Welcome to our School

 

Leadenham Church of England Primary School is a rural village school. We pride ourselves on having small class numbers so there is a high ratio of staff to children. The staff, children and parents all work together to produce a happy family atmosphere in which each child can find security, friendship and experience success.

Our School was started in the 19th century, held in one of the houses in the village and financed by the Church, until the school building was put up in 1857, on land donated by General Reeve, and paid for by a subscription list opened in the village. The first headteacher was Mr. David Wilding, whose logbook of daily school events still exists. The Church retained its important role and the School has alw

ays kept its ‘Aided' status. The original building has been extended several times; firstly adding indoor cloakrooms; adding the junior classroom in 1993 and in 2003 extending the infant classroom to include a large 'wet' area and converting the school house into a lower junior classroom, reception area, staff room and head's office.

At our school we expect and encourage the children to try their hardest, for which they are rewarded with repect tokens, merit points and house points.

What learning looks like at Leadenham CE Primary school

What learning looks like at Leadenham CE Primary School.pdf

Values and Ethos:

At Leadenham CE Primary School, we aim to provide a creative education which will develop each child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual potential. Children are at the heart of everything we do.  We aim to create a caring, co-operative and stimulating environment based on mutual respect. We pride ourselves in the relationships we build with our children, our parents and our Church Community.  

   

VE Day balloon release

   

VE Day service and balloon release

All the school community promotes good relationships and strive to work together with care and thoughtfulness. We make good use of the opportunities offered by using the Church for some of our celebrations and inviting the whole community as well as parents to join with us.

Throughout all our work the school will focus on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children. We also promote British Values which are at the heart of our society, equipping our children with the skills to become positive and active members of the wider community. This is only possible where children are valued and time will be given to celebrating our achievements, personally and collectively.

   

Ascension Day Kite flying

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

  

Ascension Day Service - lead by Rev Healy

 

Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust 

Consultation over our school becoming an Academy as part of the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT). As a Church Of England School, we already have strong links with the diocese of Lincoln, and this process will strengthen this further.

 

We feel our school is in a very strong position and with the academy agenda now a reality for all schools, Governors believe that they have chosen the best course of action.

The reasons for us choosing to take this action at this time are:

-All schools will have to become academies. We feel that it is important that we choose the best path for us, rather than waiting and having to accept where we are placed.

- To be part of a larger group of academies with shared vision and values, putting children first, whilst retaining the unique qualities which are so important to the school community.

-As part of LAAT our school will keep its identity – the name, uniform and way we plan our curriculum will remain unchanged.

-To have access to the range of services which membership of the LAAT brings – eg Payroll, Legal, Financial and HR. This will allow our Senior Leaders more time to concentrate on ensuring the delivery of a wonderful education to our children, rather than running a company.

-To provide staff with greater access to training and development opportunities which will help us to keep strong staff for longer

We are very keen to hear the views of all parents of Leadenham Church of England Primary School, regarding this important decision. A meeting will be held on Monday 17th October 2016 at the school starting at 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Will the staff stay the same? Yes all staff will stay the same.

Will the school change? -

The school will stay the same but allow more freedom for school leaders to make better decisions and therefore provide an even better education for our children.          

Will the uninform change? 

No – there will be no visible change to the school, just greater freedom for school to make decisions.

http://thelaat.co.uk/

Consultation letter to parents 2016

 

Challenging and Supporting all Pupils

We get to know our children’s educational needs very well. So that we can challenge our gifted and talented, as well as support and move all children’s learning on, we make excellent use of all our resources by using booster and challenge lessons. These are quick fire skills based sessions, aimed at support and challenge.  They are fun, including interactive activities. 

Morning Sessions Outline

8:55 – 9:05

9:05 – 10:00

10:00-10:30

10:30-10:45

10:45-11:15

11:15-12:15

First thing task in classes

English lesson-

As year group classes

English booster and challenge classes

Break

Maths booster and challenge classes

Maths lesson-as year group classes

The booster and challenge lessons are aimed at individual needs, aimed at supporting/challenging children so that they become more confident and ultimately independent learners. The focus of the booster and challenge lessons will vary each term, as will the groups the children are in, as they will be matched to their specific needs. 

 

Admission Arrangements:

Please refer to our admission policy:

Admission Policy 2016 -2017

All school admissions are now done through Lincolnshire County Council. Please contact the school to visit and allow us to guide you through the process. Although the administration is completed through the County Council, we are only too happy to support our families along the way.

Lincolnshire County Council's Information About Schools Admissions:

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/schools/school-admissions/do-it-online/apply-online-for-a-school-place

 

Progress and Attainment - National Figures 

We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver a personlaised education for our pupils. We are able to work with parents to have a deep understanding of how each child learns and to support and challenge individuals.

Our small class sizes means that data can be difficult to interpret as each pupil is worth a large percentage in each cohort (e.g. in a class of 4 pupils each child represents 25% where as in an average class size of 32 each child represents approx. 3%).

The data picture is also supported by The Government who recognise that the data measures for attainment for small cohorts is statistically difficult to interpret and consequently do not report this on the National Performance Tables. 

Our pupils consistently make better than expected progress based on their staring points and our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

Headline Data - sources DfE RaiseOnline / SATs Data

  • The whole school attendance last year was one of the highest in the country and this is reflected in the outstanding progress many of our pupils made last year, and continue to do so this year.  ‚Äč
  • The percentage of Reception pupils making a Good Levels of Development (GLD) was greater than county and national standards.
  • Key Stage One attainment for all subjects was the same as or above national standards for all subjects. 
  • In the last two years the percentage of pupils making the expected standard in phonics was above or similar to the national figure.
  • Our Year 6 pupils made better than or similar to expected progress in all subjects compared to similar pupils nationally.
  • All groups of learners perform as well as each other, and rapid progress can be measured in all subjects across the school.
  • Our school team work together with organisations that ensure we are aware of, and use the most cutting edge educational research and adapt this to individual needs of pupils.
  • We value the important role parents play in the education of our pupils and we appreciate the commitment by all our school community. Working together for the benefit of all our pupils.
  • Our school continues to grow and through self-reflection, review, collaborative partnership work and research; we ensure that all our pupils reach their full potential and become confident pupils who are ready for their next step into secondary education

 

Progress at KS2

Attainment at KS2

 

Keystage 2 Performance Tables:

Please look at the Government website for the most uptodate information regarding our results.

http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=120604

Our Achievements:

Sainsbury's School Games Silver Medal 2013




Active Sports Mark 2008

 

 

Leadenham C of E Primary School - Welcome