Welcome to Knotty Ash Primary School. We are a busy, friendly school with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taste of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
As a one-form entry school, we are small enough to be a family. Everyone at Knotty Ash is very proud of the school's ethos, which values respect and fun; relationships between staff and pupils are mutually supportive. At the heart of everything we do is a belief in our duty to develop the whole child. Our academic expectations are high and we strive to support each child to achieve their full academic potential. We also offer a broad curriculum which values investigation, curiosity and creativity. In addition, there are a lot of opportunities for children to grow as responsible and valuable citizens - as they get older, they have opportunities to be play leaders and reading buddies for our younger pupils, as well as taking active roles in the life of the school e.g. School council, librarians, subject councils (see our Pupil Power section). We hold Arts Weeks, Health & Sports Weeks and themed days to empower children, no matter what their individual talent or interest. We also have links within the local community (with St John's Church, Alder Hey Hospital, Hope University and Bright Park) which further enrich opportunities for our children. Our aim is to help develop well-rounded, confident and resilient young people so we also offer Massage and relaxation, Guitar (y3-6) and Spanish as part of the curriculum.
A very important part of Knotty Ash Primary is our Deaf Resource Base provision. We accommodate 14 profoundly deaf children within the school. While each is an integral member of their mainstream class, we also have the expertise and facilities to cater for their individual learning needs in specially-adapted classrooms. Every child in school, from Nursery upwards, learns to communicate in British Sign Language - a wonderful life-skill! We have a school signing choir and are also affiliated to the Liverpool Signing Choir.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information you are looking for. If you are interested in visiting or have any queries, please feel free to contact the school directly.
With very best wishes,