Christopher Pickering Primary School Careers Site Eteach (39057)


Hello and welcome to Christopher Pickering Primary School!

We are a larger than average primary school and are fortunate to be housed in a brand new building, which opened in September 2012. We have carefully designed our school to work alongside a number of partners who are all housed in ‘The Compass’.  We have a co-located hearing impaired unit (IPaSS), the primary department of Ganton Special School and The Windmill Children’s Centre.  Together, we feel that we can offer a very special and inclusive approach to education.

Our priority is to prepare our pupils to be successful and confident young people who are able to make a positive contribution to their community. We place a high emphasis on reading, writing, mathematics and computing. However we are also committed to developing the Arts and STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in order to prepare our children for future employment opportunities.

We place considerable emphasis on ensuring that all pupils feel valued, safe and appreciate each other. We believe that it is vital to develop our pupils’ self confidence and self esteem as a foundation for learning.  We encourage children to do their best and to be the best that they can be. We believe in developing individual talents and celebrating success in all aspects of school life.

Christopher Pickering Primary School is striving to be an outstanding school.  Our enthusiastic and highly motivated staff are committed to giving each child the highest standard of care, guidance and support.  We offer skilled teaching, a stimulating curriculum and high academic standards as well as concentrating on the well being of the whole child.  Our lessons, supported by new technologies and extra-curricular provision,  nurture curiosity, inspire a love of learning, foster independence and equip our children with the skills they need for the future.

Our pupils tell us that they feel safe and happy in school and that if there is a problem, there is always someone to talk to. Indeed one pupil commented to a visitor, “They don’t give up on you!”

The school works successfully as an academy and is in the process of becoming a partner within a newly formed MAT in Hull.

We are committed to building links with our parents and always welcome visitors.  If you would like to find out more about us then please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment for a visit.

Mrs Jane Marson: Headteacher

Aims and Ethos


We aim to equip pupils to be confident, responsible and well educated, so that they can fulfil positive roles in society. We will provide a just, stimulating and caring environment where excellence can develop through high quality learning experiences and where the individual needs and abilities of pupils are taken into account. These values underpin our pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural and social development and we will work in partnership with our parents and community to achieve this.

We Aim to:

  • raise standards of achievement for all pupils enabling them to maximise their potential through personalised learning supported by modern technology;
  • provide an inclusive centre of excellence where learning is fun and enjoyable;
  • create a safe, happy, healthy, and caring environment where all learners pupils, staff, parents and the wider community – are nurtured and valued;
  • provide a broad, stimulating and enriching curriculum through which pupils are engaged and grow in knowledge, skills, confidence and self-esteem;
  • encourage pupils to develop lively, enquiring and imaginative minds and to become independent, enthusiastic and confident learners who enjoy the challenge of life in the 21st Century;
  • improve the aspirations and employment opportunities of all learners;
  • develop positive partnerships with parents, carers and the wider community. This will enable pupils to embrace the challenge of life in the wider world and find and enrich their place within it; and
  • nurture in pupils the ability to develop a reasoned set of attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviours to encourage them to become positive citizens. To foster a respect for adults, each other and the wider environment.

Humber Education Trust


Humber Education Trust’s vision is to develop a high performing Multi Academy Trust that delivers the very best educational experience for all children and young people. We will grow, develop, support and improve our schools across the Trust, with a clear focus on raising standards, encouraging innovation and strengthening the ethos of the Trust to ensure that we have a positive impact on all of the children and young people within the Trust. As a partnership, our strength lies in a common purpose: high aspirations, moral values, care and support; yet celebrates our individual uniqueness. As a trust, we will drive these aims further and faster for the benefit of our pupils and our communities.

Humber Education Trust is also recognised by the DfE as an Academy Sponsor. This means that through the Trust, we are held accountable for sponsored schools who may join us, to ensure improvement in outcomes and taking responsibility for their performance and financial arrangements. Humber Education Trust is supported by a strong Trust Board who provide effective support and the challenge required to ensure that we build on our track record of excellence to provide strategic partnerships to improve quality, share best practice and operate effectively and efficiently. We believe passionately that every penny that comes into a school should be spent on the development and provision of a first class standard of education for all.

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