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Welcome to The Island Learning Trust


We are committed to creating a learning community in which children are perseverant, resilient risk takers who take responsibility for their learning and develop their critical creative and social abilities fully. We believe that children learn best when learning is: exciting, challenging, creative, collaborative, practical, reflective and meaningful.  Learning should inspire children to ask questions and to wonder.  It should provide them with memorable experiences.  It should develop in them the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, social responsibility, problem solving and reflection.  It should have the highest of expectations of the learners.  It should build on experience and always be purposeful and relevant. We are passionate about celebrating the uniqueness of our learners and our curriculum design reflects this.


We are a community that reaches out into the wider world, caring for and respecting the needs, beliefs and culture of others. Our children blossom into responsible, caring global citizens. Children, staff, governors and parents are rightly very proud of our school and it’s ethos, we hope that this is reflected in all of our work and communications.


Debbie Wheeler and Ryan Driver

"We are a Growth Mindset School"


There are two types of mindset – growth and fixed. If you have a growth mindset then you are open to challenge and excited by learning new things with an acceptance that it may be hard to achieve but it will be worth it. If you have a fixed mindset then you prefer to be able to do something straight away and find perseverance tricky. We have discussed this with all of the children and are developing ways of recognising these mindsets during lessons and realising that we all differ in different learning environments according to how we feel about what we are doing. We are all working together to develop our mindsets and to figure out how to work collaboratively to improve all learning opportunities.



Our schools address and phone number


Halfway Houses Primary School

Danley Road,



ME12 3AP

Telephone 01795 662875


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