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Welcome to St. Augustine’s School – within the School Prospectus
                  you will find the following:
                        Letter from the Chair of Governors

                        Mission Statement

      Page 3            Members of the Governing Body

      Page 4            Teaching Staff

      Page 5            Overview of the school.

      Page 6            Aims and Organisation/Admission Arrangements

      Page 7            The School Day

      Page 8 - 9        Special Needs/Pupils with Disabilities/Child Care & Protection

      Pages 10–12       Academic organisation

      Pages 13–16       General information

      Page 17           St. Augustine’s Foundations Stage 1 (Nursery

      Page 18           School uniform

      Page 19           School Year dates

      Page 20           P.A/Further information about the Curriculum and related
                        Matters/School Complaints Procedure

      Page 21           Governors’ Policy Re-Charging & Remission Procedures

      •                     School Activities – photographs
      •                     K.S.1 and 2 SATS results
      •                     Canon Kelly’s Prayer Garden
      •                     Handwriting
      •                     Anti-Bullying Policy
      •                     Child Protection Policy
      •                     Behaviour Policy
      •                     School Complaints Policy
      •                     Application Form and Admissions Criteria

In our School family we are all valued, loved
  and respected and each child is nurtured
 through the love of Jesus to reach their full

With Christ at the heart of all that we do, we
learn with a spirit of curiosity that leads to
   an understanding of God’s world. We
encourage everyone to be confident, happy,
          fulfilled and successful.

Together as a whole community we recognise
          and value the gifts of all.
We welcome everyone in a spirit of faith that
            reflects the teachings
                   of Christ.


                        WHITEFIELDS ROAD,SOLIHULL B91 3NZ
                                  FAX: 0121 705 9489

                                    GOVERNING BODY


Chair:          Mrs. Helen Super                 109 Old Station Road, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull B92 0HE
Vice Chair:     Mr. Adrian Taylor                St. Augustine’s School
                Rev. Father D. Kavanagh          St. Augustine’s Church
                Mrs. Annie Fuller                St. Augustine’s School
                Mrs. Madeleine Coburn            St. Augustine’s School
                Mrs. Caroline McGonigle          St. Augustine’s School
                Dr. Miriam Watson                St. Augustine’s School


               Mr. C. Williams                   S.M.B.C. Council House


              Mr. W. Curran                      St. Augustine’s School


              Miss C. Harwood                    St. Augustine’s School


               Mr. C. Johnson                    St. Augustine’s School


              Mrs. Tina Willmott                 St. Augustine’s School

              Mrs. Maddie Kruger                 St. Augustine’s School

                   (The terms of Office for Foundation Governors expire in September 2014)
                                for Parent-Governor & Teacher-Governor 2011)



                Head Teacher:                            Mrs Tina Willmott, B.Ed.
                Deputy Head Teacher                      Miss C. Harwood B.Ed

                Miss R. Phillips B.Sc   (FS1)             Miss M. Carroll   B. Ed   (Year 3)
                Miss C. Harwood B.Ed    (FS2)             Mrs. E. Grealey   B.A.    (Year 4)
                Miss S. Babb     B.A    (Year 1)          Miss L. Ward      B.A.    (Year 5)
                Miss K. Doherty B.Ed    (Year 2)          Miss S. Cahill    B.A.    (Year 6)

                Mrs. M. Roper      M. Ed (SEN Teacher)


                Mrs. M. McIver NVQL3 (FS1) (Assistant)           Mrs. J. Smith NVQ3     (Y2)
                Mrs. E. McGrory NVQL3 (FS1)                      Mr. M. Crooks          (Y3)
                Mrs. J. Lee      NNEB (FS2)                      Mrs. R. Masterson NVQ3 (Y4)
                Mrs. J. Williams NVQ3 (FS2)                      Mrs. K. Perry NVQ3     (Y5)
                Mrs.L. Norris NNEB     (Yr.1)                    Mrs. B. Compton NNEB (Y6/KS2)
                Mrs. K. Steele        (School Support)


