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October 2018

Dear Parents

Hello and welcome to our school brochure for the year ahead.  This brochure is written for anyone interested in our school including parents who are considering sending their child to learn with us here.  We believe our school to be a great place to for all children to learn, whatever their background, skills, interests and wherever they are on their learning journey.  All are welcome, and we work hard to provide for all the children’s needs whatever form they may take.

This brochure will only give you a flavour of what we are like as a school.  If you are interested in finding out more, we would urge you to visit; you are more than welcome.

We look forward to meeting with you and working with you and your child.

Yours sincerely

Mrs H. McCarney
Headteacher


Contents

Our School Vision
and Being Part
of the DNEAT family

The School Day
- Timings

Our School Rules

Getting To and From School

How We Are Organised

Snacks at Break Time

The Staff

Lunchtime

The Curriculum

Drinks

RE and Collective Worship

Educational Visits and Workshops

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Swimming

The Library

Homework

Attendance

School Uniform and PE Kit

Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities

Jewellery

Safeguarding

Pupil Voice

Parents’ Evenings

When Things Go Wrong

Friends of DCOEJA

Keep In Touch

Medicines in School

School Admissions

Term Dates

(all information is correct at the time of writing – October 2018)


Our School Vision

We believe all children have the right to thrive, in all aspects of their life, within a safe and caring Christian Environment. We aim to provide the children in the school with the necessary skills, tools and experiences to ensure they achieve outstanding performance.  

 

By the time children go to high school we want them to:

 

Belonging to the DNEAT family

The Church of England has a long association with education in this country stretching back over 200 years. It was from 1811 that the Church, through its various Christian benefactors, started providing what could be described as the very first ‘free schools’ when education was made available without charge for all. It is a proud history and one not passed up or passed over lightly.

The Church has never stood still in its links with education and schooling. It has evolved and adapted its role in the light and context of changing times, both social and political. This is as true in today’s world as ever, and is why there has been two centuries of unbroken provision.

The Church needs to respond to new educational landscapes and the challenges and opportunities they bring. Hence the Diocese’s creation of an Academy Trust. It wants to be in a position where it can continue to serve and support the schools for which it shares responsibility and care; those in the Diocesan family of schools and, in turn, those whom such schools seek to serve.

Their aim is to establish an environment in which schools can flourish as successful Academies. The Church of England schools in our Diocese have always had a commitment to working together; operating as institutions living their Christian mission. We have always tried to work effectively with other organisations: with Local and National Government, and with each other, to create the very best for the children and young people in our care. Belonging to the Diocesan Trust strengthens those opportunities.  It provides a supportive and appropriately challenging environment for school leaders and governors to achieve the very best for our school.

DNEAT believe we have created a context for bringing about rapid improvement where it is needed by working collaboratively with other improvement partners. We also believe we can help already successful schools to grow in strength by providing the right kind of challenge, as well as targeted support.  We will provide excellent professional opportunities for all those working in our schools, maximize the financial resources available for pupils and students and ensure that the successes of our schools are widely publicised.

What DNEAT stands for, and how values drive our actions

We believe that our values, our experience and our practice provide a sound basis for us to be a very effective Trust sponsoring and supporting our Academies. We believe we can be the catalyst for significant improvement in all our schools.

We are committed to the provision of high quality education. We believe that working within a Christian context – rooted in Gospel values such as service, thankfulness and humility - we can help young people become fulfilled, self-motivated, independent, responsible and caring members of society. We want all our young people to aim for excellence in all that they do.

We believe that if each person feels valued as an individual who has an important contribution to make they, in turn, will learn to value others leading to stronger communities and a healthier society.  In creating this sense of being valued, we are committed to every child making the progress they are capable of and reaching the highest possible standards in their learning.  It is through excellence in their learning, and by maximising the sense of progress made, that young people value their education and are valued in turn by others.

We are an ambitious team.  All of our Academies should become good or outstanding within two academic years of us starting to work with them. The goal is to enable the development of a self-improving family of schools who have the ambition, capacity and capability to work together to achieve excellence for all, both in terms of their inspection performance and their distinctiveness as schools committed to and living out their Christian ethos.

The creation of such a system demands that each school exists as a confident and autonomous organisation. They should be secure in their own performance and mission, but also play a full part as both a contributor and a receiver of support and challenge from peers and colleagues in other schools.

