Chapel Haddlesey C of E Primary School follows the North Yorkshire County Council policy for admitting children to school and our policy can be found below:
Children are admitted to school at the beginning of the academic year in which they turn 5 years old. Children who have their fifth birthday between 1st September and 31st August in any year may commence school full time at the beginning of the Autumn term. However, as an option, parents of children who have their fifth birthdays between 1st March and 31st August may wish them to commence school for mornings only during the Autumn Term, moving to full time at the beginning of January in the Spring term.
As part of our admissions procedure, records from pre-school providers are passed on to us and contact with providers made. All new entrants, including those who transfer mid-academic year, have the opportunity to visit the school and take part in induction days before starting full-time. Our Class 1 Teacher will usually visit pre-school children in their pre-school setting in the summer term before starting full-time school.
Our school prospectus with lots of information about our school is available to download below.
Our admission limit per year group is set at 7 children. Some year groups may have more than seven if the pupil numbers in other year groups are low.
Applications to transfer through the academic year can be completed on line by clicking here.
The following link takes the user to the NYCC website, displaying the most frequently asked questions and answers about the admissions process.
The North Yorkshire County Caterer’s School Meals Service operates a Healthy Eating policy which is reflected in the menus offered. Menus are sent home each term for children to select their meals. Hot school lunches are prepared on site every day and are available to all children. We are pleased to be able to cater for all tastes by allowing families the option of selecting the days they would like a hot lunch each week. The cost is £2.10 per day or £10.50 per week, payable in advance on a Monday morning.
If you wish your child to have a packed lunch then we ask that you provide a healthy one, which is low in saturated fats, salt and sugar and no glass bottles or fizzy drinks are sent in. (Please avoid pastries, crisps and chocolate on a daily basis and encourage salads and fruit). Packed lunches are stored in an area which is not refrigerated so please be aware of this when choosing the contents. More information and sample menus are available on the North Yorkshire County Council website by clicking here.
Our school meals follow a healthy eating policy which is available to view below.
Free School Meals
More information regarding free school meals can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website by clicking here.
Government funding provides pupils in Year Reception, 1 and 2 with a school meal at no cost to the parent. School meals are healthy, tasty, social and fun and choosing a school lunch for your child will help save you up to £400 per year if you take up the offer.
All school meals are prepared to a very high standard. A freshly prepared two course meal will be offered every day with meat and vegetarian options available. All food served in school will be nutritionally balanced based on the government’s nutritional guidelines to ensure that children can work better in the afternoons. Children who have a dietary requirement may also be catered for including religious, cultural or allergy and/or intolerance diets. Please contact school if your child requires a special diet or ask to speak to the school cook directly.
The current school menu may be viewed on our website. We also offer the option of a jacket potato with butter, beans, cheese or tuna as a topping, should your child not like the menu choice on offer.
Can my child still bring a packed lunch?
Yes they can, but we would encourage them to try a school lunch. This will give them a varied and balanced diet and save you time and money.
Advice on healthy lunches may be found on www.myschoollunch.co.uk/northyorks
Our menu runs on a three weekly cycle and is available to view on the document below:
As part of the government initiative to encourage children to eat five pieces of fruit and vegetables a day, all children in Class One receive a free piece of fruit each day. This is usually eaten mid-morning. Children in Class Two are invited to bring a piece of fruit from home to eat during this time. Should you wish your child not to receive this fruit or if you are aware of any allergies, please let the headteacher know.
All children also have the opportunity to have a glass of semi-skimmed milk each morning at break time. This is provided free for children in EYFS and those receiving pupil premium funding. Alternatively, a glass of milk is good value at just 10p a day, payable in advance on a half-termly basis.
Every Day Counts
The school firmly believes that going to school regularly is important for your child’s future. It has been proven that children who miss school frequently can fall behind with their work and do less well in exams, impacting on future success.
Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their child has regular and punctual attendance. It is the headteacher’s responsibility to ensure that this happens and also to support families who are having difficulty.
We ask that all children arrive at school, on time, to start at 9.00am. If your child arrives late, please enter via the main entrance. A ‘Late’ mark will be made in the register for any child arriving after the registers have closed. The headteacher reviews the registers on a regular basis and parents will be contacted by letter should lateness persist.
If your child is ill, we ask that you email or telephone the school office before 9.30am on the morning of each day’s absence.
Children who take time off school to attend medical appointments will be expected to provide evidence of the appointment card. If this cannot be provided, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised. Please can parents make appointments before or after school or in the holidays wherever possible.
We do celebrate good attendance – children who achieve above 98% attendance across the year receive a certificate in the end of year Parents’ Assembly.
Our Attendance target for 2016/17 is 96%. Our attendance data for the year 2015/16 was 94.77%.
We have attached our Pupil Attendance Policy to clarify a few points that have been uncertain previously. One key point that I would like to draw your attention to is the section regarding holidays in school time. The North Yorkshire policy states that: Where inflexibility of the parents’ leave or working arrangement is part of the organisational or company policy. This would need to be evidenced by the production or confirmation from the organisation/company.
After seeking further clarification from North Yorkshire, they stated that: Parent’s inflexibility of working arrangements can be an exceptional circumstance but any employer’s letter must confirm that ALL school holiday times are not allowed due to the nature of the work. An employer saying a parent cannot have half term as holiday would not be an exceptional circumstance under the guidance as there are 12 other school holiday weeks possible.
Please complete an Application for Pupil Leave of Absence form which is available below. Where possible, it should be completed 6 weeks before the first date of requested absence.
North Yorkshire Country Council issued guidance on the DfE procedures for absence requests and this is available below.
Before And After School Child Care
As a school, we are proud to be able to offer a Breakfast Club service to all our pupils at a subsidised rate and do hope you continue to support it. This is now available every morning from 8.00am to 8.50am to help working parents. We feel this is excellent value for money for early morning childcare and a hearty breakfast, given increased food costs recently. The costs and menus are detailed below.
Mondays to Thursdays
A choice of cereal with semi-skimmed milk.
Toast with butter, jam, honey or chocolate spread, malt loaf, pain au chocolate
Fruit, fromage frais
Milk or water
£1.50 per day
No need to pre-book, your child can just drop in.
80% pork Yorkshire Dales sausage
Free range scrambled egg
Toast with butter, jam, honey or chocolate spread
Milk or water
Tea or coffee for adults
£2.50 per day per child
£2.75 per adult to include tea/coffee.
Hot breakfasts MUST be pre-booked, children can just drop in if prefer a cold breakfast.
Parents are welcome to come into school on a Friday morning for a ‘Family Friday Breakfast’ and chat with other parents and enjoy a tea or coffee for 25p donation. Parents are also welcome to enjoy a hot quality breakfast with their child for just £2.75 to include tea/coffee. This is currently very popular and it is fantastic to see so many families there. Please email school by Thursday morning to book a hot breakfast.
Please see below the range of clubs that our school is offering for this term. Our clubs are very popular with around 60% of our children attending Science Club and Film Club this term. Mrs Hall, our P.E. coordinator consults with the children during the Sports Forum meetings to discuss which sports-based clubs they would like us to run. Here are the choices for this term.
School Health Service information
Health Professionals visit our children from time to time to check height, weight, growth and teeth, with parent’s permission. The letter below from School Health explains the service they provide at primary level.
Chapel Haddlesey School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Chapel Haddlesey School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available below.
Below is a link to our policy regarding children who are not collected at the end of the day.
Below is a copy of the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe In Education
The internet and other digitial technologies permeate all aspects of life in a modern technological society. In our school, we understand the importance of teaching our children and parents about E-Safety. Each year, we have an E-Safety focus week where children learn how to be safe on line. This year, we have booked an E-safety consultant to deliver the message to parents after school and also to update staff on the most up to date training. The aim of this session is to guide parents on what they can do to help protect their children on the home computer, ipads, games consoles and mobile phones.
