The School Day

The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.30pm – Monday to Friday 33.75 hours per week

Morning Playtimes

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have a fifteen minute morning playtime between 10.25am and 10.40 am.

Lunch

Children in Reception begin their lunchtime at 11.45am, when they are taken in their key worker groups to the canteen. Their keyworker supports the group of children with their general table manners and conversational skills. Afterwards, the children make their way to the reception outdoor learning area to take part in outdoor learning play opportunities with a nursery nurse.

Children in Key stage 1 and 2 begin their lunchtime at 12.00pm.

Lunchtime for all children ends at 1.10pm.

Afternoon Playtimes

Key Stage 1 & 2 have a ten minute afternoon playtime between 2.15pm and 2.25pm – Monday-Thursday

Key Stage 1 & 2 have a ten minute afternoon playtime between 2.20pm and 2.30pm – Fridays

Whole School Assemblies

All children throughout the school attend a whole-school assembly, led by either Mrs Shepherdson or Mr Mearns, twice weekly.

Monday morning assemblies are held at 9.10am in the school hall, while Friday celebration assemblies are held at 2:45pm, also in the hall.

All pupils will have an act of daily collective worship. Parents can contact the school office if they wish their child/children to be withdrawn from this.

‘Parents and carers have a very high level of confidence in the work of the school.’

OFSTED comments

‘School leaders
and governors are passionate about pupils’ achievement and personal development. ‘

OFSTED comments

‘The school promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural education very well.’

OFSTED comments

‘The primary school physical education and sports funding is used very well.’

OFSTED comments

‘Teachers assess pupils’ work accurately and use their good subject knowledge to plan
interesting tasks that engage pupils well.’

OFSTED comments

‘There is full engagement by the school in a local sports partnership. Pupils say that they
enjoy sport.’

OFSTED comments

‘Astute use of professional development and support for staff has resulted in good teaching.’

OFSTED comments

‘All pupils spoken to say they are safe in school and they enjoy school.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils participate in competitive sports, such as cross-country, squash and football, as well as winning local dance competitions.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils study a wide range of subjects and have a good range of additional activities to
broaden their experiences.’

OFSTED comments

‘Currently, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, develop good skills and knowledge in reading,
mathematics and a wide range of subjects. ’

OFSTED comments

‘Staff morale is high and there is a shared sense of purpose and a desire for all pupils to
achieve their full potential.’

OFSTED comments

‘The local authority has a clear picture of the development of the school and has supported this school securely on its journey of improvement.’

OFSTED comments

‘An analysis of pupils’ work by inspectors showed good gains in knowledge, skills and
understanding in reading, mathematics and a wide range of subjects.’

OFSTED comments

‘The special educational needs coordinator identifies the needs of pupils very accurately and makes sure strong provision is in place to meet pupils’ needs.’

OFSTED comments

‘The school’s enhanced provision for those pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is a strength of the school,’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils take part in
visits to places of interest that then contribute
very well to their learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘The headteacher has made sure that senior leaders, and middle leaders, have had very
effective training’

OFSTED comments

‘Parents value the school’s work highly. They believe the school is well led and indicate that the new headteacher has improved the school and that staff are supporting their children well.’

OFSTED comments

‘Teachers ask supplementary questions to make sure that pupils have a full understanding of the work they are doing and are making good progress. ‘

OFSTED comments

‘The headteacher and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils are pleasant,
polite and respectful. Attendance is above
average.’

OFSTED comments

‘Teachers’ skilful questioning is used well, especially in guided reading and in mathematics to deepen pupils’ learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils make a good contribution to their learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils engage effectively in learning and enjoy school.’

OFSTED comments

‘The curriculum offers many exciting opportunities for learning.’

OFSTED comments

‘Children settle quickly into Reception and make good progress because of good leadership and
good teaching.’

OFSTED comments

‘The extra funding for those pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is used highly
effectively.’

OFSTED comments

‘The enhanced provision, The Bridge, is making a significantly positive contribution to pupils’ ability to self-manage their needs.’

OFSTED comments

‘Governors make a strong contribution to the development of the school.’

OFSTED comments