                School Secretary                          Mrs. M. Kruger

                Clerical Assistant (P/Time)               Mrs. A. Kelly

                L.M.S. Clerk (P/Time)                     Mrs. L. Skingsley

                Caretaker                                 Mr. C. Johnson

               Supervisory Assistants                     Mrs. G. Matthews (P/time) (Mon/Tues/Wed)
                                                          Miss G. Garner
                                                          Mrs. R. Masterson
                                                          Mr. M. Crooks
                                                          Mrs. J. Williams (Mon/Tues)
                                                          Mrs. K. Perry (Wed/Thurs/Fri)

                    ST. AUGUSTINE’S SCHOOL
St. Augustine’s is a Voluntary-Aided Catholic Primary School, first opened on 14th July 1885.
A second Primary School was built on the site adjacent to the church in Station Road and the
original building is now used as a Parish Centre.

In April 1991 the School moved to our present site in Whitefields Road and is on the same campus as
St.Peter’s Catholic School. A very close liaison has been established with St.Peter’s and in view of the
fact that St.Peter’s has Sixth Form provision, it is now possible for Catholic children to move from
Foundation Stage 1 to Sixth Form on one campus.

We are indeed, proud of our school. It is spacious, bright and superbly resourced with modern facilities
that include an excellent and well-equipped Foundation Stage, seven well-designed classrooms. There
is a well-resourced library, an enclosed courtyard area, a Food Technology room, a Music room and a
spacious assembly hall. There is a spacious, ICT Suite with 15 Computers all linked to the Internet via
Solihull LA used by all year groups. The school has Interactive White Boards in all classes and all
classrooms are wireless connected. There are 15 Laptops and 60 Notebook Laptops available for the
pupils to work on. The School is situated within extensive grounds with a large hard-surface play area and
a football pitch. We welcome parents to view the School by arrangement with the Head Teacher.

Each year Solihull Local Authority publishes a primary and secondary booklet containing details of the
admission arrangements for Solihull schools. Copies of either booklet are available from the School
Admissions Team on 0121 704 6693 or on the Local Authority website at All in-school
admissions are co-ordinated (from September 2010) by the Local Authority. Parents wishing to apply for
school should make contact to the LA Admissions team (0121 704 6000) in the first instance.
FS1 to FS2 transfer
Reception application forms are available from the School Admissions Team 12 months before the child is due
to start reception. Attendance in a school nursery will not give any priority for a place in the reception class at
the same school. A reception application form must be completed. Getting a place in a school nursery does
not mean that you will get a place in reception because more children apply for a place. Secondary transfer
All children in Solihull primary schools will receive information on how to apply for a secondary school place in
July of year 5. The places are offered in March when the child is in year 6.

St.Augustine’s is a Catholic school and doctrine is taught in accordance with the teachings of the
Roman Catholic Church. The role of the school is to prepare the children spiritually, morally,
intellectually and physically to take their place in the world as good citizens and followers of Christ. This
preparation is grounded not only in the teachings of the Catholic Faith but also in the Christian
atmosphere, which permeates the whole of school life.

The School aims to create a happy working atmosphere in which all the children will be able to progress
according to their ability. They are encouraged to develop self-reliance and to this end we give them as
much independence as is possible.

The School aims to help children to develop lively, enquiring minds with the ability to question and argue
rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills which will be relevant to life at home, at
work and at leisure.

The School aims to help pupils to use language and number effectively and to introduce them to a wide
range of experiences.

The School aims to encourage respect for others, appreciation of other races, creeds and ways of life
and a general concern for other people and their needs.

The School aims to involve parents as much as possible in the life of the school and of their children.

Objectives. To serve these aims, we endeavour to offer a curriculum that is:

  a) Broad:                    To introduce the pupil to a wide range of knowledge,
                               understanding and skills.

  b) Balanced:                 Each part of the curriculum is, as far as possible, allotted
                               sufficient time to make its special contribution, but not so
                               much that it squeezes out other essential parts.

  c) Relevant:                Subjects are taught so as to bring out their applications
                              to the pupil’s own experience and to adult life emphasising
                              the practical aspects.

  d) Differentiated:          What is being taught and how it is taught need to be matched
                              to pupil’s abilities and aptitudes.

