The staff and governors are delighted to receive your request for a copy of our school prospectus and would like to welcome you and your family to Langtoft Primary School.
We hope you will find this prospectus informative. However, should you require any additional information or wish to visit the school or to register your child(ren), please do not hesitate to contact us.
Telephone: 01778 343419
Fax No: 01778 346724
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Langtoft Primary School
Manor Close, Langtoft, Peterborough PE6 9NB
Tel: 01778 343419, Fax: 01778 346724, Email: email@example.com
All information contained in this brochure is correct at time of publication.
~ Introduction ~
There has been a school in Langtoft since before 1750. We do not quite know where the first school was situated but certainly the Parish was paying for the school to be re-roofed in the 1770’s.
As far as we know, the first school in Langtoft was built in 1859. This was situated in the East End of Langtoft and until 1986 proved a building for the education of the children of Langtoft. The present school building was taken over by the County Council from the builders Bernard Ward and came into full use on 3rd September 1986 with our first intake of children.
The present school consists of eight classrooms, a hall, two large entrance lobbies, staff room and office accommodation. The school is a Primary co-educational school designed to take a maximum of 240 children between 4 and 11 years old. Our aim is to provide a good and full education for many years to come.
~ Mission Statement ~
Our purpose is to educate all children to the best of their ability and to equip them with the learning skills needed to meet the challenges of life. We aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where pupils, parents and staff strive to improve standards. We aim to provide a happy and caring atmosphere of learning where each and every child is challenged by high quality teaching. Our school has its roots firmly in the local community but is quick to incorporate new developments in technology.
~ School Staff ~
Headteacher: Mr J McCullough
School Business Manager: Mrs J E Claxton
Mrs R Delve B.A. QTS
Miss J Tunnard
Mrs E R Pennell B.A. (Hons) QTS
Mrs J L Sewell B.A. (Hons) QTS
Miss R H Sones B.A. (Hons) QTS
Miss E Vigors B.A. PGCE
Administrative Assistant: Mrs F S Leadbeater
Administrative Assistant/School Funds Clerk: Mrs M Smith
High Level Teaching Asst:
Mrs M J Montgomery
Miss N Timms
Mrs T Coles
Mrs D Gaches
1:1 Teaching Assistants:
Miss A Brooks Mrs N Busley
Mrs K Corrick
Mrs J-A Falco
Mrs H Lake
Mrs K MacQuarrie
Mrs J Naylor
Mrs D Weston (also Teaching Assistant)
Site Manager: Mr S Allison
Cleaner: Mrs C Camm
Midday Supervisory Assts:
Mrs C Carr,
Mrs B Walker
Miss S Clare (Senior MSA)
Mrs C Clarke
Mrs A Redman
~ Governors ~
Mr P Hornsby
Mrs D Kedge
Mr J Oakley
Mr M Renault
Mrs N Paterson
Mr S Canham
Headteacher:Mr J McCullough
Miss R Sones
Mrs M Montgomery
Mrs J Naylor
Mrs S Okubadejo (Vice-chair)
Mrs S Oakley (Chair)
Mrs J Hartley
Mr N Smith
Mr O Lythgoe
Clerk to Governors:Mrs G Stone
~ Admissions Policy ~
The admissions policy of the school is to take children in September for the whole academic year in which they are five. The academic year runs from 1st September – 31st August.
We operate a phased admission programme for children joining Reception class, as follows:-
For the first two weeks when starting school, the children will attend for a half-day session. Depending on numbers, one group will attend mornings the second group will attend afternoons. This will be alternated for the second week and will include lunch break. This will enable the children to initially experience both a morning and afternoon session before commencing full days.
We adhere to the Lincolnshire County Council Admissions Policy, which is available in the school office.
~ The School Day ~
School opens: 8.45am
(with playground supervision)
Breaktime: 10.45 – 11.00am
Lunch break: 12.00 – 1.00pm
School finishes: 3.00pm (Key Stage 1)
3.15pm (Key Stage 2)
(The Reception children frequently have a short break during the afternoon.)
There is no supervision on the playground before 8.45am and therefore children should not arrive before that time except by prior arrangement with Mr Platt, Headteacher.
