“Pupils enjoy school and are enthusiastic about their learning. They are welcoming, especially to pupils who arrive midway through the year….Pupils behaviour outside of lessons is exemplary…Pupils have high moral expectations of themselves and others” - OFSTED 2014
"We believe that God’s spirit is at work in everyone in our community. We will provide an environment of joy, hope and reflection in which the skills to fulfil God’s desires for us, as unique individuals, are cultivated.”
On Monday 2nd March we are having an IPC day based on reading. Key Stage 2 children are allowed to dress up as any Harry Potter character while Key Stage 1 can dress up as any tradition fairytale character.
Great News! Results!
If you go to the department of education league able web site http://www.telegraph.co.uk/a/11285117#area/Leicester/138081) you will find out that the school did very well in the national tests for 11 year olds in 2014!
For example 78% of the children obtained a grade 4 or above in Reading, writing and mathematics. The national figure was 79% and the Local Authority figure was 75% In reading 89% of children obtained a level 4 or above compared to 85% in Leicester and equivalent to the national figure. 51% of the children obtained a level 5 in reading compared to 44% in Leicester and a national figure of 50%. These are the best results that the school has ever had in reading!
The writing and maths results were also very good with a slight blip in the spelling punctuation and grammar test.
The tests are only an assessment of one aspect of the life of the school. We have many new arrivals at the school and many children whose first language is not English. It is therefore ridiculous to compare us to other schools who do not have children from these backgrounds. The fact that we are able to reach the national average in these subjects is testament to the staff, children and parents who must all be working incredibly hard to reach this level.
The following is a quote from the General Secretary of the Head teachers’ organisation "If we aspire to greatness in our schools we must unleash the motivation and talent of those who work in them. League tables do not do this, they distract, distort and depress. We need accountability, but it must be nuanced and informative, not crude and superficial.”
Latest School Calender Events
- Harry Potter trip Yr 5/606Mar2015
08:00 am - 16:30 pm
Year 5 and 6 class trip
- Key Stage 1 Library trip09Mar2015
09:00 am - 12:30 pm @ St Barnabas Library
- Year 3 trip Botanical Gardens24Mar2015
09:00 am - 14:30 pm @ Botanical gardens
- Year 5 trip25Mar2015
09:00 am - 14:30 pm @ Space Centre
- Last day of term27Mar2015
08:00 am - 15:30 pm
Click here to find out about our Comenius project and Comenius mobilities.
As a school we raised £600 for Movember. The children looked fantastic in their moustaches! The money has been donated Loros.
We have also placed a bench outside the office in memory of Mr Paul Kiminski.
A big thank you to all the children in Key Stage 2 who took part in our sponsored Disco. You raised a massive £749.15!!! Thank you once again for your on-going support.
- School opens on Monday 5th January
We look forward to seeing you all for the start of term on Monday.
- Ofsted report
The report from our recent Ofsted is now published and available for you to read.
- Maths workshops
Remember our maths workshops start today! Tuesday 28th October
- Thank you!
A big thank you to all the children in Key Stage 2 who took part in our sponsored disco.
- Maths sessions for parents
We would like to offer some parent maths sessions to help you support your child at home.
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On your phone or tablet go to your app store and search for school updates. Once it is downloaded you will need to put in the school postcode, LE5 3HH and then add our school. Once this is done you will receive our news feeds automatically as they update.
Below are the links to download the app:
Apple app store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/school-updates/id524726507?mt=
Google play app store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.schools&feature=more_from_developer