Ansdell Primary School

Explore, Endeavour, Embrace, Excel

Ansdell Primary School 

Explore, Endeavour, Embrace, Excel

Our School Aims

  • To be an inclusive learning community with wide opportunities for everyone to learn and excel.

  • To place exploration and discovery at the heart of our curriculum so that our children develop a sense of curiosity and a life-long love of learning.
  • To create a warm, nurturing ethos where we extend the hand of friendship and we respect and trust one another.
  • To prepare our pupils for a rapidly changing world and encourage them to behave in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • To encourage our pupils to embrace the opportunities they are offered; to be creative, to participate in sports and the arts, and to recognise and develop their own individual strengths.


    Curriculum Statement 

    The Ansdell Primary School curriculum is broad, ambitious and engaging.   Our carefully planned curriculum enables every child, including those with SEND, to achieve their very best and to excel.  It enables our pupils to develop personally, socially, culturally and spiritually and it teaches our children to care for each other and for their world.  Our children have opportunities to participate in sport and perform in musical productions.  Our curriculum is driven by our core values with a focus on STEM and exploration.  Our pupils learn from a diverse range of 'Explorers' who inspire us all to aim high.  This group of people includes explorers, musicians, artists, scientists, designers and sports people.  Our pupils engage enthusiastically with our innovative curriculum which includes Lego Robotics and the Adventure Passport.  The Adventure Passport provides outdoor adventurous opportunities for every child, every year from Reception to Year 6.   Our children learn about their role as a global citizen.  There are opportunities for every child to engage in community events.  They learn about our local community, our local heritage and our unique geography.  

    Curriculum Intent

Our pupils love learning, aim high and are resourceful when facing challenges. They endeavour to do their best and feel a sense of pride in their achievements.  They treat others with respect and develop a sense of trust.  They become empathetic, responsible citizens who care about the environment and want to make the world a better place.  Our curriculum provides our children with cultural capital and the knowledge to succeed in an ever changing world. 

The Ansdell Adventure Passport 

Our Adventure Passport has been designed to teach our children a range of skills that will enable them to participate in fulfilling, enjoyable outdoor adventurous activities.  Our children become confident in the outdoors and learn how to make decisions to keep themselves safe.  Skills and knowledge is developed over time and our children visit stunning places across the three counties of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria. 

Year R - Canoe Day at Fairhaven Lake

Year 1 - Adventure day at Beacon Fell 

Year 2 - Canoe Day at Fairhaven Lake 

Year 3 - Rock Climbing and Scrambling at Hutton Roof

Year 4 - Mixed Water Sports Day at Fell Foot, Windermere

Year 5 - Mountain Hike at Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales

Year 6 - Outdoor Adventurous Residential, Tower Wood (Autumn)  followed by Ghyll Scrambling in Langdale (Summer)



Nativities in Reception Class and Key Stage 1

Tea Dance at Fleetwood Marine Hall in Year 2

Class Assemblies and End of Y6 Productions

Choir at King George’s Hall in Blackburn

Dance at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Sing at the Ansdell Christmas Lights Switch-on

Perform for local elderly residents


Community Work

Raise funds for charity

Help elderly people in our local community

Work with the Ansdell in Bloom Team

Grow food in our school allotment

Help our PTFA

Visit local churches and other faith centres







Ansdell Opportunities 

Visit a working farm

Visit Martin Mere to learn about wildlife

See a Pantomime at Lowther Pavilion

See a live philharmonic orchestra

Visit Manchester Museum

Visit the Manchester Science and Industry Museum

Visit Ribchester Roman Museum

Take part in a  local river study

Learn about our local coastline and marine environment at RSPB Fairhaven Lake

Work with an archaeologist for the day

Take part in a Stone Age workshop in the Lake District

Handle unusual small animals

Learn how to play the Ukulele

Try Judo and Fencing

Learn how to cross the road safely

Learn how to swim

Learn how to ride a bike

Pass your Bikeability Training

Visit the local library

Participate in different Sports Clubs

Use Lego Stem materials to learn how to build and code robots

Visit local high schools and join Science, Maths and Sports events

Join our Art Club

Meet a real-life explorer!


School Responsibilities

Be a School Councillor

Be an Eco Councillor

Be a Sports Leader

Be a Digital Leader

Be a School Librarian

Be a Year 6 Buddy

Be a Y6 Guide at our Annual Open Day