We believe that a curriculum founded on these principles will serve to develop the potential of every child.

                                         An opportunity to sing an Eco-friendly Christmas song
                                         with Birmingham Conservatoire.

                            THE SCHOOL DAY
The Day begins at 9.10am and ends at 3.30pm with the following “breaks”:

                 Mid-morning break                          10.15 - 10.30 am

                 Lunch break                (Infants)       12.15 - 1.30 pm
                                           (Juniors)        12.30 - 1.30 pm
                 Afternoon break (Infants only)               2.30 - 2.45 pm
The School cannot accept responsibility for children arriving earlier than 9.00am. nor, at the end of the
school day, staying after 3.40 pm. unless they are involved in an activity under the supervision of a

In exceptional circumstances, a prior arrangement must be made with the Head Teacher.

                             SCHOOL ORGANISATION
At present there are 211 pupils on roll (excluding the Foundation Stage 1) with an age range of 4 - 11

The children are divided into seven teaching groups of broadly similar age - there are no mixed age
groups. These groups are designed to help each individual to make progress in the way that suits them

Children who need additional help, or who have a specific learning problem are withdrawn, when
possible, from the normal programme of lessons as the need arises.

                           SPECIAL NEEDS POLICY
The Governors of the school have an agreed “Special Needs Policy.” A summary of this policy is noted
below. If you wish to see the full document, please contact the school.

The School’s aim is to encourage and support all pupils in order that they progress according to their
ability. Special consideration will be given initially to pupils who have some particular difficulty.

All class teachers are aware of the need to inform the Special Needs Co-ordinator if they are concerned
about the particular learning difficulties of any child. When a child enters the school parents are asked
to identify any possible problems and these will be noted.

On entry to the school, the class teacher in conjunction with the SEN teacher and SENCO, will set up a
programme to match the needs of the child. In some instances, it may be necessary for the SEN
teacher to teach the child individually or in a small group, on a part-time basis. Reference may
sometimes be made to the Support Services of the LA.

Parents will be consulted at all stages and kept informed of the child’s progress.

If extra resources become available, the needs of pupils who are more advanced (Gifted & Talented)
than others in their class will be considered more fully.

Objectives of the Policy are:

        -        To ensure all teachers understand their responsibilities re. pupils with SEN and
                 work within the Code of Practice.

        -        To enable the earliest possible identification of difficulties and needs.

        -        To ensure that support is distributed fairly and objectively according to the
                 degree of need.

        -        To highlight the critical importance of partnership working - particularly with parents.

        -        To clarify responsibilities.

        -        To form the basis of evaluation.

We offer pupils support in Reading, Writing and Numeracy offering programmes that support and
consolidate classroom learning and lessons are pitched to support individual needs, practise, key skills
and identify strategies to aid learning. Intervention is offered at an early age and has proven successful
in supporting children with difficulties and lessening the need for intervention in the upper years of the

All of the members of St. Augustine’s School foster and embrace the belief that everyone is a unique
individual created and loved by God. We therefore endeavour to provide a caring, positive environment,
which is inclusive to the needs of all pupils with disabilities.

Admission of pupils with disabilities

      Pupils will be admitted in line with the Governors Admission Criteria.

      All pupils are treated equally, the school aims to be fully inclusive and all curriculum areas and
      delivery will be adapted as necessary and appropriate to allow full access and inclusion by any
      pupil with a disability.

      All classes have access ramps to allow entry and exit. The school has a ramp from one level to
      another. The ICT Suite and Library can only be accessed by stairs but there is provision
      throughout the school for access to the IT Network and class libraries.

        There is a designated parking spot in the car park and a hearing loop system can be accessed.

        The LA conducted an accessibility plan and found that the school provided good access for pupils
        with disabilities.


At all times the care of the child is paramount and there are rigorous procedures in school to ensure that
children are safe and healthy.

