Create Learning School in South West opens its doors

Monkton Park Primary School in Chippenham, Wiltshire celebrated being the first Create Learning School in the South West after a successful launch on Thursday 8th June.

The launch saw a collection of School Governors, Headteachers, teachers and local PE and sports organisations come together to watch real PE, real gym and real play lessons in action. Young Leaders led the groups around the school talking proudly about their achievements and progress and explaining why their PE lessons are different.

Deputy Headteacher, Jan Douglas, spoke in depth about Monkton Park’s experience and explained exactly how the multi-abilities have been embedded throughout the school and have helped transform the attitudes, progress and learning of pupils, teachers and parents within their school community.

Headteacher, John Barlow commented: “The development of children’s learning behaviours is just brilliant.”

What is a Create Learning School?

  • An innovative school with outstanding practice that can share ideas with other schools
  • A place where you can see a real school, with real teachers and real children in action
  • A hub for learning and networking

The impact that Create’s approaches have had at the school is outstanding with 97% of Monkton Park pupils saying they feel successful in PE because of the new methods, a jump of 20%.  They are excited to open their doors to local schools and organisations which will enable member schools to access support, impacting on the health and wellbeing of thousands of children at a time when childhood obesity is a growing concern.

Click here to view the full impact report.

Next Network Meeting/Teach Meet
If you’re based in the Wiltshire/South West and would like to be part of this new innovative network you can attend the next Network Meeting on:

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017 (4.00-5.30pm)
Venue: Monkton Park Primary School, Chippenham

To book your place: Contact Jan Douglas to confirm your attendance for this FREE event at

SPECIAL OFFERS – Local programmes announced
Schools in the Wiltshire area and South West region can also benefit from the Create Learning School launch special offers when you book your place by 30th June 2017.

real PE introduction
Audience: new staff or staff changing key stage at a real PE school
Wednesday 4th October 2017 (1.30pm – 5pm)
Monkton Park Primary School, Chippenham

real gym
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 practitioners
Date: Thursday 12th October 2017
Venue: Cherhill CofE Primary School, Cherhill

Click here to view prices and more details.

To find out more about the Create experience and these programmes contact Selina Porter at or Rik Grover at