Statutory Information

Contact Details

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

Admission Arrangements

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 15. 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.

Ofsted

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 are held online at the Department of Education website, which can also be found by using the link in our sidebar.

The information below relates to data in the 2019 Performance Tables.

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard

Subject

Reading

Writing

( Teacher Assessed)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

Combined

(RWM)

School Results

89%

89%

95%

95%

79%

National Average

73%

78%

78%

79%

65%


Percentage of pupils achieving a high standard of attainment

Subject

Reading

Writing

( Teacher Assessed)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

Combined

(RWM)

School Results

47%

32%

37%

37%

33%

National Average

25%

18%

31%

31%

10%


Average Scaled Scores

Subject

Reading

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths

School Average

Scaled score

107

105

107

Expected scaled score

104

102

105

Average Progress

Subject

Reading

Writing

Maths

School results

0.10

1.37

 

0.48

 

 

 

Our classes are structured as follows:

 

EYFS: 

 

  • Maple Class - Reception Year and Nursery

 

Key Stage 1

 

  • Oak Class - Year 1
  • Willow Class- Year 2

 

Key Stage 2

 

  • Beech Class- Years 3 and 4
  • Rowan Class  - Year 5
  • Sycamore Class- Year 6

 

School Curriculum

 

We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and The National Curriculum. We place a strong emphasis on securing the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics in every year group; Maths, Writing, Reading and Phonics are taught as stand-alone subjects.

We teach phonics through the progression of Letters and Sounds supported by the actions from Jolly Phonics. The primary strategy for teaching early reading is phonics. We use a number of reading schemes including Big Cat Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree (Snapdragons, Fireflies, Project X), Rigby (Rockets, Star and Star Quest), All Aboard and Upstarts.

The majority of foundation subjects are taught, where possible, in themed topics. Topic drivers are determined through links across subjects and based around children’s interests and fascinations. All topics are designed to have rich ‘cultural capital’ and have links to the school’s SMART Values and reference the Oxfam Global Curriculum. During topic teaching, all children have the opportunity to apply their core subject learning in Maths and Writing.

French is taught as a Modern Foreign Language throughout Key Stage 2. Religious Education is taught following the county’s agreed syllabus. Physical education and music are linked to topics where possible but are also taught as a stand-alone subject. Our topic map is based on a two-year rolling programme and we would expect full coverage of all non-core subjects across the two years.

Progressions in all subjects are determined by the National Curriculum. We do, however, ensure that our teaching is built around the understanding of key concepts in each subject to ensure opportunities to revisit key ideas and to facilitate deep learning and alteration of long-term memory.

Our curriculum includes not only the formal requirements but also an abundance of extracurricular activities and themed approaches that we carefully plan in order to enrich the children’s experiences. We consider that providing Personal, Health and Social Education is an essential part of contributing to our children’s well-being and, alongside our academic curriculum, teach emotional literacy and resilience. Mindfulness sessions are offered to all Key Stage 2 children on a weekly basis.

More information about our school curriculum can be found on the Class Pages.

Pupil Behaviour

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.

Pupil Premium

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

Sport Premium Funding, also known as Olympic Legacy Funding for Physical Education and School is provided by the government. The DfE are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (P.E) and sport in Primary Schools. This substantial sum is going directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children's needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. To see the impact of the sports funding at Denton Primary School please open the file in the sidebar of the page.

95% of our 2019/2020 Year 6 group could swim at least 25 metres, use a number of strokes and basic life saving skills. 

Special Educational Needs

Our Special Educational Needs Policy can be found below.

Charging Policy

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

Our school's ethos and values can be found on the homepage and at our School Aims page.

Financial Information

No school employees have a gross annual salary above £100,000.

Click here for the schools' financial benchmarking information.

 

 

 

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.