Hampton Academies Trust Hampton College Primary Prospectus for Admissions September 2022
”Partnership, Respect, Ownership, Understanding, Determination”
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Hampton College Primary
Preparing to come to our school Welcome Letter Our Vision and Values Our PROUD aspirations Ofsted Report Admissions
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Routines at our school School Term Dates
The School Day
Attendance and our Community
Our approach to teaching and learning Our Curriculum
Supporting and Challenging Children
Pastoral Care and Support
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Assessment and reporting to parents
Home School Agreement
Pupil Leadership Opportunities
Extra-curricular activities, trips and visits
Breakfast and After School Club
Uniform, school meals and medical matters School Uniform School Meals Free School Meals Pupils with additional dietary requirements Keeping children safe at Hampton College Primary
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Day-to-day queries, questions or concerns Contact Us
Chair of Governors:
Mr P Smith
Dr H Price
Head of School:
Mr P Jones
Deputy Head of School:
Mrs M Stuffins
Assistant Head of School:
Mrs L Tuley
Pupils on roll:
415 (Primary Phase) 1009 (Years 7 to 11) 225 (Sixth Form)
A warm welcome to Hampton College Primary. I have worked at Hampton College since September 2013 and I fully believe in the Hampton College Vision and Values, which have been developed for our youngest children into the Primary Phase PROUD aspirations. At Hampton College Primary we firmly believe that children should come to school to learn, grow and develop in many areas. We also believe that children should enjoy their learning and as such we place an emphasis on making learning exciting and fun. From their first day in Reception to their last day in Year 6 we want our children to feel happy and safe at school as key members of our school community. We also value our partnership with parents and look forward to working closely with our families throughout the primary years and beyond. If you choose to send your child to Hampton College Primary, we will welcome your child into our school from the first day they start when they become a member of our school family. We want every child to feel valued and to feel PROUD to be a member of our school. If you have any questions about Hampton College Primary, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Paul Jones Head of School (Primary)
Our vision and values Our vision as a Trust is to meet the needs of our students and equip them to fulfil their potential. Values 1. We value people: • The College will be a welcoming place, at the heart of its community, valuing all people and their talents, beliefs and cultures equally; • Students will feel safe and respected as individuals at school; • They will feel happy to come to Hampton College to learn; • All staff will feel valued, informed and involved in decision making; • Parents and carers will feel well informed and involved in their child’s education; • We recognise families as sources of love and care for their members and as the basis of a society in which people care for others.
2. We value learning: • The College will provide for high quality teaching and learning, involving challenging and enjoyable activities; this will enable our students to think and to produce high quality work; • Our curriculum will cater for a wide range of ability and talent and will provide students with a broad, general education of the highest quality. We will provide an outstanding choice of extra curricular activities.
3. We value positive behaviour: • The College will have a positive ethos, which emphasises respect, responsibility and participation; • Students will be encouraged to grow spiritually, morally, socially and culturally; • We will place a high emphasis on maintaining positive relationships with students, based on honesty and fairness; • We will expect all members of the College to act with courtesy, respect and good manners; • We will emphasise the pleasure in learning and we will do our best to make sure that fun is part of the experience for all at Hampton College.
4. We value health: • The College will promote the importance of healthy living and we will emphasise its impact on learning; • In all areas of operation, the College will stress the importance of healthy eating; students will be encouraged to drink water in most classes; • The whole College site is a no-smoking area at all times; • We believe that the health and safety of students, staff and visitors are of paramount importance and they will always be our first consideration; • We will work with students, parents/carers and relevant external agencies to promote safe travel to and from school; • In the interest of safety, students will receive clear messages about items that should not be brought onto College premises, or on school visits.
5. We value leadership: • The College will be well governed, managed and led, having excellent relationships with other schools and agencies. Resources will be used effectively to support learning; • Students will be offered opportunities to show responsibility and to develop leadership skills. 3
6. We value our community: • The College will emphasise the opportunities and responsibilities that life in a large community can bring; • We will make our facilities available to members of our community for learning and for leisure; • Hampton College will enhance community life; • Students will be made aware of the positive roles they can play in our global community; • Students will learn to respect religious and cultural diversity.
