Parent Handbook

School Information

 

Principal:                             Miss Debbie Kelly

Address:                              Dryclough Road Campus

                                              Dryclough Road

                                              Crosland Moor

                                              Huddersfield

                                              HD4 5JA

Telephone:                           01484 503111
Fax:                           
Email:                                    office@beaumontprimary.org.uk
Website:                                www.beaumontprimary.org.uk


Type:                                     Primary Academy (Free School Presumption)

 

Staff Mobile Telephone numbers:   Miss Kelly - 07701 010089

                                                          Mrs Bindley - 07921 480057

 

Principal’s welcome

 

Dear Parents and Carers

A very warm welcome to you and thank you for choosing Beaumont Primary Academy.  We are at the start of an incredibly exciting journey and we look forward to working with you and your child as we build and create a brand new primary academy, which will provide the highest quality education.

We will offer you a learning environment where your children will be inspired to learn and achieve to the very best of their ability. We want high standards in work, behaviour and the quality of relationships. We want your children to love coming to school. We want children to feel safe, develop strong friendships, have fun and have the confidence to explore new challenges.

We believe very strongly in working closely with parents and carers, as you know your children best. Together we will provide them with encouragement and security to enable them to thrive during their years at school. The staff and governors will work hard with you to ensure that your children are happy at school and achieve the results they deserve.

 We are proud of the community we serve and we welcome input from parents, local businesses, organisations and professionals to enrich the learning experience. We will ensure your child acquires skills and attitudes which will benefit them long after they leave Beaumont Primary Academy.

We have an open door policy and parents are always welcome to visit and see the academy in action. Please contact the office to make an appointment. I look forward very much to celebrating our successes with you in the coming months.

We guarantee to keep you fully informed about your child’s progress with regular reports and discussions throughout the year. If you have any concerns, I promise they will be speedily and effectively resolved.

Education should be enjoyable, interesting and challenging. Young people will, in the years ahead, need a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities. It is our responsibility to ensure that your child has every opportunity for success.

We look forward to working with you to achieve this.

Miss Debbie Kelly

Principal

 

Aims and Ethos

MOTTO:  “Adventures in Learning”

Beaumont Primary Academy is a caring multi-cultural school where everyone is encouraged to recognise and achieve their potential whatever their religion, culture, race, gender and ability, as supported by the United Nation’s Children’s Rights Charter. Your children are at the heart of every decision we will make. Our commitments to you include:  

  • Having high expectations for all within the school community.
  • Creating an atmosphere where all forms of bullying including racism are unacceptable.
  • Providing a happy, safe and secure environment where children feel valued and respected, and are able to participate and approach all staff.
  • Giving all children equal access to the curriculum, resources and support, appropriate to their needs.
  • Wanting everyone to feel successful and have their success recognised and celebrated.
  • In line with British Values, we actively teach and promote respect and tolerance of all faiths recognising that everyone is an individual and brings with them diverse experiences and backgrounds. We celebrate and value the diversity within our community and promote social cohesion through interaction with other communities. We explicitly teach pupils about the importance of respecting individual liberty and living harmoniously within communities.
  • Delivery of a holistic learning experience which develops children socially, emotionally, creatively, culturally and morally in order to become active British citizens, who make a positive contribution to society.
  • Encouraging an atmosphere where everybody is given the opportunity to develop their personal learning and learn from each other.
  • Promoting mutual respect, trust and honesty for all. The school community values each other equally and learns to share and respect each- others’ values and beliefs.
  • Encouraging parental involvement and working with parents as partners.
  • In supporting children to begin to understand democracy and the Rule of Law, we ensure all individuals are accountable for their actions and that everyone understands they have a role to play and as such they will have a voice in many aspects of school life.
  • Encouraging healthy lifestyle which seeks to equip individuals to make a full and active contribution to society
  • Providing the best available teaching expertise and learning experiences with high expectations of achievement and behaviour.
  • Developing self-esteem, self-confidence and positive attitudes.

  Admissions Policy

Admission Arrangements for entry 2016-2017

General information about the academy

Beaumont Primary Academy is a non-selective, independent, state funded Free School.  The academy has agreed a priority admission area (PAA) with Kirklees Local Authority which is set out below. The local authority will coordinate normal round applications for entry at age 4. The academy will coordinate their own in-year applications and will participate with, in-year fair access protocols.

When considering applications, children with a statement of Special Education Needs that names the academy or those with and Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be admitted first, and under different regulations before the oversubscription criteria is applied.

NB:  The Academy shares the PAA, with the proposed new all-through Church of England voluntary controlled primary school, with nursery provision. This would mean that families who live in the PAA would have priority for admission to both schools.

 

Arrangements for admission at age 4

The academy trust plans to offer 90 places at age 4.

 This will be the admission number for the academy (AN).

 

Oversubscription criteria
If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, the following priorities will apply:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) or a child who was previously looked after or are adopted children
  2. Children who have a brother or sister attending the Academy at the time of admission. (Sibling rule).  
    NB:  (brother or sister means; a child with at least one natural or legally adopted parent being the same person).  Original documents may be requested by the Admissions Manager.
  3. Children who live in the Academy’s PAA (proof of address and residency may be requested by the Admissions Manager)
  4. Children who live outside the Academy’s PAA

 

Tie breaks
If children of multiple birth (twins and triplets) are tied for the final place in any of the categories listed above, those siblings will be admitted over AN as permitted by infant class size rules. In other cases, where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would still lead to oversubscription, the available places will be offered to those living nearest the Academy. Straight line distance will be used to measure. 

Distance is measured in a straight line from a child’s home address to the school/academy. Measurements are calculated using seven-figure grid references for each address taken from

Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT® data, this is supplied by Kirklees. This grid reference relates to a point that falls within the permanent building structure corresponding to the address. The boundary of the building structure for the address is derived from Ordnance Survey Land-Line data. For smaller, residential properties the grid reference denotes a point near the centre of the building. For larger properties, like schools with, for example, multiple buildings and large grounds, the grid reference relates to a point inside the main addressable building structure. The distance calculated is accurate to within 1 metre.

 

Notification of a place
The formal offer of a place will come from the Local Authority, on behalf of the academy, who will write to parents allocating a single primary school/academy to their child.

 
Waiting lists and appeals
Where, in any year, the Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate throughout the year and be maintained by the Academy. Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

When places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the writing list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria above.  Waiting list for each year will end on the last day of the summer term.

Unsuccessful applicants have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please contact the academy to find out how to appeal.

 

In year admissions

Applications for in year admissions should be made directly to the academy. Parents are requested to use the Kirklees ICAF, these are available from the academy.

 

Special Education Needs

The Academy will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan where the Academy is named in the statement or plan.

Parents of potential children are invited to meet with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), in order to discuss their child’s needs and how these could be met by the academy.

The academy ensures that admission procedures and arrangements are accessible to disabled applicants and do not treat vulnerable children less favourably.

 

Deferred entry for infants

Parents offered a place in reception for their child have a right to defer the date their child is admitted, or to take the place up part-time (hours to be agreed with the school) until the child reaches compulsory school age. Places cannot be deferred beyond the beginning of the final term of the school year for which the offer was made.

Children reach compulsory school age on the prescribed day following their 5th birthday (or on their fifth birthday if it falls on a prescribed day). The prescribed days are 31 August, 31 December and 31 March.

  

Admission of children outside their normal age group

Parents may request that their child is admitted to a year group outside their normal age range, for instance where the child is gifted or talented or where a child has suffered from particular social or medical issues impacting his or her schooling. All such requests will be considered on their merits and either agreed or refused, on that basis. If a request is refused, the child will still be considered for admission to their normal age group.

The process for requesting such an admission is as follows:

With the application, parents should request that the child is admitted to another year group (state which one), and the reasons for that request.

Parents may choose to submit any evidence in support of their case with the application, for instance from a medical practitioner, head teacher etc. Some of the evidence a parent might submit could include:

 

  • whether the child is ‘summer born’ and is seeking admission to a year group other than reception (or is seeking admission to reception rather than year 1);
  • information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development;
  • where relevant, their medical history and the views of a medical professional;
  • whether they have previously been educated out of their normal age group; and
  • whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely.

 

The school will consider each case on its merits, taking into account the individual circumstances of the request and the child’s best interests. We will also ensure the parent is aware of whether the request for admission out of age group has been agreed before final offers are made, and the reason for any refusal.

 

Requests for admission out of the normal year group will be considered alongside other applications made at the same time.

 

Parents whose children are ‘summer born’ (i.e. those born between 1 April and 31 August) may choose to enter reception either in the September following their child’s fourth birthday or the following September.

 

Academy Staff

Moor End Multi Academies Trust staff

Chief Executive Officer
Ms Jane Acklam OBE: BEd (Hons), PG Dip, NPQH

Director of Operations & Finance
Mrs Roz Batley

Assistant Director of Operations & Business Management
Mrs Madasara Ali

Human Resources Manager
Miss Natalie Allan

Executive Assistant
Mrs Susan Smith

Payroll Administrator
Miss Denise Myers

Ledger Clerk
Mrs Samantha Gomersall

 

Senior Leadership Team

Principal                                                                     Miss Debbie Kelly

 

Teaching Staff

Early Years Leader/

Reception Teacher                                                   Mrs Fiona Thompson

Reception Teacher                                                   Miss Sally Tunnacliffe

SENCO/Safeguarding                                               Miss Debbie Kelly

 

Office Staff / Support Staff                                                 

Business Support Assistant                                    Mrs Krystine Bindley

Lunchtime Supervisor/  Classroom Assistant       Mrs Lucine Vardanyan

 

Governing Body:

Chair of Governors                                                 Mr Brian Williams

Vice Chair of Governors                                        Mrs Rachel Smith

Principal                                                                  Miss Debbie Kelly

Governor                                                                 Mrs Susan Smith

Governor                                                                 Mr Paul Turner

  

Term Dates 2016-2017 and Term Dates 2017-2018

 Term Dates 2016 - 2017

 

Autumn Term            Monday 05/09/2016             -           Friday 21/10/2016

                                 Monday 31/10/2016             -            Friday 16/12/2016

 

Spring Term              Tuesday 03/01/2017            -           Friday 17/02/2017

                                 Monday 27/02/2017             -            Friday 07/04/2017

           

Summer Term           Monday 24/04/2017             -           Friday 26/05/2017

                                 Monday 05/06/2017             -           Tuesday 25/07/2017

 

5 Non-student days will be:

  1. Monday 5th September 2016
  2. Friday 21st October 2016
  3. Monday 13th March 2017
  4. Monday 24th July 2017
  5. Tuesday 25th July 2017

 Note: Monday 1st May 2017 - May Day Bank Holiday – The Academy will be closed

Term Dates 2017 - 2018

 

Autumn Term       Monday 04/09/2017                   -             Friday 20/10/2017

                             Monday 30/10/2017                  -              Friday 22/12/2017

 

Spring Term         Monday 08/01/2018                   -              Friday 16/02/2017

                             Monday 26/02/2018                   -             Thursday 29/03/2018

 

Summer Term      Monday 16/04/2018                  -              Friday 25/05/2018

                             Monday 04/06/2018                  -              Tuesday 24/07/2018

 

5 Non-student days will be:

  • Monday 4th September 2017
  • Friday 20th October 2018
  • Monday 26th February 2018
  • Monday 23rd July 2018
  • Tuesday 24th July 2018

 Note: Monday 7th May 2018 - May Day Bank Holiday - The Academy will be closed

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 General Information / School Day

The Academy Day

RECEPTION

Morning Session     -  9.00am to 12:00pm
Lunchtime               -  12.00pm to 1.00pm
Afternoon Session  -  1.00m to 3.30pm

 

Registration

The registers are marked at the beginning of each morning and afternoon session.
At 8.45am Staff open the doors to welcome children into their classes. Parents may come into school to share a book from 8.45 but we would kindly ask that you leave ready for the register to be done at 9am.

Lessons and Assemblies

Each Friday during term time, we hold a Celebration Assembly where parents, carers, families and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend and take part.  It is our opportunity at Beaumont Primary Academy to showcase what the children have been learning in class and present our weekly certificates.

Beaumont Park / Forest School

Our visits to Beaumont Park usually take place each alternate Friday.  Children have the opportunity to explore the outdoors in the fabulous setting of the historical Beaumont Park, situated within a few minutes walking distance of the school.  Parents and carers are also welcomed and encouraged to help and participate in the fun and learning with the children.  Dates of our Forest School visits are usually confirmed at the start of each term and published in the school newsletters.

 

Lateness

Registration is a key part of the academy day and pupils are expected to arrive punctually. Poor punctuality is not acceptable. Pupils are expected to be in the academy playground by 8.55am ready for the classroom by 9am. All pupils who arrive after this time must enter the academy through the office entrance. These pupils will be recorded in the Late Book together with their time of arrival. All pupils arriving after 9am will be marked as late in the register.

