Welcome Message from Mrs Evans, Headteacher
Thank you for your interest in Usk Church in Wales Primary School. March 2020 saw us mark the 35th anniversary of the school, and in the past few years, we have grown from around 200 pupils to 270. However, regardless of the numbers of children, we have always strived to ensure that their experience at primary school is memorable.
Following our Green School Categorisation in 2016 and successful Estyn and Section 50 Church School Inspection in 2018 , we have continued to evaluate and develop our provision to meet the needs of our pupils. As a school, we have a wealth of staff experience and expertise to draw on and have structures in place to ensure that all children are supported well, not only as they start in our reception classes, but throughout the primary years.
Pupils at Usk CiW Primary School are encouraged to do their very best and we are immensely proud of the achievements of both past and present pupils. We want them to Believe, Achieve and Succeed and be as successful as they can be – not only in their academic achievements, but across the wider curriculum. Our talented team of staff work hard to provide an exciting curriculum, along with extra-curricular opportunities, which help children to develop their interests and talents. Our pupils are encouraged to participate and persevere, even when things get a little tricky; and for those who excel, there are opportunities to take part in local competitions and festivals in the fields of sport and the expressive arts.
We are fortunate to have pupils who are keen to get involved, to represent their school and to take on responsibilities. It is always a delight to see our older pupils supporting younger pupils – whether that’s as reading buddies, play leaders or as school ambassadors. We hope that our pupils will continue to be active citizens when they leave our school, and embrace the opportunities that secondary school will offer them.
Usk CiW Primary School serves the market town of Usk, in Monmouthshire, and surrounding villages. Although we have been full in Reception for a number of years, we also have seen places offered to children who live outside of Usk in nearby catchment areas.
We hope that our website will help you to make an informed choice that Usk CiW Primary School is the right for your child. We are also very happy to answer questions from prospective parents via email or phone.
At this time of year, we usually open our doors and welcome prospective reception parents to look around, meet staff and find out about our wonderful school. Current guidance from Monmouthshire County Council and Public Health Wales restricts us from running school tours at present.
We know choosing a 'big' school is such an important decision to make and visiting schools will give you that 'feeling' that you have chosen the school that's right for your family but we will do our very best to share our friendly, happy, inclusive school with you in creative ways and hope the following information can give you an essence of what your child will experience being a valued member of Usk CiW Primary School and so that you can see that we really are ‘A Place to Smile’.