University of chester free school

University of chester free school

Our School

   This website will provide you with some information about our new, exciting, primary Free School which opened its doors for the first time in September 2013 to full Reception and KS1 classes. Our school provides your children with an outstanding, unique, safe and happy learning environment.
Founded on Christian values with a focus on all types of music and singing permeating the school’s curriculum and ethos, our school is dedicated to developing your children academically, socially, musically and spiritually. The strong partnership between UCFS and the Trust means you can have every confidence that your children are in very safe hands and will be given every encouragement and support so they enjoy their school life and reach their full potential.

Specialising in music and voice, the University Church Free School offers an extended day where pupils will have up to six hours per week for music and vocal tuition. The curriculum supports high academic attainment and progress, featuring:

  • Musical and vocal development and their use as means for raising self-esteem and aspirations as well as supporting other curricular aims.
  • Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills, including Enterprise, Leadership and creative Applied Learning, as means of encouraging pupils’ enjoyment and engagement in their own learning within an integrated curriculum.
  • Reading, Numeracy and Literacy, with a strong base in phonics and world languages.

University of chester free school

Our Vision

UCAT’s Vision for our students and staff is captured in our motto: Believe, Belong, Become.

Therefore in each of our academies our aim is to develop and maintain a culture that:

  • enables individuals to Believe in themselves and in their ability, as well as in others
  • cultivates within our students and staff a true sense that they Belong to a family that cares for them and supports them
  • enriches and extends their learning so that each can Become the individual they aspire to be.

We can achieve this vision if we work together – across academies – drawing on the expertise within our family of schools; having learning at the heart of everything we do; and maximising on the learning opportunities available for all. As individuals we should be striving to improve our practice; as teams we should be determined to support the development and professional growth of each other; and as academies we should be looking at ways of supporting each other to improve and grow into outstanding organisations so that UCAT pupil outcomes are the very best they can be. Leaders, teachers, support staff, pupils, parents and governors working consistently and coherently together to improve the quality of teaching and learning have the potential to build a Trust where every child will experience outstanding teachers and every academy will have outstanding leaders.