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It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.

  Frederick Douglass

As a Unicef rights respecting school, well-being is at the heart of all that we do including behavior management.

Article 28: Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity.

At Penwortham we promote and strive for impeccable standards of behavior; in line with excellence which is one of our core values.  We encourage this by embedding clear and consistent reward systems across the entire school; and whenever necessary appropriate sanctions.

Our House Points reward system is based on individual success and collaborative gains. Pupils are allocated one of four colour coded houses named after some of the United Kingdoms and World’s most esteemed universities:  Oxford,  St Andrews, Imperial College London, and Manchester.  These institutions were also chosen for their active support of Unicef.  Our pupils voted for their own ‘House Captains’ and select rewards for the victorious house via School Council.



As a school community we have developed a set of rules which are linked to our core values.


Alongside this an agreed set of non-negotiable behaviours have been defined – one of which is bullying of any kind.  This is an all year round focus for everybody at Penwortham but particularly during the months of November and February (Anti-bullying and Online Safety weeks respectively).  Below are some telephone numbers and links to useful websites.




For further information with regards to behaviour management at Penwortham please head to the policies section of this website where you will find our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy.


The behaviour chart is applied across the school to encourage positive behaviour.

Designed by Kasia and Minnie


We believe that positive communication is a vital for the wellbeing of our pupils and actively encourage parents/carers and our pupils to meet with us if they have any concerns.


We are working in partnership with the Education Welfare Service and parents to improve pupils’ attendance and punctuality.  Good attendance means that a child is able to achieve their full potential and have the best opportunity in their education and later the world of work. We would like to congratulate the many parents who make sure that their children attend school regularly and on time - in the year 2015-2016, over 190 pupils’ attendance was 98% or higher, which represents a significant increase from the previous year.


PDF icon Absence and Late arrival at school chart


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