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Our School

Our School Rules

The ethos of our school is built around our simple but effective Golden Rules which sum up the way we wish our pupils to behave:

Be Respectful

Be Safe

Be Ready

How we are organised

The school has 16 class bases, a large multipurpose hall and a well-stocked library. The school benefits from extensive grounds including two large playing fields, two playgrounds, a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and trim trail, a wildlife area, a school garden, an Extended Learning Facility (ELF) with rabbits and guinea pigs and a quiet area/garden.

The hall is the centre of the school with the four year group areas leading off it. Each year group has four classrooms, a toilet area and cloakrooms. The year groups work very much as a team with teachers and teaching assistants working hard together to support the children’s learning. Our classes are named are influential and important people from all walks of life throughout history.  As well as being members of their class, all the children are assigned to one of our four Houses: Water, Air, Fire and Wind.  They compete in these houses on sports day and work daily to earn house points which contribute to winning the house trophy at the end of the school year.

Technology is taking an increasingly large role in children’s learning and we are continually working to keep up-to-date with changes, providing the children with the tools needed to make best use of the opportunities that computing opens for them.  In September this year we have started our move away from a static computer suite and invested heavily in new hardware to reflect the importance of technology in the curriculum and life in general.  We now have 120 iPads and 120 Chromebooks in school. We’re sure the children will make great use of them. 

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The School Day

Timings

The school gates are opened at 8.40.  Children are welcomed either through the main gate at the front of the school or via the ‘field gate’ which is part way down the path towards the church.  After arriving, the children can choose to go into the classroom to organise their belongings and occupy themselves quietly or play on the playground until 8.50 when the bell for the start of school day is rung.  We do ask parents to support us by ensuring that the children arrive promptly and ready to start school by 8.50.  Children are not allowed on the school grounds unsupervised until 8.30.

The first session of the day lasts until 11.00 followed by break until 11.15.  The second session lasts until 12.15 when the children have their lunch. The afternoon session then starts at 1.15 and runs through until 3.15.  There is a daily act of collective worship during the afternoon session: separate upper and lower collective worship on Monday; class based worship Tuesday and Thursday; and whole school worship including class learning assemblies on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The day ends at 3.15, when the children will be accompanied by school staff to the gate.  Again, the children can choose to leave by either the main or field gate.

Getting to and from school

There is a bus put on by Freestones that collects children daily, driving an agreed route.  At the end of the school day it leaves at 3.20 following the morning route but in reverse. There is a small charge for this service.  Children who live more than 2 miles away from the school, and this is the nearest school, are entitled to free transport.  

We encourage all children to walk, scoot or cycle to school if at all possible.  Parents who allow their children to cycle to school must ensure their child’s bike is roadworthy and they are wearing a suitable cycle helmet. Scooters and cycles should be left in one of the school’s two bike sheds.

If parents are bringing or collecting their child by car, we ask that you drive considerately and respect the one way system in the school grounds.  It is also important that our neighbours are respected too, please be considerate at drop-off and pick up times and park appropriately. 

Snacks at break time

It is a long time between breakfast and lunch and so we encourage you to send your child with a snack to eat at break.  We know that for some children what they eat can have a big impact on their concentration afterwards so we do insist that all snacks are healthy.  This means no chocolate, cakes, biscuits, crisps, pastries or sweets please.  We do not allow nuts or foods with traces of nuts in school.

Lunchtime

Children are able to choose between bringing a packed lunch or having a school dinner at lunchtime. A range of healthy nutritious meals, all freshly cooked on site, are available for those who choose a school meal.  We also offer a school packed lunch.  School meals currently cost £2.20 for those who pay.  Free school meal application forms for those who qualify are available from the school office.  All meals should be ordered through Parent Pay – parents and carers will need to set up an account for this.  Please speak to the office for further information.

Drinks

Our brains work better when we drink lots of water…FACT!  We encourage all children to bring a bottle to school so they can have water to drink at any time during the day .  Please send your child with a bottle each day (sports-caps please and labelled with their name) and get them to take it home for washing in the evening. There is plenty of opportunity for the children to fill their bottles during the day, but it is very helpful if it is full at the start. The children have access to water and milk at lunchtimes, but we do not allow cans or fizzy drinks.

