Welcome to our A to Z Statutory Information page
This page gives you access to our key policies and procedures, our most recent Ofsted reports and provides other statutory documentation.
Hardcopies of all policies and reports found on this website are available on request at the school office.
A to Z
The school adheres to the admissions policy of the Education Department of the Northamptonshire County Council. If a parent/carer wishes their child to attend Spratton CE Primary School, they must contact Northamptonshire County Council Admissions team who advise on available places and allocate spaces.
Details can be found in the County Council’s booklet ‘Applying for a Primary School Place in Northamptonshire’ which can be viewed on the County Council Website: NCC Admissions www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions or they can be contacted on 0300 126 1000.
How to appeal for a place at our school
If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.
Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see: https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/parents/appeals
If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator and ask for an appeals pack. Contact Alex Benoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.
Timetable for appeals – September 2021 applications
Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2021, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 4:00pm on 21 May 2021.
Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 1 – 6 July 2021. All Spring / Summer 2021 appeals will take place on Zoom.
Decision letters will be sent within five working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.
The school has a policy on positive behaviour management focused on RESPECT. We want children at our school to be well behaved, self-disciplined and confident. We expect parents to work with the school in partnership to support its aims. When your child starts at our school you will be asked to sign a contract, a home-school agreement. It is our aim to build upon the discipline already established at home and we enter into this contract with you as part of our belief in partnership between home and school.
We have a system of rewards and consequences to recognise good behaviour and prevent unacceptable behaviour. Staff are positive role models and set an excellent example to the children in the way we behave with them and you. Care, courtesy and consideration are key words in our code of behaviour. Every child has a right to feel safe, the right to respect and the right to learn. All members of our school community have the responsibility to ensure that this happens.
Staff use positive behaviour management strategies. They use meaningful verbal praise, sharing successes in celebration worship, stickers, letters home, certificates and house points at various times during the school year. Records are kept of challenging behaviour and parents are informed and involved at an early stage if we have to use the consequences system.
Any incidents of racial harassment or bullying are recorded and reported as per the Northamptonshire Policy. These incidents are taken very seriously and are dealt with quickly. Parents are involved in discussions about strategies and solutions. Exclusion is very rarely necessary and only occurs if the school’s programme of positive behaviour management does not succeed and the school does not have the resources to meet the child’s need. We adhere to the Northamptonshire policy on exclusion.
Please see the policy below.
|PDET Spratton Primary School Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy Jan 2021.docx||Download|
Charging & Remissions
Please see the policy below.
The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:
Headteacher: Miss Lynne O'Mara, Spratton CE Primary School, School Rd, Spratton, Northamptonshire. NN6 8HY
Enquiries to the School Office:
Mrs Jo Lett, Telephone : 01604 846530 or email@example.com
Our curriculum fully reflects the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and PDET Policy. We believe that all children are entitled to teaching and learning opportunities which enable them to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate enthusiastic learning and help them to progress. Positive attitudes to work are established early. Our aim is that the children will become independent, curious, questioning and adaptable, and that this will be accomplished in an atmosphere of happiness, security and calm. Our expectations are high and we encourage each child to reach their full potential. Great care is taken in planning. Teaching methods vary according to the type of activity or the aims of a particular session. We recognise that children have different learning needs and preferences and provide a variety of activities in order to ensure equal access.
Our Multi-Academy Trust (PDET) website details the Trust’s academy memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement:
Supplemental Funding Agreement
Please see the 'Academy Governance Committee' page in the 'About Us' tab to see who our governors are, their roles and responsibilities. Further details about governance can be found at:
GDPR and Privacy
Our Data Protection and Freedom of Information Policy, Privacy Notices and Records Retention Policy have all been produced to inform parents and pupils in our school about what we do with personal information. Notices are reviewed regularly and may be subject to change.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Data Protection governs how information about living people (such as pupils and staff) is collected and used.
GDPR is about personal data. This means data which relates to an individual who can be identified from that information. It does not affect all the records the school or academy trust holds because much of it will not contain personal data.
