Welcome to Harlands Primary School
Open Days for Reception Admissions 2014
We are pleased to offer appointments for prospective parents interested in sending their children to Harlands. We are currently offering appointments during the morning of Tuesday, 17 December, the morning of Tuesday, 7 January 2014 and the afternoon of Wednesday, 8 January 2014. Please call the School Office on 01444 450782 to book a place.
Much as we love children, on this occasion it would be helpful if children do not attend, so that parents can concentrate fully on looking around the school without the distraction of looking after inquisitive youngsters on new and exciting territory!
There will be further opportunities for children to visit the school if/when they are successful in gaining a place.
Harlands is an excellent school with high academic standards and a reputation for giving children opportunities to develop into confident, accomplished and considerate young people with a love of learning.
We are very proud of the achievements of our children. Our school community works closely together to provide the very best for your child.
We cannot hope to tell you about our school in a few pages on a website, or answer all your questions, but we hope that what you see here will inspire you to visit us and see for yourself Harlands’ wonderful, nurturing learning environment.
Mrs J E Goodlace
Academy Conversion Consultation
Please click on the link here to access the special section of the website dedicated to Academy Conversion matters. This now includes answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions that have been put to Governors, and a copy of the slides used in the presentations to parents on Thursday/Friday, 5/6 September 2013.
Navigation around our site
Immediately below this section, there are direct links to the statutory documents that school's are required to publish under the Schools Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.
The four main sections of this website, which are accessed under the tabs above, are all aimed at slightly different audiences.
The staff area mainly contains information relevant to school recruitment.
The school life section contains a representative selection of pictures and reports of activities and trips that have taken place during the past year.
The pupil section has lots of information specifically aimed at children, whilst the parents section will hopefully answer most of the questions that adults are likely to ask, and also includes information on the Harlands PTA (formerly known as the Friends of Harlands) and our School Governors.
The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Under these regulations, schools are required to publish certain information, and this section provides quick links to where that information may be obtained.
1 Contact information
2 Admissions arrangements
3 Latest Ofsted Report - February 2013
4 KS2 results 2013
5 School Performance Tables
8 Pupil Premium - The limited amount of Pupil Premium (£1,869 in FY 2012/13) that the school receives is being spent on support through our Learning Mentor and a Forest Schools project . However, the project has not yet been running long enough for the school to be able to assess its impact on educational attainment.
9 Special Educational Needs
11 Ethos and Values - see next section
Our School Aims to ....
* Encourage independence and a love of learning to enable children to reach their full potential;
* Enable children to understand and respect themselves and others;
* Provide a happy, safe and well-managed environment;
* Forge an open partnership between home and school;
* Encourage children to make a positive contribution to school life;
* Prepare children for the challenges and opportunities awaiting them.
The school rules are referred to as the School Code of Conduct with the one simple rule of "Respect". Rights and responsibilities are used to break down and explain how we do this.
Please have a look at the first page of the Pupils section where the rights and responsiblities are explained, along with the rewards and sanctions used when something goes wrong.
Cross Country - Further Information
Children should wear warm clothing and their school football socks along with suitable footwear. Football boots are recommended for cross country, although in dry conditions at the beginning of the term, trainers will be sufficient.
The school gate will open at 2.50pm to enable parents tho wish to watch to come in to school. As the races will begin on the top field parents should congregate on the top junior playground in order to see the children start.
Races will finish on the bottom field so parents may wish to walk down the external steps to see the children finish. You will be able to collect your child at 3.10pm from the bottom field.
Children will not be able to come back into the school building after the race and should therefore collect their belongings from where they have been stored on either the junior patio or playground.
The decision about whether the race will run will be made at 2.20pm and, if cancelled, the decision placed on the website shortly thereafter.
Please therefore do NOT telephone the School Office before this time!
Previously known as the Friends of Harlands (FOH), the Harlands PTA organise fundraising and social events throughout the year. For more information, visit the Harlands PTA webpage http://www.harlandsprimaryschool.org/parents/friends-of-harlands/
You can help raise funds for the Harlands PTA when you do your online shopping, by visiting http://www.EasyFundraising.org.uk and choosing "Harlands PTA" as your charity. Further details on the PTA webpage.
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