An Apple Distinguished School, Grazebrook is one of three primary schools that form the New Wave Federation. Grazebrook and Shacklewell Primary Schools have worked in partnership since 2010, with Woodberry Down joining the group in 2014. The partnership has gone from strength to strength with New Wave Federation becoming formalised in March 2016. The schools gain many benefits from working collaboratively by making the most of their shared resources and expertise.
The core purpose of New Wave Federation is to provide the best educational experience for every child together while ensuring outstanding achievement. This is be achieved by engaging in learning opportunities that develop, stretch and excite pupil’s imagination by sparking their curiosity.
“As a leader of education my team and I are passionate about sharing our innovative teaching and learning techniques and practices. I am proud of the achievements of the New Wave Federation. I believe that working in partnership with Polka Dot Planning has allowed that sharing process to be made effective and efficient supporting us to deliver our message of “Excellence for All” onto an international platform.”
Michelle Thomas, Executive Head Teacher
At Grazebrook, digital technologies are used to stimulate thinking and curiosity and enhance learning. The children experience immersive, creative and thought-provoking learning, underpinned by the systematic development of children’s knowledge and the practising of key skills. As a result of this interconnected and innovative approach to the curriculum, our children have a rich and broad understanding of their world and are enquiring and inquisitive learners.
Like our sister schools, Grazebrook’s ambition is to provide the best possible primary education in a stimulating and creative environment. They aim to develop a passion for learning, inspired by high-quality teaching, developing and building upon individual strengths and talents. There is an expectation that all their children reach age-related levels, in line with national expectations, as a minimum, and they aim to ensure that the barriers to learning are removed, so that every pupil reaches their full potential.