Headteacher’s Welcome

A warm welcome from Mr Crossley

Welcome to the Co-op Academy Portland website.

I speak on behalf of every staff member at Portland when I say how proud we are to work in this incredible community. Every day I am inspired by the achievements and aspirations of our children.

In 2018 we joined the Co-op Academies Trust. This is an amazing opportunity for us to develop our school into a leading establishment in the Birkenhead community. Through co-operation we can all achieve great things.

Our academy has eight classes including a Foundation One base. We build excellent relationships between children, staff and parents. We’re a happy, welcoming school which has the child at the heart of all we do.

We have very high standards of teaching and learning and our staff are committed to sharing and developing this work. We’ve recently reviewed many aspects of our curriculum and are currently implementing a number of exciting changes that will enhance pupil learning – developing your child in all areas, not just academic.

Working closely with you will mean that pupils will achieve their potential and become valuable members of the community.

Children’s attitudes and personal qualities are very important to us and we work hard in partnership with you to develop these.

I do not hide the fact that we prioritise the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics because pupil confidence and attainment in these areas is key for their personal development, opening up future life opportunities and achieving their full potential.

If you want to learn more about our academy then I would encourage you to arrange a visit. You can do this by contacting the school office.

I want to thank you for your continued support.

Mr P Crossley
Headteacher