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.
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Complaints procedure back to the top
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Chair of Governors
Please contact Mel Sealy-Pearson 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.
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
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Ofsted reports back to the top
Brimsdown is currently a ‘Good School’ as rated by Ofsted.
Brimsdown most recent Ofsted inspection took place on 3rd and 4th December 2019.
Please click below to view the Ofsted Report
If you have any questions about this report please contact the headteacher.
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
DfE school performance click below.
SEN & disabilities back to the top
Click here for Local Authority 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.
Brimsdown Primary School Inclusion Team
Paul Venus – Deputy Headteacher and inclusion overview
Lauraine O’Shea – Nurture Group & Wellbeing Lead
Chloe Bedford – SENCo
Chloe Bedford – Teacher of the Deaf
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.
Tests & assessments back to the top
|Key Stage 2|
No of pupils 75
|Reading Greater Depth||37||28|
|Reading Scale Score||105.7||104.8|
|Writing Greater Depth||4||13|
|Maths Greater Depth||20||22|
|Maths Scale Score||104.1||103.8|
|Combined Greater Depth||3||7|
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.
At Brimsdown, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
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.
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.
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.