For information about our approach to and the content of our curriculum we follow in each academic year for every subject, please view our Curriculum page.
Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Follow the link below to view our Targeted Funds Statement Statement for 2021-22
Follow the link below to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2020-21
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
Click the link below to see out Sports Funding Information for 2021/22
Click the link below to see out Sports Funding Information for 2020/21
Our school is committed to equality. We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and has equality of opportunity. We also work to develop good relations between people from different groups.
We recognise that in wider society, people are not always treated fairly, for example because of their: age; disability; gender; ethnicity, colour or national origin; religion or belief. We try to make sure that our school is a safe and secure place for everyone. We do not tolerate unfair treatment or bullying of any kind.
We recognise that people have different needs and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all the same. When people face particular difficulties they need extra support to help them achieve success and we try to do this for people in our school community.
We also try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking to pupils and parents/carers, and through our School Council.
Britain as a country is very committed to making society a fair place and the Government asks all schools to help with this. We are asked to set equality objectives and to make sure we review our progress every year and let people know how we are getting on.
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Phonics is taught from Reception using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme, validated by the DfE. The progression of Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, in order to master phonics to read and spell. Application of phonics is encouraged in a range of contexts and across the curriculum.
Following the adoption of new and updated Articles of Association, the Board of Directors of The Stour Academy Trust has taken the decision to disband Local Governing Bodies in favour of Parent Forums.
Listening to the views of parents and pupils is crucial to the successful development of schools and these forums are helping the Board to make strategic decisions based on the views of a much wider variety of stakeholders rather than being limited to local governance.
We also have a Church Schools’ Committee to ensure that the school’s Christian vision continues to inform its provision, relationships and outcomes. It guarantees that the school’s Christian distinctiveness continues to meet the needs of all pupils.
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To view our Governance structure, please visit our governance page at:
As the sponsor school of the Stour Academy Trust, we promote collaboration in order to continue the growth and development of God’s children. We are driven by our commitment to the well-being and education of all, enabling us to flourish and become life-long learners.
Through the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000, we trust that sharing all we have, will provide for all through the power of God’s love.
This has been adapted to help the children understand our Christian vision;
We work together and share the best of ourselves to help everyone around us flourish in every way to become life-long learners. Through the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000, we trust that sharing all we have will provide for all through the power of God’s love.
The Stour Academy Trust recognises that our education system needs to quickly and more radically shift to close equity gaps and to better prepare our young people for the 21st century. We are transforming our schools from passive forms of learning focused on direct instruction and memorisation, by moving towards interactive methods that promote the critical and individual thinking needed in today’s innovation-driven economy.
Our pedagogical model combined with the intentional deployment of technology will help us deliver personalised learning in an enabling environment. Technology will accelerate our progress but will not be the driver of our vision.
We aim to nurture a community of learners that challenge thinking, where our staff are empowered to take risks and develop their practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system, which is not held back by traditional restrictions and ideologies.
By limiting routine or unnecessary tasks we allow professionals to focus on learning behaviours and interactions which will promote emotional intelligence and the development of children as life-long, curious learners.
There will be no barriers to achievement within our learning community and our teachers will build strong relationships that facilitate the learning of others. Collaboration will open doors, minds and possibilities and enable individuals to meet their personal goals.
Our Christian Values of friendship, compassion, truth and respect are embedded throughout each school day.
Matthew 14:13-21 – Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children
If you would like to view our other statutory and non-statutory policies, please visit www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk/policies or contact the school office who will be able to provide you with a copy.
If you would like to view our curriculum related policies, you will find them in the appropriate subject section of our curriculum page.