7. We value our environment: • We will provide an outstanding learning environment: stimulating, colourful and well cared for; • Students will learn to respect their environment at a local, national and international level.
8. We value the future: • We will develop the next generation of citizens and leaders, willing and able to play active roles in their communities; • We will lead out into the world young people who feel positive about themselves and demonstrate a passion for life, who respect the rights of other people and who are ready to make their mark.
At Hampton College Primary we have translated the Hampton College Vision and Values into five aspirations which are collectively known as our PROUD approach. These five aspirations are embedded within school and set the ethos for our primary phase for children, staff, parents and visitors alike. We are PROUD of Hampton College and we are PROUD of our aspirations.
Our PROUD approach was also our inspiration for our five school ‘Houses’ created in 2019.
Ofsted The school has been recognised by OFSTED as Good or Outstanding in all four inspections since opening in September 2005 (March 2007, June 2010, May 2013, May 2017). The full reports can be viewed on our website: www.hamptoncollegeprimary.org.uk
“An unwavering commitment to establishing an inclusive, welcoming school” - Ofsted
Admissions criteria for admission in school year beginning September 2021: 1.
A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
Children living in the catchment area served by the school* with a sibling** of compulsory school age on roll at the time of admission.
Children living in the catchment area for the school*.
Children of members of staff, provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
The attendance of a sibling** on the school roll at the time of admission.
Other children whose parents have requested a place.
*An alphabetical list of streets and their school catchment areas is available on the Peterborough City Council website. **For the purposes of admissions, the Department for Education’s definition of sibling is as follows: ‘Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address’. The local authority will admit children with a statement of special educational needs or education health and care plan which names the school. Apply online at www.peterborough.gov.uk/admissions - deadline 15 January 2021.
“Relationships between adults and pupils are positive and pupils’ behaviour is good“ - Ofsted
The school day
School term dates 2022/23 Autumn term 2022
Autumn Term opens
Monday 5 September 2022
Monday 24 to Friday 28 October 2022
Morning session begins
Autumn Term closes
Friday 16 December 2022
10.30am - 10:45am
10.45am - 11:00am
12 noon - 1pm
EYFS & KS1 Lunchtime
12.15pm - 1.15pm
12.30pm - 1.30pm
End of School
Spring term 2023 Spring Term opens
Thursday 5 January 2023
Monday 13 to Friday 17 February 2023
Spring Term closes
Friday 31 March 2023
Summer term 2023 Summer Term opens
Tuesday 18 April 2023
May Day Bank Holiday
Monday 1 May 2023
Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2023
Summer Term closes
Friday 21 July 2023
Governing body Governor Category
Mr Phil Smith
Chair of Governors
Mr John Gilligan
Head of School (Secondary)
Mr Paul Jones Mr Matthew Patchett
Head of School ( Primary )
Ms Karen Umpleby
Mrs Caroline Munroe Ms Gillian Haqqani
Mr Roberto Righetti
Teaching Staff Governors: Miss Sarah Stacey Support Staff Governors:
Mrs Lynda Johnson
The Clerk to the Primary Phase Committee (Mrs Kirstie Clark) can be contacted at school by email - email@example.com
Attendance at school is key for children to progress academically and thrive socially and emotionally. It has been shown that children with the best attendance make better progress at school and therefore we kindly request that our parents consider this when arranging appointments for their children or taking children out of school during term time.
We are keen that Hampton College should be at the heart of community life in Hampton. Our aim is to work with the community and to enrich community life in Hampton as the College develops and grows.
At Hampton College Primary we are striving towards a whole school attendance target of 97%. In order to celebrate excellent attendance we recognise the classes with the best three attendance figures in our achievement assemblies every other Friday and in our fortnightly newsletters too. We also give out 100% and excellent attendance awards each term and at the end of the year.
We take our responsibility for the behaviour of our students ‘beyond the school gate’ seriously and work with our families to ensure that our children present the very best aspects of Hampton College Primary when they are out and about in the local community, or further afield on trips and visits.
We operate an electronic registration system, which logs absence and lateness. This is then monitored and if it becomes a serious problem we will work with the child and their family to resolve the issue.
A copy of the Hampton College Charging Policy can be obtained upon request.