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The School Team

We have lots of people working in our school:

Executive Headteacher                Mrs H. McCarney

Deputy Headteacher                Mr S. Dack  Also in pastoral/safeguarding

                ______

Year 3    

Year Leader & Class Teacher        Mr B. King  (Curie Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs S. Crawford  (Keller Class)

Class teacher                        Miss A. Herring  (Owens Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs S. Woodall  (Einstein Class)

Higher Level TA                        Mrs C. Thorp

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs P. Macfarlane

Teaching Assistant                        Miss S. Trumm

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs S. Ellis

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs J. O’Sullivan

         

Year 4    

Year Leader & Class Teacher)        Mrs R. Bunkle  (Babbage Class)

Class teacher                        Miss S. Gray  (Parks Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs C. Bodiam  (Dickens Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs S. Swetman  (Nightingale Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs S. Gardiner  (Babbage and Nightingale Classes)

Higher Level TA                        Miss K. Mitchell

Teaching Assistant                        Miss J. Desmedt

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs K. Thurgill

Year 5    

Year Leader & Class Teacher        Miss R. Guy-Ragan  (Pankhurst Class)

Class teacher                        Mr S. Jenkinson  (Da Vinci Class)

Class teacher                        Mr S. Allott  (Wilberforce Class)

Class teacher                        Miss K. McKay  (Frank Class)

Class teacher                        Mr S. Lyons  (Frank Class)

Higher Level TA                        Mrs T. Ramm

Teaching Assistant                        Miss N. Wright

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs S. Postle

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs D. Langley

         

Year 6    

Year Leader & Class Teacher        Mr N. Wade  (Gibson Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs T. Stuart-Sheppard  (Austen Class)

Class teacher                        Mr A.  Blenkin  (Bevan Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs G. Waymouth  (Shakespeare Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs Vicki Hook  (Shakespeare Class)

Class teacher                        Mrs Nancy Henman  (Gibson Class)

Higher Level TA                        Mrs J. Kendall

Teaching Assistant                        Miss K. Atkins

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs S. Wilcock

Teaching Assistant                        Mrs A. Fraser

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SENCo                                Mrs A. Otty Also in Pastoral/safeguarding

Child Protection Officer                Miss G.Harper

Pastoral Worker                        Mrs L. Hathaway

Pastoral Worker                        Mrs D. Peek

Attendance Officer                 Mrs J. Houghton

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Academy Office Manager                Mrs C. Kiy

Academy Support Assistant        Mrs M.  Costello

Academy Support Assistant        Mrs J. Kiel

Academy Support Assistant        Mrs J. Birchenall

                ______

Caretaker                                Mr C. Swift

Cleaners                                Mrs F. Da Silva Coelho and Stulee Staff

Midday Supervisory Assistants (MSAs)    

Mrs B. Secker, Mrs K. Greef, Mrs F. Da Silva Coelho, Mrs W. Brown, Mrs D. Rix, Mrs C. Sadler , Mrs R. Glaysher, Mr S. Banthorpe and Mrs D. Thompson

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What the children learn (The Curriculum)

We work hard to provide an enjoyable and challenging curriculum.  It encourages the children to learn to the best of their abilities and provides opportunities for everyone to succeed.

We have used the National Curriculum to develop our own personalised topics for the school which are exciting and very much based on the needs of our pupils.  We continually review this to make it better and better and to ensure that our children get the best we can offer.

The core subjects English and maths are both delivered in the morning sessions.  For some children in years 3 and 4, this includes a Read, Write, Inc session which is delivered by our well-trained and highly skilled Teaching Assistants.

The children learn in mixed ability classes, led by their class teacher.  Where possible, lessons are organised in a ‘cross curricular’ way, with the children learning aspects of more than one subject in each lesson.  For example, when the children were learning about the Romans in year 4 this autumn, their writing in English was based on the Romans, they learnt about Roman Numerals in maths and they made model trebuchets in DT.  In the few areas that learning does not fit with this cross curricular style these aspects are delivered separately.

We have organised our main topic teaching into 6 ‘blocks’ of work.  During each block the children across the whole school will follow a common theme, with each year group tailoring the learning to suit the age and needs of the pupils in their year group.  The blocks are called ‘Location, Location, Location’, ‘Fame’, ‘Events’, ‘Food’, ‘Animals’ and ‘Changes’ (see the ‘Learning’ section our website for more information).  Additionally, there will be other themed weeks during the year including our main RE teaching.

