Head Teacher's Message
Welcome to our school's website and thank you for visiting it. We hope that you are able to locate the information you are looking for or that this website gives you a clear indication of the school's ethos and what we feel we stand for at Mount Pleasant Primary School. If you would prefer, you can of course contact the school directly.
Mount Pleasant Infant School and Mount Pleasant Junior School amalgamated in September 2009 and Mount Pleasant Primary School was created. For two years we operated in two buildings whilst major refurbishment of the whole site took place. Now, several years on, we are providing an excellent education to over 300 pupils from ages 2 to 11. Indeed we are striving to become an outstanding school, catering for children from varied backgrounds and with differing needs. The school is a popular choice with parents. So much so, that we have recently benefited from an extension to the school so as to facilitate demand. The two-classroom extension is now occupied by our oldest pupils and it will enable us to satisfy the anticipated demand on places in the coming years.
We have also recently converted to academy status. We are now proud to be part of the Severn Bridges Multi-Academy Trust, alongside Greenfields and Radbrook primary schools. We are excited about how this change of status can add further value to the experience and quality of education we can offer our pupils at Mount Pleasant. The future is one of great promise and we are confident that working with two fantastic primary schools in Shrewsbury will really pay dividends.
We also value working closely with parents to keep children happy and safe; we listen to, challenge and support our students when they are learning; ensure our members of staff are well-trained and that they teach with passion and that we have governors who expect the best from us all. It is an absolute pleasure to be the head teacher of a school where there is achievement and enjoyment in equal measure.
Alison Benge (Head of School)
Letter from Ofsted (April 2014)
As you may know, during its last inspection in February 2011, Ofsted inspectors judged your child’s school to be good. Schools that are performing well are now inspected less often than other schools ... I am pleased to inform you that the interim assessment of your child’s school indicates that the school’s performance has been sustained.
Ofsted Inspection quote (May 2016)
This school continues to be good. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You, your colleagues and governors are ambitious for pupils to succeed. There has been good progress since the school's previous inspection. As a result of effective teaching, standards in reading, writing and mathematics continue to improve. Last year's national assessments showed that the pupils attained high standards in reading. Pupils across the school achieve well. You and your staff plan a varied and stimulating curriculum that energises and interests pupils. The school has maintained its strong reputation for enabling pupils to achieve well in music, the creative arts and in sport.