Welcome to Banks Methodist School.
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
About our School
Banks Methodist is a co-educational school for children aged 2- to 11 years of age. It is designated a Voluntary Controlled Methodist school. This connection with the Methodist Church helps make the school distinctive in that it operates within the Methodist Foundation.
We have a nursery for children aged 2 years and over.
All children start school in the September of the year in which they are 5 years old. This means that all our children have three full years in the Foundation Stage or Key Stage One.
It is significant that Banks Methodist is a small school with small classes where all children are known to all staff by name, developing security and confidence which is beneficial to their learning and achievement.
"Learning together, with resilience and faith."
"Banks Methodist School welcomes all children into an actively Christian environment; encouraging valued links with the school, home, Chapel and community, working toward an ethos where teaching and learning flourish to the benefit of all concerned."
To help develop pupils with lively minds who can apply themselves in thought and action whilst acquiring knowledge and skills, through a challenging curriculum, relevant to the modern world.
To encourage in pupils, respect and tolerance, appreciation and self-discipline, within the local community and the wider world, based on broad Christian morals and virtues, as advocated by the Methodist Church.
To encourage pupils to aspire toward excellence in all areas of their lives.
Banks Methodist School will :
care for your child's safety and happiness
encourage your child to do his/her best at all times
praise and reward progress or achievement
encourage your child to take care of other people and the surroundings
inform you regularly of your child's progress
inform you of concerns which may be affecting learning and/or behavior
inform you of school activities through regular Newsletters
contact you if there is a problem with attendance, punctuality or equipment
be open and welcoming, offer you opportunities to become actively involved in school life.
Together as a family, developing a love of learning through faith
Energetic, smiling and determined learners
Achievement through enthusiasm and perseverance
Motivated by success, inspired by all
Building resilience, challenges accomplished
All children challenged, reaching their full potential
New opportunities given, excellence shining through
Kind, respectful children succeeding
Strong friendships established, independence gained