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Headteacher’s Welcome


Thank you for showing an interest in CCYD.

We have high expectations of all of our students and this is reflected in our school motto of “Taking Pride”. Students are encouraged to participate in and give of their best in all aspects of school life. We encourage our students to take advantage of all opportunities and to be bold in taking risks in their learning to become resilient, happy and confident individuals. This is why we adopt the growth mindset philosophy of ‘I Can’t Do It Yet!’

One of the strengths of our school is the staff.  They are a dedicated team who are supportive, caring and innovative. They work tirelessly to provide excellent learning opportunities for all students.

We pride ourselves on our caring and supportive environment, where the safeguarding and happiness of students is paramount. Our curriculum provides an appropriate pathway for everyone, along with placing a significant emphasis on the core and wider skills including literacy, numeracy and digital competency.

We aspire to achieve outstanding results but we also want our students to enjoy school, make friends, feel part of a special community and help them develop into resilient and reflective adults.

We work closely in partnership with parents and believe this relationship is crucial to the success of our students.

If you want to find out more about CCYD, please do not hesitate to contact us. We pride ourselves on showing visitors around the school during the day so that they experience for themselves the energy and vibrancy of our school.

Mrs Tracey Wellington

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.

William S. Burroughs