Manor Way Primary Academy, Brier Mill Road, Halesowen, B63 3HA
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

How to Choose the Right Primary School: 6 Essential Tips

14th November 2023

Selecting the right primary school for your child is not just about education; it's about community, growth, and partnership. Manor Way Primary Academy in Halesowen exemplifies these qualities, making it an excellent choice for your child's formative years. Here are six essential tips to consider when choosing a primary school, each of which is embodied by Manor Way:


  • Consider School Size and Community: Small schools like Manor Way Primary Academy offer a unique 'family feel' with a close-knit community. With one class per year and just over 200 pupils, every child is known, valued, and supported as part of our school family.


  • Assess the Quality of Early Years Provision: Starting education early can be crucial. At Manor Way, children are welcomed into our Preschool from 3 years old, ensuring they have a head start in their learning journey within a nurturing and stimulating environment.


  • Look for Passionate and Committed Staff: The enthusiasm of teachers can significantly influence a child's love for learning. Our team at Manor Way is not only friendly but deeply committed and passionate about education, shaping an environment where learning thrives.


  • Evaluate the Curriculum and Extracurricular Offerings: A varied curriculum helps children discover their interests. Manor Way offers a broad and exciting curriculum where children learn in dynamic ways - from getting muddy outdoors to exploring innovative ideas in the classroom.


  • Understand the School's Expectations: High standards encourage students to reach their potential. Manor Way has high expectations and is committed to excellence, striving for children to be their best in all life facets, well-prepared to transition confidently to secondary education.


  • Examine the School’s Collaborative Network: Being part of a trust can enhance a school's resources and expertise. As a proud member of the Windsor Academy Trust since 2015, Manor Way benefits from shared best practices and collaboration, enhancing our educational offering.


Manor Way Primary Academy isn't just about imparting knowledge; it's about building the foundations of a well-rounded future for every student. It's a place where learning is joyous and children leave not just 'school-ready' but 'life-ready', equipped to excel and succeed in their future education and beyond.


Choosing the right school means finding a place where your child will be nurtured, challenged, and inspired. At Manor Way, we offer that and much more. Join us on our journey, and let's pave the way for a bright and successful future for your child.