Streethay is a new primary free school in Lichfield that will provide a first-class education for local children through high-quality teaching, experienced leadership, and a belief in excellence by all and for all – with no exceptions.
- Streethay is a new 210-place primary free school due to open in September 2019 for Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2, with one class per year group, and the aim of growing year-on-year up to Year 6.
- As a free school, Streethay is funded by the government but it is not run by the local council. This means that the Shaw Education Trust, which manages it, has more control over how it operates – from setting its curriculum to managing staff recruitment.
- It is an all-ability school open to all children from the local community irrespective of their social, religious, ethnic or cultural backgrounds.
- Part of a family of 11 other successful schools in Staffordshire and the North West managed by the Shaw Education Trust, Streethay benefits from their experience and expertise.
- The school will offer an innovative and engaging curriculum that meets the needs of local children and is based around the success at Seabridge Primary School, the Shaw Education Trust’s first primary school, where performance in reading, writing and maths is well above the national and regional average.
- The school will open in a new single-storey building that will offer light and spacious classrooms, and a learning resource centre equipped with the latest IT, as well as sports fields and outside play areas.
- The school will aim to be at the heart of this new community, acting as an educational and sports resource for local people.
- Streethay will collaborate with a diverse range of partner schools and other educational organisations to ensure pupils are secondary-ready and to promote lifelong learning in the community.
- The school will be a parent-friendly one, working closely with parents/carers to involve them in their children’s learning and the life of the school.