May I offer you a warm welcome on behalf of all the children, parents and governors at Cogan Primary School. We are a successful one form entry school with excellent relationships and a strong sense of community. Inclusivity is at the heart of our ethos. We cater for children from 3 to 11 years old, including a Hearing Resource Base and bespoke Nursery unit. We serve the area of Cogan which lies on the outskirts of Penarth town. We first opened our doors in 1884, situated on the outskirts of Penarth, in what is affectionately known as the ‘old part’ of town.

Our rich and varied ‘Llais Curriculum’ for Wales is innovative and provides high expectations of children and ensuring that everyone is able to be the best they can be. Our vision statement highlights our commitment to providing all our children with the opportunity and encouragement to excel and achieve successfully in a stimulating and safe environment. The children feel safe and secure and are enthusiastic about coming to school. We are a ‘Values’ school and our children demonstrate excellent standards in behaviour and respect for all those around them. We strive to deliver a curriculum that will inspire and challenge our children and hope that the website will provide you with a taste of some of our many highlights.

Children’s learning is central to everything that we do, and the excellent relationships and team work between different members of the school community, is what we feel makes our community school special. We are very proud of our Estyn reports and we strive to ensure we set the highest standards, both pastorally and academically. Cogan Primary is a vibrant, caring and fun place to be. Our highly motivated and experienced staff support the children well in their learning and well-being is extremely high.

Our Governors are committed to ensuring the best possible educational environment for our children and they work closely alongside staff to monitor school improvement plans to ensure that the school continues to go from strength to strength.

We have an active Parents’ Association (and friends) which organises various fundraising and social events for children, parents, families and the local community.

We believe in developing strong partnerships and as parents and carers there are a number of things you can do to help your child settle at school:

Do reassure your child about school; talk to them positively about their teachers, activities and friends and discuss the happy times they will have. Keep us informed of any significant details relating to your child’s education and wellbeing, for example, allergies, health problems or personal circumstances which might be significant. This information will be regarded as confidential and will help us to care for your child more effectively.

We have tried to include most of the information you may need but if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the school office and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our prospectus.

Mrs Susan Sibert