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Message from Headteacher


Dear Visitors,

Welcome to our new website for Allenby Primary School!

I took the post of Headteacher at Allenby, in January 2011 and it has been the second best decision I have made in my career to date. The first was a change to teaching from banking and I have never looked back!

Being the Headteacher of Allenby Primary School is a fantastic job and I love it! Before I came to Allenby, I had only worked at larger schools with many more children and staff. I find that at Allenby, we are a ‘family’ school where staff know all the children and most of the parents. Many visitors comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere from the moment they enter our lobby. Visitors have also commented that they really like the way that children and parents are welcomed into school in the playground, in the mornings.

All staff at Allenby really care about the children and we listen to every child as they have a right to be heard (article 12), the right to learn (article 28) and the right to be happy (article 15). Allenby is a good school and we have improved much over the last two years, some examples are:

  • Teaching is good to outstanding
  • Teachers and children know how to move learning forward
  • A creative curriculum with year groups working in pairs
  • We are working towards becoming a level 1 Rights Respecting School
  • We are an accredited ‘Every Child a Reader’ School
  • Children designed our new playground which has now been built. Children are now very busy at playtime and lunch time as they have lots to do.
  • We have whole school music enrichment with keyboards, African drums, recorders and singing tuition
  • Teachers work together in groups to lead areas for development, one of our groups also includes a parent and some children
  • Enrichment activities take place every week, which are additional to good teaching

Many children start Allenby with either little or no English or English as a second language. This does not hold us back from working with every child so that they are a success by the time they leave Allenby. As I have often referred to in assemblies, I could not speak any English until at least the age of 5 when I started to attend a school in Acton. Language is not a barrier to learning at Allenby Primary School.

My intention is that the school moves to outstanding within the next three years as the children deserve it.

This will be achieved through children, parents, governors and staff working together.

Please do enjoy browsing our website as it develops. Your feedback is welcomed as it will help to mould the website to suit the needs of our most important people, our children.

Mrs B. Ahluwalia