GDPR became law on 25 May 2018. It had a number of changes from the previous Data Protection Act. The main new feature of data protection under the GDPR is an accountability principle, meaning that the organisation does not only have to comply, but it has to be able to demonstrate that it complies.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the national regulator of data protection legislation. If there is something that we, as an academy trust, are doing that is not quite as it should be, a complaint can be made to the ICO.
N.B. the ICO website is a key place to find further information on GDPR. Here is the link:
Spratton CE Primary is part of Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) and therefore PDET is the Data Controller and responsible for compliance under GDPR.
PDET has audited all of its schools and is responsible for creating and maintaining a Record of Processing Activities (RPA).
The RPA is a list of the main types of information the Trust has (and this, therefore, includes all the information schools in the Trust have), stating key details about the data, such as:
- Why we have it;
- What it is used for;
- Where it is stored;
- Who it is shared with (if it is); and
- How long we keep it for.
Privacy Notices are what we use to explain to people why we collect information and what we are going to do with it, such as if we are going to share it with anyone else. (Please see the privacy notices for pupils, parents, staff and volunteers below)
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
GDPR makes it a requirement for all public authorities (including schools) and large organisations to have a designated DPO. PDET’s DPO can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Procedures for individuals to exercise their rights
The GDPR gives individuals various rights around their data. The main one is being able to request a copy of the information held about them, but it also gives them the right to do things like request that information is corrected (if inaccurate).
RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS
Individuals have the following rights:
- Right of access (to receive copies of their personal data);
- Right to rectification (correcting data if inaccurate);
- Right to erasure (to request that data is deleted);
- Right to restrict processing (to request you do not use their data in a certain way);
- Right to data portability;
- Right to object;
- Right to have explained if there will be any automated decision-making, including profiling, based on the data and that they have the right to meaningful information about the logic behind this.
PDET has prepared the following policies for GDPR which have been adopted by the school:
- Combined Data Protection and Freedom of Information Policy
- Records Retention Policy
|Combined Data Protection and FOI Policy (July 19).pdf||Download|
|Privacy Notice - Parents (March 2021).pdf||Download|
|Privacy Notice - Pupils (May 2021).pdf||Download|
|Privacy Notice - Staff (March 2021).pdf||Download|
|Privacy Notice - Volunteers (all) (March 2021).pdf||Download|
|Records Retention Policy (July 19).pdf||Download|
Ofsted and Performance Data
OFSTED Parent View
School Performance Information
The most recent performance measures are shown below (2018-2019) Due to COVID-19, no further results have been published,
The School and Trust fully recognise the contribution they can make to protect children and support pupils in the Trust. The pupils’ welfare and safety is of paramount importance. The aim of the School and Trust's policy is to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Tim Pool and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Miss Lynne O'Mara. Both can be contacted vis the school office on 01604 846530 or email@example.com
Further details and information about organisations who can help can be found on the Safeguarding page in the Parents and Carers section.
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Our evaluation of the impact of our most recent Sports Funding is below.
Vision & Ethos
It is the philosophy of Spratton Church of England Primary School to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality for each and every child. This gives our pupils a measure of independence, a high level of self-confidence, a deep sense of self worth, and an understanding and deeper appreciation of our Christian heritage. To achieve this philosophy we aim to:
- Enable all children to achieve their full potential, academically, personally, socially, spiritually and morally.
- Deliver the highest standard of education which is broad, relevant, challenging and appropriate to individual needs and the world of work.
- Promote high standards of behaviour, based on Christian principles, mutual trust and respect, developing responsibility and self-discipline.
- Ensure equal opportunities for all.
- Provide a stimulating and welcoming environment in which all are safe, secure and happy.
- Promote good citizenship enabling individuals to take a positive role in the wider Church and community.
- Become a focus for the local community through mutual sharing of resources and expertise.
- Develop a pride in, and a sense of belonging to, Spratton Church of England Primary School.
- Provide a high standard of financial management ensuring efficient delivery of services and best value.
To achieve these aims staff and governors will work in partnership with parents, carers and the local community for the benefit of our pupils. More details can be found on the 'Vision and Values' page in the 'For Parents/Carers Section of this website.