Welcome to Cofton Primary School! We aim to create a school, which is 'happy and successful,' within which your child can flourish and develop to their full potential - socially, emotionally and academically. Close links and a strong partnership between home and school are essential, in order to ensure that pupils make the best possible progress, whilst they are here at Cofton. We encourage parents and carers to contact us about any aspect of their child's education they would like to learn more about, or how to support them further at home. As a school, we will endeavour to keep you informed about your child's progress and communicate ways in which your child can be further supported at home.
Our school is set in a semi-rural location on the edge of the city - a haven, where pupils have space to grow and thrive away from the pollution of busy Birmingham roads. We welcome children from a range of pre-school and nursery settings. Induction is carefully planned so that children feel secure before starting to come to school at Cofton. Behaviour is good throughout the school, due to good pupil-teacher relationships. Moreover, Ofsted judged Cofton to be a good school overall. Naturally, we are continuing to strive to improve to become outstanding.
By the end of Key Stage Two, children are confident and well prepared for their secondary schools. Pupils mostly transfer to Turves Green Girls or Boys, Colmers, St Thomas Aquinas and King Edward's Five Ways.
Cofton has a before and after school club, Alphabets, run in conjunction with Longbridge Child Care Strategy. The club provides care from 7.30 am until school starts and will look after children until 6.00 pm. Alphabets also provide holiday clubs. In addition, during term time, Cofton will be running a breakfast club on-site in the canteen from 8 am, commencing September 2015, in partnership with AIP, our catering providers. The club will be supported by existing members of Cofton staff, who already know our children well. This is to help accommodate the demand for before school provision. We are also planning to run Sports Club again during some of the upcoming school holidays; Mr Dyke will support this once more.
Furthermore, we have many new exciting initiatives commencing this academic year. In terms of after school provision, Sports clubs will run every night after school with Mr. Dyke and we will also run two computer clubs - one on Tuesday for Years 3 and 4 the other Wednesday for Years 1 and 2. We are also introducing a Music club in the Autumn - Guitar for Years 5 and 6. Finally, we are introducing a Magic Club for Years 1-6 - watch this space!
We are also planning on becoming a Forest School during 2016, after staff finalise their training; this is a particularly exciting initiative for us this year!
Musical tuition will also occur in Years 1-5 for all pupils during Music lessons this year. Years 1 and 2 will play the ukulele; Years 3 and 4 the guitar and Year 5 the violin. This will take place on a termly basis. Each class involved will perform with their instrument in a special concert in the Hall, again on a termly basis. Pupils will also be able to take their instruments home to practise.
If you would like clarification on any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate to contact school, so that we can answer any of your questions or arrange a mutually convenient time for your visit to Cofton.
We look forward to a 'happy and successful' 2015-16!
Mrs D. Dudt - Head Teacher
At Cofton School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.