Term times

School year – 2023-2024

  Autumn Spring Summer
Open Wed 6th Sep Tues 9th Jan Mon 8th Apr
Close half-term Thurs 26th Oct Fri 9th Feb Fri 24th May
Open Mon 6th Nov Tues 20th Feb Wed 5th June
End of Term Thurs 21st Dec Fri 22nd Mar Thurs 18th Jul

Staff Training Days:

  • Monday 4th September 2023
  • Tuesday 5th September 2023
  • Monday 8th January 2024
  • Monday 19th February 2024
  • Friday 19th July 2024

Bank Holiday = Monday 6th May 2024

School year – 2024-2025

Autumn Spring Summer
Open Wed 4th Sep Tues 7th Jan Tues 22nd Apr
Close half-term Thurs 24th Oct Fri 14th Feb Thurs 22nd May
Open Mon 4th Nov Tues 25th Feb Wed 4th June
End of Term  Fri 20th Dec Fri 4th April Fri 18th Jul

Staff Training Days:

  • Monday 2nd September 2024
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2024
  • Monday 6th January 2025
  • Monday 24th February 2025
  • Friday 23rd May 2025

Bank Holiday = Monday 5th May 2025

“Teachers provide lots of opportunities for pupils to rehearse and say the sounds they are learning aloud, which helps them to remember them.”

Ofsted

“Leaders have created an ambitious curriculum that sets out clearly what pupils should
learn and when.”

Ofsted

“Pupils feel that they are being listened to and that their views help leaders to improve the school.”

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“School council representatives attend School Stakeholder Group (SSG) meetings to share their views.”

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“Strong, cross-curricular links with subjects, such as science, give pupils the opportunity to apply their skills and
knowledge when making products.”

Ofsted

“Leaders ensure there is a focus on developing pupils’ mathematical vocabulary.”

Ofsted

“Leaders provide ‘chatterpacks’ to parents so that they have the age-appropriate resources they need to support their child’s
reading.”

Ofsted

“Pupils now use mathematical vocabulary with accuracy.”

Ofsted

“One pupil told inspectors that ‘teachers are really caring, we know if we ask for help, we will get it’.”

Ofsted

“In the short term, leaders have placed a greater focus on subjects such as
English and mathematics.”

Ofsted

“Democratically elected roles, such as house captains and school councillors, enable pupils to contribute purposefully to school life.”

Ofsted

“As soon as children start school, leaders check their speech and language needs so that extra help can be provided, where it is required.”

Ofsted

“In subjects such as history, teachers use assessment skilfully to find out what pupils know before they start to teach a new unit of work.”

Ofsted

“Leaders’ subject monitoring has led to a consistent and successful approach to the teaching of phonics across the early years and key stage 1.”

Ofsted

“Pupils are clear about the school rules.”

Ofsted

“Leaders have established ‘hive’ provision for pupils who need it. These well-resourced, intimate settings provide the intense support that a significant minority of pupils need.”

Ofsted

“The mathematics curriculum is clearly sequenced. Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to continually revisit and review previous learning.”

Ofsted

“The help that leaders provide for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is a strength of the school.”

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“Knowledgeable and highly trained leaders ensure that pupils get the support they need to achieve.”

Ofsted

“Children are
taught to read as soon as they start in the early years.”

Ofsted

“In other curriculum
areas, such as design technology (DT), the curriculum is improving rapidly.”

Ofsted

“Leaders have ensured that pupils have plenty of opportunities
to design, make and evaluate projects using different materials.”

Ofsted

“Pupils spoke with enthusiasm about the school garden they are developing and of their plans for the fruit and vegetables they will grow.”

Ofsted

“Leaders ensure that opportunities for pupils to apply their mathematical understanding are provided in the activities pupils
complete.”

Ofsted

“In the early years, mathematics is a high priority. Daily ‘carpet time’ is used to teach children
mathematical concepts”

Ofsted

“Leaders have rightly reorganised their curriculum to make up for learning that has been
lost during the COVID-19”

Ofsted

“Leaders have continued to prioritise the teaching of phonics and reading.”

Ofsted

“Leaders use assessment well to ensure that the books pupils read match the sounds they already know.”

Ofsted