King Offa Primary Academy was formed in September 2012, when the former King Offa Primary School became an Academy under the Aurora Academies Trust banner.
The children are taught within the main school building which is made up of fourteen classrooms and two halls. In May 2014 we opened our brand new nursery which is situated behind the main school building. As well as the main part of the school and the nursery we have a number of additional facilities. There is a fully equipped library situated in a building at the top of the main playground and a number of additional rooms used for small group work which we call Camelot. We also have a purpose built room which houses our breakfast and after school clubs and is used in the daytime as an additional teaching space. King Offa is also very lucky to have its very own swimming pool which is used in the summer months. We also have a large field and additional playground behind the school.
We have approximately 450 children on role of mixed ability in 15 classes. Our intake is wide and varied and we welcome children and families from all backgrounds. We have a reputation for being an inclusive school and always strive to ensure every child achieves their best.
As an academy we have certain freedoms not available to all schools. We do not have to follow the National Curriculum but we do for English and Maths and our results show that children at King Offa make good progress in these important subjects. We also know that children who will grow up to be successful in later life need the skills, knowledge and understanding to thrive in a modern world which is why we also teach the Paragon curriculum. More about Paragon can be found on the front page of the website or by clicking here.
We run a range of after school extra-curricular clubs including football, multiskills, karate, computer club, Lego club, country dancing and netball. At different times of the year we provide different activities for children to take part in after school. We also have a very popular breakfast and after school club. This means we can provide wrap around care from 7:45am until 6:00pm
Being part of Aurora Academies Trust means that staff and pupils experience a range of additional benefits not available at all schools. Collaboration between our schools is something we are particularly proud of. We share best practice which means we are always looking to innovate and be the very best we can be.