One of the key parts of the PSHE curriculum is Sex and Relationship Education. The school has a clear programme for this which is age-appropriate.  Parents are welcome to view the materials used on request and have the right to withdraw their child from Sex and Relationship education should they wish to.

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RE and Collective Worship

RE is taught following the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus which includes the study of Christianity and a range of other religions.  You are welcome to view a copy on request.

As a Church School, we hold a daily act of Collective Worship which is Christian in nature.

Collective Worship is focused around our school values. These are: Courage, Creativity, Peace, Trust, Forgiveness, Justice, Thankfulness, Compassion, Friendship, Hope, Truthfulness, Humility, Generosity, Respect and Reverence, Wisdom, Perseverance, Service and Responsibility.  Whilst these are studied from a Christian perspective, a ‘non-Christian’ look is also taken as part of the learning.

Parents are entitled to withdraw their children from RE and Collective Worship should they wish to. Parents wishing to do so should contact the Headteacher in a letter.


Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

There are lots of reasons some children experience difficulties with their learning during their time at school.  Sometimes it is for a short period of time and for others it is a more long term difficulty.  If a child is having some difficulties, they will be placed on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities register.  This is for our information as a school.  They, along with some other individuals, will have a one page profile and may also be set some Individual targets. These are reviewed every half term.  They are completed with the children and shared with parents so that we can all work together to support them.

Children who are on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities register will also be on our school provision map.  This will show what additional support they are getting and how often.  The majority of additional support will take place in the classroom. This will be in groups, or on an individual basis, targeting a specific area. However, there may also be a need for individual or small group withdrawal from the classroom.

If we have supported your child within school and they still continue to experience difficulties then we may need to refer to an outside agency for advice.  This will be fully discussed with you first and your permission sought before any referral takes place.  You will be updated by the specialist involved, in person, but if that's not possible then Mrs Otty is always available to discuss any reports and progress or issues that have arisen.

 

You can ask to see the policy for Special Educational Needs at any time.  It can also be viewed on the school website.  If you have any concerns at all then speak to the class teacher and then Mrs Otty, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator.  She can be contacted via the school office.

The school building has been adapted so that children and adults in wheelchairs can have access.  We have ramps and a disabled toilet and washing facilities.

If you or your child has a disability, please come and discuss your needs with us at your earliest convenience. We are committed to inclusion for all.

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The School Library

The school has a very well stocked library.  In the spring term 2018, a large amount of money was spent auditing, removing and then restocking with brand new books to make it a pleasant place for the children to enjoy and read in.  We encourage the children to choose from a wide range of books themselves. Children record the books they have borrowed on the computerised system and are responsible for books in their care. We do expect parents to pay for lost books.

Educational Visits and Workshops

Whilst learning in the classroom is really important, the ability to enhance that with learning outside through visits or getting experts in for workshops is hugely beneficial and bring learning even further to life.  Be it a walk to the church for an hour, a visiting Greek soldier or a week’s visit to the Lake District, visits and workshops are a hugely valuable part of the children’s learning experience. Other recent visits and workshops the children have taken part in include: Africa Alive, London Science Museum, a China day, Norwich Castle and having a planetarium in the hall!  We also have residential visits in year 4 to Horstead and in year 6 to the Lake District.

Swimming

Children in Year 3 are timetabled on a rota basis to use Dereham Pool on Thursday afternoons.  This takes place throughout the year between 1.35 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

The following guidelines apply for swimming lessons:

Homework

We really value homework but do not expect the children to be working at home every minute of the evening!  Homework is an opportunity for parents to get involved with their child’s learning.  Showing support for your children’s homework is a very good way of showing them you value their learning.  This is sometimes an attitude they will then carry with them into the classroom.

Government guidelines are not statutory but we use them to guide expectations.  They are:

Within this allocation, all children are expected to read or take part in a reading activity at least 3 times during the week.

Homework tasks are sent home with the children on a Friday and are expected to be completed by the following Wednesday.  Children who have not completed their homework will be expected to do some during Wednesday lunchtime. If your child is unsure what to do, they must speak to their teacher.

Weekly tasks include, reading at least 3 times, working on Mathletics and learning their spellings.  There is also an additional optional topic task.

