Norton CEVC Primary School
School Close Norton Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP31 3LZ
Name of person to whom enquiries should be addressed: Mrs Lisa Sparkes. On request, paper copies of any information on the website will be provided free of charge.
Norton CEVCP School follows Suffolk County Council’s admissions procedures and details of these can be found on the local authority school admissions pages of its website.
Our most recent Ofsted report can be found on our website under Ofsted or downloaded from the Ofsted website. Our latest Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools' report can be found here.
Details of Norton’s entry in the Department for Education’s performance tables can be found here.
Our long term plans give the overview of each subject taught each year and this is delivered through topic work, where possible. English and Mathematics may be taught through cross curricular topics or as discrete subjects in themselves. Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is taught in a cross-curricular way. There is a mixture of child and adult initiated learning over a range of topics which change half termly. Our long term plans are here: EYFS (Reception); KS1 (Years 1 & 2); Lower KS2 (Years 3 & 4); Upper KS2 (Years 5 & 6).
Additional information on any of the above can be obtained from class teachers via the school office.
A wide range of reading materials is used, but the core scheme is Read, Write Inc for our younger pupils. A range of other scheme books are available to support levelled reading until children’s reading is fluent. There is a good range of quality reading books for children to take home.
For our phonics teaching, the main scheme for EYFS and Year 1 is Read, Write, Inc. The National Curriculum guidance is used for all year groups.
The school’s Behaviour and Discipline policy is available here. Alternatively, a copy can be obtained from the school office.
The premium is used to support children’s individual learning, such as additional SEN support, resources in school or extension or challenge activities for the more able children.
Last year’s premium 2016-17 of £33,640 was used to support children’s educational needs through individual & group support or through resources purchased. Here is an evaluation of our pupil premium programme and its impact for 2016-17.
The premium for 2017-18 is £42,700. Some of the funding will be used to employ an intevention HLTA who will work in the classroom, or with groups of children with disadvantage or SEND. This includes running Read, Write, Inc for EYFS-Y2 and bespoke interventions for 6 pupils.
The premium supports other intervention programmes, run either before school or during lessons for children in all year groups. These are offered to any child who we feel will benefit from that extra input. We run booster classes after school for 10 weeks in the spring term for year 6 pupils to prepare them for tests later in the year.
Parents of children with pupil premium funding will be offered financial support with educational visits, as needs arise.
Click here to view our proposed spending of pupil premium for 2017-18
All children are welcome to apply for a place at this school. We have a policy of being fully inclusive. Our SEND Policy is available on the website or via the school office. From 1 September 2014 all schools should make parents aware of their SEND provision. Here is the link to SEND.
This is a single storey building on one level with a separate new double class block for older pupils. All areas are accessible. A disabled toilet is available next to the children’s cloakrooms and in the new class block. The school’s Accessibility Plan is available here or can be obtained via the school office.
Schools are required to produce an Equalities Policy which can be found here and to publish data relating to an area of equality for all, every 3 years. We sent out a questionnaire to all parents and carers in 2013. No actions were identified through this survey. We reviewed our Equalities Plan in 2014 and the current focus is on the monitoring of progress of children with SEND throughout the school.
Information on our governors is here.