Holidays During Term Time Parents should be aware that we will only authorise absences during term time in exceptional circumstances. Changes to legislation mean that holidays are unlikely to be an exceptional circumstance and we would ask you to think carefully before you decide to take your child out of school. You will be aware that sanctions, such as a penalty notice, can be put in place for unauthorised absence from school.
We expect Hampton College Primary pupils to behave well on their way to and from the school so that they stay safe, behave respectfully towards members of the public and are seen as PROUD ambassadors of our school.
Travel to School The roads in Hampton can be very busy with traffic, particularly before and after school, therefore we encourage our parents and children to walk, cycle or scoot to school where possible. This is good for health and the environment.
Our Curriculum At Hampton College Primary, our curriculum is the beginning of a lifelong journey through education into adulthood, which inspires and motivates our children, preparing and nurturing them for their future as global citizens. We ensure that our curriculum is knowledge-based, providing sequential, inspiring, engaging and memorable learning opportunities for each and every child in order to develop a deep and secure understanding in each subject. Through holistic, broad and balanced teaching of core and foundation subjects our aim is to equip each learner with the knowledge, skills, understanding and cultural capital they require to achieve their future potential, whatever their talent may be.
Paw, Claws and Whiskers
Wriggle and Crawl
The Enchanted Woodland
Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Bright Lights, Big City
The Scented Garden
Traders and Raiders
Gods and Mortals Rocks, Relics and Rumbles Scrumdiddlyumptious
Misty Mountain, Winding Rive Burps, Bottoms and Bile Potions
I am Warrior
Pharaohs (for 2021 only) A Child's War
Off with Her Head!
Sow, Grow and Farm
Home Learning We expect our children to read regularly at home, as well as practising their spellings and multiplication tables. Additional home learning activities, linked to their curriculum topic, will also be set by each class teacher.
Cornerstones Curriculum Using the Cornerstones Curriculum Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) as the foundation of our curriculum, we follow the National Curriculum (2015) at Hampton College Primary. Each year group focuses on five ILPs during the year, with additional curriculum foci being included at various points during the year. We teach Phonics, Literacy and Maths discretely, although links to the Cornerstones ILPs are made where possible, with topic sessions covering the full range of other subject areas.
Supporting and Challenging Children As an inclusive school we believe that all children at Hampton College Primary should be treated equally and are all entitled to teaching and learning opportunities which encourage independence, resilience, co-operation, collaboration, active engagement, dialogue, enthusiastic participation and fun. Our curriculum approach also encourages all children to be challenged and extend their learning further. We aim to support children with additional needs, recognised medical conditions, disabilities or other barriers to learning through differentiation of tasks in lessons, support from additional adults through intervention provision or personalised, bespoke support. Mrs Michele Stuffins is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and is happy to speak to, or meet with, parents who have concerns about their child’s additional needs.
Pastoral Care and Support At Hampton College Primary we value working in partnership with our families. We appreciate there are times in a child’s life where they need a helping hand, a kind word or a bit of extra support pastorally, to help them to deal with certain issues which may be upsetting for them, for example; friendship disputes, anxiety, bereavement, loss or separation. We also know that families sometimes need some extra support or guidance in difficult circumstances and we believe that school staff can sometimes offer the stability that families need in order to face unexpected challenges. We have a member of staff in school who can support parents and children in such circumstances. Mrs Katherine McAlister, our Safeguarding, Pastoral & Wellbeing Lead, is here to help with any matters affecting our children and their families. Mrs McAlister is also our Young Carers’ School Lead and is committed to working with our children with caring responsibilities to meet their needs and ensure that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils, in order to achieve their full potential. If your child has an identified medical need or health condition, or requires medication during the school day, please ensure that you let the school know. Mrs McAlister is able to offer support for families of children with medical or health needs, including liaising with the School Nursing Team regarding care plans or other health advice.
