Welcome to Charnock Hall Primary Academy

At Charnock Hall Primary Academy, we believe an inclusive and tolerant environment which supports children feel valued and part of a thriving and respected learning community, prepares them for future life. We celebrate diversity and endeavour to consider the needs of all stake-holders.

We build our learning community upon six key value statements. These values were chosen by our children, families, teachers and leaders.

The Charnock Hall Core Values are:

  • We collaborate
  • We are respectful
  • We are responsible
  • We persevere
  • We believe
  • We aspire

Our Academy motto is:

Be the Best You can Be!

We feel that these key principles help prepare us to live life in Modern, 21st Century Britain. They provide a solid foundation to help us contribute to society and embrace the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We aim to help all learners develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to become responsible citizens who are tolerant, respectful and are able to challenge prejudicial and discriminating behaviour, with these values promoted throughout all aspects of school life. We endeavour to do so with care and sensitivity, ensuring that we promote inclusivity and unity between pupils, parents and our community, to help us all...be the best we can be!

A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to Charnock Hall Primary Academy. We aim to give you some key information about Charnock and share with you the vision and values by which we operate.

We hope that you feel welcome when you visit. We strive to make it a calm and happy place to be, whilst working hard with pupils to allow them to reach their full potential in every way.

Charnock first opened in 1949. Since then it has undergone many changes to get to its current form of a primary school for children aged 4 to 11 years, Reception (Foundation Stage 2) to Year Six.  In 2017, Charnock became part of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust - www.leadacademytrust.co.uk  

We have capacity for 420 children through the Academy, with 60 children in each year group.

We are working with pupils to develop them in becoming effective, life-long learners and aim to do this through offering learning experiences that are relevant, fun and allow them to be involved in their own learning as fully as possible. We talk with pupils regularly about ‘learning how to learn’ and giving them opportunities to take their learning in the direction that they wish to go. They are fully involved in shaping and directing the curriculum as this is a key feature of how pupils learn at Charnock Hall Academy.

Praise, support and encouragement are at the heart of our ethos and play a major part in how we develop the children as learners. We celebrate all achievements no matter how small and endeavour to enable all to feel good about their successes.

In this ever changing world, many jobs that our pupils will undertake have yet to be invented. With this in mind, we endeavour to provide a curriculum that supports their academic journey and equips them to deal with their educational career. We do hold onto some long standing traditions though and value the place of these within a modern day curriculum, such as the House system and the celebrations of children’s achievements each week in our ‘Learner of the Week’ assembly.

We place great emphasis upon the pupils having high standards of behaviour, and we strive to instil important values and standards to this end to develop them to become good citizens now, and in the future, within a modern Sheffield, Britain and World.

If you would like to visit us, please make an appointment whilst pupils are learning, this is when Charnock is alive. If you are an existing parent, I hope that you feel able to visit the school at any time and encourage you to visit us in the parent/pupil sessions on Tuesday (8:40-9:10am), Wednesday (14:50-end of day) and Friday (8:40-9:10am).

Staff are dedicated, hardworking and committed to encouraging your child to be the best that they can be. They are always willing and able to answer any questions that you may have and spend time with you sharing what we are aiming to achieve.

You will always be most welcome at Charnock, and I hope that if you have the time, you will come in to school and talk to us about our vision for your child.  Only by visiting Charnock and witnessing the pupils in action, will you realise how amazing they are!


Mr P M Burgess (BA Hons / NPQH)


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