Our School

Four Dwellings Primary Academy is a 2 form-entry primary school, in the heart of Quinton, Birmingham with 454 pupils on roll. Pupils from 3yrs to 11yrs come here to learn, explore, investigate, discover, build aspirations, question and to solve problems through an engaging and challenging curriculum and school life.

At Four Dwellings Primary Academy, we have our ‘4D’s’ which are our fundamental principles and run through all areas of school life.

Our School Day:

Our school day begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:10pm (the daily timetable is below) which gives us 6 hours and 25 mins to provide the pupils who attend our school the best educational opportunities that we can.

8:45 am - Basic skills work

9:05 am - Registers are taken (Parents and carers leave and the school day begins)

10:45 am - Break time begins (fruit/snack)

11:00 am - Break time ends

12:00 pm - Lunch time begins

1:00 pm - Lunchtime ends

3:10 pm - Parents/carers pick children up

Our School Assemblies

Every week we hold 2 whole school assemblies.

On  Monday, our assembly focuses the children upon the week ahead and highlights any key events which might be happening. The key theme for this assembly is one of our 4D’s: Dream, Duty, Drive or Dazzle.

Our Friday assembly is our ‘Dazzle’ assembly which celebrates the achievements of the pupils during the week through the award of certificates, badges or stickers. Our parents love the opportunity to watch their child as we celebrate their successes during this assembly.

At Four Dwellings we also use Phase Assemblies or Class Assemblies as a time to reflect, listen to stories from various faiths and develop and discuss our thoughts about current issues. We also ensure that we hold specific themed assemblies which unite the whole school upon one particular focus i.e. Remembrance, anti-bullying, charity, etc. Sometimes, we are lucky enough to have some special guests who run an assembly for us! These have included: Birmingham City Mission, St Boniface Church, Our School Council and Four Dwellings Academy (Secondary).

We believe that the opportunity for pupils to perform to a real audience is a crucial learning experience for our pupils and so we ensure that throughout the year each class performs a class assembly to an invited audience, as well as any Christmas or end of year performances.