Statutory Information

Contact Details

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Mrs Louise Brown, Executive Headteacher, Yardley Hastings Primary School, Castle Ashby Road, Yardley Hastings, Northampton. NN7 1EL. Telephone: 01604 696268

Class Structure

Our classes are structured as follows:

EYFS

Class 1 - Reception Year and Nursery 3 year olds.

Key Stage 1

Class 2 - Years 1 and 2

Key Stage 2

Class 3 - Years 3 and 4
Class 4 - Years 5 and 6

Admission Arrangements

In Northamptonshire, children are eligible to start school in the September following their 4th birthday i.e the school place is available from the beginning of the school year in which the child has their 5th birthday. The planned admission limit in Reception is 15 children. Places are allocated by Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) in accordance with the criteria set out in their booklet 'Applying for a Primary Place in Northamptonshire' .

All applications must be placed directly with Northamptonshire County Council. For further information on applying for a school place, please see the Northamptonshire County Council website. Since September 2011, we have admitted 3 year old children into our nursery, in the year before they start the reception, which is part of our Foundation Stage Class. Please contact us if you require further information.

Ofsted

The school was inspected in September 2011 and we were judged to be an Outstanding school.  A copy of the latest inspection report is available to view by using the link in our sidebar.

Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables

Our KS2 results and School performance data are held online at the Department of Education website, which can also be found by using the link in our sidebar.

The information below relates to data to be included in the 2019 Performance Tables.

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard

Subject

Reading

Writing

( Teacher Assessed)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

Combined

(RWM)

School Results

73%

73%

67%

73%

60%

National Average

73%

78%

76%

79%

65%


Percentage of pupils achieving a high standard of attainment

Subject

Reading

Writing

( Teacher Assessed)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

Combined

(RWM)

School Results

27%

27%

47%

13%

13%

National Average 27% 20% 36% 27% 11%


Average Scaled Scores

Subject

Reading

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

School Average

Scaled score

104.8

106.9

102.6

Expected scaled score

100

100

100

Average Progress

Subject

Reading

Writing

Maths

School results

-1.5

-2.2

-5.2

Curriculum

‘A curriculum exists to change the pupil; to give the pupil new power’ (Christine Counsell). At Denton/Yardley we aim to empower children by developing emotional, academic and physical skills.


The aims of our programme of education are:


• To provide a learning environment where children are happy, emotionally secure and enjoy coming to school.
• To teach a broad and balanced, progressive curriculum through which each child has the opportunity to fully develop their individual talents.
• To develop resilience, empathy, self-confidence and independence.
• To promote aspirational values and have a wider understanding of the world beyond their local communities.
• To teach the skills to prepare children for the next stage in their education and support lifelong learning.


These aims are at the core of all our teaching and underpin all aspects of our curriculum.


We ensure this by planning a wide breadth of study where core and non-core subjects carry equal weight. We teach our basic reading, writing and maths skills through a progressive daily curriculum that builds on prior knowledge. We ensure the teaching of reading underpins all children’s learning and they have the opportunity to apply their core skills across all subjects.


The majority of foundation subjects are taught, where possible, in themed topics. Topic drivers are determined through links across subjects and based around children’s interests and fascinations. Where aspects of the curriculum do not readily fit within a topic, we teach these through discrete lessons or focussed days.
In each of our foundation subjects, we ensure that there are strands or key concepts that are revisited to enable alteration in long term memory. Children have the opportunity to revisit learning and apply skills in a variety of contexts. Where the National Curriculum does not make explicit links within subjects, we have created strands in which key subject content is revisited. These strands are driven by the ‘Purpose of Study’ in the National Curriculum. In order to develop understanding, children connect new knowledge with existing knowledge to develop subject fluency.


As a small, rural village school, we recognise that children need to broaden their knowledge of life beyond their own context and environment and to realise that they are in the universe but not necessarily the centre of it. As such, we have embedded the Oxfam Global Curriculum into our teaching. This equips learners for critical and active engagement, in a fast changing world and helps children to develop a global perspective.


