Welcome from the Head


Welcome from the Headteacher, Mrs Lucy Davies

On behalf of all the staff and children at The Firs School I would like to welcome you to our school website which offers a broad view of our vision for the future and the many successes and achievements of our students.

Our team of dedicated staff, both teaching and non-teaching provide an inspiring, structured and supportive learning environment in which every child is challenged to realise their true potential.

The Firs prides itself on being an independent Primary School which offers your child the chance to explore our diverse curriculum with a sense of wonder and curiosity. This enables them to develop confidence, self-esteem and a strong sense of social responsibility.

Our Christian values underpin the outstanding academic opportunities available here and though faith is important to us, it is not a prerequisite for joining the school. We have high expectations of our pupils, they achieve excellent academic results and move onto various leading secondary schools in the area.

The Firs has exciting plans for the future, the school is a very special place where parents, staff and pupils work closely together to enjoy learning every day. The only way is to see for yourself. Do not hesitate to make an appointment to look round the school. You will be welcome.

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Bio

Mrs Lucy Davies, BA(Hons) Dunelm, PGCE, PGCDL, NPQH

Having completed a degree in Anthropology Mrs Davies worked in marketing before finding the allure of teaching too great and moving to Exeter University to take her teaching qualification. Marrying a canoeist led to her first job being by the National Water Sports centre in Nottingham. Mrs Davies worked in two different maintained schools in Nottingham holding management positions in the subjects of science and maths as well as being in charge of different year groups in large schools.

Having had four sons the family took the decision to work abroad and Mrs Davies found herself  Head of maths in a large primary school in Qatar. During the years in the Middle East Mrs Davies held various leadership positions until finally becoming the Head of Juniors with the responsibility for nearly 1000 students. Mrs Davies has a special interest in how children learn and took a second post graduate qualification in dyslexia and learning. She has also completed her National Professional Qualification for Headship. Her younger children urged their parents to move to Chester this year and the family are excited to be back in the UK once more.

Mrs Davies enjoys music and Drama and has written, produced and conducted many school productions. She also has a great interest in the outdoors and has been a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award leader for twenty years leading many expeditions at home and abroad. She has wide range of experience having taught students from reception to A level. She believes that education involves developing the whole person, academic and non-academic and that we are never too old to learn.