Lincolnshire parents can apply for a place from 14 November 2016 for the 2017 Reception intake.
The ‘Lincolnshire School Guide’ and the ‘Going to Primary School in Lincolnshire’ books are available below to download.
Please be aware that the schools oversubscription criteria in the Going to School in Lincolnshire book may be out of date, please see the schools full policy on our website instead.
The preferred method for applying for a Reception place is online. Click here to apply for a place online. You can also apply by telephoning our Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030. Alternatively you can request a paper application using the same number.
You can apply for up to three state schools, in or out of county on your application. We strongly advise you to name three schools on your application as we cannot guarantee a place at your most preferred school.
If you do not live in Lincolnshire you must apply through your home local authority. You can name Lincolnshire schools on this application.
Schools provide useful information on their own websitesand they also produce a school prospectus. For further information on schools that are not in Lincolnshire, please visit the website for the school’s Local Authority.
For information on transport, please follow this link.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 15 January 2017.
Even if the closing date has passed you can still apply for a school place. If the apply online facility is no longer available you can still apply on a paper application, you can request one by telephoning our Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030. Late applications and changes received after 12 noon on 17 February 2017 will not be dealt with in time for offer day on 18 April 2017 and will be processed at a later date.
Claypole Coffee and Toddlers
Come and join the fun!
Parents and toddlers meet Friday mornings between 9am and 11am (term time only) in Claypole School hall (entry round the back).
They encourage not only mums and dads but also grandparents, child minders, nannies and other carers to join us with your under-fives for a fun and welcoming morning which includes coffee/tea, craft & play as well as snack time (for the children and adults!)
For more information text or call Caroline (07799 884040) or Jo (07759 192958) or pop down to any session. You can also find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/claypoletoddlers
Glossary of common education and related terminology.
Academies - Academies are independent state-funded schools. These schools have more freedom over their finances, the curriculum they teach and teachers’ pay and conditions. These schools are funded directly by central government rather than by the local authority. Some academies are sponsored and these sponsors can come from a range of backgrounds (businesses, other successful schools, universities, charities and faith bodies). Sponsors are held accountable for improving the performance of their schools.
AfL - Assessment for Learning. From September 2009, all UK schools were expected to implement an assessment for learning program. Day-to-day assessments would include effective questioning; observations of children during teaching and while they are working; holding discussions with children; analysing work and reporting to children; conducting tests and giving quick feedback.
APP - Assessing Pupils' Progress - APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.
DfE - The Department for Education - They responsible for education and children's services in England.
EAL - English as an Additional Language - Refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all.
EBD - Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages or English as a Second or Other Language - If English is not your main language you can take part in a course to help you improve your English. These courses are called ESOL.
EWO - Education Welfare Officer - Person employed by the Local Authority to help parents and the LA meet their statutory obligations in relation to school attendance.
EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage - A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.
FSM - Free School Meals
G & T - Gifted and Talented
HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
ICT - Information and Communication Technology
INSET - In-Service Education and Training - Training for teachers which takes place during the school year.
ITT - Initial Teacher Training
KS1 - Key Stage 1 - 5-7 years old
KS2 - Key Stage 2 - 7-11 years old
LA - Local Authority
LSA - Learning Support Assistant
LSP - Learning Support Plan
MFL - Modern Foreign Languages
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties
NQT - Newly Qualified Teacher
Ofsted - The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills is an independent organisation, which reports
directly to Parliament. Ofsted inspects and regulates services, which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted sets out to raise standards in British schools through regular inspections.
PE - Physical Education
PPA - Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time
PSHE - Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
QTS - Qualified Teacher Status
RE - Religious Education
SATs - Standard Attainment Tests/Tasks - National Curriculum Tests and Tasks which take place at the end of Key Stage 1 and at the end of Key Stage 2.
SEN - Special Educational Needs Provision - Support for pupils with learning difficulties.
SENDCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator also referred to as SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT - Senior Leadership Team
SMSC- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
TA- Teaching Assistant
'Still Smiling: 'A New Support Group for Parents/Carers of Children with Additional Needs
A chance to meet up with other parents/carers once a month (Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) at Newark Evangelical Church, Portland Street, Newark NG24 4XD. For more information, contact Cheryl: 07810803433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The school nurses are based in Sleaford: 01529 304310 . They offer support and advice on many areas of child health.
Useful Links for Parents
Parents' Forum www.bhparentsforum.org/home
Parent Line www.parentlineplus.org.uk
Parents Online www.parents.org.uk
Parent Talk www.parentalk.co.uk
Reading Matters www.reading-matters.com
Safe Routes to School www.saferoutestoschools.org.uk
Walk to School www.walktoschool.org.uk
Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998
We at Claypole Church of England Primary School are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:
· Support your teaching and learning;
· Monitor and report on your progress;
· Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
· Assess how well your school is doing.
This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information.
We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.
We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE)
If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/or share, please contact the school office.
If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following website: http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/datatdatam/b00212337/datause
If you are unable to access these websites we can send you a copy of this information. Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0370 000 2288
 Attendance information is not collected as part of the Censuses for the Department for Education for the following pupils / children – those aged under 4 years in Maintained schools and those in Alternative Provision and Early Years Settings.