Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

Statutory Information

This page provides links to key information as required by 'The School Information Regulations 2016' and guidance published by the DfE in September 2022

Contact Details

To notify us if your child will be absent from school or to speak to the Head teacher or a member of staff, please contact us via the link above.

Name of Headteacher - Mrs Emma Roberts

Name of Chair of Governors - Mrs Alex O'Dwyer

Name of SENDCO - Miss Lisa Jenkin

Request for copies

If you would like a paper copy of the information from this website, please contact Mrs Norman or Mrs Teasdale in our main school office where all information will be given free of charge.

Admission Arrangements

Please click on the link above for more information on our admission arrangements

 

Admissions Arrangements 2022 - 23 

Exclusion Arrangements

Please click on the link above for guidance on our pupil exclusion arrangements. (DC model arrangements)

Latest Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report March 2020

Link to Ofsted                                                                                                                                                     

Parent View

Latest SIAMS Report

2019 SIAMS Report

Ethos and Values of the School

Please click on the link above to find out more about our ethos and values

Governor Information

Please click on the link above for more information on our Governing Body

Behaviour policy 2022

Please click on the link above for our Behaviour policy

Please click here for a copy of our anti-bullying policy

Charging and remissions policy

Please click on the link above for our charging and remissions policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Please click on the link above for the document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' September 2022

Please click here for our Child protection Policy

For more information on safeguarding in our school  please click the 'safeguarding' button on our home page.

Latest Key Stage 2 results

  • Percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Average progress in reading
  • Average progress in writing
  • Average progress in mathematics
  • Percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of achievement in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Average scaled score in reading
  • Average scaled score in mathematics

The School performance tables

Information about the curriculum

Curriculum Guide for parents in Class 1

Curriculum Guide for parents in Class 2

Curriculum Guide for parents in Class 3

Curriculum Guide for parents in Class 4

We follow the National Curriculum that was published in 2014 and also link learning to children's interests to really engage them in our rich and varied curriculum.  To find out more about the National Curriculum 2014 please click here.

See the 'Our Curriculum' tab on our homepage for more information on the following:

  • content of each subject in our curriculum;
  • information on progression in each subject,
  • our policies on each subject;
  • how each subject links to Early Years;
  • our development plan for each subject; and 
  • more about our Curriculum Intent Statement

 

Our reading scheme and phonics programme

In September 2021 we adopted a new phonics programme; Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.

We have invested heavily in high quality, decodable books which match the scheme.

Click here to visit the parents' information page on the Little Wandle website.

When children are ready they move onto the Accelerated Reader Scheme which ensures that comprehension skills are developed alongside the skills of word reading.  They take a quiz after finishing their book (which is matched to their learning needs) to further develop their understanding of the text.  They move up levels when the class teams feel that they are ready, when they have shown good understanding of the texts that they are reading.

 

Use of Pupil Premium 

PE and Sport Premium

SEN Policy

Please click on the link above for our SEND policy

To view our accessibility plan please click here

Link to our SEND Page 

SEND Local Offer for Dorset

Complaints Policy

Please click on the link above to see our complaints policy

Covid -19 Catch Up Premium Plan

Remote Education Information

Click on the link above for our Remote Education Plan

Click here for a link to our Covid-19 page which includes more information on Remote Education

Click here for a link to our Home Learning section of our curriculum with useful links and ideas for remote learning

Schools Financial Benchmarking

Click here for a link to view the financial information of Symondsbury Primary School

Equality Policy and Information

As public bodies, local-authority-maintained schools must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. This means you must publish:

Uniform Policy

Please click here for a copy of our uniform policy

Opening and Closing Times

Our School day runs from 8:55am to 3:30pm which is equal to 32 hours and 55 minutes per week.

This does not include Breakfast Club that runs from 8am and After School Club and extra-curricular clubs that run until 4:30pm