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Statutory Information

The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 specifies that from September 2012 we are obliged to report the following information on our website. Much of it can also be found elsewhere on our site, but for convenience it also contained here:

1. Full postal address and telephone number of the school

Ann Pringleton – Headteacher

Corporation Road Primary School
Darlington
DL3 6AR

Tel. 01325 244940

To contact the school by email:

  Email Address
Office Manager admin@corporationroad.darlington.sch.uk
Ann Pringleton head@corporationroad.darlington.sch.uk

 

2. Admission arrangements

We are a proud community school and adhere to Darlington Borough Council’s coordinated admission arrangements. Full details can be found here.

The school’s admissions policy is available here.

3. Ofsted

We converted to an academy on the 1st October 2016.

The most recent report(s) of our school (prior to converting to an academy), published by her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills can be found by clicking here or here.

4. Information from our most recent Key Stage 2 results

School 2016 Headline Data

Early Years Outcomes

55% of pupils achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’ in Early Years.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Test:

69% of children met the Government’s required standard in the Phonics Screening test.

Key Stage 1 (End of Year 2) National Expectation Outcomes

  Working at Expected or Better Working at Greater Depth
Maths 58% 8%
Reading 54% 16%
Writing 48% 6%

Key Stage 2 (End of Year 6) National Expectation Outcomes

  Working at Expected or Better Working at Greater Depth
Maths 79% 19%
Reading 67% 19%
Writing 76% 8%
Spelling & Grammar 67% 23%
RWM Combined 67% 6%

Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 Progress

  Reading Writing Maths
Progress Score +2.1 +2.0 +4.1

The school met the government’s ‘Floor Standard’ for progress between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Statutory Information

 

 

5. Not applicable (GCSE Results)

 

6. School’s performance tables

All our school’s performance tables can be accessed on the Department for Education’s website here.

 

7a. Curriculum information

For more detailed information about our curriculum click here.

We follow the Early Years Framework for children in Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum fully for all subjects in Years 1 to 6.

English and Maths are taught daily and discretely and includes phonics and guided reading. Also taught discretely are Spanish, RE, PE and Personal, Social and Health Education. All other subjects, for example Science, Computing, Music, History, Geography, DT and Art are taught through a half-termly topic linked to the Cornerstones Curriculum. To find out more about your child’s curriculum read the latest newsletters, which can be found by clicking here.

In light of the National Curriculum changes in 2014 and the associated ‘assessment without levels’ we have adapted our own assessment arrangements accordingly. In Reading, Writing and Maths we have adopted a new system whereby the children seek to achieve as many of their respective 25 end of year statements as possible each year and are a given a Year group score depending on how many are achieved. The progress in all of these subjects is shared three times per year with parents during pupil progress meetings.

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7b.

Phonics is taught rigorously via the government-produced programme Letters and Sounds. Read our Phonics Overview for more information.

We have a wide variety of books in school for children to read. They may also read books from the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme and from the Project X Scheme. To see how the book bands can inform progression and assessment click here.

7c.

Not applicable (Key Stage 4).

8. Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006

The headteacher determines a behaviour policy which is rigorously and consistently applied across school.This policy was recently reviewed in March 2016. It can be found under the Policies section in the top menu or by clicking here.

For guidance on ‘Prevent Duty’ concerning extremism, please see the Safeguarding Child Protection Policy and the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. Both can be found under the Policies section in the top menu or by clicking here.

9. Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding is allocated by the government to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. Such pupils are identified as those entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel. The number of children identified as disadvantaged is way above the national average. 52% of pupils in the school fall under this classification compared to 18% nationally. For details of how we are spending our Pupil Premium Funding click here.

For details of how we are spending our PE and Sport Premium click here.

10. Up to date information about the school’s Special Educational Needs

The register can be found on the above Performance Tables website link. All children on our SEN register have an Individual Education Plan or an Educational Healthcare Plan, which is reviewed termly with the parent and child and is also moderated (checked for quality) by our SEN Coordinator. Depending on the level of need we have children who simply require differentiated activities to help them to learn through to a small number of children who require close adult support almost all of the time. For our SEN policies please click here.