The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:
Mrs Louise Brown, Executive Headteacher, Denton Primary School, Vicarage Lane, Denton, Northampton. NN7 1DT. Telephone: 01604 890330
Children become of statutory school age and therefore must start school no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. However, our school policy allows all children whose fifth birthday fall between 1st September and 31st August the opportunity to start school part-time for the first half-term of the Autumn Term.
Thereafter, pupils would be entitled to attend on a full-time basis, unless it was considered that further part-time attendance would be in the best interests of the child.
The planned admission limit into the 4+ year group is 19. Places are allocated by Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) in accordance with the criteria set out in their booklet 'Applying for a Primary Place in Northamptonshire'.
All applications must be placed directly with Northamptonshire County Council. For further information on applying for a school place, both for Reception intake or moving within your child's time at school, please view the Admissions to Schools in Northamptonshire pages on the Northamptonshire County Council website by following this weblink or by using the link in our sidebar.
The school was inspected in February 2016 and we maintained an overall rating of good. A copy of the latest inspection report is available to view here or by using the link in our sidebar.
Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables
Our KS2 results and School performance data is held online at the Education website, linked to on the side of this page, or you can read our most up to date data by downloading the file below.
We view the curriculum as the sum of the child’s experiences at school. We work to provide a curriculum that provides for the intellectual, moral, spiritual and physical development of our children as a preparation for life.
The National Curriculum for primary school consists of: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education. French is taught as a Modern Foreign Language throughout Key Stage 2. Religious Education is taught following the county’s agreed syllabus. We consider that providing Personal, Health and Social Education is an essential part of contributing to our children’s well-being.
The school achieved the national standards for Healthy Schools Status in 2010 and achieved Enhanced Status in 2013. We have achieved the Gold Award for School Games for our provision of Physical Education. As part of the Ashby Cluster we hold the Primary Geography Silver Quality Mark.
The school has achieved the International School Award Intermediate Level in May 2011. The Award recognises and celebrates schools that are committed to developing international partnerships which enrich the curriculum and help young learners to become global citizens.
The DfE have reinforced the need
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014. At our school these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways. We keep an up to date audit of all such teaching and learning opportunities.
Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council is able to genuinely effect change within the school. Each class elects two representatives and Year 6 have three representatives.
We are in the process of setting up ‘Pupil Parliaments’ in school and inviting visitors such as local councillors to talk to the children about their democratically elected roles in society.
Children have an annual questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school.
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Our school is situated in an area which is not greatly culturally diverse, therefore we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE, PSHE and RRSA teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are invited to our assemblies and to visit the school and encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths. At our school we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.
We are proud to have had the achievements of the whole school community recognised in this manner.
Our classes are structured as follows:
- Maple Class - Reception Year and Nursery
Key Stage 1
- Oak Class - Year 1
- Willow Class- Year 2
Key Stage 2
- Beech Class- Year 3
- Rowan Class - Year 4
- Sycamore Class- Years 5 and 6
Units of Work/Themes Studied
Our Classes study themed topics each term. The current themes are:
More information about our school curriculum can be found on the Class Pages.
In Key Stage 1, the phonics and reading schemes that are in place are Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds. We have books from a number of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree (Snapdragons, Fireflies, Project X), Rigby (Rockets, Star and Star Quest), All Aboard and Upstarts.
Our Behaviour and Anti Bullying Policy will advise you on how we manage discipline and behaviour at our school. Please see the link in our sidebar for all of our Statutory Policies.
The progress of all children is closely monitored. The Pupil Premium is allocated on the basis of children who are looked after by the Local Authority, children of military parents, adopted from care or who are entitled to free school meals. Where our monitoring process indicates that these children would benefit from additional support then funding will be allocated to provide an appropriate intervention strategy. Alternatively funding will be allocated to provide additional learning support within the class setting.
Information regarding the amount of funding the school received, how it is being spent and the impact that it has made is in our Pupil Premium Report.
P.E. and Sport Premium Funding
Details of how the P.E. and Sport Premium Funding have helped us develop our provision, participation, training and equipment can be found in the Sport Funding Report.
Special Educational Needs
Our Special Educational Needs Policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar for all of our Statutory Policies.
The school's Charging Policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar for all of our Statutory Policies.
School Ethos and Values
If you require paper copies of any of the policies or letters on our website, please contact us and we will be happy to help.