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Bridge Farm Primary last received an Ofsted visit in February 2013, where we were rated as ‘Outstanding’. You can find the report here.
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Performance tables and financial benchmarking
School level data
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. The last available public data is from the 2018 to 2019 academic year. It is important to note that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.
Policies and procedures
- Admissions policy 2022-23
- Admissions policy 2023-24
- Anti-bullying policy
- Attendance policy
- Behaviour policy
- Charging and remissions policy
- Child protection policy
- Complaints procedure
- Equality and diversity policy
- Fundamentals of marking and feedback
- Home learning policy
- Online safety policy
- Relationship and sex education (RSE) policy
- School code of conduct
- Special educational needs and disability (SEND) policy
- Whistleblowing policy
For more information please see the Futura Learning Partnership policies.
Pupil premium report
The Government introduced the pupil premium grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to many mainstream school funding, is seen by the Government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to school and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the pupil premium is spent, since they are the best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils in their care.
At Bridge Farm Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The school leadership team and governing body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the pupil premium.
We identify and address barriers to learning faced by individual pupils through:
- Everyday teaching practice;
- Discussions with pupils;
- Parents, carers and agencies involved;
- Rigorous regular tracking of pupil attainment and progress, especially in our dedicated, solution-focused pupil progress meetings in which all disadvantaged children (including higher ability PP children) are discussed in detail with senior leaders.
The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school:
- Low parental engagement
- Safeguarding and welfare issues which may lead to Social Services involvement
- Socio-economic disadvantage i.e. poverty
- Housing issues i.e. massive overcrowding, temporary poor quality accommodation
- Poor health and diet, high level of medical needs
- Special educational needs and disabilities.
By ensuring that the school addresses these barriers to learning we can provide the appropriate provision to the right pupil and families at the right time and secure better outcomes for our pupils.
Send and inclusion
Sports premium report and PE
Bridge Farm School has long recognised the contribution of PE to the health and wellbeing of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement. We are proud of our extensive after school club provision as Teachers and TA’s provide a wide range of after school sports clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools.
At Bridge Farm Primary, we know that P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum. We believe that the subject inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through Daily Physical Activity, P.E. lessons, lunchtimes or extra-curricular activities. We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect.
In Key Stage 1 the children will develop their fundamental skills which will give them the building blocks to become competent and confident in a range of physical activities. The children will develop these skills in three main areas: locomotion (moving in a range of ways that include: walking, running, jumping and dodging), stability (balancing) and object control (sending, receiving and controlling an object). They will use these building blocks to help them participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. In addition to this, they will learn and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
In Key Stage 2 the children will continue to apply and develop their fundamental skills linking them together to make actions and sequences of movement. They will use this to help them play a range of competitive games* applying basic principles of attacking and defending. In addition to this they will develop their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and will performing dances that use a range of movement. In P.E. lessons children will communicate, collaborate and compete with each other and they will be given the opportunity to evaluate their performances, recognising how they can improve their performance and celebrating their own success.
In Year 3 and Year 4, the children will be given swimming lessons by qualified instructors. During their lessons, they will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. On top of this, children who are able to swim 25m will perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. The children who do not meet the 25m expectation will be given additional swimming lessons in Year 6. In Year 4 & 6, children participate in a range of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities which promotes collaboration, problem-solving and a positive attitude to physical activity.
*Competitive games such as; basketball, netball, football, hockey, tag rugby, tennis, and cricket. These will be modified games where appropriate.
What is the sports premium?
The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years – here at Bridge Farm that will mean around £10,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Possible uses of the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport.
How will we spend the funding
We aim to use the funding to improve the provision of PE and sport within the curriculum and to provide additional opportunities to all. The Sports Premium Impact Report identifies the impact of the funding and an indication of how the current funding allocation will be spent to improve and enhance provision.
School improvement plan
At Bridge Farm Primary we are committed to continued development and improvement. Working closely with our local community, our dedicated staff and Governors, with support from Futura Learning Partnership, we have developed our school improvement plan summary.