    •    There is a strong Child Protection Policy that is in line with Solihull Guidance. Resulting from
         this Guidance we uphold the following, that should we believe that a child is at risk under our
         duty of care we will make a referral to Social Services with or without parental permission.

             -   All safeguarding legislation is fully met with enhanced CRB checks undertaken on all
                 staff and volunteers.

    •    Children should not have medicines on their persons. We follow guidance from Solihull Health
         Service and if medicines are to be administered in school parents must come and complete a
         form and medicines will be left in the office.

    •    Children who are unwell should be kept at home to prevent the spread of disease and for their
         own comfort. Advice on infection control in schools can be given by the office and the school
         nurse is always available for advice and support.

                            We are an Eco-School obtaining the
                            highest standard of “Green Flag” –
                            we always try to ‘recycle’

                                      ACADEMIC ORGANISATION
The School wishes every pupil to achieve the highest possible standard at all levels.

Reading, writing and number work occupy a significant part of the programme for all children. A wider
range of work is also undertaken - science, music, art and craft, history, geography and physical
education. With reference to music, arrangements can be made for children to learn the Guitar, Violin,
Brass and Woodwind instruments.[Subject to provision being available at the time]. We are involved in
the Local Authority Wider Opportunity Music Scheme providing Brass lessons for all Year 4 pupils.

The curriculum is common to all children. The general emphasis of the work is on the learning of
basic, key, skills and concepts to be developed at secondary level.
Programmes of study are followed in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
The Stages at Primary level are:
                    Foundation Stage      -       Foundation Stage 1 & 2 (Nursery & Reception)
                  Key-Stage 1             -       Year 1 and Year 2
                  Key-Stage 2             -       Years 3, 4, 5 and 6


                   Religious education is an essential part of the life of the School. The subject matter is
                   time-tabled and taught to every class. An Act of Collective Worship is held every day
                   either at whole school or class level.

                                                         Presenting a cheque to Sister Ruth for funds
                                                      raised for our Link School in Loolera, Tanzania.

The Arch-Diocese R.E. Strategy has been adopted by the school and will be used from Foundation
Stage 1 to Yr.6. There is a strong link with St. Augustine’s Parish and children are prepared for the
Sacraments of Reconciliation the Eucharist and Confirmation. Mass is said at the beginning and end of
each term and on special occasions throughout the year. Parents are always invited to attend these

Throughout the year children are encouraged to consider others working with charities and other
community organisations.

                                                 Presenting a cheque to
                                    Cancer Research from monies raised
                                               from fund raising events

The children’s sex education is based on Christian principles. It is geared to the child’s development
and is concerned not only with facts but, more importantly, with a growing awareness of themselves and
their relationships with others. Parents are always informed of this process and if anything of a specific
sexual nature is to be discussed, either in class or by outside agencies, they are informed of their right
to withdraw their child if they so wish.
Following agreement with parents, the pupils of Year 5 will follow the Archdiocesan Scheme “All That I
Am” which covers the area of physical, social, emotional, individual and spiritual development and as a
series of lessons supported by scripture, prayers, video clips. In Year 6 the pupils follow the
Archdiocesan Scheme ‘All That I am – The Way Ahead’ supplemented with the LA Sex Educational
Video which expands on the physical developments. In both cases parents are given the opportunity to
see the materials and discuss areas.

The curriculum is delivered wherever possible through a cross-curricular approach with children being
given information that will help them see links between subjects and to life-long learning skills. Building
Learning Power (BLP) is a key approach used throughout the school and staff would be happy to
discuss this approach.

The School endeavours to:
1.     Enable each child to express himself/herself well in speech while also developing the art of
       listening, discussion and conversation

2.      Enable each child to write fluently with a clear hand and correct letter formation.

3.      Enable each child to read fluently and with understanding, for pleasure and for

To help to achieve these aims, the Oxford Reading Scheme is used as a core, supplemented by an
extensive range of reading material at each level of proficiency.