As part of the Home School Agreement, we ask that parents support us in implementing these arrangements.  If at any time you wish to discuss your child’s homework, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

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School Uniform and PE Kit

Our school uniform is simple and smart!  We want all of the children to take pride in all they do and this includes their uniform. The uniform comprises of a white polo shirt, purple jumper and black or grey trousers, skirt or shorts. In the summer, girls can wear lilac ‘gingham’ school dresses. We ask that foot wear is black (no open toed shoes or sandals).

For PE, the children should have a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls.  Trainers are needed for outdoor PE and a tracksuit or similar is advisable for the colder weather.

Uniform can be bought from a number of places including Birds of Dereham which is located behind Halfords on Yaxham Rd.  They supply both shirts and jumpers embroidered with the school badge.

It is also useful for the children to have an old shirt for use as an apron.

Jewellery

We always encourage children to leave jewellery at home on school days.  However, plain silver or gold stud earrings may be worn and children can wear watches.  All earrings must be removed or taped for PE and cannot be worn when the children are swimming.  Please take this into account if you are thinking of allowing your child to have their ears pierced.

Clubs and Extra Curricula Activities

The school runs a range of clubs during lunchtime and after aschool which have recently included football, dodgeball, archery, multi-skills and fencing to name but a few.  We are looking to develop our provision for clubs and will be adding to those above as the year progresses.  

The school also enters teams in a number of sporting competitions with other local schools.

Attendance

We know that good attendance has a very positive impact on children’s success at school.  Our attendance target is 97%.  This means that as there are 190 days per year, children need to be in school for 185 days or more to reach that target.  

Any pupils whose attendance falls below 90% will be classed as ‘Persistent Absentees’. We work closely with families of children who fall, or are at risk of falling into this group.

We take the safety and well-being of the children very seriously and so we do need to know where your child is if they are not in school.  Therefore, we ask you to phone the school before 9.15 on any day that our child is unexpectedly absent (you can phone as early as you like and leave a message on the answer machine if the office is not open).  Any unaccounted absences will result in us phoning you.

Schools are only allowed to authorise absence during term time in exceptional circumstances.  Should you need to take your child out of school during term time please collect a form from the school office. Please note, schools are not allowed to authorise absence for holidays.

Should you need to collect your child during the day for a medical appointment, please collect a form from the school office and fill it in accordingly.

The table below shows how different levels of attendance affect your child’s education.

Attendance

Over a fortnight

Over the school year

Over 5 Years

95%

= absent for

½ day

1 ¼ weeks

½ a term

90%

= absent for

1 day

4 weeks

½ a school year

85%

= absent for

1 ½ days

6 weeks

¾ of a school year

80%

= absent for

2 days

7 ½ weeks

1 school year

75%

= absent for

2 ½ days

10 weeks

1 school year +

½ a term

70%

= absent for

3 days

11 ¼ weeks

1 school year +

1 term  

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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our number one priority in school is ensuring our children are safe and looked after appropriately.  We have a number of staff in the school who are trained to ensure that happens. Mrs McCarney is the Senior Designated Professional for Safeguarding and Mrs Harper, Mr Dack, Mrs Otty, Mrs Hathaway and Mrs Peek are also fully trained alternates.  Miss Harper is our main and first point of contact though.  If you have concerns about the wellbeing of a child in the school, please contact one of these staff members.  

Should you find yourself concerned about a member of staff, please contact the headteacher, or in the event of a concern regarding the headteacher, the Chair of Governors, Mr David Lennard-Jones.

Pupil Voice

We have an elected School Council which allows children to put forward their views about issues that directly concern them.  Ideas come from individual class council meetings.  Each class has a representative who attends the regular meetings of the main council.  After each meeting, feedback is given to the class.

In the last couple of years, the school council have discussed a range of issues including snacks, playground behaviour, litter and the school toilets!  They have been involved in raising funds and discussions about the school field and play equipment.  Members of the school council have also been involved in interviewing and appointing staff.

If things go wrong

We want all of the children in the school to be happy and enjoy their time here.  However, we do know that, on occasion, things can go a bit wrong.  If this is the case, we want to work with you to help deal with any issues as quickly as possible.  With this in mind, please get in touch with the school either via the office or by talking to your child’s class teacher.

