Both Irby and Pensby have a great collection of schools for parents to choose from, especially for younger children. Pensby is home to two primary schools including a roman catholic school for parents looking for a church school education.
The Ladymount Roman Catholic Primary School
, located on Portal Road, is a popular choice in the area, with a core focus on the Catholic faith in all its teachings, offers a great option for parents who want to educate their children within a religious environment. The school has been rated as ‘Good’ in its most recent Ofsted report and the Diocese of Shrewsbury inspection report stated that the outcomes for children at the school were ‘Outstanding’.
Irby Primary School
is the local community school, which, having been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is a very popular choice for parents in the area. The report stated that the Headteacher had established a culture with ‘ambition for every pupil’. The school follows the National Curriculum and delivers the syllabus in an engaging style and fantastic extra-curricular activities.
Neighbouring village Pensby also offers great options for education and is home to Pensby Primary School and Pensby High School.
The primary school was opened in 2008 and combined three local primaries under the one roof, albeit on a very new and modern building built to accommodate the influx in children.
Considered to be a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted, Pensby Primary School is a popular choice for the majority of parents in the area. Providing care and education for children from the ages of three to eleven, the school offers wraparound care, helping parents with the time before and after school.
For children who have learning difficulties, Stanley School provides specialist care and education and is located within Pensby Primary. With a high number of pupils with Down Syndrome and Autism, the school offers an immersive curriculum that uses different teaching methods to mainstream schools, helping to educate the children and focusing on their individual abilities rather than disabilities. Rated as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted, if parents have children that need extra care, it is certainly a great option to consider.
Pensby High School
offers secondary education for both boys and girls in the area after the collaboration of Pensby High School for Girls and Pensby High School for Boys in 2015. The school follows the National Curriculum and as standard in secondary education, pupils are able to choose their subjects of study for GCSE in Year 10. During its most recent inspection, the school was considered to be a good school by Ofsted and the report stated that the ‘outcomes for pupils are good’.