                                 The school follows completely the National Numeracy Strategy for
                                 mathematics. Emphasis is placed on oral inter-active teaching and the
                                 development of mental strategies. The work involves practical and
                                 written tasks and the aim is to make mathematics interesting, enjoyable
                                 and purposeful for the children.

                                 Across the school Collins Maths Scheme is used to support the National
                                 Numeracy Framework with other materials and ICT Software.

Science is taught throughout the School, the emphasis being on practical experience.
Through the teaching of science our main general aims are:

a) to develop the children’s skill of thinking and behaving scientifically.
   (The Process of Science).
b) to allow children to acquire scientific knowledge. (The Content of Science).

The core of our Science teaching is based on the QCA Scheme of Work. We aim to see that important
basic science concepts will be developed, skills enhanced and problem solving abilities improved by
providing the children with suitable activities, situations and materials for investigation.

Throughout our science teaching the children are encouraged to:
                                 a) Plan, hypothesise and predict;
                                 b) Design and carry out investigations;
                                 c) Interpret results and draw inferences.

The School is very well resourced. There are 2 or more computers in each classroom and all children
have access to them. There are also 15 Laptops and 60 Notepad
Laptops available for pupil use and Interactive Whiteboards in each
classroom. The school is Wi-Fi compatible.

The use of computers serves to enrich and extend learning throughout
the curriculum, to support collaborative working or independent study as
well as to enable pupils to work at a more demanding level by obviating
some routine tasks. We also teach and regularly reinforce e-safety
messages and send home ‘e-safety’ information to parents.

Currently, computers are used:

a)      as Word Processors, with which children can create and edit their own creative written work.
b)      to develop logical reasoning and creative thought.
c)      to reinforce, through the use of appropriate software, number and language skills.
d)      to support teaching throughout the whole curriculum.
e)      to provide ” Excellence and Enjoyment” in all areas of the curriculum and provide for lifelong skills.

The computer suite of 15 work stations is linked to the Internet via Broadband and there is wireless
connection across the school.

Netball and football are the main winter games. Rounders and cricket are played in the summer. Other
activities include: cross-country, hockey, dancing, swimming, gymnastics and athletics. All classes
participate in the “Activate” Physical Fitness Program daily.

To provide physical education for the pupils within a framework of good teaching and learning. To
promote the benefits of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle and so foster the children’s’ personal and
social development.

We aim to develop positive attitudes amongst pupils by encouraging them to observe the conventions of
fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and
spectators. We also aim to provide, where possible and practicable, extra-curricular activities which will
involve the junior classes.

Football is offered to boys and girls as an extra-curricular activity for junior classes either at lunchtime or
after school. We are members of the Solihull Schools’ and Birmingham Catholic Schools’ Football

This is offered as an extra-curricular activity to the girls and boys of Years 5 & 6.

Children from Year 3 and above are welcome to join the school choir and the parish choir. A special
sacramental choir is formed for various occasions over the school year.

Educational visits are arranged throughout the year, where appropriate, to support work projects
undertaken in the classroom. Local environmental trips are arranged frequently.

There is an annual Book Fair in school.

A Residential visit is arranged for Year 6 and other visits are organised as
appropriate and where possible.

Extra curricular activities are provided as often as possible and include:
Gardening, Netball, Football, Rugby, Sewing, (others are offered when staff are

The pastoral care of pupils is normally the responsibility of the class teacher, supported by the Head
teacher. It is our wish that children develop self-reliance and therefore, we give them as much
independence as possible within the framework of the School’s organisation.

However, because we expect a high standard of behaviour, disruptive and anti-social behaviour is dealt
with firmly.

Discipline in the School will aim at developing the character of the pupil - respect for his/her own person
and belongings and respect for others and their property. We believe that our approach to discipline is
reinforced by praising good work, honesty and effort.

Minor offences are normally punished by some loss of recreational activity and some additional work for
the child to complete. More serious offences are always discussed with the child’s parents.

Parents are kept fully informed about the work of the School and their children. Regular reports are
provided to parents by staff.   Parent/Teacher consultation evenings are held during the Autumn and
Spring terms. Parents are encouraged to discuss their children’s progress or welfare at any mutually
convenient time.

