The Hayfield Cross Promise

Our promise is to nurture and inspire children to be pioneers of their own futures. Our children will radiate positivity and have high aspirations for themselves and others.

Children will develop depth of learning through rich and exciting experiences and opportunities in and out of the classroom.

Guided by our Christian values, our children will develop a strong moral compass. Valuing and respecting others they will become individuals who contribute to our global community as citizens of modern Britain.

School contact details

Dawn Fraser, School Business Manager

Hayfield Cross Church of England Primary School.

Hayfield Crescent, Kettering, Northants NN15 5FJ

Our contact phone number is 07834 181699

Admission Arrangements

Our admission arrangements, including any arrangements for selection, any oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place is provided by following the Northants CC Admissions weblink in the sidebar.  Our school admissions policy is also available in the sidebar to download.

Protocol for In Year Admissions

We strongly urge parents to consider carefully any decision to move their child other than for reasons of relocation, especially during the academic year.  In the first instance it is very important that parents address any issues or concerns with the school their child attends and work with the school in order to try to resolve them.  Parents who wish to apply for a place at Hayfield Cross to transfer from another school (except if moving from out of the area) should first read the guidance on the NCC website regarding in year transfers.

Enquiries for places must be made directly through admissions who will be able to give guidance on availability and the application process.

When a place at Hayfield Cross Church of England School has been allocated parents are invited to contact the school to arrange a visit to look round the school before making their decision to accept the place.  Tours are not available until a place has been allocated.

When an in year place has been allocated and accepted the child will start school on the first day of the next new term following the next  school holiday (in accordance with section 433 of the 1996 Education Act).

This process does not apply to new Reception Intake children where there will be organised opportunities to visit the school prior to completing their school place applications in January.  It also does not apply for Looked After Children, those moving from out of the local area without a school place and those moving into Hanwood Park in line with our agreed admissions criteria.

Admissions Timetables

Hayfield Cross Church of England School as a Voluntary Aided School uses the Diocesan Appeals Service for admissions appeals. 

Tuesday 18 April 2017 - Notification of school allocations
May 19 – deadline for returning Notice of Appeal Forms to Peterborough Diocese
June 12 – June 23 are appeal hearings.

High Expectations of Learning and Behaviour

At Hayfield Cross Church of England School we actively promote good behaviour by giving children who behave well a high profile in school.   We consistently recognise children who have a good attitude to learning and behaviour and they are rewarded, publicised and used as a model for others to follow.  This is detailed in the ‘Celebrating Success’ document in the side bar.

There are times when children do not make wise choices about their learning or conduct which we address through our behaviour system which is detailed in our ‘Behaviour Policy’ (in the side bar of this page).  This is designed to support children to learn from their mistakes and improve themselves by making better choices in the future.

Church of England School

We are very proud to be a Church of England School and our Christian Values of Joy, Integrity and Fellowship underpin all that we do in our school.  Our Christian Values were defined by our children, staff and governors which you can see as an attachment to the side of the page

We are a Voluntary Aided maintained school and are in the Deanery of the Diocese of Peterborough and as a Church school we nurture the children in a Christian environment and celebrate the main Christian festivals as well as take part in regular worship.  Our children share our school prayer together each day as well as our lunchtime prayer and we have an assembly each day with Wednesday Worship being focused on stories of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus.  Wednesday Worship is regularly taken by the clergy from our two Churches Christ the King (www.ctk.org.uk) and St.Botolph’s (www.stbots.org.uk) who we have a strong working relationship with.  Representatives from both Churches are on our Governing board and we also have opportunities to visit both Churches through the year.  In Religious Education we follow the Northamptonshire Agreed Syllabus which teaches the children to understand and celebrate different religions and beliefs from around the world.

Absence, Illness and Punctuality

If your child should be absent for any reason, parents must inform the school either in writing or by telephone. It is a legal requirement that we record any absence not notified to us as ‘unauthorised’ and report these to parents annually.