As part of the curriculum’s intent to empower children, we also focus on key learning skills and how these can prepare them for lifelong learning and their future roles in society. Our SMART values are embedded into our curriculum planning and are recognised and rewarded throughout the school. We actively encourage independence and we teach, support and reward resilience in all aspects of school life.


Children’s emotional literacy is developed by teaching a range of emotions and enabling children to have the vocabulary to articulate how they are feeling. They start each day with period of self-reflection on how they are feeling alongside weekly PSHE lessons to support their emotional development.


Our curriculum is ambitious for all groups of learners and allows for a breadth of opportunities so children can attain the cultural capital needed for lifelong success. Nobody’s success is capped. Adaptive teaching ensures we provide open ended activities at which children of all abilities can work and succeed.
The detail of how all aspects of our curriculum are delivered can be seen in our curriculum maps.

Our Current Curriculum Overviews can be found on each class page, and as a whole school, on a document link under the ‘Policies and Reports’ header on this page.

Pupil Behaviour

Our Behaviour and Anti Bullying Policy will advise you on how we manage discipline and behaviour at our school. This is provided in the sidebar of the page.

Pupil Premium Grant

To see the latest Pupil Premium Report, please see the link in the sidebar.

Sports Funding 

Sport Premium Funding, also known as Olympic Legacy Funding for Physical Education and School is provided by the government. The DfE are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (P.E) and sport in Primary Schools. This substantial sum is going directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children's needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England.

92% of the year 6 cohort can do each of the following:

    • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • use a range of strokes effectively
    • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

To see the impact of the sports funding at Yardley Hastings Primary School please open the file in the sidebar of the page.

Special Educational Needs

Our Special Educational Needs Policy and Report are provided in the sidebar of the page.

Charging and Remission Policy

The school's Charging and Remission Policy is provided in the sidebar of the page.

School Aims and Intent

To provide a learning environment where children are happy, emotionally secure and enjoy coming to school.

To teach a broad and balanced, progressive curriculum through which each child has the opportunity to fully develop their individual talents.

To develop resilience, empathy, self-confidence and independence.

To promote aspirational values and have a wider understanding of the world beyond their local communities.

To teach the skills to prepare children for the next stage in their education and support lifelong learning.

Paper copies of all of the information on our website are available from the school office.

Key Policies & Reports

Here are our important policies and reports.

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Accessibility Plan Download Preview
Anti Bullying Policy Download Preview
Ashby Federation Annual Report to Parents 2019 2020 Download Preview
Ashby Federation Annual Statement to Parents Download Preview
Attendance Fixed Penalty Notice Code of Conduct Download Preview
Behaviour Policy and behaviour principles Download Preview
Charging and Remission Policy FED Download Preview
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Sept 2020 Download Preview
Complaints Procedure Download Preview
COVID 19 Child Protection Addendum Download Preview
COVID 19 Key Worker and Vulnerable Children Care Download Preview
Covid NCC Risk Assessment Download Preview
Covid Operating Procedure Yardley Download Preview
Covid Remote Learning Strategy Yardley Hastings Download Preview
E-Safety Policy Download Preview
Equality Action Plan Download Preview
Equality Policy Download Preview
KCSiE Part 1 Download Preview
Long Term Plan Year A Download Preview
Long Term Plan Year B Download Preview
Maths Policy (Addition Calculation) Download Preview
Maths Policy (Division Calculation) Download Preview
Maths Policy (Multiplication Calculation) Download Preview
Maths Policy (Subtraction Calculation) Download Preview
Medicines Policy Download Preview
Ofsted Report Download Preview
Pupil Premium Download Preview
Request to Administer Medication Form Download Preview
SEN Report 18-19 Download Preview
SEND and Inclusion Policy Download Preview
Sports Funding Download Preview
Whole School Attendance Policy Download Preview

Curriculum Information

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Theme Day
Date Wed, 09 Dec 2020
17 Dec
Dolce Christmas Lunch
Thu, 17 Dec 2020
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Training Day
Mon, 04 Jan 2021
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Tue, 05 Jan 2021

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