Buxton Road, New Mills , High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 3JS

01663 744358

info@newtown.derbyshire.sch.uk

Welcome to Newtown Primary School

PROSPECTUS

 

Buxton Road, New Mills, High Peak, Sk22 3JS

Tel: 01663 744358 Fax: 01663 744410

Email: info@newtown.derbyshire.sch.uk

Website: www.newtownprimary.co.uk

Headteacher: Mr Parry

Newtown Primary School 2016-17

 

School Context

Newtown Primary School serves a mixed catchment area with approximately 67 pupils on roll. There are currently three classes in the school: Class 1 – Reception, Year 1 & 2, Class 2 - Years 3 & 4, Class 3 - Years 5 & 6. Newtown is an inclusive school and pupils with Special Educational Needs attending Newtown may include children who have Statements of SEN, learning difficulties, emotional/behavioural difficulties or disabilities.

 

Our School Ethos    

Aiming High!

Staff and Governors at Newtown Primary provide an inclusive, supportive and stimulating school community, where children can achieve their full potential - academically, socially and emotionally - in a safe, happy and healthy environment, so that they can prepare for life in an ever-changing world and make a positive contribution to their community.

 

School Values

 Newtown Primary School will

 

  • provide stimulating, effective teaching in an environment which inspires pupils, where work is matched to each individual and effort is valued

 

  • provide a balanced, broad and engaging curriculum, which complies with the legal requirements of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage

 

  • enable pupils to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding, to fulfil their potential and to make good progress as confident, independent learners, especially in English, Mathematics and Information Technology

 

  • enable pupils to apply knowledge, skills, understanding and practical abilities in order to prepare them as citizens

 

  • provide enriching learning experiences and encourage children to take responsibility for their learning

 

  • encourage physical activities, promote healthy lifestyles and care for the environment

 

  • expect and promote good behaviour and foster respect and consideration for all people at all times

 

  • promote equality of opportunity to give everyone access to all the learning experiences and social activities of the school

 

  • foster an appreciation of the local and wider community and promote links to contribute to the social and cultural development of the pupils

 

  • encourage the involvement of all – parents, relatives, Governors and friends – in the life of the school

 

Admissions to Infant/Primary Schools – 2016/2017 Academic Year

Children born between 01.09.12 and 31.08.13

The Reception Admissions Round will open from 9am Monday 14th November 2016 and close at midnight on Friday 13th January 2017. There are three ways parents can apply:-

  • The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions - (*please see note below)
  • Apply by phone by ringing Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058. This facility is available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday or 9.30am and 4pm on Saturday.
  • Parents who prefer a paper application form may obtain one from the Admissions and Appeals Team by e-mailing admissions@derbyshire.gov.uk or by ringing 01629 537499.

* If you require assistance with the on-line application, please contact the Mrs Barlow in the school office who can book an appointment with you to make the application in school.

 If your child is of school age and attends a Derbyshire school, you will be required to complete an In-year Transfer Form available from our school office or you can contact admissions on the above telephone number.

 

Admission Policy

Children are admitted to Newtown Primary at the beginning of the Autumn Term. Children enter school full time if they have their fifth birthday between 1st September and 31st August.

 Children are invited to join our pre-school sessions in the summer term before the September in which they are due to start school. These sessions will benefit the children by familiarising them with the environment, the teachers, Key Stage 1 children and the systems and procedures they will encounter in Reception class. Information on the session dates will be sent to you in May 2017.

We hold an open evening in June each year for the parents of all the children due to start school the following academic year.

Parents considering applying for a place for their child are welcome to visit school by appointment with the Headteacher.

 

Attendance

Government evidence shows that there is a clear relationship between a child’s attendance in school and his/her academic progress and success.

The Government places the responsibility of getting a child into school every day and on time on the parents. We request that contact is made with school before 9.30am if your child is ill and will be absent from school.

 

Punctuality

It is important that your child arrives on time for school. At 8.50 am the school playground is open for children to arrive and chat to friends with a staff member on duty. The school bell is rung at 8.58 am ready for 9.00 am registration. Class groups line up in the main playground. Please see the attached Every School Day Counts.

