Ballaugh School is a small rural primary school, serving the village and parish community of Ballaugh. Due to our location we are a feeder school for both Ramsey Grammar School and QEII High School in Peel (conditional on your residence in our catchment area at the time when your child is due to move on to secondary school). Currently your child can enrol with us if you are resident in our catchment area or have an older sibling already here. There is a departmental appeal process if you wish to join us from out of catchment, more details of which are available from the school’s office.
We have a small grass area at the back of the school that also serves as a playing field. It is surrounded by mature trees and is a beautiful area in the summer. The Ballaugh River flows past the end of the garden while at the front of the school, Class R 2 children cultivate small garden plots in the Spring and Summer, supported by their teacher. The “hard” playground is where children will be found during break and dinner times for most of the year. This encompasses our football area, quiet area and free play area. The secure reception / KS 1 outdoor play area is also located at the front of the school with its canopy providing shelter during spells of rain.
At Ballaugh school we expect excellent behaviour from all of our pupils at all times whether it be in the school building, on school grounds or while out on trips. We are conscious that when representing the school your children are also representing you and the community of Ballaugh.
Staff model respectful and caring relationships during well-prepared and enjoyable lessons which results in a quality learning environment. In this environment, your child will be given the opportunity to do their best through a broad and balanced curriculum with appropriate emphasis on reading, writing and mathematical development.
As well as valuing our academic standards, we also value the whole person and so developing a Growth Mindset, understanding that "if it's not a challenge then it's not new learning" and developing good learning habits are seen as an integral part of all aspects of school life. ICT is valued as an important cross-curricular tool. A healthy lifestyle with lots of sport and exercise is continually promoted. Our school values, chosen through staff and community consultations, are Compassion, Respect, Honesty, Kindness and Courage.