Merlin Top Primary Academy

Bradford, United Kingdom

Location: Bradford, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 11 years

About Merlin Top Primary Academy

Welcome from the Principal

Merlin Top Primary is a school that our children, staff and governors are proud of. We provide a welcoming, caring, supportive and secure environment in which all children are valued.Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you will find the information it contains useful and that you get a sense of what it means to be a pupil at Merlin top.

Building an exciting, creative and meaningful curriculum, which equips learners for all stages of their education and beyond is central to our vision here at Merlin Top. We believe that children should be skilled and articulate and we teach this through insisting on the ‘4R’s’ (Respect, Resilience, Responsibility and Reflection) in all that we do.

Children are taught to know the importance of reading and spotting progress in what they do. We want our children to be proud of their achievements and we recognise achievement in the widest possible sense.

Through ‘i-challenge’ we focus on how children learn and this is underpinned by building relationships, building teamwork and building confidence.

Our aims:

  • The achievement, personal development and well-being of children and young people, where the welfare of others is seen to be the first concern of all no matter their starting point
  • Promoting and supporting parent and carer engagement in the development of learning and educational experience of their children
  • To understand the community context within which the academy operates and to engage in appropriate activities with other agencies and community groups in order to promote community cohesion and economic regeneration
  • Having an aspiration to be the best
  • Outstanding learning and teaching which engages pupils and is active, collaborative and encourages independence
  • To foster pupil voice intended to empower and involve young people in the development and delivery of their own education and the life of their academy
  • To create and sustain a creative curriculum which meets the needs of all learners, is engaging and fun
  • To support the development of professional networks, within our group and beyond, providing school to school support, opportunities for pupils, and sharing professional development
  • To promote community involvement with our school and to lifelong community learning. 

Lesley Heathcote
Principal of Merlin Top Primary

On behalf of the Northern Education Trust Board, welcome to Northern Education Trust Merlin Top Primary Academy.

We are unswerving in our commitment to ensure that the outcomes our young people secure prepare them fully for life beyond school. Our Academies are happy and thriving communities where children both achieve and feel safe and cared for. As an inclusive Trust we strive to help young people overcome any barrier to learning.

We are a caring employer and invest heavily in professional development, allowing our staff opportunities to take the next steps in their career. We hope you find our website holds all the information you need to believe that whether you are a parent or prospective employee, your next steps should be taken with us.

Rob Tarn
Chief Executive 

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Address: Part of Northern Education Trust, Braithwaite Avenue, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 6HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1535 210028