 

Reception Class arrangements

We ask that Class 1 parents drop their child in the classroom from 8.55 am which gives time for staff and parents to chat. At the end of a school day, Class 1 will be open from 3.20 pm to enable parents to pick up their child from the classroom and let them share their day’s work with the parent/person collecting them.

 

Authorised Absence

The Government has recently made amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 which come into force on 1st September 2013. These state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during the term time unless there are exceptional circumstances; in these cases it is the Headteacher who determines the number of days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.

 

Parents needing leave of absence for exceptional circumstances should complete a form at least two weeks before the anticipated start date. The reason for the request should be given in detail. Applications should be made before the leave is arranged as absences will not be granted retrospectively.

 

Unauthorised absences may incur penalties for parents.

 

Staff & Governors

September 2016

Head teachers:
Mr Parry - Head

Miss Golightly and Mrs Holt – Joint Assistant Heads

 

Teachers:                                        Teaching & Learning Assistants:
Mrs Holt                                           Mrs Jodrell

Mrs Clements                                  Miss Hudson

Mrs Jones                                         Miss Williams          

Miss Golightly                                 Miss Andrews


                                                          Miss Bramwell


Secretary:                                       Midday Supervisors:
Mrs Barlow                                      Mrs Jodrell

                                                          Mrs Dunphy

                                                          Mrs Mycock

                                                          Miss Bramwell- Senior MDS


Caretaking & Cleaning:
Mr Hibbert
Mrs Dunphy

Governing Body:
Mr Monteath - Chair/Co-opted Governor
Mrs Woodgate – Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor
Cllr Davenport - LA Governor
Miss Williams - Staff Governor
Dr Gilsenan- Parent Governor
Mrs Poulter - Parent Governor
Dr Irving – Co-opted Governor

Miss Golightly – Co-opted Governor

Head teacher Mr Parry is the Designated Person for Safeguarding.

Joint Assistant Head teachers are Miss Golightly and Mrs Holt.

SENCO Mrs Holt (Class 1) is deputy designated person for safeguarding.

Please report anything of concern that arises during the school day.

 

 

A Day at Newtown Primary School

Mrs Barlow will be in the office 8.50 – 12.00 and 1.10 – 3.40

7.45              The out-of-school care club, ‘Foxes Den’, begins in the school hall

8.50             Teachers of classes 2 and 3 go into the playground to supervise unaccompanied children and be available for parents. Class 1 children are brought straight into the classroom.

9.00             Teachers bring the Class 2 & 3 children in from the playground and the day begins with registration on line – TAs can log in - and dinner register for school dinner or  

                     “sandwiches” (packed lunch).

9.10-30        Whole school Phonics – six groups, mixed from all classes. See rota in staffroom for group and venue.

Friday 9.10   Good work Assembly; all staff attend and parents are invited, phonics follows immediately after.

10.40             Morning break for 15 minutes, staff to supervise as per rota.

12.00            Dinner in the hall for Class1, Playtime for other classes.

                     Midday Supervisors collect children from classes.

 1.00             Midday supervisors bring Class 2&3 children to classes for registration

 1.15              Midday supervisors bring Class 1 children to class for registration

 2.15             Assembly Mon, Wed, Thurs. See staffroom for rota.

2.25             Juniors have a 10 minute break [discretionary]

2.40            Infants have a 10 minute break

3.25            Class 1 are collected from their classroom.

3.30            Class 2 are dismissed from the playground door, Class 3 from the front door. Foxes’ Den children go straight to the hall when the class is dismissed, taking their coats and bags

                   etc.

                   After school activities begin.

 

The out-of-school care club Foxes’ Den runs until 5.30pm in the School

Hall.

 

4.00          Mrs Dunphy cleans and tidies the school in preparation for the next day with Mr Hibbert, caretaker arriving at 5.00.

 

The school may also be used in the evening for parents’ meetings and other events.