To coincide with this, we have booked a drama company, ‘One Day Creative’ to deliver age appropriate e-safety workshops to our children in an interactive way.
We have Acceptable Use Policies for staff and pupils, and parents are asked to review these with their children and return them to school each year during E-safety Week. A copy of the pupil’s policies are available below.
Our E-Safety Policy is available here.
Below are details of the three top websites for E-safety resources for parents and children.
Think U Know website This is a useful website as there are age-relevant areas for KS1, KS2 and parents.
Below are some useful factsheets for Parents.
At our most recent Ofsted Inspection in May 2016, we were judged as a ‘Good’ school in all areas. The report praises the headteacher for driving school improvement strongly and finds that ‘pupils behave well, feel safe in school and show care and consideration to others’. The report is available to read below.
The school were visited by a school inspector on 11th March 2016 who carried out a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Primary Schools, or SIAMs inspection. The SIAMs inspection is similar to an OFSTED inspection, but carried out by the Church of England. Unlike an OFSTED inspection, a SIAMS inspection specifically focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of a church school has on the children and young people who attend it. They look at the school and see how it answers four key questions:
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The school is so proud with our grading of ‘GOOD’!
A particularly positive part of this grading is that the inspector specifically identified the strength of the leadership team and the progress the children are making within the report.
Parent View is an online facility that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the school year. The questionnaire is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about the school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.
Parent View asks for parents’ opinion on 12 aspects of their child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The information parents provide is used by Ofsted when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.
To register on the Parent View website, parents must initially enter an email address, and confirm that they are a parent or carer. They will also be asked to clarify how many schools their children attend (allowing for different children at different schools). An email is then sent to the specified email address to verify the account. On verification users then select a secure password for their account.
Please find below the link to the Parent View page and also a leaflet from Ofsted giving more information about the questionnaire.
Below is a document from Ofsted regarding school inspection procedures.
Parents were invited to complete a survey at the end of the Autumn term 2015. The results were reviewed and summarised into a Parent Newsletter issued on 5th February 2016, which is attached below.
There is an ongoing survey that parents can complete at any time during the school year managed by Ofsted. Parent View gives parents the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about any school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The link below will take you to the correct page.
The Department for Education produces statistics showing our most recent KS2 performance data.
Below is a link to this information.
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Our school policy on SEND can be found below.
Our SEND Local Offer Report is included below
The headteacher would be happy to discuss our provision in this area with prospective parents.
Below is the link to the NYCC SEND Local Offer.
During the year visits to local places and events of interest will be arranged. Such trips will usually be relevant to the current themes being taught and parents will be informed about such visits in order for permission to be obtained.
All educational visits are planned and organised following North Yorkshire’s guidelines. Safety on visits is of paramount importance to all staff and will determine the activities undertaken.
Once every two years, the Year 5 & 6 children have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit. We are pleased to announce that in September 2017 we are taking the Year 5 & 6 children to France. The children will be accompanied by school staff and take part in a wide range of team and character building fun activities with their peers.
Our Charging Policy is available to view in the School Policies area of this website.
Our School Calendars for the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18 are attached below.
Our most up to date Prospectus is attached here with lots of information for families to review if choosing our school for your child.
PE And Sports Funding
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money. Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium funding.
Attached below are two reports evidencing the PE tuition and inter-school competitions our children have participated in so far during 2016/17 and also the experiences of 2015/16. It also includes a breakdown of the expenditure, showing the planned impact of each event and our evaluation of each.
Mrs Hall, our School Sports Coordinator reviews the PE lessons, after-school clubs and sporting events attended each half term and her reports are included below for 2016.
We are keen to encourage our children to continue their tuition at sports clubs and providers in the local area. Here are some links to local providers: