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

We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and The National Curriculum. We place a strong emphasis on securing the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics in every year group; Maths, Writing, Reading and Phonics are taught as stand-alone subjects.

We teach phonics through the progression of Letters and Sounds supported by the actions from Jolly Phonics. The primary strategy for teaching early reading is phonics. We use a number of reading schemes including Big Cat Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree (Snapdragons, Fireflies, Project X), Rigby (Rockets, Star and Star Quest), All Aboard and Upstarts.

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. All topics are designed to have rich ‘cultural capital’ and have links to the school’s SMART Values and reference the Oxfam Global Curriculum. During topic teaching, all children have the opportunity to apply their core subject learning in Maths and Writing.

French is taught as a Modern Foreign Language throughout Key Stage 2. Religious Education is taught following the county’s agreed syllabus. Physical education and music are linked to topics where possible but are also taught as a stand-alone subject. Our topic map is based on a two-year rolling programme and we would expect full coverage of all non-core subjects across the two years.

Progressions in all subjects are determined by the National Curriculum. We do, however, ensure that our teaching is built around the understanding of key concepts in each subject to ensure opportunities to revisit key ideas and to facilitate deep learning and alteration of long-term memory.

Our curriculum includes not only the formal requirements but also an abundance of extracurricular activities and themed approaches that we carefully plan in order to enrich the children’s experiences. We consider that providing Personal, Health and Social Education is an essential part of contributing to our children’s well-being and, alongside our academic curriculum, teach emotional literacy and resilience. Mindfulness sessions are offered to all Key Stage 2 children on a weekly basis.

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.

100% 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.

Curriculum Information

Our Awards and Associations