 

2016 ATTAINMENT AND PROGRESS

The school is formally required to report children’s attainment. The outcomes for 2016 are as follows:

EYFS

GOOD LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT IN KEY AREAS

 

63%

PROGRESS HAS BEEN MAINTAINED FROM BASELINE ASSESSMENTS. OUR PASS PERCENTAGE IS IN LINE WITH NATIONAL AVERAGE.

 

YEAR ONE

PASSED END OF YEAR PHONICS ASSESSMENT

 

75%

THOSE WHO DID NOT REACH THE PASS MARK ARE ALL EXPECTED TO REACH IT AT THE END OF YEAR TWO. OUR PASS PERCENTAGE IS IN LINE WITH NATIONAL AVERAGE.

 

YEAR TWO

READING

WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

COMBINED

 

86%

57%

72%

86%

57%

PROGRESS IS GOOD AS 50% WERE AT A GOOD LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT AT THE END OF EYFS. NATIONAL AVERAGE FIGURES HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

YEAR SIX

READING

WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

SPAG

COMBINED

 

86%

71%

64%

71%

71%

57%

 

PROGRESS IS GOOD AS NOT ALL CHILDREN WERE AT EXPECTED OUTCOMES AT END OF YEAR TWO. OUTCOMES ARE IN LINE WITH NATIONAL EXPECTATIONS AND WELL ABOVE IN READING.

 

There is much to celebrate in these results as the National Curriculum content and end of Key Stage Assessments are now much more challenging.

 

Newtown Primary School Uniform        

Children are encouraged to dress in a way that is suitable both at this school and later at their secondary school. Many of our parents find it easiest to buy uniform from our New Mills based outfitter, Headmasters in New Mills market. This gives the children a sense of identity and it is not expensive. We expect pupils to dress for work, not leisure, and to be neat and tidy. From September 2017 the school uniform will be;

Polo shirts - red

Sweatshirts, cardigans or fleeces - black (with school logo available)

Grey trousers or skirts

Black shoes, no heels      trainers or pumps should be worn only for PE and outdoor activities.

Grey tights

Summer options:

Red gingham dresses

Grey shorts

Hair: long hair should be tied back and there should be no extreme styles or colour.

No nail colour is to be worn in school and no jewellery except simple stud earrings and a watch are permitted.

Reading folders for carrying books, homework and letters etc. are provided free when children begin school - replacements can be purchased from the school office if necessary.

School provides all pens, pencils, felt tips, rulers, rubbers and sharpeners, so children’s pencil cases and stationery equipment are not allowed in school. Year 5 and Year 6 children may provide their own ink pen once their handwriting reaches the required standard.

P.E.

A change of clothes for PE and games is always needed. PE kit needs to be in school from Monday to Friday in a drawstring PE bag.

Red & black sports top

Black shorts or PE skirt

spare jumper and/or tracksuit for outdoor wear during colder months.

PE footwear – black pumps or trainers

Winter option: black jogging pants for outdoor wear

Year 3 & 4 children have a weekly swimming lesson at New Mills Leisure Centre so need to bring swimwear and a towel in a named, waterproof bag.

 

Term Time After School Clubs

 

All week:      The Foxes’ Den Out of School Care Club operates a breakfast and after school club term time. Opening from 7.45am – 9.00 am and 3.25 pm – 5.30 pm. Supervisor, Miss J Williams and her team provide a stimulating and fun time. Activities include: Art & Crafts, Baking, Around the World Wednesday, Messy Thursday and lots of special events such as Cinema Night, PJ Party and much more. Please see the Foxes Den section on the website for prices and further information.

 

Monday:       Peak Active Sports runs a multi-sports club every Monday from 3.30 – 4.30pm. Children enjoy a range of sports activities. Current prices available on request.

Tuesday:      ARTis offer an after school drama club. Autumn term only

 

Lunch Time Clubs

Our Year 6 buddies offer a range of activities during the week on rota basis:

e.g. Lego Club, Craft Club, Board Games Club, Behind the Net, Sports Games, Circle Games, Jackanory and Connect 4.