- Last Updated: Monday, 04 December 2017 09:52
The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom inquiries should be addressed is:
Head Teacher : Vicki Masters, The Grange School, Staverton Rd, Daventry, Northants. NN11 4HW
Phone: 01327 705785
Admissions to the Main School
In Northamptonshire children have the opportunity to start school in the September following their fourth birthday. All children must be four on or before 31st August. To apply for a place at The Grange School visit Admissions to Schools in Northamptonshire. These are are current admissions arrangements and also our proposed arrangements for future years.
Over Subscription Criteria for The Grange School, Daventry
Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that names the school as an appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order
- Children in public care or previously in public care
- Children with specific medical and social needs, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person
- Pupils who live in the linked areas of Drayton or Middlemore
- Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
- Pupils who live closer to the school than any other school
- Other pupils
If the admission number is exceeded within the criterion (3) or (4) then priority will be given to those who live furthest from their nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion then priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
Our prospectus is provided on our Prospectus webpage, which you can find here. This page provides an introduction to the school and you can also download a copy of the Prospectus from this page using the side bar panel for key document downloads.
At The Grange School our main aim is to ensure that all the children receive an excellent education in English and Maths and they have secured the skills and knowledge that they will need for the next stage of their education. Our Key Skills Curriculum outlines a number of basic skills that our children are expected to achieve by the end of each year at school. We call these our 'Non-Negotiables or NN' and each year group has its own set of guides, available in the side bar. However, we also feel strongly that the children also need to have a wide and varied curriculum to ensure that they are well equipped for the future ahead of them in a rapidly changing world. If you want to find out more about our curriculum, please talk to your child's class teacher or contact the school office.
Early Years Reading & Phonics
In the early years of the children's education we use Storytime and follow the Letters and Sounds approach to teaching. A document which describes these principles and practices is available in the side bar of the page. We also provide online help for parents who wish to support their children's learning at home. This is to be found under the "Parents" link on the main menu.
At The Grange School we are committed to equipping children with the necessary IT and computing skills needed for life in a technological rich society. We use IT to enhance and extend children's learning across the whole curriculum. We encourage and support children to be independent users of IT, extending learning opportunities outside of lesson time. We also teach the children a wide range of computing skills, following the National Curriculum for Computing.
We also believe that sport is essential for all children and they should have the opportunity to take part in competitive team games. We have very successful soccer, tennis, netball, athletics and cross country teams.
The Grange School is especially strong in the arts, particularly visual arts, drama and dance. We believe that the arts not only give the children a cultural dimension but also impact on the basic curriculum, helping to develop the academic achievements of all pupils. The arts are at the heart of, and are central to, our curriculum.
Key Skills Curriculum
These include skills in phonics, spelling, handwriting, punctuation and number. Most of the homework our children receive is based on the Key Skills Curriculum. As part of their homework, each day children are expected to spend time reading with an adult, practicing times tables and learning their weekly spellings. Further guidance on the duration of these activities and any additional homework will be given to each year group by their class teacher.
The most recent report about the school published by her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills can be found here.
Our school has always performed above National Standards with progress significantly above national expectations. Our 2016 / 2017 outcomes for KS1 and KS2 reflect the change in the tests and the higher expectations.
Below is a summary of our current and historic data:
Pupil Premium - What is it and what do we do with it?
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The 2017 - 2018 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement also contains an evaluation of the 2016 - 2017 strategy.
Sports Premium Funding
PE and sport are a vital part of life at The Grange School. We firmly believe that physical education and sporting competition is an integral contribution to a child's development and well-being, embedding within them values such as fairness and respect.
The full PE Statement is provided in the sidebar of this page.
Special Educational Needs (Inclusion)
Our Inclusion Policy is provided in the sidebar of this page. This encompasses our Policy for SEN as well as our Local Offer (SEN Report).
The school's charging and remissions policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar of this page.
School Ethos and Values
A statement of the school's ethos and values can be found in our Prospectus page which can be found here. Our statement regarding British Values can be found on the side bar of this page under 'Key Policies and Files'
Should you wish to make a formal complaint about The Grange School, please put it in writing and address it to Kerry Rhodes, Chair of Governors and hand it in at the Main Office. Our Complaints Policy can be downloaded from the sidebar of this page.