School Information

School Information

(Government Regulations)

  1. School Contact Details

Kingsmoor Lower School

Kingsmoor Close

Flitwick

Bedfordshire

MK45 1EY

Tel: 01525 712448

Email: kingsmoor@cbc.beds.sch.uk

kingsmooradmin@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Contact: Mrs Caroline Jenkins (Headteacher)

 

  1. School Admission Arrangements

Our school admissions policy can be found on the school website under Key Information, Starting School. For information about how to apply for places in any year group throughout any time of the year please contact school admissions on 0300 300 8037. Further information can also be found at: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

 

  1. Latest Ofsted Report

The school received an Ofsted inspection in March 2016 (see Ofsted letter); this can be seen on our school website and also on the Ofsted website – see Ofsted tab. Ofsted reports can be accessed by parents at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspectionreports/find-inspection-report

 

  1. School Results

Although we are required to communicate our KS2 results, please be aware KS2 crosses between Lower and Middle schools in this county, therefore our pupils are only halfway through this stage when they leave.

We also included our Foundation Stage and KS1 results.

We are delighted with the progress our children have made this year.

 

  1. Schools most recent KS4 Results

This is not applicable as we only have EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils in our lower school.

  1. Information about KS2 Performance Tables

This is not applicable because we do not have children at the end of KS2 in year 6.

  1. Information about the School Curriculum

We have implemented the new national curriculum since September 2014. We have adopted a two year rolling programme. The content of the curriculum can be found on our website under ‘Our Curriculum’ – ‘School Curriculum’. A curriculum overview is sent to all our parents informing them of the topics covered to be covered termly. The curriculum overviews for each Key Stage are also on our website.

We are a happy and inclusive school that provides a caring, stimulating environment in which all of our pupils have the opportunity to develop their full potential whatever their ability.

Our vision is to create and implement an inspiring curriculum where subjects are linked through a thematic approach. We aim to deliver a curriculum which encourages lively enquiring minds.

The skills of literacy, maths and reading are taught on a daily basis and are integrated into the thematic approach wherever possible.

The children are encouraged to work indoors and outside. We aim to capture ‘awe and wonder’ moments by providing extra opportunities within a happy stimulating environment both in and out of school hours.

Our Foundation Stage children follow the EYFS curriculum which focusses on individual development, particularly personal, physical, social and emotional skills. The emotional wellbeing of our children is nurtured throughout the whole school in PSHCE, circle time, mentoring and nurture groups.

English and Maths are accessed using the new curriculum criteria to key performance indicators. All other subjects are assessed using the national curriculum.

We encourage a strong partnership between parents and school which helps support and inspire the children’s learning. Years 1 – 4 are given open ended homework tasks. This reflects the topics studied in class or whole school events. Our parents are also encouraged to support their child’s reading, spellings and maths learning.

Phonics is taught in the Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 if required for individual children. Daily phonics lessons are taught in FS and KS1. Spelling rules are taught in KS2. Children in all Key Stages are given extra support when needed.

We use letters and sounds in our school and children therefore learn their phonics through a variety of teaching and learning styles. We also use Sounds Write as an intervention programme in KS1 and KS2.

The spellings in KS1 are linked to the phonics work for that week.

A range of reading schemes are in operation in our school including Ginn, Oxford Reading Tree, New Way, OLT, Dandelion Launchers and Songbirds, although we do supplement these schemes with other books to support children’s learning and reading. In addition, children take part in regular guided reading sessions to teach them a range of reading skills.

KS4 – Not applicable as we only have EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils in our lower school.

  1. The Behaviour Policy

Our behaviour policy can be found on the school web site under Polices which is found in Our School, Key Information. This is consistently implemented by all staff at the school and is reviewed annually.

  1. Pupil Premium Grant

2012 / 2013 £30,736

2013 / 2014 £29,543

2014 / 2015 £33,800

2015 / 2016 £39,600

2016/2017 £35,640

The government believes the Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional funding to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. This ensures that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. In most cases the Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent since they are best placed to access what additional provision should be made for the individuals within their responsibility. Schools receive £1,300 per pupil per year. LAC (Looked After Children) pupils receive £1,900.

Our Pupil Premium evidence and impact report can be found on the school web site under Key Information – Pupil Premium.

 

  1. The SEN Governors Report

Our governor linked to SEN (Special Educational Needs) is Rebecca Fossey. SEN provision is discussed at each Full Governing Body meeting and these reports can be seen in the full Governing Body file.

  1. The School’s Charging and Remissions Policy

Our Charging-and-Remissions-Policy can be viewed here.

  1. The School’s Ethos and Values.

These can be seen on the school website under school curriculum.