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Welcome to Harlands Primary School

Harlands Primary School  converted to an academy on 1 April 2014.  The company name of the academy is Harlands Educational Trust, which is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 8876009. 

The registered office is at Harlands Primary School, Penland Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1PJ.

Legal documents relating to Harlands Educational Trust may be found here.

Open Day for Reception Admissions 2016

The application process for Reception Admissions in 2016 will open in October, and is managed by West Sussex County Council.

There will be a number of opportunities to visit the school to have a look around and meet with the headteacher.  These will start taking place after the October half-term, and further information will be posted on this page as soon as dates have been set.  

Updated 4 September 2015

Year 3-6 Cross Country

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 who 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. 

Cross country will only be cancelled in the event of really heavy rain and/or thunderstorms when it would be dangerous to continue.  A final decision is not usually taken until 2.20pm on the day, when a message will be posted on the website.

Headteacher's Welcome

Harlands School became a standalone academy, a state-funded independent school, from Tuesday 1st April 2014. Academy status gives a range of freedoms and autonomy to do the very best for our children in educational innovation and raising standards. This move was a significant milestone for us supporting our vision of “striving for excellence, valuing everyone and our world.” 

We are still a part of West Sussex and will continue to collaborate closely with neighbouring schools whilst networking with a wider community of learning communities. 

Academy freedoms and opportunities open to us include:

* Freedom to decide on how the curriculum should be delivered: the freedom to develop a creative and innovative teaching and learning environment that will provide the best opportunities for all our pupils, including the most able and those needing additional support.
* Freedom to make decisions within the school about how best to spend the budget and procure services to support our school. Funding comes directly from the Department for Education. 

* Freedom to set pay and conditions for staff: Governing bodies of academies can be innovative in how they reward and incentivise staff. 

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

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

We are always delighted to show prospective pupils and their parents around Harlands, and to answer any questions they may have. For many parents, a visit is a useful way to get to know a school and can be helpful in deciding their preferences.

Now that we are an academy, admission arrangements have changed slightly. Admissions to the Reception classes will remain in the care of West Sussex (www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions).  Admission to Years 1-6 currently remains with WSCC, but it is worthwhile calling  the School Office (01444 450782) first to check availability. Our Admissions Policy 2015-2016 may be accessed here.

The updated Admission policy and arrangements for 2016/2017 can be accessed  here.

3   Latest Ofsted Report - February 2013

4   KS2 results 2015

5   School Performance Tables

6   Curriculum

7   Behaviour

8   Pupil Premium -  In FY 2015/15, Harlands received £5,332 in Pupil premium.  This has aided the provision of a Learning Mentor, Forest School, small group teaching support in literacy and some subsidised places for swimming and school trips. These activities have resulted in a social and emotional impact, which has led to good academic progress, which has been at least in line with national expectations. 

A fuller report on the impact of Pupil Premium may be viewed here.

Primary Sports Premium - in FY 2014/15, Harlands received £9,805 in additional sports funding.  Approximately a third of the funding was used to provide membership of Mid Sussex Active, which is the umbrella organisation for school sports in the Mid-Sussex area, providing access to competitions, training, sports coaching and networking.  The remainder has provided equipment, supported the continuing development of the school's Play Leader scheme for KS1, increased supply cover available for staff to accompany children to inter-school events, funded staff gymnastics training and weekly release time for the PE co-ordinator.

As a result, 88% of the pupils were involved in extra-curricular sporting activities during 2014-15, with school teams participating in inter-school fixtures in 16 different sports.  There were also more B and C team fixtures in some sports.  42% of the children were also involved in sports leadership activities.

A fuller report on the impact of the Primary Sports Premium may be viewed here.

9   Special Educational Needs

10 Charging

11 Ethos and Values (including Promoting British Values) - and see next section "Our School aims to...." 

Striving for excellence, valuing everyone and our world

At Harlands we welcome children of all abilities and backgrounds, and value the contribution to the school made by each one.

Ethos, Culture and Values

We aim to:

* encourage independence and a love of learning to enable children to strive for excellence and reach their full potential;
* encourage children to feel valued and to make a positive contribution to school life;
* value and celebrate the diversity of our society and to promote respect and tolerance;
* provide a happy, safe and caring environment;
* encourage the partnership between home and to encourage parents to take an active part in their child's education;
* prepare children for the challenges and opportunities awaiting them.

On our journey together we will endeavour to:

* meet the needs of all children, academically, intellectually, physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially;
* motive all to learn through relevant personalised and enjoyable activities in a safe and caring environment;
* provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum -
   - develop the skills of communication, language, literacy and numeracy
   - to develop the ability to observe, question, hypothesis and solve problems
   - to develop the skills of communication and confidence;
* to work with parents, carers and al our partners to achieve the best outcomes for each child;
* keep parents informed on their child's well-being and progress.


Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

• Protecting children from maltreatment
• Preventing impairment of health or development
• Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• Enabling children to have optimum life chances

(Keeping Children Safe in Education, March 2015)

At Harlands Primary School we aim “to provide our children with a safe and well managed environment in which they feel secure.”

Implicit in this aim is the aspect of Child Protection.  As professionals we care for the child not just as a learner, but also as an individual who has a family context and emotional, social and physical needs.  To enable the child to develop as we would wish, we should respond on behalf of that child to any problems - learning difficulties, bullying, family problems or abuse - as effectively as possible.

It is the responsibility of all staff to safeguard children and be aware of their responsibilities in identifying and reporting possible cases of abuse.  Any person, whether staff, parents or governors will undergo relevant DBS checks. The school Safeguarding Policy is available to view upon request to the School Office.

Harlands PTA

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.

Downloading documents

All of the documents that are available to download from this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader -if you do not already have this on your computer, you can get it free from  http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html



Latest News
  KS2 Sports - September 2015
Please have a look at the School Life pages to see photos of each of the house teams. (Updated 11/09/15)
  Promoting British Values
The DfE have recently reinforced the need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote fundamental British values". Our policy can be found on the Newsletters page. (Updated May 2015)
  School Life - School Council
If you would like to find out about issues that concern the children, have a look at the School Council reports (on the School Life tab).
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