Our Ethos and Values

Our Mission Statement

WE are a family of schools who exist to INSPIRE each pupil to believe in themselves so they experience great SUCCESS through our commitment to EXCELLENCE. Our philosophy is one of boundless aspiration...the sky is the limit!

WISE in short stands for 'We Inspire Success and Excellence'.


Ethos

Morpeth Road Academy has a fully inclusive ethos where all members of the school community are encouraged to have high aspirations for themselves. Learning, leading to high academic attainment, is at the heart of each academy with all children, irrespective of inherent ability, striving to fulfil their potential. Learning experiences are woven into an exciting curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant, where children develop core basic skills which are transferable to everyday life situations.

Children develop as confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens in a safe, high quality learning environment which is up-to-date and equipped with the necessary technologies to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century. They have a strong voice along with their parents and wider stakeholders.

Comprehensive, extended provision supports children in developing specific gifts and talents and places the school at the heart of the community which it serves.

Morpeth Road Academy operates an open-door policy with parents, carers and the local community. All are welcomed into the Academy so that all can participate and share skills and experiences with the children.

Governance

Morpeth Road Academy is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Regional Board and Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision.  Further details can be found here .

We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page if you're interested.

Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here

Admissions Arrangements

The admissions to this school are managed by Northumberland County Council.
 
The LA's admissions policy and arrangements for appling for a place at the school either for your child to start at the beginning of their recepetion class or at any other time are detailed on the county's admissions website which is accessed by clicking the link below.
 
 
If you have any problems or we can help in any other way, please call into school.  
 
If you wish to apply for a nursery place for when your child turns three, please contact the school office, who will take your details and tell you what happens next.

 

Our Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

At Morpeth Road every child is recognised as a unique individual. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.  We use our values (ambitious, independent, tolerant, responsible, co-operative, resilient,empathetic, honest) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and morality needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Our aspirational curriculum promotes high expectations across all subjects and key stages, and addresses the vast range of social disadvantages our children face. Paramount to this, is a determined drive to ensure all of our children, regardless of their background, needs or abilities will be numerate and literate ready for their future. Our curriculum has a sharp focus on reading from the very start of school to broaden and deepen vocabulary, improve oracy skills and in turn help themselves regulate their behaviour and emotions. We commit to providing additional and enriching experiences for children who struggle with reading so they catch up quickly.

Our aspirational expectations within our comprehensive and stimulating curriculum provides pupils the opportunities to thrive.  The curriculum is planned and sequenced so that children combine the acquisition of knowledge and the progressive development of skills and vocabulary to create a purposeful learning journey.

British Values and equality underpin our curriculum which fosters positive learning behaviours and enables our children to be confident, lifelong learners.

Intention 1: Develop our children as lifelong learners (ambitious,independent)

We have a sharp focus on subject specific knowledge, skills, vocabulary and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and socially.

Intention 2: Develop the character of our children  (tolerant, responsible)

We have a determination to develop learners to have a well-rounded set of British Values that enable them to keep themselves safe and prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community aspiring for equality for all.

Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (co-operative, resilient)

We have a cast iron conviction to develop the behaviours that children need to succeed in the world ensuring they are ready, respectful and safe.

Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our children  (empathetic, honest)

To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality, and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others

School Performance

2019 Year 6 progress score in reading, writing and maths

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Pupils meeting expected standard in reading, writing and maths


School
62%
Local Authority Average
61%
England Average
61%

Pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths


School
0%
Local Authority Average
9%
England Average
9%

You can view the schools recent performance data here

2019 Key Stage 2 Performance

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2019 Key Stage 1 Performance

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Ofsted

You can find our Ofsted information here

School Policies

WISE Policies

School Specific Policies