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Bamford Primary School
Fidlers Well, Bamford, S33 0AR Hope Valley
01433 651267

Bamford Primary School is a thriving school at the hub of the local community. Interested parents, hard working staff and motivated children work in partnership to ensure we continue to reach the highest standards across a broad and balanced curriculum. Please use the links to the left of the page to explore our website and find out more about our school.

Bamford School is a County Primary co-educational school and provides education for children of both sexes between the ages of 5 and 11 (with some provision for children under 5). The maximum number on roll for this academic year is 130.

For many years Bamford Primary School has consistently achieved the highest standards across the curriculum. On the basis of our success we have for the last three years been operating as a Beacon School. The Beacon School initiative ensures that other schools in our area can observe first-hand the practices that have worked so well for us. You can find out more about the Beacon School intitiative by the Beacon Schools link on the menu to the left of this page.

For more about day to day routines, rules etc. at Bamford, you might like to have a look at the Bamford Supply Teacher's booklet. Which we have put online for you here. This page may also be of interest to supply teachers.

On the basis of good performance and practice over a number of years the DFES awarded Bamford School with Beacon status in 1999. The Beacon schools scheme has been specifically designed to help raise standards in schools by sharing and disseminating good practice. It is based on the building of partnerships to foster a two-way exchange of knowledge between professionals. Beacon schools represent examples of successful practice that can be shared with others, enabling partners to reflect on whether principles and approaches can be adapted to achieve similar results in their own schools.

We offer local schools help and guidance in the following areas:

Assessment and record-keeping in the classroom

School leadership and management

Literacy and Numeracy

Curricular planning

Support for Newly Appointed or Aspiring Headteachers

Initial Teacher Training

Schools in our area who feel we could be of help are invited to contact Neil Hobson to discuss their needs:

Tel.01433 651267

E-mail: info@bamford.derbyshire.sch

Resources for teachers

Click HERE for a page providing downloadable PDF versions of our pupil tracking sheets which other schools may wish to make use of.

Click HERE for the hypertext version of our supply teachers booklet which, apart from from guidance for supply teachers includes additional information about school routines and rules which may be of interest to others.

Some useful websites for teachers in the UK:

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There are few school rules and those that there are exist for the benefit and the safety of the

children and it is therefore easy to see the reason for them.

-Children are expected to be friendly and polite to each other, as well as to any visitors thatmay come to the school. They should conduct themselves in a reasonable manner at all times and remember that they represent the school as well as you, their parents.

-Children are to walk quietly at all times while inside the school and while moving

from place to place.

-Expensive and easily breakable toys should not be brought into school, as we cannot accept responsibility for breakages.

-No child is to leave the school premises on their own during the school day.

-Children cannot take part in P.E. activities whilst wearing an earring. This is Derbyshire

County Council policy and is for sound reasons of safety. If you do not wish your child to

remove their ear jewellery at all, you must sign a disclaimer form obtainable from the

school and supply pieces of elastoplast to cover the ears for each session of P.E.

-Money should always be in labelled envelopes and given to the class teacher as soon

as possible. Money or valuables should never be left in trays or in the cloakroom


-All clothing should be clearly marked with the child's name.

-Notification of absence of pupils on holiday during term time should be made as far

in advance as possible on the relevant form which is available from school.

-Children should have a change of clothing/footwear to take part in P.E./Games sessions. If

you wish them to be excused from these sessions for medical reasons, a note stating the

reason, should be sent to the class teacher.

-Children are allowed to eat lunch during break times but they should never bring

chewing gum on to school premises.

-No-one will be allowed to stay for any after-school activity unless parents have given their

permission. Should any last minute cancellation be necessary, every effort will be made to

contact home or the children will be supervised in school until the expected collection time.

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