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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.  As a Local Authority school, we follow the BANES admissions policy, and you can find the admissions criteria here.

If you would like your child to join our happy school, please make an appointment to have a chat with Mrs Hogan, our Head Teacher, and a tour of the school. We also run open days every year and look forward to meeting you.

Applications must be made through the Local Authority:

For in Year admissions, click here.

For transfer to Junior School, click here

BANES School Admissions Guidance

Paulton Infant School Admissions Policy


DfE Tables

You can view the DFE performance tables for our school here


British Values

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 and 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.

Prime Areas

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy

  • Maths

  • 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

Complaints Procedure Statement

  • Review Date: March 2020

  • Senior Member of Staff Responsible: Mrs Julie Hogan (Headteacher)

  • Required Level of Approval: FGB to delegate

  • Governors Responsible: Finance and Personnel committee

  • Ratified by the Governing Body: March 2018

  • This procedure and our school policy was produced from the B&NES Model Complaints Policy 

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.


Equality Statement

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:

  • race

  • disability

  • religion or belief

  • gender

  • sexual orientation

  • gender reasigment

  • pregnancy or maternity

  • age

  • 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:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harrassment and victimisation

  2. Advance equality of opportunity between different groups

  3. Foster good relations between different groups

Please click the links below to read our polices.​

Equality Policy 2018

Equality objectives 2018

Accessibility plan 2017 - 2020


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.




Please click here to read our most up to date OFSTED report.


Pupil Premium


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 2017 - 2018 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:

  1. To increase progress 

  2. 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 reviewed plan for Pupil Premium 2018 - 2019

Plan for Pupil Premium 2019 - 2020


Sports Premium

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 our plan for spending the Sports funding grant 2019/20 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'.

SEN Policy

SEN Local Offer

SEN Information report


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