Hardcopies of all policies and reports found on this website are available on request at the school office.
School Contact Information
Address: Park Road, Burton Latimer, Northants, NN15 5QY
Telephone: 01536 723985, Fax: 01536 725927
The determined admission arrangements for the school in relation to each relevant age group at the school, including any arrangements for selection, any oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place is provided by clicking here to go to Northamptonshire County Council Admissions, or the School’s Admission Policy.
Can my child attend Meadowside Primary School?
The catchment area for the school is the whole of Burton Latimer, any new housing in the area is automatically included. We also admit children from the surrounding villages, Kettering and Wellingborough if places are available.
If you are considering sending your child to our school we will be pleased to hear from you. Our maximum planned admission number for each year group is 60. If your child is about to start school for the first time and there are more applications than we have spaces, then places will be allocated by the local authority according to our admission policy. If you are moving into the area or wish your child to join us at any other time please contact the school office. At the end of Year 6, pupils transfer to one of the local secondary schools, with the majority moving to Latimer Community Arts College. All admissions and applications for places are dealt with by the local authority.
Can I come and visit the schools before my child starts?
We are pleased to welcome parents/carers who wish to visit our school. During the school year, we hold open sessions, when parents/carers are invited to visit and see the children at work and ask questions. Please contact the school office for dates if you would like to attend on one of these days.
If you are unable to attend on one of these days you are welcome to contact the school to make alternative arrangements to visit.
When can my child start school?
Children can start school in the Reception year in the September after their fourth birthday. Before your child starts school in the Reception year the class teacher will make a home visit. This is to enable the parents/carers, child and teacher to meet in an informal setting to ensure a smooth transition into school. We have close liaison with the pre-school providers and we endeavour to visit as many of these as possible during the summer term each year. Pupil information is also transferred from pre-school providers to the school before each child starts school.
In the first week of the autumn term Reception teachers make their home visits, these are arranged with you at the Welcome Evening in June. During the following two weeks children are gradually introduced to school for mornings or afternoons only, after this children will generally attend full time unless in consultation with parents/carers it is considered that further part-time attendance would be in the interests of the child.
How will I know about arrangements for starting school?
Although exciting, starting school can be an anxious time for both parents/carers and children. Our aim is to make the experience a pleasant and informed experience for all concerned. During the summer term we hold an induction evening when parents/carers are given information about starting school and the induction visits for their child/ren. It is also an opportunity to meet the staff and other new parents/carers. Home visits are made by the class teachers in early September; this provides an opportunity to discuss starting arrangements ensuring a smooth start to school life. A comprehensive Welcome Pack is provided for each parent.
Performance & Results
EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Results and School Performance Tables
Information as to where and by what means parents may access the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education's website and the school's most recent key stage 2 results as published by the Secretary of State or you can find a copy of the results for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2 in the sidebar of the page.
We have a series of pages dedicated to this topic. Please click here.
Our Pupil Premium Reports are available in the side of the page.
Purpose of Pupil Premium
The pupil premium grant is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and support pupils with parents in the armed forces.
The school will use the grant to support these groups, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers.
We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and attainment.
Eligibility and funding
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year from the following groups. Free school meals
Schools get £1,320 for every primary age pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years. The rate is:
- £1,345 per primary-aged pupil
Looked-after and previously looked-after children
Schools get £2,300 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements orders. Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan. The rate is £2,345 per eligible pupil.
The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different. Schools get £300 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence This funding is to help with pastoral support. From April 2020 the new service premium rate will be £310 per head.
Do you claim one of these benefits?
- Income support
- Employment & Support Allowance—Income related only
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (Not Contribution Based JSA)
- Child Tax Credit only (with a combined family income of less than £16,190 per annum as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs)
- National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
- Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit.
If so, you could be entitled to some additional support which we can use with you to help your child to do their best at school. Please contact the office.
Every pupil who attends Meadowside Primary School is entitled to an excellent education where they achieve their full potential, regardless of their background or barriers to learning. School leaders at Meadowside use the pupil premium grant to support the improvement in attainment and readiness for life and learning for all pupils who are underachieving. We prioritise high quality teaching and learning, using the grant to ensure our disadvantaged pupils’ access excellent teaching and learning every day during their time at Meadowside.
Our Sports Premium Reports are available in the side of the page.We believe P.E. and sport are an essential part of every child’s development. We endeavour to provide high quality physical education and sporting opportunities for every child, equipping them to lead healthy, active lifestyles as well as providing the children with the necessary skills of good sportsmanship, to strive for excellence and not be discouraged if they do not win. We aim to offer a balanced program and a variety of activities to provide all pupils with the opportunity to develop a broad spectrum of skills whilst enabling them to develop acceptable fitness levels. We want to raise the aspirations of every student as well as the determination and enthusiasm to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle in future years.
Aims & Values
- delivery of an enriching curriculum in which we constantly strive to raise and maintain our high standards
- that the school environment is colourful, stimulating and well cared for
- that the school reflects and promote the excitement and enjoyment of the children's learning
- children and staff to achieve success which can be celebrated and built upon
- progression so that we can extend each child by defining achievable targets and appropriate challenges
- values and promote learning in a happy and positive atmosphere
- each child as an individual
- good relationships between parents/carers, staff and children, this is essential for successful learning
- and expect the support of parent/carers in a partnership role to support and encourage children's learning
- each member of our learning community
- the support of our governors and members of the wider community
- all children to value and respect each other
- encourage positive attitudes to school and life long learning, acknowledge different interests, strengths and ways of learning, meeting individual needs
- children to have due regard for their own property and that of others
- good relations and links between the school and the wider community of which we are a part, so that all may benefit
Our School Values
The school has four values which are central to school expectations. They are displayed in the main halls and in each classroom. They are discussed with the children and used as a basis for class rules.
The Promotion of ‘British Values’
These values are usually defined to include
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
These values are part of our school’s culture and ethos, and are promoted throughout our day-to-day school life - classroom work, assemblies, Statement of Values, Behaviour Policy etc.
We have a page dedicated to the Governing Body which can be found here.