Promoting Positive Behaviour We set high expectations for our children at Hampton College Primary and expect our children to embrace our PROUD aspirations. We endeavour to use positive reinforcement to reward children for their achievements and successes in school using stickers, verbal praise, certificates and class-based reward systems. We also use our House system to reward positive behaviour, excellent conduct and great learning with PROUD Points. Head of School and WOW awards are also given out on a weekly basis. We also accept that there will be times when the behaviour of our children does not meet our expectations. When this is the case, we will explore the negative behaviour with each child and ensure that the behaviour is discussed and remedied using a restorative approach and a suitable sanction. The restorative approach encourages children to take responsibility for their own behaviour and ‘put right’ their wrongs. This may include apologising to the relevant parties, being given time out, losing a privilege or spending time with another member of staff or the senior leadership team (SLT). Negative behaviour is logged and followed up by class teachers and Team Leaders in the first instance who will inform parents of any such incidents. As part of our positive behaviour management system we place the responsibility of a child’s behaviour choices on them. We are using the phrase “It’s up to you” to remind children that the poor choices they make will have a consequence. This approach includes a traffic light system where we promote PROUD behaviour; making us “Proud to be Green”.
Proud to be Green Your behaviour is making us all proud
Your behaviour is distracting others reminder to stop
Your behaviour continues to distract - warning and risk of removal from class
You behaviour is having a continued negative impact on learning - removal from class
Behaviour is your responsibility...
If a child has to be spoken to about their behaviour they will move on to yellow; if they have to be told again they will be warned that their behaviour is putting learning at jeopardy and be moved to amber; if they need to be told again they will be moved to red with time to reflect before completing an apology and an appropriate sanction being given. Parents will be informed when children have been moved to red.
Assessment and reporting to parents Assessment involves gathering, reflecting on and evaluating evidence of children’s learning to enable staff to check on learners’ progress and support further learning. Assessment is an integral part of learning and teaching which identifies what children can do and enable teachers to plan future learning or intervention to fill any gaps in learning. Assessment also helps to provide a picture of a child’s progress and achievements, as well as identifying next steps in learning. Each school has its own system of assessment to assess children’s attainment and progress which can be reported to parents at regular intervals. As a school we use PiXL tests to support our teacher assessment, as well as age or year group specific tests, such as the EYFS Baseline and end of year Profile, the Year 1 and 2 phonics screening checks and end of key stage assessments in Year 2 and Year 6. Every year we hold parents’ consultation evenings in November and March, which enables parents to meet with their child’s class teacher and discuss their progress in school. At the end of the year we send home a written report which details their achievements throughout the year.
Home School Agreement We strongly believe that an effective partnership between home and school, which places the child at the heart of the partnership, is crucial. When a child starts at Hampton College Primary we send home a copy of our Home School Agreement. This sets out the partnership between our children, our staff, parents and carers and our governors and explicitly identifies expectations of each stakeholder involved in a child’s education.
Pupil Leadership Opportunities We are always looking for new and exciting ways for our children to develop leadership skills, particularly as our children get older and move into years 5 and 6. Every year the children elect House Captains and Vice Captains to represent the five Hampton College Primary Houses. In addition to this, our School Councillors represent their classes at School Council meetings and are super role models to their peers. They take their role very seriously and are excited by the challenges of making our school the best it can be. Our Sports Leaders support other children with the Daily Mile, encouraging and enthusing children to run a mile a day, every day.
Extra-curricular activities Lunchtime and after-school clubs, organised by members of school staff, run during our autumn and spring terms for all children. A full programme of our clubs is sent out in September to enable children to choose the clubs they would like to go to. We also offer after-school sports clubs which are run by external coaches from YDP: Youth Dreams Project.
Trips and Visits Every year we run trips and visits in the local area, as well as further afield. In Year 4 and Year 6 we offer a residential visit, in addition to day trips which take place for every year group. We are always very grateful for parental financial contributions to support our trips going ahead, as each and every trip positively enriches the curriculum for children.
Club Viva - Breakfast and After School Club Club Viva is run by an external provider based at Hampton Library and Leisure Centre, which is on the same site as our school. They run a breakfast club before school and an after school club five days a week, providing essential wrap around care for working parents. For further information about Club Viva, including costs and availability of places, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
School Uniform Our school uniform is shown below and we encourage all of our children to take pride in their uniform and be PROUD of being a member of Hampton College.
