STATUTORY INFORMATION

Here you will find information about school in general, including our results and how we approach certain areas of the curriculum.

Contact Details:

Abbots Langley Primary School
Parsonage Close
Abbots Langley
Hertfordshire
WD5 0BQ
Tel: 01923 263174
Email: admin@abbotslangleyprimary.com
Headteacher: Mr Roger Billing

If you have a general query, please contact Jacqui Mott on the number or email address above.

If you have a specific query or you know the person you need to contact, please visit our staff page, where you will find all staff members, their role and responsibilities and their email address.

 

Our Aims and Ethos:

Abbots Langley Primary School is an inclusive community where a holistic approach to learning ensures that all children thrive and achieve highly.  Thoughtfulness and mutual respect are consistently encouraged and modelled by all.

We aim to equip children with the skills and inclination to question and find out new information.  We support our children to learn from mistakes and reassure them not to worry about failing, but to see it as an opportunity to learn and move forward.

We all have pride in our school and its place in our local community.  We promote good manners and respect for ourselves, each other and the world in which we live.

We aim to provide a stimulating and engaging curriculum, both in the classroom and outdoors, so all children have the opportunity to explore, persevere, have fun, take risks, negotiate and care for each other.

Our staff demonstrate creative approaches to teaching and learning, ensuring that our children develop strong communication and number skills and also a number of key qualities, including creativity, resilience, problem solving, reasoning, team working skills and a lifelong love of learning.

 

Having spoken with our children about our values and aims, they wanted to include the following:

 

At Abbots Langley School we aspire to be excellent in all we do.  We are all proud of our school, we have great teachers that support us, and everyone contributes to make this school as good as possible – Tom Blake – Year 6

                                                                                                                                                

Be kind all the time and help people – Ruby Yr 6

Try to challenge ourselves and work hard – Leeya and Erin – Year 4

Always listen to teachers and help each other – Ethan – Year 4

Never leave anyone out – Leigh – Year 5

Be yourself – Elizabeth – Year 4

 

School Organisation:

Early Years Foundation Stage 

Our Early Years Foundation Stage comprises a Nursery and two Reception classes, taking children aged 3 to 5 years.

For younger children, Nursery session times are:

  • Mornings    8.30 am – 11:30 am
  • Afternoons 12.15 pm – 3.15 pm

Children move to full time schooling in our Reception class in the September of the year of their 5th birthday.

Reception (age 4 – 5), Key Stage 1 (age 5 – 7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7 – 11)

 

School times are:

Grounds open – 8.30 am
Classrooms open – 8:45 am
School finishes – 3.15 pm
Gates locked – 3.30 pm

 

Key Stage 1:

Morning Session     8.55 am – 12.15 pm
Afternoon Session   1.15 pm – 3.15 pm

 

Key Stage 2: 

Morning Session     8.55 am – 12.15 pm
Afternoon Session   1.15 pm – 3.15 pm

 

Children spend two years in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and four years in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6).

 

Pupil Premium:

Please click here for our Pupil Premium section of the website (Inclusion)

 

Policies:

Please click on the links below to download and view our school policies.  We review these as a staff and inform our Governing Body of any changes.  The Governing Body support the review of the statutory policies at school.

 

Accessibility Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Racism Policy

Central Record of Recruitment and Vetting Checks

Charging and Remissions Policy

Children Looked After Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Jan 17

Complaints Policy

Curriculum Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Freedom of Information Policy

Governor Allowance Policy

Harassment and Bullying Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Home to School Agreement

Inclusion Policy

Nursery Admissions Policy 2017-18

Pay Policy for Schools

Positive Behaviour Policy

Privacy Notice Primary Schools

Recruitment Policy

School Uniform Policy

Sex Education Policy

Special Educational Needs Policy

Staff Capability Policy

 

Sports Premium:

Please click here to see how we have spent our Sports Premium.

 

Results and Reports:

Latest OFSTED Report May 2014

Latest Key Stage 2 Results and School Performance Tables

Latest Key Stage 2 Results 2016 (updated)

Finance Report to Parents 2016-2017

 

Curriculum Information:

We have a broad and balanced curriculum, where our children experience a range of learning experiences.  The academic subjects are very important to us and the children enjoy the learning in their lessons, however, we also value other learning.  We have a major focus on outdoor learning, enabling the children to experience the outdoors whilst covering a range of subjects, including Art, Music, Science and Literacy.  The children have opportunities for Music, Drama, Design and Technology and Computing.  Our main aim is to ensure that our children leave us in Year 6 with a growth mindset, a love of learning and enough confidence to see them through life.

Please click on the links below, to find out the areas and subjects covered in each year group.

 

 

Reception Planning 2016-17

Year 1 Planning 2016-17

Year 2 Planning 2016-17

Year 3 Planning 2016-17

Year 4 Planning 2016-17

Year 5 Planning 2016-17

Year 6 Planning 2016-17

 

We follow the National Curriculum, which is set by the Department for Education.  There are many prescribed areas of the curriculum, however, we are also able to develop other areas that we feel are important for the development of the children.

One of these areas is Forest School.  We are very lucky to have a stunning area of woodland at school, where the children are able to experience learning outside.  Our Outdoor teachers Rachel Turffrey and Emma Hill are passionate about the subject and are currently working on the Level 3 qualification, which will develop the experience for the children even further.

Phonics at Abbots:

We currently use the Read Write Inc. scheme for our phonics teaching.  We have a very dedicated Phonics Leader who oversees the phonics in school and supports parents, children and staff.  Lyn runs a parent session in the autumn term, which helps you to help your child at home.