 

Absence

If your child is ill and has to stay at home, please inform the academy either by telephone or e-mail before 9.00am. The office is open from 8.00am. The law requires the academy to record any unexplained absences as ‘unauthorised absences’.

We ask that parents/carers make routine medical and dental appointments outside of academy hours wherever possible. Please inform the academy, by letter/e-mail, in advance, if your child has to leave the academy early or during the academy day. Please note that pupils will only be allowed out of the academy during the day if they are collected from the academy by a parent or other know adult. Parents must call at the office in order to sign their child in/out of the academy.

 

Sickness

If your child becomes ill during academy time they should report to their teacher. A member of staff will phone home to ask for someone to come and collect them if necessary. Pupils will not be allowed to leave the academy unaccompanied.

 

Leave of Absence in Term Time

 Rationale

Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all students can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – students need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in primary education.

 

Please see the flow chart on page 12 for guidance.  More information about the Trust’s absence policy can be found on our website under ‘Attendance Policy’.

 

 

 

 

Academy Uniform

The academy uniform, which is worn by all pupils, is as follows:

 Girls                           Plain grey skirt or

                                    Plain grey pinafore dress or

                                    Plain grey tailored knee length shorts or

                                    Plain grey smart, tailored trousers (not jeans, leggings, sports trousers                                       etc.)

                                    Light blue polo shirt, which is worn tucked into the waist band 

                                    Navy blue crew neck sweatshirt or sweatshirt cardigan with the                                     academy logo

                                    Plain grey or white socks or thick grey tights for winter

                                    Black sensible low heel shoes for safety (no trainers or pumps) black                                     boots may be worn in winter

                                    Headscarf in navy or grey

 

Boys                          Plain grey tailored trousers (not jeans, cords, sports trousers etc.) or

                                   Plain grey tailored knee length shorts                                  

                                   Light blue polo shirt, which is worn tucked into the waist band

                                   Navy blue crew neck sweatshirt with the academy logo

                                   Plain grey or white socks 

                                   Black sensible shoes (no trainers or pumps) black boots may be worn                                        in winter

                                   We would also like all children to have a pair of wellies in school to                                              support outdoor learning opportunities.

 
The sweatshirt or cardigan with logo are available from:

Natasha’s School Wear, 2 Buxton Way, Huddersfield, HD1 2UL – Telephone: 01484 431260

 

PE Clothing/Equipment

Every child must change his/her clothing and footwear for each physical activity. This is essential so that the clothing is suited to the physical activity, as well as to promote good hygiene. PE kits must be kept in a named drawstring bag.

 

Inside activities (in the academy hall)

Girls                            Plain white crew neck t-shirt

                                    Plain navy blue shorts or leggings

 

Boys                           Plain white crew neck t-shirt

                                    Plain navy blue shorts

 

Outside activities

Girls                           Plain white crew neck t-shirt

                                   Plain navy blue jogging bottoms or plain navy blue tracksuit

                                   Plain navy blue sweatshirt

                                   Laced or velcro trainers

                                   Wellington Boots

 

Boys                           Plain white crew neck t-shirt

                                    Plain navy blue jogging bottoms or plain navy blue tracksuit

                                    Plain navy blue sweatshirt

                                    Laced or Velcro trainers

                                    Wellington Boots

 

Hair

For reasons of hygiene and safety we ask that all pupils with long hair should always have it neatly tied back. Hair accessories should be small and sensible in grey, blue or white.

 

Jewellery

We do not allow the wearing of jewellery in the academy. Children with pierced ears must only wear stud earrings as other varieties are dangerous to both themselves and other children. All earrings must be removed for PE – this must be done before coming to the academy. We are not allowed to apply tape or remove earrings for children.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are marked with your child’s name. 

 

Access to the Academy

The following information is being given to students of Beaumont Primary Academy and Moor End Academy. 

You will be able to access the Academy from one of the pedestrian footpaths around the Moor End site.

 

The following pedestrian footpaths will be open for use:

  • across from the Nisa shop on Dryclough Road – this path has a ramped access suitable for wheelchairs and prams
  • from Gilbert Grove
  • from Bunny Park

Students will not be permitted to use the main entrance pedestrian access paths. 

There will be no access to the academy via Wellfield bank. Please do not drive down Wellfield Bank to park or turn around during the dropping off and picking up times.