School starts PROMPTLY at 8:45am.  Children are expected to be at school and ready to start learning at this time.  At 8:43 the first bell rings signalling the children to line up.  On the second bell at 8:45am the children will go into school with their teachers with the playground being locked at this time.  Parents who are late more than twice in a term, after registers close, will receive a letter reminding them of school times.  If they are persistently late they will be referred to the County Council attendance officers who may take further action which could include issuing a fixed penalty notice.

Children should NOT be taken out of school for holidays during term time.  Any such incidents are recorded as ‘unauthorised’.  If the term of unauthorised absence exceeds 5 consecutive days parents will be reported Northamptonshire County Council and fines may be issued.  For more information regarding Fixed Penaly Notices for term time holidays please see the FPN leaflet download on this page. Time may be taken in ‘exceptional circumstances’ by completing an absence form available from the school office.  ‘Exceptional circumstances’ are defined as ‘unavoidable, necessary and short’.  

Term dates for the following year are available on our website under the 'Information' drop down to enable parents to plan their holidays in advance.

The school cannot take responsibility for administering medicines. If your child needs to take medicine please keep them at home.  We keep a record of children with asthma or allergies. If your child suffers from any medical condition please let us know immediately.

PE and Sport Premium Funding

In November we received £4,728.00 of Sports funding.  Initially this has been spent on:

  • REAL PE training and resources to provide the curriculum and resources to support teachers to provide a structured and effective PE curriculum.
  • Sports equipment.  As a new school we have used the funding to provide good quality sports equipment to support PE lessons.  We also purchased more specialized equipment to equip our sports day activities enabling children to participate in a broader range of sports activities.

The remaining balance is £4,223.73. 

This is currently being spent on our ‘Active Play’ project where we are redesigning the active play opportunities, resources and equipment available to the children at break times.  This will include a range of equipment and also outside line markings to provide more learning and play opportunities both at break times and in lessons.

In May 2017 we are expecting a further tranche of £3377 which will be primarily spent on REAL PE training for all of the new staff and the appropriate resources for the new classes and growing school population ready for September.

Pupil Premium Information

At the end of the summer term 2016 there were 3 children from services families registered with us.  They do not receive full PP funding but will receive £300/pupil for which a break-down of spending for PP children will be provided in the future. In October 2016 we now have 5 services children.

 October 2016 we have one child registered for Free School Meals (FSM) and therefore eligible for PP funding.  Funding has been used to provide additional interventions for this child to support their progress.  Please refer to the latest Pupil Premium Policy which details the schools plan for the sue of PP money and how it will be used.

OFSTED

As a new school, no Ofsted data/reports are available yet. As they become available we will update this page accordingly. We do however offer the opportinity for parents and carers to provide their feedback to Ofsted about Hayfield Cross Primary School. Please use the Ofsted Parent View weblink in the side bar for this purpose.

Performance data

No data is currently available as we do not yet have Y6

Performance Tables

No data is currently available as we do not yet have Y6

The Curriculum

Information about our Curriculum is accesisble in the side bar of this page. Each Year Group has a curriculum plan for the year which is then broken down into termly details. To simplify the information, we have provided the termly details within the Year Group pages for each cohort of pupils. Please visit the Classes pages for this information. 

Policies and documentation

We provide access to relevant Policies and documents for Parents on the side bar of this page and below: 

  • Charging and Remissions policy

  • Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) informationis held in the Inclusion Policy in the sidebar.

  • Childcare information (This is under review at the moment and will be added in due course).

Governance

We have a web page dedicated to our school governors where we show all relevant details about the people who support at a strategic level. Please follow the "Governance" weblink in the side for to reach this page.

Mission Statement

Our school values are encompassed in our Hayfield Cross Promise which you will find in the side bar of every page on our website.

Our School Rights

We have very high expectations at our school for learning and behaviour.  We believe everyone in our school community (children, parents, staff, governors and visitors) has these fundamental rights and it is the responsibility of all to uphold them.

 

HC Rights

Key Files and Reports