Statutory School Information
Headteacher: Matt Green
Office Administrators: Jenny Bowes and Tracy Abel
Address: Hornton Primary School, Church Lane, Hornton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6BZ
Telephone: 01295 670335
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Our School Ethos and Values
Humility ~ Perseverance ~ Self-Belief
Our ethos at Hornton Primary School reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents and the local community.
Hornton Primary School is a place where everyone has a champion, someone who never gives up on them and insists they can be the best they can possibly be
Please visit our Ethos and Values page for further information. Click here
Children are admitted into school in accordance with The Warriner Multi Academy Trust admissions arrangements. You can find further information about our admissions, including our Admissions Policy here.
There is a clear link between pupils’ achievement and their level of attendance at school. The governors and staff, alongside The Trust, firmly believe that all pupils benefit from regular attendance. We want all pupils to achieve the very best they can and for this they need to be in school regularly.
To this end we will do all we can to encourage parents/carers to ensure that the children in their care achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent full attendance are identified and acted on promptly.
The School will provide the attendance record of each child at parent consultation meetings during the year and provide a Certification of Registration for the school academic year with each child’s annual report. The School will also reward pupils with outstanding records.
You can find out further information about attendance, including our attendance policy, here.
Our Behaviour Policy is the statement of principles, aims and strategies for promoting positive behaviour at Hornton Primary School. We believe a shared commitment from parents, governors and the wider community is an important factor in promoting good behaviour and the fostering of positive attitudes. As a school we ensure that parents and carers are fully informed of our approach to behaviour management by communicating it through the School Prospectus, Home-School Agreement, newsletters and the School’s website.
Charging & Remissions Policy
Hornton Primary School believes that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.
It is in everyone’s interest that complaints are resolved at the earliest possible stage. Many issues can be resolved informally, without the need to invoke formal procedures. As a school we take informal concerns seriously and make every effort to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
There are occasions when complainants would like to raise their concerns formally. In these cases, the school’s formal procedure should be invoked.
Please follow this link to our Curriculum area of the website to find out further information about our school's approaches to Teaching & learning, including subject information and Curriculum Frameworks. As well as documents about our Curriculum, you will also find information about assessment.
If you would like any further information about the curriculum please ask your child's teacher directly or contact the school office.
Exam & Assessment Results for 2017-2018
Please view our School Performance area of our website for further details by clicking here.
Governors' Information and Duties
As a school we are very proud of our governors who take their duties very seriously and give up their time in the interests of the whole-school community. They make an important contribution to raising standards and maintain high aspiration.
It is a statutory requirement that details of the structure and responsibilities of the Governing Body and its committees are available to all, and for all Governors to record any business, financial and other governance interests held either personally or through a company or relative or partner.
To find out further information about the Governing Body at Hornton Primary School, please visit our Governor area here.
Equality Objectives & Information
For information about how our school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty and our school's objectives please refer to our Equality Policy and Plan by following these links.
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are responsible for inspecting and regulating schools, pre-schools, nurseries, and any services caring for children and young people, as well as those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. A list of Hornton Primary School's most recent inspection reports can be found here or you can visit our Ofted area of our website for further information.
PE & Sports Premium
PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools to enhance the provision of PE and sport. The Government has committed to keeping the funding in place until 2020. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent.
This section on the DfE website pulls together new and current research and evaluation projects, research centres, publications and data from a range of sites, making it easier to compare a selection of individual schools and to see all the information in one place.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is 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.
Reading & Phonics
At Hornton Primary School we use parts of the synthetics phonics programme ‘Read, Write Inc.’ alongside our own system for phonics developed by our Foundation Stage team. Children begin phonics on day one in our Nursery and Reception Classes and are taught daily in small groups. Alongside the groups, teachers will refer to the phonics programme throughout the day, for example referring to a speed sound or green or red word at any given time. Please visit our English Guidance of the website to find out further information by following this link.
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
The Governing Body of Hornton Primary School takes its responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “working together” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children very seriously. We work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify, and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm.
Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Disability Information
Children with SEN all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to others.