Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the Llantarnam Community Primary school website. As a school we look forward to sharing this period of your child’s life with you. Every effort is made to provide a full and interesting curriculum, to prepare your child for future education and give them skills and enthusiasm, to pursue learning for the rest of their lives.
Our school aims to be at the heart of the community and we value the partnership we have with parents greatly. We hope that your association with the school is a long and happy one.
Llantarnam Community Primary School was built in 1957. Originally Oakfield Primary School
until 2009, it was situated in the heart of Oakfield housing estate. The school was rebuilt on the former site of Llantarnam Comprehensive School as part of the 21st Century Schools Programme, and opened in November 2016.
The school caters for pupils from three to eleven years of age, with part-time Nursery provision on site.
Original Oakfield Primary School
Llantarnam Community Primary School
At Llantarnam Community Primary School we want to give all of our pupils the best chance of achieving their full potential. As we continue our journey on the new 'Curriculum for Wales', the Four Purposes, at the heart of the curriculum, are very much at the centre of our ethos:
THE FOUR PURPOSES
For more information about the 'Four Purposes' visit our Curriculum for Wales page here
While as a school our core objective of enabling pupils to receive a complete and well-rounded education hasn't changed, many positive changes have been, and are being, made in the wake of the rollout of the new curriculum.
As Curriculum for Wales' focus is on individual pupil progression rather than set targets, primary school years are no longer divided into 'Foundation Phase' and 'Key Stage Two'.
At Llantarnam Primary we are currently working in three phases:
Lower Phase - Nursery, Reception and year 1
Middle Phase - year 2 and year 3
Upper Phase - year 4, 5 and 6
Each phase is led by a teacher with leadership responsibilities, but the work that goes into the curriculum as it continues to evolve is very much a team effort.
For further information visit our Staff page here