“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only the power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.”
- Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Welcome to the Official Website for Ludworth!
Ludworth is Britain’s first primary school for Principle-Centred Child Leadership.
We hope that you’ll enjoy browsing through and reading details of our lovely and magical school, which has been providing exceptionally high standards of education and producing children of outstanding character for over a hundred years.
Our pupils become tomorrow’s leaders because we unlock and nurture the greatness within every one of them. An education at Ludworth means continually adhering to timeless principles of care, honesty, hard work, trustworthiness, effort, determination and service to others. As a result, our children can thrive as they face the future because of a strong, changeless inner core which gives them strength and direction. In an constantly changing world our pupils grow into fine young leaders of good character and integrity, children who can be an example to others in the world.
We can do this for your son or daughter too. So if you can see the potential inside your child, we can see them here.
CHILDREN CHOOSE THEIR LIBRARY BOOKS AFTER THE PTA GENEROUSLY DONATES MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Children from Ludworth recently went to Madeleine Lindlay, the book store for schools in Oldham, after the PTA generously gave them £2000 for books to choose!
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
Maddy, Charlotte, Emily, Molly, Lucy, Billy and Jack took part in the English Schools Swimming Association Northwest Individual Championships Competition in Bolton on 15th Feb, competing against pupils from across the Northwest region from Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and the Isle of Man: the best swimmers from 106 schools. Fierce competition, but we knew that they’d meet the challenge head on. Their determined spirit, matched with Ludworthian espirit de corps meant that they came through in triumph, picking up a massive cluster of medals between them (Maddy alone received too many to count) and put on a fabulous performance, winning the Top Primary School in the region prize. Here the trophy is being presented in a special assembly by the competition secretary.
Anonymous parent has Ludworth sports kits made, and donates it to the school
Many thanks to an a parent of one of our Y6 children, who – as an early thank-you present - has had a full team’s worth of sports kits made and emblazoned with the school logo. Thank-you! Here four of our children show what it looks like….
Ludworth’s reputation and excellent performance pushes up house prices in the local area significantly
Daily Telegraph Magazine shows how the cost of living near an exceptional primary school makes homes much more expensive – the effect of Ludworth is 29th greatest in the country (out of over 17,000 primary schools). We are 15th if independent schools are not included.) See below:
MORE LEADERSHIP LIGHTHOUSES!
I am pleased to announce that the school now has now awarded more than FORTY Leadership Lighthouses to its pupils. Children are presented with Lighthouse Award badges after earning all five different Leadership certificates which make up Ludworth’s Child Leadership programme (‘Continuously Improving’, ‘Taking Group Responsibility’, ‘Showing Care and Respect’ and ‘Making a Contribution’). Each of these certificates takes many months to earn, as there needs to be compelling evidence that the boy or girl concerned really possesses sufficient character to fulfil the requirements in each area. Gaining a full Leadership Lighthouse badge means that they have convincingly demonstrated a magnificent level of trustworthiness across the board.
Well done to all the pupils who have done this since September this year…..Robert, Kathryn, Molly B, Tamsin, Molly M, Heath, Isobel, Alexia, Niamh, Zoe, Pippa, Theo, Sabina, Hannah, Lucas, Ethan, SranneB, Amelia, Kathryn, Jai, Maija, Kyle, Haris, Zahira, Aiden, Millie and Rhea, Jamie, Sam, Rhys, Jocelyn, Lily-Ann, Isobel, Cahrlotte, Sophia, Angus and Connor. They are an example for all others to follow.
LUDWORTH PERFORMS AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER
Our pupils recently composed their own musical compositions and performed them on stage to rapturous applause! See the full details in a Powerpoint Presentation here which has been made by the children involved themselves. It’s in three parts as the files are quite large: The Music Box Bridgewater Hall Powerpoint1 The Music Box Bridgewater Hall Powerpoint2 The Music Box Bridgewater Hall Powerpoint3
OFSTED RATES LUDWORTH OUTSTANDING IN EVERY AREA!
We are exremely proud to announce that Inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education have rated Ludworth OUTSTANDING in every area! Please click below to read the exemplary report. You can find more details in our latest newsletter too – see above.
INVESTOR IN PEOPLE AWARD FOR LUDWORTH – NUMBER FOUR!
We’ve been re-assessed and re- awarded the coveted Investors In People Award….. for the FOURTH time! ‘Innovation’, ‘a complete lack of complacency’, ‘self-reflection’ and, above all, ‘confidence for the future’ were noted to be the hallmarks of our school.
‘Every time I visit it, this school just keeps getting better and better” – Assessor
The report is available to read here LPS Investors In People Report Jun12
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