A very warm welcome to Colton Primary School.  

Here at Colton we have created a happy, caring and healthy learning environment. We value the relationship which we have with our parents and carers and our local community and have strong links with schools in South Africa, Cyprus, Madrid and Berlin. We strive to make learning both fun and interactive through a creative curriculum, inventive use of the outside areas and innovative use of new technologies.

We are also a link site for the Templenewsam Colton Children's Centre which offers a range of provisions such as 'Men Behaving Dadly', Baby Signing and 'Stay and Play'.

The best way to get to know us at Colton is to come and visit - and the best time to come is when the children are here at school. Contact the school office to arrange a visit and see Colton Primary School at work and play!

At Colton Primary School we ensure that everyone in our school is treated with respect and dignity. Each person in our school is given fair and equal opportunities to develop their full potential with positive regard to gender, ethnicity, cultural and religious background, sexuality and disabilities.

About Us

Our Vision 
We are forward-thinking inclusive school striving for excellence to enable our children to achieve their highest potentialthrough a purposeful and exciting curriculum.   We aim for all children to leave Colton Primary school as happy, healthy and active individuals who will succeed in making a positive contribution within our rapidly changing world.
Our Ethos
At Colton we take pride in our   learning by holding the highest expectations of all our staff and pupils and knowing the children well. We ensure all children will strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum. Risk taking, perseverance and resilience is celebrated throughout school.
We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning, so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and respond to quality feedback embedding a positive attitude to their learning.  Children are praised for hard work, determination and having a positive attitude.

High quality teaching is a key priority at Colton and the relationship between staff and children underpins inspirational, supportive and effective teaching and learning.  Staff are actively involved in identifying their support and training needs and this leads to careers with clear progression. We ensure that there is a wide range of quality training available and that staff are able to learn from each other and share good practice.

We foster open and honest communication with parents, carers and specialists and actively seek to engage with all members of the Colton community in a positive and supportive manner.

Everyday we  promote an ethos of  respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and  celebrated. We play an active role in  developing a strong pupil voice  so that children have a say in decisions within school that affect them. We have created an inclusive school where everyone can flourish and  leave as  independent learners with self-belief and a respect for others.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers.

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