We hope that you are able to find all the information you need about our school on our website.
Below are few links to some areas that you may be looking for:
The School Day
You may be aware that the Department for Education have recently published guidance where they have outlined proposed changes to the length of the school day.
In this guidance, the expectation is that schools should offer a school week of at least 32.5 hours by September 2023 at the latest, for children in Year 1 to Year 6.
This will result in some minor changes to when we open our doors and register the children for Year 1 to Year 6.
We introduced the changes below from this September.
This means our new school hours for the academic year are as follows:
Years 1 – Year 6
Doors open - 08.30 a.m.
Registration – 08.35 a.m.
End of school day – 3.05 p.m.
Doors open – 08.45 a.m.
Registration – 08.55 a.m.
End of school day – 2.50 p.m.
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Providing for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is a key part of a successful inclusive school.
At River Beach Primary there is a shared expectation that all children regardless of their specific needs should be offered inclusive quality teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
This section of our website aims to help parents/carers by providing an outline of what we can offer here at River Beach Primary.
Our S.E.N.D. information is designed to answer some of the questions parents/carers may have.
Local authorities and other services have set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. The local offer will enable families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies, including from the local authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.
Both Pupil Premium and Sports Premium are additional sources of funding given to publicly funded schools in England.
The pupil premium is additional funding given to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Sports Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the P.E. and sport activities they offer their pupils.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
Please see below to see how, at River Beach, the funding is being spent and the positive impact it is having on our pupils.
Pupil Premium Funding
Sports Premium Funding
If you have any worries or concerns, your first point of contact will usually be your child’s Class Teacher.
Should you wish to take a matter further, it should be referred to a Year Leader (for your child’s year group), one of our Senior Leaders, the Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher.
In the unlikely event that you are still not satisfied with the outcome of a meeting, you are then at liberty to write to the SCC, expressing a wish to formalise your complaint.
Our Trust Policy can be viewed here:
You can also refer a complaint to the Board of Trustees at Schoolsworks, whose contact details can be found here.
School Performance Information
At River Beach we want every child to succeed which is why our aim is to give them every chance every day.
Academic achievement is very important.
We want our pupils to achieve as highly as they can and this means making the progress we would expect and more. It is our responsibility to deliver a curriculum which excites and engages our children and at the same time gives them the skills and knowledge they need for the future especially as regards reading, writing and maths.
An overview of our annual data assessment is as follows
- A baseline assessment when the children have been here a few weeks
- An assessment at the end of the year to check what progress has been made
- National Phonics Test
- National Key Stage 1 tasks in Reading, writing and mathematics
Year 3 to 5
- Internal assessments in reading, writing and mathematics
- National Key Stage 2 tests in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and mathematics
- Teacher assessments in writing
Please see below for national data
School Performance in the national Key Stage 2 tests (NCTs or SATs)