We also know that, as in all schools, bullying can take place.  We have a zero tolerance approach towards bullying.  If and when it does occur, we work proactively with all involved to put an end to it.  With bullying, as with other issues or concerns, we can only help resolve it if we are aware so please contact the school if needed.  Hopefully, this will enable us to resolve any issues in a positive way.

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Keeping in Touch

School bulletins are sent out every week; year group newsletters are sent out every two weeks and there is a whole school newsletter at least once every half term.  They highlight upcoming events; achievements and detail what the children have been learning and enjoying.  These are emailed and posted on the school website www.derehamjunior.dneat.org 

As time progresses, we aim to use email and our school website as the main means of communication.  Please note, we also have a Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.  Details for all of these can be found...on our website!

We operate a parent text messaging service which is sometimes used to keep you up to date with events and changes that happen in school.

As with any method of communication though, we can only contact parents and carers if we have their most up to date contact details.  Please ensure you let us know of any updates and changes to you contact details.

Parents’ Evenings

In the autumn and spring term, we have parents’ evenings for you to come see how your child is progressing.  In July each year you will receive a written report commenting on your child's progress and effort.  

Please feel free to contact us at any other time if you wish to discuss anything about your child’s work or welfare.  You can make arrangements to meet teachers by telephoning the school office.

We encourage parents to get fully involved with life in school.  You are always welcome to come in and volunteer.  You could listen to children read, help on trips, transport children to sporting events or maybe even do a bit of gardening – we’d love to see you!  

All regular volunteers are asked to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the school safeguarding procedures.

Friends of Dereham Church of England Junior Academy

The ‘Friends’ organise events such as school discos, making tea and coffee for various activities, Hotdog and Popcorn nights and fundraising through things such as the Christmas fayre.  The Friends have supported a number of projects in school and most recently have donated a substantial amount of money towards purchasing board games and toys for indoor, wet play times.  The ‘Friends’ are a small but incredibly committed bunch who are always on the lookout for new members to help support the school even further.  Please leave your name at the school office if you are able and willing to help in any way.  However small – it will be very much appreciated.

Medicines in School

There are circumstances where it is necessary to have medicine in school. Medicine is only administered in school if it is a prescriptive medicine and a dose has to be taken during school hours.  In these circumstances we are willing to accept responsibility for the administration on the following conditions:

The school’s policy for administering medicines is available on request.

Admission Statement

The school's admission policy allows pupils up to the agreed Pupil Admission Number (PAN) of 116 per year group. If there are more applicants for places than there are places available in the school, the Governors will decide which children to accept and which children to refuse.

The Governors will give preference to children according to the following criteria in this order of priority:

  1. Children for whom their Statement of Special Educational Needs names this school
  2. Children who are in public care
  3. Children living in the designated area* and who have a sibling** attending the school at the time of their admission
  4. Children who live in the designated area and have no sibling connection with the school
  5. Children living outside the designated area who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission
  6. Children who live outside the designated area and have no sibling connection with the school

*The designated area is defined as the Ecclesiastical Parishes of East Dereham, north of the by-pass, and Scarning.

**A sibling is a child living at the same address and sharing at least one common parent.

Home address: Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for part of the week, the home address will be considered to be the address that the child lives for the majority of the week (including weekends). The Governors will expect evidence to support this, including the prime contact address held by the current school and which parent receives the child benefit in cases where the child spends an equal proportion of the week with both parents.

In any of the categories, priority will be given to those children who have at least one parent who can supply a supporting statement from a member of the clergy, indicating that they are a monthly worshipper at some Christian Church within the Ecclesiastical Parishes of East Dereham and Scarning and which is a member of Norfolk Churches Together.

In the event that there is no clear distinction using the above criteria, decisions will be made against other priorities listed and then by measuring distance from the school as the crow flies.

Further information regarding Admissions can be obtained from Norfolk County council’s website or from the school office.

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School Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

School opens

Thursday 6th September 2018

School closes for half term

Wednesday 17th October 2018

School reopens

Monday 29th October 2018

School closes for Christmas

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Spring Term 2019

School opens

Thursday 3rd January 2019

School closes for half term

Friday 15th February 2019

School reopens

Monday 25th February 2019

School closes for Easter

Friday 5th April 2019

Summer Term 2019

School opens

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

School closed for Public Holiday        

Monday 6th May 2019

School closes for half term

Friday 24th May 2019

School reopens

Monday 3rd June 2019

School closes for Summer

Wednesday 24th July 2019

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