~ Term Dates ~
ACADEMIC YEAR 2007/2008: TERM DATES
Training Day:Tuesday 4th September 2007
Training Day:Wednesday 5th September 2007
School opens:Thursday 6th September 2007
Term ends:Thursday 18th October 2007
Training Day:Friday 19th October 2007
School opens:Monday 29th October 2007
Term ends:Thursday 20th December 2007
Training Day:Friday 4th January 2008
School opens: Monday 7th January 2008
Term ends: Friday 8th February 2008
School opens:Monday 18th February 2008
Term ends:Friday 4th April 2008
Bank Holidays: Friday 21st March & Monday 24th March 2008
School opens:Monday 21st April 2008
Term ends:Friday 23rd May 2008
Bank Holiday:Monday 5th May 2008
School opens:Monday 2nd June 2008
Term Ends:Thursday 24th July 2008
~ School Curriculum ~
We aim to create an atmosphere of friendliness, co-operation and tolerance, where children are involved in purposeful, active learning, which generates enthusiasm and enjoyment of their time at school. The curriculum gives breadth and balance across all subject areas to allow the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children to take place.
The National Curriculum forms a major part, with the core subjects of Maths, English and Science together with the foundation subjects of ICT, History, Geography, Music, DT, Art and PE. Major emphasis is laid upon the children being both literate and numerate by the time they leave us at 11 years of age. As closely as possible, we attempt to match the work that the children do to their ability, so they can then progress at a rate suitable to them.
In addition to the National Curriculum, the school is able to offer a large number of curricular activities which include:
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Homework is set, and the children are expected to read, learn tables and spellings etc. at home, together with researching projects set by the class teacher.
Parents are actively encouraged to share these activities with their children.
All children are expected to take reading books home to read.
Explanation of Year Groups
The National Curriculum is divided into four Key Stages. Only stages 1 and 2 apply to primary schools.
Age of pupils
4 – 5 yrs
Y1 (Year 1)
Y2 (Year 2)
5 – 6 yrs
6 – 7 yrs
Y3 (Year 3)
Y4 (Year 4)
Y5 (Year 5)
Y6 (Year 6)
7 – 8 yrs
8 – 9 yrs
9 – 10 yrs
10 – 11 yrs
~ Special Educational Needs ~
The aims of Langtoft Primary School are based on the values adopted by the Local Education Authority and guided by the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and ensure full curriculum entitlement and access. We are committed to a level of integration that is commensurate with meeting individual needs, the highest qualify of education for all pupils and efficient use of resources.
The school provides added support for children with special needs. Mrs Palmer is the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO).
We have a comprehensive school policy for children with special educational needs, which is available to read in the school office.
~ Attendance ~
We ask parents/guardians for your fullest co-operation over attendance and punctuality at all times. The school is legally required to check all absences – however short – and we therefore ask you to send us a dated a signed note stating the reason for any absence. All notes should be addressed to your child’s teacher. The absence of a child that is not explained by a parent/guardian either by a note or a telephone call are deemed to be unauthorised and are closely monitored by the school. Absences of this kind are now recorded in documentation provided by the government.
Attendance data for period: 01.09.05 – 26.05.06
Maximum no. of possible attendances
No. % No. %
~ Religious Education ~
Langtoft Primary is a school not affiliated to any particular religious denomination. An assembly is held each day and every member of staff is able to take assembly should they wish.
Religious Education has an important place in the curriculum for all our pupils, for them to be able to develop a sense of meaning and purpose to their lives, and to be aware of how religious beliefs mould people’s values and behaviour. Pupils follow a course based on the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus which treats equally the world’s six major religions – Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity.
Parents have a legal right to withdraw their child from assemblies or religious Education lessons.
~ Sports Activities ~
At the school we encourage the children, as part of their curriculum to take part in all forms of physical activity (P.E.) which include:- games, swimming, dance and movement.
From Key Stage 2 the children are divided into house colours, red, green, blue and yellow and competitive games are introduced.
The children are expected to use the school hall for gymnastics, dance and movement and will be encouraged to work barefoot. The only footwear permitted for physical activity in the hall will be plimsolls with light coloured soles. For outside PE – trainers or plimsolls are quite acceptable.
As the children progress up the school the range of competitive sports that they participate in increases to cover team games such as football, cricket, netball and rounders as well as individual sports such as athletics and cross-country running. All team kits have been kindly donated by parents and local businesses.
As and when staff is available to run them, some sports clubs take place during lunchtime or after school. Should a child wish to attend an after school club, parents will be notified by letter advising of times and dates. The reply slip attached to the letter should be returned to school as no child will be admitted to the club activity without parental permission.
~ Medicines in School ~
There are no facilities for medicines to be kept in school. Therefore if a child is on a course of medicine from a doctor they should remain at home until the course is completed. The only exceptions being children who suffer from asthma and diabetes etc., who need their medication with them at all times.
Parents are asked to clearly label inhalers etc. with their child’s name and any necessary instructions.
All medication is kept in the school office where it is easily available. Children in Key Stage 2 who suffer from asthma are able to look after their own medication, although we would request that an additional inhaler is kept in the school office.
~ School Uniform ~
Langtoft Primary School has a uniform code which the parents/children are encouraged to follow.
