Harold Court Primary School

  • "It was nice to come in and view all of the different years' work" Mrs Fox
  • "Open Evening is great. It's lovely to see how my daughter is improving" Mrs Rummell
  • "Very good. The classroom is great. He's working hard and enjoying it!" Mrs Allen
  • "Lots of fun for parents and children... a very interesting session" Mrs Brown
  • "A nice opportunity to see how all of the children listen/interact and behave as a class. Well done!" Mrs Foster
  • "Very eye opening- would come again" Mrs Duncan
  • "Useful to get feedback and updates on the reward system and parent questionnaire" Mrs Pottinger
  • "I have been shown some great methods that I understand" Mrs Kneller
  • "I have learned different methods that I never knew existed" Mr Muthaka
  • "It was lovely to see my daughter so happy about showing me what she does in Maths" Mrs Fair
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Teaching and Learning

High Quality Learning at Harold Court is what we are all about… 

  • All those involved in the development of the school should have the children’s interests foremost in their minds.
  • Children are encouraged and guided to work to their highest potential.
  • Children learn high standards of behaviour by clear teaching and outstanding example.
  • Children learn to respect and understand each other’s beliefs and cultures.
  • Children are supported to be calm, reasonable and considerate in their relationships.
  • All staff expect the highest standards of behaviour.
  • All staff, children, parents, governors and others linked to the school treat each other with kindness and respect.
  • We value each other and look for the strengths in others.
  • We work co-operatively to make necessary changes and developments.
  • Learning is engaging, rich in opportunities, real and enjoyable.
  • Learning is loved, not for the here and now but for life.
  • All staff inspire our young learning community so that they can aspire to be whatever they wish, in roles and jobs of the future that have not even been created yet. 
  • The school is arranged in to 12 classes as of September 2013:
  • 2 Reception or Early Years Foundation stage classes – 30children in each class.
  • 2 Year 1 classes -30 children in each class
  • 2 Year 2 classes -30 children in each class
  • 2 Year 3 classes - 30 children in each class
  • 2 Year 4 classes - 30 children in each class
  • FROM SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 2 Year 5 classes - 25 children in each class - as we move to capacity (420 on roll)
  • 2 Year 6 classes - 25 children in each class - as we move to capacity (420 on roll)

Our recpetion children start school in a staggered way over the first week of a school year - with Autumn children first, followed by spring born finally summer born. The children are then full time 8:50-3:15 from the second school week.

 Harold Court Primary School – Vision statement

 

To ensure the effective impact on pupil outcomes through:-

  • Personalising the learning experience to involve and engage all learners
  • The embedding and promotion of technologies across the whole-school and wider community
  • The provision of tools for teaching and learning, collaboration, management and administration
  • Ensuring an inclusive approach through the use of new technologies to support the needs of all learners
  • Continuing professional development of the ICT capabilities of all staff and stakeholders
  • Promoting and ensuring effective e-safety by providing a safe environment within which to work and learn
  • Enabling secure and reliable communications between the school and its stakeholders – including the requirements for Online Reporting
  • The use of a Managed Learning Environment - DB Primary to engage learning at home with parents/carers assistance.

    Pupil Premium attainment v non pupil premium.

    Key Stage 2 2012-2013

    Subject/Cohort level

    PUPIL PREMIUM AVERAGE

    NON PUPIL PREMIUM

    DIFFERENCE

    READING 27.58

    29.00

    27.43

    1.57

    WRITING 27.77

    29.00

    27.64

    1.36

    MATHS 27.00

    29.00

    28.71

    0.29

    SCIENCE 27.39

    29.00

    27.21

    1.79

     

    Key Stage 1 2012-2013

    Subject/Cohort level

    PUPIL PREMIUM AVERAGE

    NON PUPIL PREMIUM

    DIFFERENCE

    READING 15.97

    12.50

    17.08

    4.58

    WRITING 15.12

    12.00

    16.12

    4.12

    MATHS 15.67

    12.00

    16.84

    4.84

    SCIENCE 15.73

    14.25

    16.20

    1.95

     

    Performance figures for Harold Court Primary School

     

    2013

    2012

    2011

    2010

    2009

    2008

    Total pupils

    287

    276

    282

    295

    291

    293

    English (KS2, L4+)

    90%

    90%

    86%

    -

    77%

    84%

    Maths (KS2, L4+)

    71%

    78%

    71%

    -

    72%

    68%

    Value Added score

    99.8

    99.6

    98.5

    -

    -

    -

    Average point score

    27.3

    28.1

    27.2

    -

    26.5

    28.0

    Value Added for this school

    Value added measures the progress students have made from one stage of their education to another.

    Scores above 100 show that the school's impact on its pupils' achievements are better than other schools in the UK.

    Scores below 100 show pupils at this school made slightly less progress than others nationally.

    Average point score for 2013

    National (28.4)

    Local Authority (28.7)

    Harold Court Primary School (27.3)

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