of the site to be cleared.

Cool Shoes

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Victoria pupils are cool dudes with cool shoes. This pair certainly brought some Christmas sparkle to the classroom!

Our Federation

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Federation of Cherry Oak School, Victoria School and Victoria College, provides numerous opportunities to work together, share our knowledge, resources and expertise. Our Vision is “Working Together for Success”.

Christmas arrives at Victoria

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The tree is up; the hall is decorated; the Christmas Market is stocked and everywhere pupils are practising for shows and pantomimes. Christmas is on its way!

Remembrance Day

Friday, 10 November 2017

Today we remember and thank all who have served their country in war.

Lest we forget!

Julie Fardell

Executive Head Teacher


Friday, 10 November 2017

October 31 was Halloween and many of our Victoria School pupils dressed up in spooky Halloween costumes and played tricks on unsuspecting staff and pupils!

Here is an acrostic poem written by Leon.

The little children I scare

Roaming at night

In the light of the lamp posts

Creeping in the late night

Keeping their sweets to themselves


Julie Fardell

Executive Head Teacher

Parent/Teacher Evening

Friday, 10 November 2017

Victoria school was buzzing on Wednesday night this week when parents, carers and families came into school to meet with their children’s teachers. Some of our pupils came in with them but were not always happy to  be back at school after an already long school day!

What a delight it was to meet families and see brothers and sisters interacting with each other.

Effective education is a real partnership between families and school. We value working in partnership with you to agree priority goals and consistent strategies to achieve them.

Julie Fardell

Executive Head Teacher

Harvest Thanksgiving 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017

We are all feeling the chill of Autumn in the air as the days get shorter and the winds blow cooler. Autumn reminds us that it is the time of year when many crops are harvested and we are reminded to share our wealth with others. This year, many pupils brought in donations of food which were given to St Chad’s. Thank  you to all the families who kindly made donations of food to this worthy charity.

Julie Fardell

Executive Head Teacher


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

In March 2017, Victoria School was inspected by Ofsted and found to be outstanding!
You can read the full report on the Ofsted website. We are proud of all our pupils, their families and our staff for achieving this wonderful recognition.

Julie Fardell

Executive Head Teacher