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Headteacher: Mrs V. Campos

Key Information

In this section you will find information about:

- Admissions

- Our School Development Plan

- Pupil Premium

- Sport Premium

- Ofsted reports and information

- Performance data

- Link to Parent View

- Financial information

- SEND School Offer

- Public Sector Equality Duty

- Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015

- School publications available under the Freedom of Information act

 

 

Admission Arrangements

 

Admissions are handled centrally by Hertfordshire County Council; to find out about procedures please click here.

 

Parents considering applying for either a Nursery or Primary place are warmly encouraged to visit the school prior to application.

To make an appointment for a visit, please contact the school on 01442 402244

 

Nursery and Primary Admission

 

At present there are two admission processes, one for Nursery Admissions and one for Primary Admissions. Parents are invited to apply to the school directly for a place in the Nursery Class. Please see the admissions policy for Nursery below.  Information is sent to families directly from Herts County Council for Primary Admissions. This explains the admission process in detail, including the admission criteria. The admission process takes place in the academic year prior to the child starting Nursery/Reception Class.  There is a single intake in September for both Nursery and Reception classes.

 

 

Secondary Transfer

 

Secondary Transfer is administered by Herts County Council and the individual Secondary Schools. Primary Schools distribute information. The admission process takes place during Year 6.  'Moving On' booklets are distributed by the Primary School early in September. The booklet will explain the admission process in detail, including the admission criteria. The timetable for Nursery and Primary admissions is currently as follows; precise dates will be given with the application details.

 

 

Application period             

Parents Notified of Place Allocation

Nursery

1st December 2017 to 16th March 2018

20th April 2018

Primary

6th November 2017 to

15th January 2018

16th April 2018
Secondary

1st September 2017 to

31st October 2017

1st March 2018

Summer Born Children - Entry to Reception

Legally, a child does not have to start school until the start of the term following their fifth birthday. Following guidance issued by the Department for Education on 8 September 2015 the county council has amended its policy for summer born children. Children born between 1 April 2013 and 31 August 2014 are categorised as “summer born” and if parents/carers do not believe that their summer born child is ready to join Reception in 2017 they may delay their application until 2018.

These applications will be processed in exactly the same way as all other reception applications received at that time; there is no guarantee that a place will be offered at a child’s preferred school.

If parents wish to delay their application for a Reception place they are advised to discuss their child’s needs /development with their current early years or nursery provider. If parents wish their child to remain in their existing nursery school or class for a further year (rather than moving into the Reception year group) they must let their current school know before the end of the Spring term in 2017 (before the Easter break).

 

Our School Development Plan

School Development Plan Priorities 2017 - 2018

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

It is funding paid by the government (via the local authority) directly to schools for children who are on the free school meal register now or in the past 6 years, have parents who are in the armed forces or for children who are looked after by the Local Authority. The school receives £1,320 per school year for each child.

What are the Key Benefits?

Children receiving Pupil Premium may receive:

  • Additional funding to support learning and progress.
  • Access to group or 1 to 1 support.
  • Free School Meals
  • Subsidised costs for educational visits.

How do I know if I can apply for Pupil Premium?

You must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Universal Credit

How can I apply for Pupil Premium?

You can find further details of how to access the Pupil Premium here. Applications are treated in the strictest of confidence and confidentiality will be maintained during and after the application process.

Our report on the impact, expenditure and strategy for our Pupil Premium spending is attached below.

 

Pupil Premium Policy

Sports Premium

 

Click on the document below for details of the Sports funding allocation.

Ofsted Reports and DfE Performance Tables

 

Summary

Subject

Boxmoor

National

Difference

Boxmoor (Average Scaled Score)

National (Average Scaled Score)

Difference

Boxmoor RWM Combined

National RWM Combined

Difference

Reading

83.3%

71%

+12.3%

108.7

104

+4.7

 

63.3%

 

61%

 

+2.3%

Writing

77%

76%

+1%

N/A

N/A

N/A

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

77%

77%

0%

108

106

+2

Maths

77%

75%

+2%

105.4

104

+1.4

Scaled scores are an interpretation of the children’s results. A score of 100 represents a good level of attainment and/or Age Related Expectations (ARE) for the cohort.

A score of 110 and over represents high level attainment in reading, writing and maths. The table below shows children who achieved this score.

High Achievement

Subject

Boxmoor

National Average

Difference

Reading

50%

25%

+25%

Writing

27%

18%

+9%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

40%

 

31%

+9%

Maths

17%

23%

-6%

 

Progress

Progress measures this year have been difficult to establish for children in Year 6 as they left KS1 with a level which is no longer compatible with ARE. Therefore, the DFE have defined a score of ‘0’ in all subjects as a national average. The progress scale is from -10 to 10 though as an example, in 2016 50% of schools in reading will fall between -1.6 and 1.7. In writing, 50% will fall between -1.6 and 1.8 and in Maths, the relative figure is -1.6 and 1.5. It is important to understand that negative scores do not mean that the children have not made progress but rather in comparison to other schools nationally, they made less progress.

Subject

Boxmoor

National Threshold for coasting

Reading

+0.7

-2.5

Writing

-1.7

-3.5

Maths

-2.3

-2.5

 

Parent view website

Here you can view opinions given by parents, and as a parent you can add your own views of the school.

Parent View jigsaw

Year end financial statements

SEND Information Report

The information provided outlines the School Offer for Special Educational Needs children in line with the new SEND Code of Practice.

The school's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Emma Argiolas. The nominated Governor linked to SEND provision within the school is Mrs Jane Read. Mrs Argiolas can be contacted via the school office on 01442 402244 or at admin@boxmoor.herts.sch.uk

 

In July 2017, Boxmoor was awarded The Inclsuion Quality Mark in recognition of the work the school does to support those with additional needs and how inclusive the school is to all its children. 

 

 

 

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Arrangements for handling complaints from Parent of children with SEND


Should pupils or parents/carers be unhappy with any aspect of provision they should discuss the problem with a class teacher in the first instance. Anyone who feels unable to talk to the teacher, or is not satisfied with the teacher’s comments, should ask to speak to the SENCo, Senior Leadership Team or Head Teacher. For a problem that might need time to be explored fully, parents/carers should make an appointment rather than rushing the discussion before or after school.

 

In the event of a formal complaint, parents should follow the procedure in the school’s complaints policy.

 

Public Sector Equality Duty

Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015

Boxmoor Primary Schoool follows all statutory guidance with regards to Safeguarding children. This will include the Prevent Duty Guidance 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

School publications available under the

Freedom of Information act

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