Statutory Information

Statutory Information

Important information about Brimsdown Primary School

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Admission Arrangements back to the top

Brimsdown Primary School admits 60 children into Nursery and 90 into Reception each September. (We offer 30 hours within our nursery – please speak with the office about this.) The school admissions policy is in line with the London Borough of Enfield procedures. The Local Education Authority is responsible for admissions to our county schools, and any parent whose request for a place is refused has the right to appeal to this body.

For more detailed information please visit our Admissions page.

Behaviour policy back to the top

All members of school staff are responsible for maintaining positive behaviour across the school community and must work together to put it into practice consistently and fairly.

A positive reinforcement approach to behaviour management, which recognises and rewards good behaviour and gives sanctions for unacceptable behaviour, is essential to ensure that children feel safe, confident and ready to learn.

Read the full policy:

Behaviour Policy

Charging & remissions back to the top

This policy sets out when the school will charge parents and when parents will be entitled to the remission of charges.

Read the full policy:

Charging and Remissions Policy

Complaints procedure back to the top

This procedure applies to any matter (other than matters relating to admissions and exclusions which have their own processes) which has been raised by parents of pupils as a matter of concern which has not been capable of resolution informally and which the complainant or the Trust considers should be dealt with on a formal basis.

Read the full policy:

Complaints Policy

Contact details back to the top

Acting Headteachers

Eleanor Painter

Paul Venus

Chair of Governors

Kirstie Barrett

SENDCo

Chloe Bedford

Site Manager

Mr Martin West

Brimsdown Primary School

Green Street
London
United Kingdom
EN3 7NA

Tel: +44(0)20 8804 6797

Email: office@brimsdown.enfield.sch.uk

Please contact Kerry Wannell or Marina Sophocleous should you have any queries as they are the members of staff who deal with queries from parents or other members of the public. If you have a concern please complete a Parent Concern form and hand it in to the School Office.

Brimsdown Primary School Parents Concern Form

Curriculum back to the top

Our Curriculum is built around the 2014 National Curriculum Programmes of Study and EYFS Development Matters. It is underpinned by our learning philosophies of Pupil Voice, Growth Mindset and Learning to Learn. We believe that children learn best when they are confident to ‘have a go’ and understand that they can learn from mistakes.  We want children to know themselves as learners and how best to learn. We also believe that children learn well when they are engaged and excited about what they are learning.

Read more about our curriculum here.

Equality information back to the top

Ivy (Brimsdown Primary School) aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

Read the full policy:

Equality Information and Objectives

Governors’ information back to the top

See who are our current governors on our Governors page here

Ofsted reports back to the top

Brimsdown is currently a ‘Good School’ as rated by Ofsted.

Brimsdown most recent Ofsted inspection took place on 13th and 14th July 2016.

Please click below to view the Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report July 2016

School Inspections – A Guide for Parents

If you have any questions about this report please contact the headteacher.

BPS Ofsted report overall effectiveness screenshot from report

Paper copy requests back to the top

We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly and would like to avoid unnecessary printing wherever possible. However, should you need a paper copy of the information on this website, please contact our office on 020 8804 6797 or pop into reception, and we will be happy to help you.

Performance tables back to the top

PE & sport premium back to the top

At Brimsdown Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all of our children. We provide an inclusive and progressive PE curriculum throughout the school and offer a range of extra-curricular opportunities for children of all ages.

Our Primary School Sports premium will enable us to continue and extend our provision in line with The Department for Education’s vision.

The Department for Education Vision: ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools against 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil. In most cases, the funding is determined on how many pupils in the school using data from the January 2017 school census.

For information about achievements in PE and sport at Brimsdown Primary School visit our Sports Premium page.

Pupil premium back to the top

Funding for 2019 to 2020

In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,320 for primary-aged pupils
£1900 for each Looked-After child
£1900 for each child who has ceased to be looked after because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

At Brimsdown…

Brimsdown provides a harmonious, happy learning environment where pupils feel valued and listened to. We aim to provide a secure but exciting atmosphere to support pupils to gain a joy of learning. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school where the promotion of equal opportunities underpins our practices. Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish the differences between pupil groups. The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough in order to identify any areas for development and to ensure that we implement any interventions necessary to close the gap. These assessments happen at least termly and data is gathered, collated and analysed to assess the impact of interventions as well as to highlight the potential need for additional support.

In 2019-20, we will use a range of data to analyse the impact of spending:

  • End of Key Stage data
  • RWI assessments
  • In house current data
  • Intervention analysis
  • Outcomes of learning reviews (observations), learning moderations (book scrutinies) and progress meetings
  • Stakeholder feedback

Brimsdown Primary School Allocation

2014-2015:  £414,000
2015-2016:  £421,380
2016-2017:  £383,100
2017-2018:  £383,100
2018-2019:  £395,284

Please click below to view the Pupil Premium information for Brimsdown School.

SEN & disabilities back to the top

Click here for Local Authority Offer

https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/children-and-education/local-offer/

Brimsdown Primary School is proud to be an inclusive school. In the document attached you can read about our provision and how we support those children who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities and their families.

SEND Information Report 2019-20

 

Brimsdown Primary School Inclusion Team

Paul Venus – Deputy Headteacher and inclusion overview

Evelyn McSweeney – SENCo

Danni Le Brun – Teacher of the Deaf

Lauraine O’Shea – Nurture Group Teacher

Tina Kemp – Deaf Instructor

Information and Guidance for Schools and Parents

Specific Learning Difficulties from Enfield Council.

Click below for a SEN glossary of terms linked to special education needs and disabilities.

http://enfieldsendias.org.uk/glossary/

Tests & assessments back to the top

Once again, we have achieved above national results in many areas – well done to all our year 6s from 2018.

EYFS 2019 Data

Good Level of Development

Reception:  65%

KS1 2019 Results

Phonics assessment end of Year 1:  80%

Phonics retake Year 2:  87%

End of KS1 Data

 % of children reaching the expected level +% of children reaching a greater depth
Reading71%19%
Writing64%9%
Maths77%20%

KS2 2019 Results

This is provisional data and subject to change.

2018 Government national curriculum assessment results at the end of key stage 2: information for parents

End of KS2 Data

 % of children reaching the expected level +% of children reaching a greater depthProgress measuresScaled score
Reading81%31%+0.8105
Writing86%17%+0.4N/A
SPAG*74%23%N/A105
Maths86%28%+1.8106
Combined72%9%N/AN/A

*Spelling, punctuation and grammar

Values & ethos back to the top

We aim to produce responsible, caring, respectful and aspirational young people of whom we can all be proud.

Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain

At Brimsdown Primary School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE and PSHE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events and a range of visits. Their strong rooted values – based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.

Children concentrating on work at the table in the classroom

At Brimsdown, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

Democracy is clearly evident within our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and pupil questionnaires. The elections of school councillors from each of the classes as well as a democratic vote about which charities to support, are based solely on pupil votes.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police; Fire Service; Ambulance etc. are a part of our curriculum and help reinforce this message. The concept of the Rule of Law is also reinforced through teaching activities in our citizenship curriculum.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge, of how they record, lunch options, of participation in extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy revolves around core values such as ‘respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. These ideas are reiterated through the school and classroom rules, as well as our behaviour policy. Our learning mentor gives additional support to individual children to help develop self–esteem and the concept of respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying are regularly held. We follow the Enfield agreed syllabus for RE and use the SEAL materials to enhance PSHE teaching.