                                                            Singing at the Birmingham Symphony
                                                            Hall with other Solihull Schools.

                                                           HOMELEARNING POLICY
Home Learning (homework) is given to reinforce the child’s work in the classroom. Teaching staff
exercise their own professional judgement in the way this is set.

Infant children are encouraged to take home books linked to the main reading scheme and, with the
help of their parents, to learn words relevant to their reading.
Older pupils are encouraged to learn Tables and Spellings. When appropriate, pupils are also
encouraged to undertake research work linked to a project in class or at home.
There is a comprehensive Home Learning Policy issued to Parents in the School’s Curriculum Guide

Families are given the St. Augustine’s School File – which contains a yearly calendar and information on
various school issues and activities. This is supplemented by The School Curriculum Guide, which
outlines the key elements, year by year, that the children will be learning and gives guidance on letter
and number formation. For Foundation Stage this is supported by Induction Booklets, which help ease
admission into school.

At the end of the school day the children are escorted to the playground in class groups. All children will
be supervised until they are collected.     Any other arrangements must be agreed, in writing, with the
Head Teacher. Should you wish a child in Years 5 or 6 to walk home by themselves this should be put
in writing and sent in to the school.

Children who travel on the school bus assemble in the Entrance Foyer where a register is taken before
they are escorted to the bus.

Children are able to participate in the School ‘Walking Bus’. To gain further information please contact
the school office.

If a child has occasion to be absent from school a parent should inform the school, as soon as possible,
either by letter or telephone. Parents should contact the school by 10am if their child is absent
otherwise the school will contact the parent on their home telephone number.

Parents who wish to take their children on holiday during term-time should contact the School Secretary,
in good time, in order to complete the appropriate form. The school can only authorise a maximum of
10 days holiday in any one academic year but in line with the Local Authority advice parents are
discouraged from taking holidays in school time whenever possible. The school does not look kindly on
Year 6 pupils being taken out of school on holidays and no holiday authorisations will be given for Year
6 pupils from the beginning of the Spring term until after SATs.

         From: 2009/2010 (not including Reception/Foundation Stage 1 children not of statutory age)
   1) Number of pupils on roll                                    -         183
   2) Number of pupil sessions                                    -         195 Days (390 sessions)3)
      Percentage of Authorised absences                           -         95.4%
   4) Number of pupils with at least one authorised absence -               206
   5) Number of Unauthorised absences                             -            0%

A hot meal is provided each lunch time, the school operates a Band System whereby children can
select from a menu. Menus are advertised on the school web site (
Payment for meals should be made each Monday for the week ahead. Payment in advance, on a
termly basis, is possible.

Provision is made for children to bring sandwiches if they do not require a cooked meal at school.
In certain cases, meals can be obtained free of charge. Application should be made to the Welfare
Officer at the Local Education Office. Applications are confidential.

Children are not allowed to leave the school premises at lunchtime unless they are collected by parents.

        The School Nurse does simple vision and hearing tests at regular intervals and informs parents
        if there are any problems. She is a regular visitor to school supporting the school curriculum
       with lessons and workshops.

The School Nurse also gives advice on Health Education. The School Dental Service visit periodically.

The School Nurse holds a monthly ‘Drop In Session’ for parents on the school site and has a section in
the school newsletter for timely advice.

Our School has a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy drawn up by the Governors. All personnel
are familiar with safety routines and procedures. Visitors are asked to report to the Reception Office
and those remaining in the school must sign a register on arrival and departure. Maintenance workers
are asked for proof of identification and are asked to wear a visitor’s badge.

We comply with all Data Protection requirements and publish advice from the LA regularly. On entry to
school, parents are asked for contact information but this is only used in approved situations. Parents
are asked to allow photographs to be taken in school but children are only identified by Christian Name.

In the interests of safety, parents are asked to refrain from using the car park when collecting or setting
down children at school. The car-park should not be used as a pedestrian access.
While it is appreciated that facilities for parking outside the school are not ideal, parents are asked to co-
operate by parking carefully to minimise problems in an already difficult situation.

