Starting at a new school is an important time for both children and their parents/carers. We welcome parents/carers as partners in their children’s education. A successful partnership depends on close co-operation, support and trust between home and school and a recognition that we have a shared responsibility. We operate an open door policy where parents/carers can raise worries, ask questions and share information freely. Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you need to discuss something with us.
All our talented staff strive to maintain a caring, safe, happy, purposeful and stimulating environment where each child feels respected and valued and is encouraged to achieve their true potential. We work very closely with our neighbouring primary schools and Garforth Academy, our feeder high school, to ensure high quality experiences and education for all families in the Garforth community.
It is important that you choose a school that you feel is right for your child and your family. Please arrange a visit with us and judge for yourself, we look forward to meeting you.
Mrs Jillian Sabourn
At Ninelands, we believe in making learning irresistible, meaningful and memorable. We want all our children to thrive in a happy, secure and inclusive environment where they develop enquiring minds, enjoy learning and have high aspirations, every lesson, every day. We challenge our children to be independent and self-motivated with the resilience to continue their learning journey so they can achieve their potential, contributing positively to society with strength and compassion.
• To meet the requirements of the National Curriculum, maintaining a broad, balanced, exciting and meaningful curriculum which enables each child to experience success and a strong sense of achievement through a wide range of experiences.
• To encourage all children to understand their strengths, creating growth mindsets which embrace challenge.
• To encourage children of all abilities to develop enquiring minds, an enthusiasm for learning, and ability to co-operate and a desire to achieve.
• To promote self-discipline so that children become increasingly responsible for their own behaviour, growing themselves as self-reliant and self-motivated learners.
• To foster in all members of the school community, a positive appreciation of the importance of inclusion, diversity and cultural heritage, and of the role we all play in our society.
• For children to be a part of the school and wider town and city community and for them to understand and value how they can actively contribute.
• To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents and carers so their child’s learning journey is a partnership.
• To support, value and empower staff to create an environment that enables our aims and mission.