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School Data & Policies
Going to a new school is a very important step for your child. We want to make the process of applying for a school place as easy as possible for all parents and carers.
You can apply online for your child’s admission but at the moment, online applications can only be made for children starting primary or secondary school for the first time. (Click here)
If your child is already attending a school in Barnsley and you wish to transfer schools (Click here)
Detailed admissions, appeals and transfer information is available by selecting the following links:
Barnsley School Admissions (Click here)
Admissions into School >
Admissions into FS1 >
Anti Bullying Policy
We are aware that bullying can happen anywhere, but we strongly believe that wherever children are they have the right to be safe.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that all pupils, parents and staff are aware of the definition of bullying and the distressing effect it has on it’s victims.
Anti Bullying Policy >
Charging and Remissions Policy
The aim of this policy is to set out what charges will be levied for activities, what remissions will be implemented and the circumstances under which voluntary contributions will be requested from parents.
Charging and Remissions Policy >
We value all comments about our school and we will endeavour to address your concerns at the earliest stage possible.
Complaints Policy >
Performance tables continue to sit at the heart of the accountability framework. They focus the debate on standards and strengthen the accountability of schools.
The tables also provide a reliable and accessible source of comparative information on pupil attainment and progress, absence, workforce and finance, and are a key element of our transparency agenda.
Performance Tables for our School >
To ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm at Heather Garth Primary Academy and that the safety and well-being of the children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work.
Safeguarding Policy >
Safeguarding Statement >
Special Educational Needs Policy
The principles underlying inclusion and special educational needs form the foundation of the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement.
We believe that most pupils at some point in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning both short and long term. At Heather Garth Primary Academy we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts, which enable every child to achieve his or her full potential.
Special Educational Needs Policy >
SEND offer >
SEND Leaflet >
SEND Information Report >
Curriculum Policy >
Promoting British Values Policy >
Sex and Relationships Policy >
PSHCE Policy >
Drugs Policy >
Memorandum / Articles of Association >
Equality & Diversity Action Plan >
Educational Visits Policy >
National Testing Results >
Keeping Safe on Line Policy
Computing is now seen as an essential resource to support teaching and learning as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults.
E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risks of using new technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.
The school’s e-safety policy will operate in conjunction with other policies including those for Safeguarding, Pupil Behaviour, Bullying, Curriculum, Data Protection and Security.
Keeping safe on line Policy >
The Behaviour Policy of our school reflects the aims and ethos of the school. It is to be applied to all areas of school life.
It is important that we try to remain as positive as possible at all times. We have a supportive school with a caring ethos. In order to make the most of this it is expected that there will be a number of means within the school of rewarding and celebrating achievement and good behaviour.
Behaviour Policy >
BASH Club Positive Behaviour >
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Pupil Premium Report 2017 - 2018 >
Pupil Premium Report 2018 - 2019 >
PE & Sports Grant Funding
Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. The Government want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what they economic or social background.
Please click on the link below to see how Heather Garth Primary Academy intend to spend their PE & Sport Grant Allocation.
PE & Sports Grant >
School Sports Premium Funding 17-18
Supporting pupils with medical conditions >
Health and Safety Policy >
Marking and Feedback Policy >
Attendance Policy >
Whistleblowing Policy >
Equality Policy >
Religious Education Policy >
Teaching and Learning Policy >
School Ofsted Report >
Accessibility Plan >
EYFS Policies and Procedures >
Y6 SATS Results