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Philosophy for Children


We aspire to all our pupils developing high levels of skill in collaborative, caring, critical and creative thinking – the 4Cs of P4C.  Each week, the children take part in a community of enquiry with Mrs Yates, who is a registered SAPERE trainer.  This session has the specific aim of building the 4Cs through explicit games and review.  In addition, children take part in enquiries with other members of staff linked to specific curriculum areas.  Each half term, the whole school comes together to take part in a cross-phase enquiry prepared and facilitated by the older children.

We were absolutely thrilled to have been accredited with the Gold P4C School Award in 2015.  We are the first school in the North West and only the fifth school in the country.You can read a copy of the report here.

P4C and Writing case study

What does P4C look like in Reception and Year 1?  (more info coming soon)

What does P4C look like in Year 2,3 & 4?  (more info coming soon)

What does P4C look like in Year 5 & 6?

What does whole school P4C look like?


 Sapere P4C Conference

A group of 5 of our Year 6s went to London to present at the national P4C conference hosted by SAPERE.  We were honoured to attend the conference and provide an interactive workshop for many of the 130 delegates. Click on the image to find out how we got on