Mount Pleasant Primary School and Nursery is a wonderful place to work and learn. It’s a place where children thrive.
We are lucky to have excellent facilities which we make the most of, especially our outdoor provision and Forest School area, which is the envy of many other local schools!
Visitors find a happy and purposeful learning environment where children’s level of engagement in their leaning is high, as are our expectations of them. We have a fantastic team of staff who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for our pupils in all areas – not just in academic performance. We strive to develop our pupils’ knowledge and skills across the curriculum and to support them to become resilient, thoughtful, creative and independent – preparing them for life. We are constantly seeking to develop and improve, to ensure that we are delivering the best possible opportunities for our pupils. We work closely with pupils, parents, governors and colleagues in the other two schools in our Multi-Academy Trust to ensure that we keep this at the forefront of everything we do.
We work hard here but we also have a lot of fun. I am proud to be Head of such a super school.
Alison Benge (Headteacher)
Welcome to our extraordinary school where children have fun and learn every day.
During our school day we are together learning the most important things in life whilst still having the best time. You will be amazed by our wonderful forest school area and outdoor learning spaces. We have a brilliant multi use games area and an adventure playground. We have fantastic teachers and hardworking pupils at our school who are all happy to spend their time at Mount Pleasant every day. We work as a team to follow the ‘The Mount Pleasant way’ and work hard to show our Darwin Values. We make our school a happy environment to be in and have lots of opportunities to work together with children in class and our school buddy in a different class. There is a breakfast club and an after school club called ‘Twilight’ and lots of other fun clubs you can go to.
We are extremely proud to be part of this brilliant school.
Mount Pleasant School Council – May 2023
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.'