With a large number of families residing within the villages, both Prenton and Oxton are home to some great schools for children, from nursery to secondary school.
Having achieved a rating of ‘outstanding’ in its most recent Ofsted report, there is little wonder why the small school of Oxton St. Saviour’s Church of England Primary
is a sought-after school for parents wanting the best education for their children. Having close links to the Oxton St Saviour’s Parish Church, the children often visit the church, allowing them to learn more about their faith.
Each month, children take part in the ‘Messy Church’ activity in which they learn stories about The Bible in a fun and engaging way. For three Sundays each month, children are invited along to Sunday School where they can get involved in the service, from singing in the choir to reading prayers.
Oxton is also home to Townfield Primary School
, which has gained the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award, which focuses on the human rights of children, which the school entrenches in its teachings. The school switched to ‘academy’ status in 2014, although this means the curriculum is slightly different than a state school, Townfield has ensured that they keep the same holiday dates as the local authority, helping parents with children in different schools.
Prenton is known for its many good schools and there are a variety of different schools for parents to consider. With a school mantra of ‘Believe to Achieve’, Ofsted noted that the staff at Prenton Primary School
were ‘determined to build pupil’s aspirations and resilience so that they can overcome barriers and become successful and confident’. It is with this positive focus on education that makes the school a popular choice within the local community.
Devonshire Park Primary School
is another popular choice for schooling within Prenton and offers education from Foundation Stage up until Key Stage 2, preparing children for their next step in education. As a state school, it follows lesson planning based on the National Curriculum and therefore, children are expected to learn both Core Subjects and Foundation Subjects including History, P.S.H.E and R.E.
With its close location to Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers, there is little wonder why the school puts a lot of focus on sports in the curriculum. A vast proportion of the P.E classes at Devonshire Park Primary are led by Premier Sport, a company which are known to provide sports classes to school children across the UK.
For parents with older children, Prenton High School for Girls
offers a varied curriculum that encompasses both core subjects with a fantastic choice of extra-curricular activities across a range of areas including fitness, cooking and film. After its latest Ofsted report in 2017, the school received a rating of ‘Good’ and Ofsted noted that in its questionnaire, 98% of parents would recommend the school to fellow parents.