The name ‘Lowe’s Wong’ requires some explanation too, particularly to newcomers to the area. The word, ‘Wong’ is of Scandinavian origin; it is a common feature of Nottinghamshire field names and refers to a piece of unenclosed meadowland. Lowe is a family name, and this family leased Dunham Prebend for about 120 years. The adjoining wong was let with the house and the major part of this now comprises the school grounds.
Our school prides itself on its warm atmosphere in which children are respected and valued as individuals and education is felt to be a partnership with parents. Teaching and non-teaching staff, caretaking staff, kitchen and lunchtime supervisors and the school governors all work closely to provide a caring, purposeful, stimulating environment in which children can feel secure, learn to respect and value the needs of each other and work to the best of their ability.
We aim for our children to be involved in their own learning and to develop the self-discipline necessary to take full advantage of all our school has to offer. We recognise that our children have individual qualities and we acknowledge that they all have a valuable contribution to make to the life of our school. We have high expectations of our children and seek to ensure that irrespective of race, gender or disability all have access to a first rate education which will set them on their way to playing a full and valuable part in our society.
As a church school we have close links with Southwell Minster and Southwell Methodist church and we regularly invite visitors in to speak from a range of denominations. As our March 2012 Church Inspection Report stated, ‘this is a caring and nurturing school that “is grounded in Christian principles”.
Mr Mike Follen
Our Vision Statement
The Governors and staff aim to provide a secure and caring school
environment, based on Christian principles. We want children to enjoy
being part of a happy community in which every individual is valued. We
seek to help all children reach their full potential, with an emphasis on
mutual respect, creativity, flexibility and a life-long love of learning.