With both Heswall and Gayton attracting young families to the area, there is a great choice when it comes to primary school education. For older children, there is a lack of choice within the immediate area for secondary schools, however, with a selection of high-performing schools within a few minutes’ drive away, families are not completely derived of choice.
For the small village of Gayton, Gayton Primary School
is one of the preferred choices for families who live in the area. Although it may be small, it is a rewarding school that was given an overall rating of ‘Good’ in its latest Ofsted report. The school operates a ‘buddy system’ for new pupils, which helps to settle the children into the school more efficiently and with its preschool nursery on-site, educates many of the area’s young from birth up until eleven.
In the affluent Lower Heswall, the St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School
is a prevalent choice for parents looking to send their children to a church school. Religious Education is a core subject within the school’s curriculum and the children are encouraged to discuss and reflect on their faith. As well as offering the standard curriculum, St. Peter’s offer a range of extra-curricular activities including Mini Olympics, Spanish, Fencing and Choir.
Surrounded by a field and wooded areas, Heswall Primary School
is a great place for children to learn and play, it is also an Eco-Ambassador School, leading the way in outdoor education. The school operates an EPIC curriculum, evoking the values of Enquiry, Possibilities, Independence and Commitment in the children. A ‘Creative Curriculum’ allows the children to get out and about in the local community, with the children visiting local businesses to see how they are run and how things are made.