Boys: Grey trousers/shorts
White or navy blue polo shirt or white buttoned shirt
Navy blue jumper or sweatshirt
Girls: Grey or navy blue skirt, pinafore or trousers
White or navy blue polo shirt or white blouse
Navy blue cardigan or sweatshirt
Blue gingham dress (summer)
School uniform with an embroidered school logo can be purchased through the National Schoolwear Centre, Park Road, Peterborough.
In addition to the school uniform the children will require a P.E. kit, this should consist of:
Key Stage 1: Navy blue T-shirt
Navy blue shorts
Key Stage 2: Navy Blue T-shirt Indoor P.E.
Navy Blue shorts
In addition to the above the Key Stage 2 children will require:-
Training shoes Outdoor P.E.
The navy blue P.E. T-shirt can also be purchased through National Schoolwear Centre, Park Road, Peterborough.
Please ensure that all items of clothing and footwear are clearly marked with the child’s name.
~ Lunch ~
As from 6th November 2006, hot school meals have been available at a cost of £2.00 per child, per day. We are well aware of the importance of children receiving a healthy balanced diet and together with our caterer Rumble Busters and advice from the nutritionist have ensured that the weekly menus are both nutritious and exciting. Parents who do not wish their children to eat a hot meal will need to provide a packed lunch, which should be contained in a plastic box clearly marked with the child’s name.
There are lunchtime supervisory assistants employed to supervise the children throughout the lunch hour period.
Children are expected to follow the day-to-day organisation of lunchtimes and carry out the instructions of the supervisors.
Children who cannot behave properly during these times will not be allowed to remain on the premises and parents will be asked to make alternative arrangements for them.
~ Milk and Fruit Schemes ~
Langtoft Primary School are committed to educate the children to lead a healthy lifestyle therefore we are presently running milk and fruit schemes.
Parents can arrange for their child(ren) to receive milk each day in their breaktime and Key Stage 1 are offered a piece of fruit every day if they so wish.
All children are able to bring a healthy snack of either fruit or vegetables for morning break time. To demonstrate our commitment to educate children towards a healthy lifestyle, we are seeking to achieve Healthy Schools Status.
~ Home/School Agreement ~
Following recommendation to all schools from the government, we have devised our own home school agreement. This shows the importance that is attached to the partnership between home and school in the education of our children.
We are a happy and caring community which aims to provide a broad and balanced education for your child.
We endeavour to promote the highest standards of achievement and behaviour as well as encouraging your child to develop his/her full potential in all areas of school life. We will care for your child’s safety and happiness and treat him/her as a valued member of our school.
You are your child’s first and enduring teachers. You play a crucial role in helping your child learn. All children achieve more when schools and parents work together in a meaningful partnership.
We shall strive to ensure that we will:
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meetings and in annual reports;
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letters and meetings;
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involved in the life of the school;
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Teacher’s signature ................................................................................
We shall strive to ensure that we will:
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letter of explanation on his/her return;
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Parent/Guardian signature ................................................................................
We shall strive to ensure that we will:
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Child’s signature ................................................................................
~ School Rules and Discipline ~
It is our belief that children respond better to a form of discipline that is unobtrusive and easily understood. With this in mind we try to keep ‘rules’ to an absolute minimum to those required for the health and safety of all those concerned, with good manners and civilised human behaviour.
We encourage the children to be responsible for their own discipline as we believe that understanding and caring is the best foundation for their future adult behaviour.
The most important rule being ‘treat other people as you would like them to treat you’.
The school has anti-bullying and anti-racism policies.
~ School Travel Plan ~
Langtoft Primary School currently organise a ‘School Travel Plan’ to encourage the children to travel to school either by walking, cycling or on scooter to improve the health of the pupils and to discourage travel by car when it is not necessary.
We believe the safety of the children to be paramount and therefore insist on cycle helmets being worn when cycling to and from school. The Year 5 children are also given the opportunity to undertake Bikewise cycling proficiency training to increase their cycling awareness.
We regularly run a ‘Walk on a Wednesday’ scheme in which the pupils are encouraged to walk, cycle or scooter to school in order to receive an award. This scheme proves very successful and will continue in the near future.
~ The Langtoft School Code ~
Learning is fun
Always try your best
Never give up
Give help to others
Treat everyone and everything with
Own up to and learn from your mistakes
Friendships are brilliant
Try your best and you’ll succeed
The Langtoft School code has been devised and agreed by the children.
~ Communication ~
Our policy is to involve parents as much as possible, we take the initiative in these ways:
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As the school is on-line we are able to provide communication via e-mail. If you would prefer correspondence to be sent electronically, please advise the school office of your e-mail address.
