All about our School
Our school currently has seven classes:
Three Infant classes (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1)
Four Junior classes (Key Stage 2)
In all Key Stages, children are taught daily sessions of Maths and English, where levels of work are tailored to ability. We follow the National Literacy Framework and the National Numeracy Framework throughout the school. Additionally, all children have a daily phonics or shared reading and writing session, depending on ability levels. A broad, balanced curriculum is planned and taught in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements. All policies and schemes of work are available for parents to see.
Independent and collaborative skills are encouraged from the earliest years. Children are taught as a whole class, in ability groups and on an individual basis. High achieving children receive enrichment activities to extend their learning. Children who need extra support receive help from our Special Needs Co-ordinator, support staff and visiting specialists where appropriate.
We have adopted a creative approach to teach other areas of the curriculum. This has led to more exciting topics being covered, and an increase in the enthusiasm and enjoyment being experienced by pupils.
Key Stage One:
Morning Session: 8.40am— 11.50am
Afternoon Session: 12.50pm—3. 10pm
Key Stage Two:
Morning Session: 8.40am —12 noon
Afternoon Session: 1.00pm —3.15pm
Keeping our Children safe
Please do not drive into the school entrance or in front of the school gates when bringing or collecting children. This entrance needs to be lefty clear for emergency vehicles. Please park on Stopes Brow.
Dogs should never be brought onto the school grounds, including the field.
Children will not be released during the school day unless they are collected by parents or an adult approved by yourself.
Keep your child at home if they are unwell. In exceptional circumstances we will administer medicines, once a permission form has been filled in by a parent and submitted to the office. Please encourage your GP to prescribe with a view to administering these at home.
Children are not allowed to wear jewellery. If your child does have to wear plain studs just after their ears have been pierced, they will need to be covered by plasters at school for P.E. lessons.
Keeping parents Informed
We send home a newsletter each week with important information on, reminders of dates, good news and so on. The current weeks newsletter and previous editions are available under Newsletters.
Click here to view the Newsletter Online
Parents evenings are held twice a year, in the Autumn and Spring terms. Both the Autumn term and Spring meetings operate on an appointment basis. It is an opportunity for parents to come into school, see their child’s work and meet the teacher. If you are unable to attend on these evenings please call into the school and arrange an alternative time with your childs’ class teacher.
Staff are always willing to see parents. Please arrange this with the class teacher at a mutually convenient time.
If you have any worries about your child in school please see the class teacher first. We understand your concerns and are happy to listen. We want the children who attend our school to be happy and we can best achieve this through co-operation between parents/carers and school. If you cannot satisfactorily solve the problem after seeing the class teacher, then please see the Headteacher.
In the unlikely event you still feel we haven’t addressed the issues you have raised, then you can make a formal complaint to the Chair of Governors.
We try to provide a range of after school activities for children. We currently have a choir, after school sports activities including: Football, Table Tennis, Tennis, Gymnastics, Athletics, FILM Clubs, booster clubs and a Healthy Heroes Club. We even have a drop-in club for our Y6 pupils and past pupils all the way up to Y9 which we run with the church.
Our after school provision has been recognised as a strength by previous OFSTED Inspections. Click here to go to the Clubs page where you can get more details about the clubs.
PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association)
The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association raises funds for the children in our school. Support is always needed and appreciated. They make a tremendous difference to our facilities, for example their money helped to pay for our computer suite which was opened by the then Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw. They have also helped fund some of our outside play equipment. Parent helpers are always welcome in school. Contact the school office to offer your help.