Welcome from the Head

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am delighted to welcome you to Raglan Primary School, which has been serving the community and providing a vibrant, high quality education for over 125 years. We see all our children as individuals and nurture the whole child. We provide a stimulating, exciting and challenging learning environment for all our children to discover, learn and shine.

Raglan is a two-form entry co-educational foundation primary with a specialist provision for children with speech and language disorders. We also have a private nursery on site. There are approximately 440 pupils on roll. Raglan is set in an urban setting and is very well equipped with excellent resources. All our staff are committed to ensuring that each child reaches their potential in a happy, exciting and safe environment. It’s a place where children want to be and want to learn.

We have a networked ICT suite and 60 iPads to support cross curricular work, staging, sound and lighting for our concerts and productions, a dedicated music studio, a sprung floor gymnasium and a state of the art kitchen. The children enjoy hosting concerts and whole school events and there is always a very special atmosphere within our community at these occasions.

Our active PTA is called Friends of Raglan (FOR) and they work hard to organise social and fund raising events. All funds are fed back into school to benefit your child so please get involved, feel part of the team and support their excellent work! We also enjoy strong links with various aspects of the wider community, working closely with Whitehall Rec, Chatterton Village, local secondary schools, businesses, churches and senior citizens.

We pride ourselves on being an Eco school and our environmental work and reputation is well known in the borough and beyond. We offer an excellent range of instrument tuition. The curriculum does not end as the school day ends. We have opportunities for the children to participate in a range of clubs run by the members of staff and outside providers who volunteer their time generously.

At Raglan, we welcome parents as partners so that together we can promote high standards of learning and behaviour. We welcome your involvement in all aspects of school life.

Thank you for choosing our school. I look forward to a continued happy and successful relationship over the coming years.

Yours sincerely,

Kath Margetts