We offer an exciting and challenging curriculum across all key stages using the National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality English and Maths lessons on a daily basis. We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities to support learning.
Please take the time to read our most recent Ofsted report.
Curriculum information for each academic year group can be found below:
Key School Data
|Type of school||Primary|
|Type of establishment||Community School|
|Co-ed. Or single sex||Co-educational|
|Budget||2017-18 total revenue expenditure £1.6 million|
|Number of children||322|
|Average class size||21|
|Last Ofsted Inspection||January 2014 graded Good|
|Number of teaching staff(teachers & TAs)||34|
|% of children eligible for Pupil Premium||28%|
|% of children with SEND||8.7%|
|% of children with EAL||54%|
Key Stage 2 Performance
Congratulations to the children who left us last year and a huge well done to the teachers who helped them achieve these results.
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Educational visits are arranged to support pupils’ learning as well as visits to the school by theatre groups, themed workshop groups and speakers. Such visits stimulate pupils’ imagination and aid their learning but are only possible if they are supported by voluntary contributions from parents / carers. The Governing Body therefore reserves the right to cancel any visit which is not adequately funded.
When a child starts at school parents/ carers are asked to sign a form agreeing for their child to be taken on local trips that support their learning. Parents/carers are always informed of trips that are further afield and are asked to sign a separate permission slip. All trips, no matter how local, are fully risk assessed and every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of all the pupils.
We promote the ethos of the school through our daily assemblies which incorporate a daily act of worship. Assemblies involve all pupils from Key Stage 1 and 2 unless a specific request is made by their parents/carers for them not to take part. Assemblies take various forms which include story, singing, reflections, interactive sessions and celebrating pupil’s achievements. Each class has an assembly during the school year to present its work to the rest of the school and their parents/carers. Through assemblies we hope to keep the pupils sense of awe and wonder alive and enhance their moral, spiritual and cultural development. Parents/Carers are regularly invited to attend assemblies.
We view School Council as an integral part of our pupils’ PSHCE (Personal, Social and Citizenship Health Education) programme. Through School Council, children learn about the concept of citizenship and the responsibilities and decision making that accompany this role. It gives pupils the opportunity to speak for themselves and on behalf of others, to listen to different views, to co-operate and learn to compromise. The council is made up of two representatives from each class, from Reception to Year 6 – one boy and one girl. They meet with the Headteacher regularly to discuss points on the agenda and are able to raise new issues of importance to them and their classmates.
We recognise the importance of home and school working together throughout your child’s time at school. We know that it makes a great difference to pupil’s academic progress and to their enjoyment of their education. We have a home school agreement which we hope you will take the time to read, discuss with your child and sign. It will also be signed by the school to signify all our commitment at working together for the good of the children.
Homework is an effective way of raising achievement. At The William Hogarth School we recognise that this is most effective if it is relevant, purposeful and can be enjoyed by parents/carers working and spending time with their children to support their work in school. For this reason we see homework as an interactive part of family life. A homework timetable is set which increases the time that pupils are expected to spend on homework as they get older. A date for the return of all homework set is given so that it may be marked by the classteacher and feedback given. It is very important it is returned by the set date.
Homework will not always include written work but will be a matter of learning (spellings, number facts). It is very important that this is completed. The learning will then form part of the child’s classwork, either in being able to complete tasks set in class or in the form of tests. Some homework also takes the form of research work or finding out about topics for use in the classroom.
For pupils of all ages we emphasise the importance of reading at home on a daily basis. This could be sharing a book with an adult whenever possible but also being read to, discussing books and being encouraged to look at books independently. All reading experiences are of great importance to a child’s development.