Head’s welcome

A warm welcome to Stanley Road Primary School


The school was built in 1915 and has undergone many changes since then, with many more planned as we constantly strive to make the school the best that it can be: offering our children an education which meets their needs and challenges them to exceed their expectations.  

I have been in post since 2004. In that time we have had four Ofsted inspections and been judged ‘good’ for each, with an increasing number of elements being judged to be outstanding, including pupil progress.  

What makes Stanley Road special?  

We have a large, skilled and experienced staff team. Our children represent many races, cultures and religions and bring a wealth of experiences and beliefs, but all come together to create the very special atmosphere which people often comment upon when they visit. In a previous Ofsted inspection one child described the school as a big happy family and the inspection team agreed. 

We are very proud of that judgement. We see ourselves as part of the community and work hard to maintain relationships with both the families who use the school and the local residents. 

We typically have around 20 different languages represented in school, providing Our ‘4 pillars of good citizenship’, rather than a set of rules, establish the expectations for the school by which both staff and children abide. Mutual respect is central to life here. 

We serve a diverse community and have developed a curriculum which meets everyone’s needs: children are exposed to a wide variety of subjects and experiences so that they can gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes which will prepare them for a successful time at primary school and which also ensure that they are ready to go on and achieve well at high school and then into adult life, to become productive and successful citizens. 

The arts are an important part of school life 

We have achieved Artsmark Gold 5 times and are currently applying for our Platinum Award. (less than 20 schools in the country have achieved that high level of recognition from the Arts Council). We are also an arts ‘hub school’ for the West Midlands, as designated by the Arts Council (a total of 4 schools in Worcestershire and only one other primary school in the county can make that claim!)

Please take a look at our website. You will see examples of work that our children, aged 3 to 11, are engaged in. Parents are encouraged to keep an eye on the parent’s pages to help them keep up to date with the latest news and events.

Having said that we are constantly looking to make the school the best that it can be, this website is no different. If you have any ideas that will make it better please do get in touch. 

Anne Potter Headteacher