Paulton Infant School, Plumptre Close, Paulton, BS39 7QY
Telephone Number: 01761 412354
Chair Of Governors: Dave Howson
Head Teacher: Emily Omell
School Secretaries/Administration: Kim Niemand
Reception Intake September 2022
There is a lot to think about before your child starts school - whether they are joining Reception in September or are joining us mid way through the school year. Whilst we are an academy within The Partnership Trust, we still follow the BANES admissions criteria, and you can find the admissions criteria here. Please look at pages 46 - 47 to see the criteria.
If you would like your child to join our happy school, please make an appointment to have a chat with Ms Omell, our Head Teacher, and a tour of the school. We also run open days every year which we hope will go ahead, assuming no further restrictions are put in place relating to the Covid 19 Pandemic. You will be able to find out all about us by looking at our website and especially the EYFS pages if your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018. Applications must still be made through the Local Authority for children starting Reception in September 2022. Applications must be received by midnight on 15th January 2022.
If you would like to make an application to join our school please go to BANES online application form here
In Year Admissions
If your child has already started at another school, but you have moved into the Paulton area and would like them to transfer to Paulton Infant School, you will need to apply directly to the school. The forms you will need to use are here.
For transfer to Junior School, click here
Please see the guidance from BANES: Appeals Guidance
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
At Paulton Infant School our values are reinforced regularly Please click here to read how we do this at Paulton Infant School.
At Paulton Infant School, children's learning is at the heart of all we do; be this academic, social or emotional. We have devised an exciting, fun and engaging two year rolling plan in order to ensure that regardless of class structure the children will be engaged with learning that meets their specific age and stage of learning. As a Local Authority School, we provide education in line with DfE requirements.
For EYFS (The Reception Classes) this will organised into three prime and four specific areas of learning.
Communication and Language
Personal, social and emotional development
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
For Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2 classes), the National Curriculum applies to all children of compulsory school age. This consists of core subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Religious Education as well as foundation subjects including History, Geography, Art, DT, Music, PSHE and PE. These are all taught regularly through a skills-based thematic approach.
We support each child to see themselves as pivotal to the learning process by teaching them all about Gem Power and how to develop this.
We are currently reviewing our Curriculum provision so watch this space!
Complaints Procedure Statement
Review Date: December 2021
Senior Member of Staff Responsible: Mrs Julie Hogan (Headteacher) or CEO Emily Massey
Required Level of Approval: Board of Trustees
Governors Responsible: LGB
Ratified by the Governing Body:December 2020
Paulton Infant School will always aim to work in partnership with parents in the best interests of the children. Any complaint will be given careful consideration and will be dealt with fairly.
We will provide sufficient opportunity for any complaint to be fully discussed, and aim to resolve it through open dialogue and mutual understanding. Our policy supports this, as well as providing a formal structure where this may become necessary.
Please click here to download a full copy of our current policy.
The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harrassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (pretected characteristics). The Act defines protected charecteristics as follows:
religion or belief
pregnancy or maternity
marriage and civil partnership
These protected characteristics apply to pupils, prospective pupils, staff, prospective staff or anybody they are associated with, with the exception of 'age, 'marriage and civil partnership' which do not apply to pupils and prospective pupils.
The Act requires all public organisations, including schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harrassment and victimisation
Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
Foster good relations between different groups
Please click the links below to read our polices.
Ethos and Values
Children, their needs and interests, are at the heart of school communities. Whilst there are features in education provision and school buildings which are common to all schools, individual establishments have a unique nature. This uniqueness is to be found in the people – children and adults – who work there and in the care and respect they show each other, in their attitude to the tasks they perform and what they see as valuable. The actions and attitudes of each member of the community – child and adult – affect the quality of life within the school, the achievement of its aims and the effectiveness of its work.
At Paulton Infant School we offer each child a broad education, developing individual skills and talents so that every child may achieve the best of which he or she is capable. At the same time, we try to give the children a strong and clear sense of their own worth. We aim to create a positive climate, which allows everyone within the school to celebrate the success of others and themselves, whilst providing caring support when needed. Children are expected, however young, to take the degree of responsibility appropriate to his/her stage of maturity, for him/herself, for others and for their environment. Within this framework we aim :-
To keep children’s learning at the heart of our thoughts and actions.
To provide the opportunity for all our children to achieve academic excellence within a broad and balanced curriculum.
To create an ethos which nurtures self-belief, independence and a sense of respect for others.
To ensure that our schools are a happy, safe, supportive and secure place in which to learn.
To create a stimulating learning environment.
To develop strong and productive partnerships with parents and the wider school community.
To have high expectations in all areas of school life.
To prepare children for the future.
GDPR (Data Protection)
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of money given to the school each year by Central Government to narrow attainment gaps between pupils from disadvantaged families and their peers. You can view our Review of Pupil Premium 2019 - 2020 to explain how we have used this money and look at the impact of the strategies we use to support our most vulnerable children.
We use this funding for two main purposes:
To increase progress
To ensure all children are ready to learn. This may involve more pastoral approaches such as strategies to improve positive mental health and reduce anxieties.
View our three year plan for Plan for Pupil Premium 2020 - 2023
At Paulton Infant School we recognise the benefit of keeping children healthy and active, you can read the impact of how we spent our Sports funding grant 2018/19 here
You can read the evaluation of the impact of how we spent our Sports funding grant 2019/20 here.
Our plan for our 2020-21 sports funding grant
You can read the impact statement of how we have spent the Sports Premium 2020 - 2021 here
Sometimes children at Paulton Infant School may need extra help with their learning or an adjustment to their learning environment and or resources. Please look at our SEN policy to see how we support children at Paulton Infant School and also how the Norton Radstock schools have worked together to create a 'Norton Radstock SEN Local Offer'.
During the National Lockdown the DfE have tasked schools with providing high quality education for key workers and vulnerable children within the school setting and also the same for children learning at home.
To access the offer at Paulton Infant School, please read the document within this link.