At other times, parents may wish to take the initiative. If there are concerns regarding any aspect of your child’s school life, please let us know. Your first point of contact should be your child’s teacher or the Headteacher, both will be more than willing to discuss any problems by appointment.
Our aim is to provide a good education for our pupils and to care properly for their health, safety and welfare at all times. All the staff, both teaching and non-teaching endeavour to achieve this aim. However, it is possible that you feel we have not lived up to your expectations. If this is the case please tell us, we cannot rectify anything if we do not know of its existence. If this fails to achieve a satisfactory outcome there is now a formal complaints procedure set up by the County Council under the terms of the 1988 Education Act, which begins with a meeting with the Governors of the school and ends ultimately with the Secretary of State for Education. A copy of this procedure is available at school for consultation.
~ Policy on Parents Rights
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Under the Education Reform Act the school is obliged to allow the parents of a registered pupil aged under 18 access to a wide range of information, including where available the following:-
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These can be obtained by applying to the Headteacher. Please note that a charge may be made for any documents that require copying.
~ Charging Policy ~
Charging Policy for School Visits
In the 1988 Education Reform Act (ERA), the Government emphasises its philosophy of free school education. In doing so, it laid down arrangements for charging for school visits.
The details are extensive and detailed. Put briefly, it states that school funds should fund all aspects of the school curriculum which either largely or wholly take place in school time. However, voluntary contributions from parents can be requested if the activity cannot be funded from school capitation.
Charging Policy for Langtoft Primary School
The governors of Langtoft Primary School, whilst supporting the Government’s policy of free school education, recognise that in a small school such as ours, voluntary contributions from the parents for various activities are essential if that activity is to continue.
If the activity cannot be funded without voluntary contributions, this will be made clear to parents in a letter explaining the purpose of the activity. It is emphasises that there is no obligation to contribute and no pupil will be omitted from the activity should his or her parents be unable to contribute. However, should parents be reluctant to support it, then the activity will NOT take place.
There is no limit to the level of voluntary contributions which parents or others can make to these activities. Please note that on visits of more than one day, the cost of board and lodgings will be a chargeable item of the visit, but the cost of transport and admission fees is left to voluntary contributions.
Parents at Langtoft have, in the past, been more than willing to contribute to the cost of school activities such as swimming and excursions to the Lake District and Ironbridge, which are of such value to a varied curriculum. The governors hope that despite Government legislation, parents will be willing to continue these contributions.
~ Sex Education ~
The Sex Education Policy for Langtoft Primary School is seen as an integral part of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) programme of study that runs progressively throughout the school. The scheme of work and associated worksheets and information that deals with sex education may be seen by anyone at a time reasonable to the school and copies can be made available at cost.
~ Personal Accident Insurance ~
The insurance market offers personal accident cover for pupils 24 hours a day. Parents may not be aware of this, and if they wish to avail themselves of this cover for their children, they should make enquiries with insurance brokers or companies accordingly.
~ Personal Property ~
All pupils are expected to take responsibility for the safety of their own property. The school cannot be responsible for watches or jewellery. Earrings and other jewellery can cause danger in P.E. and games lessons. It is preferred that they are not worn to school at all.
Money should not be brought to school unless requested for a school activity, when it should be in a clearly marked envelope.
Mobile telephones are not permitted in school.
~ National Curriculum Assessments ~
Academic Year 2005-2006
Key Stage 1
Level 2 and above
Key Stage 2
Level 4 and above
The above figures include children who were deemed ineligible for the tests or were absent.
~ Friends of Langtoft School ~
The Friends of Langtoft School (F.O.L.S. for short) would like to welcome you and give a brief introduction as to whom they are and what they aim to do.
We are an association of parents (past and present), guardians and teachers. All those with children attending the school are automatically members and can attend committee meetings at any time. If they wish to assist further in the running of F.O.L.S. they can be elected onto the committee themselves.
We organise fund raising events for the benefit of the school so that all children gain from our efforts. Our year comprises of termly children’s discos, an annual quiz, summer fete, Christmas fayre and other activities. In fact we will consider anything that will raise funds.
Over the past few years F.O.L.S. have helped to provide equipment and assist with the cost of education such as
Playground markingsNew bridges in environmental area
BooksAssistance with school visits
Role play equipment Interactive workshops
We are always open to new ideas and would love to see new faces at our meetings, so don’t be put off, join us for a coffee and share the sort of things you feel we could be doing to raise funds and hopefully have fun at the same time.
Notice of our meetings and forthcoming events are posted on the F.O.L.S. notice board.
We look forward to having your support.
~ Hiring of the School ~
The hall and classrooms are available for hire at competitive rates. Details of availability and rates from the Headteacher.
~ Conclusion ~
We hope you found this brochure interesting and informative, please keep for future reference.
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