Our school uniform is: • • • • • • •
Navy logo sweatshirt or cardigan White polo shirt or *White logo polo shirt (*optional) Grey/black trousers or skirt / pinafore dress Grey shorts/ blue checked summer dress Black or grey socks, black or grey tights or white socks Black shoes (no trainers), black or white sandals (closed toe and back, no heels) Book bag with logo and small general bag for carrying sundry items
Clothes for PE lessons: • • • • •
*Navy logo drawstring PE bag (*optional) Coloured PROUD House t-shirt or plain white t-shirt Black, grey or navy shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings Navy Jumper or hoodie for colder weather Black plimsolls or trainers
Outdoor Clothes: • • • • •
*Navy logo reversible coat/ fleece (*optional) *Navy beanie hat (*optional) Coat or raincoat Scarf, hat and gloves during the winter months Cap or sunhat during the summer months
Logoed items of school uniform can be purchased directly from our school uniform supplier: Total Clothing, Unit 9 Botolph Bridge Trading Estate, Oundle Road, Woodston, Peterborough, PE2 9QP. Total Clothing can also be contacted on 01733 394758 or via their website: https://www.totalclothingshop.co.uk/hamptoncollege/general-uniform-primary
Further uniform guidance: • • • • •
Please ensure that all clothing is clearly marked with your child’s name Extreme hairstyles are not permitted including exaggerated hair colours Hair accessories should be blue, white or black only Earrings can be worn but should only be studs Watches are permitted, but no other jewellery should be worn
Lunchtimes Lunchtimes are an important part of a child’s day at school. In order to support our children at lunchtime we have a team of midday supervisors, which includes our teaching assistants. Our lunchtime team assist children with getting their lunch, cutting their food, playing outside, first aid and also supervise children to minimise friendship issues or unacceptable behaviour on the playground.
School Meals ‘Cucina’ provide our catering service at Hampton College Primary. In accordance with Government policy, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be provided with a daily free school meal and children in Year 3 and above are able to buy a healthy, nutritional and delicious school meal every day. The ‘Meal Deal’ is £2.30 (for children in years 3 - 6) and is a really economical option, with a main meal or sandwich, vegetables, pudding and a drink. If you choose to send your child with a packed lunch, then we ask you to follow the school’s policy on healthy eating and to avoid sending in unhealthy items, such as chocolate and crisps. We appreciate the support from parents/ carers and hope that together we can continue to encourage and promote healthy eating at school. Please note - we are a ‘nut free’ school and therefore nuts and products containing nuts should not be sent into school.
Free School Meals If you believe you may be entitled to Free School Meals due to family income, and are in receipt of the qualifying benefits, please visit the website below to check your eligibility. Cambridgeshire County Council process all claims for Free School Meals for Hampton College Primary. Parents/carers who have older children currently at Hampton College, who are in receipt of Free School Meals, will need to apply for their younger siblings starting school. Further information and applications can be made online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
Pupils with additional dietary requirements If your child has any specific dietary requirements (e.g. Halal, Vegetarian, Kosher) or allergies or intolerances to food groups (e.g. nuts, lactose or gluten) please ensure this is clearly shown on their admissions form when they join the school. We will pass this information to our catering team, Cucina, to ensure that each child’s dietary requirements, food allergies or intolerances are taken into account when their food is being prepared. If your child requires medication for a food allergy or intolerance (e.g. piriton, epipens), please ensure that this is discussed with us when your child starts school, and that their emergency medication is handed in to us.
Keeping Students Safe at Hampton College Primary Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. The school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection. Parents/ carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The school should make parents/ carers aware that records of welfare concerns may be kept about their child. They should be informed that school staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with them including referrals to other agencies. However, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents/ carers. In accordance with local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service. Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/ carers will appreciate that the member of staff in the school with responsibility for child protection (known as the Designated Person for Child Protection) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children. Under Section 3 (5) of the Children Act 1989, schools or any person who has care of a child “may….do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare”. This means that on rare occasions, a school may need to “hold” a child in school whilst Social Care and the police investigate any concerns further.
Hampton College Safeguarding Team: Designated Safeguarding Lead
Hampton College Primary Safeguarding Team
Ms A Macfarlane Mr P Jones Mrs M Stuffins Mrs L Tuley Mrs K McAlister
Trust Safeguarding Representative
Mr A Kingsley
Local Governing Body Safeguarding Representative
Mrs K Umpleby
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