The security of the school premises is an important part of ensuring the personal safety of staff, pupils
and visitors.

Management responsibility for school security is shared between the LA., Governing Body and the Head

The following are in place to ensure, as far as is possible, that each individual and the premises are safe
and secure.

1)      Security doors with a coded key pad at the front entrance. (Governors/School)

2)      All external doors are opened from the inside only. (Governors/School)

3)      Daily procedures in place to ensure security is at the forethought of everyone’s mind.
4)      Secure fencing to the perimeter (Governors/School)

5)      All visitors to school must report to the School Office and “sign in” and are then requested
        to wear a visitors badge and “sign out” on leaving. (School.)

6)      All school doors and pedestrian gates are locked after school begins. (School.)

7)      Regular fire drills are held in school.

                         Year 5 had a visit from the
                                       Fire Service

                                                   A performance re “Anti Bullying” from an outside

                         Year 3 had a “Roman Day”

                    FOUNDATION STAGE 1
                   (FOUNDATION STAGE 1)
In November 1991 our Foundation Stage 1 class was established. It is presently a 30 place unit a.m.
The Foundation Stage 1 classroom is part of the Foundation Stage area linking directly to Foundation
Stage 2 class. It is a vibrant, lively, colourful area that is an important part of the whole school. There is
a well equipped and well developed outdoor classroom and IT provision across the Foundation Stage is
well resourced and well used.

              Session:                9.00 am -      12.15pm (Buffer zone 12.00-12.15pm)

We follow the Guidance for Foundation Stage and aim to provide a happy, secure and stimulating
environment in which children can develop as individuals.

Outside Classroom Foundation Stage

                                                    Foundation Stage – Mother’s Day

                         SCHOOL UNIFORM

BOYS (Winter)                               GIRLS (Winter)
Raincoat/Winter coat - Navy/Black           Raincoat/Winter coat Navy/Black
Blazer - Navy                               Blazer Navy
Pullover - Navy                             Cardigan       - Navy
Trousers - Grey                             Skirt/Gymslip - Navy
Socks - Grey/Navy                           Socks          - White/Navy
Shirt    - White/Grey                       Blouse         - White
School Tie                                  School Tie
Shoes – Black (not trainers)                Shoes – Black (not trainers, no heels)

BOYS (Summer)                                GIRLS (Summer)
As above                                    As above except for pale blue
                                            gingham check dress
T-shirt with collar (White/pale blue)

    Summer Baseball Cap in school colours and logo are available from school
       Book Bags in school colours and logo are available from school.
       Black or Navy sensible, low-heeled footwear (not training shoes)
           (For safety reasons open-toed sandals are not allowed.)
      Ribbons/ Hair bands in school colours – Long hair should be tied back. No beading in hair.

P.E. Boys and Girls
T-shirt                 Yellow round necked aertex (as Ladybird)
Shorts                   Navy Blue (not Lycra)
Pumps[Black]            Infants should wear slip-on plimsolls unless
                        they are able to tie their own laces.
Trainers                It is advisable for KS2 children to have trainers to wear for
                        outdoor PE on the field.
P.E.Bag                 Large hold-all type bags are NOT suitable.

Children should not wear jewellery in school except watches from Year 2 when they can tell the time.
Earrings if worn should be studs or very small hoops (and removed for P.E. Sessions). Earrings must be
removed for swimming sessions


                            WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME

                         SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES
Autumn Term 2011
Term Starts             Monday 5th September 2011
Half Term               Monday 24th October 2011- Friday 28th October 2011
Term Ends               Friday 16th December 2011

Spring Term 2012
Term Starts             Wednesday 4th January 2012
Half Term               Monday 13th February 2012- Friday 17th February 12
Term Ends               Thursday 5th April 2012

Summer Term 2012

Term Starts   Monday 23rd April 2012
Half Term     Monday 4th June 2012- Friday 8th June 2012
Term Ends     Wednesday 25th July 2012

                      INSET DAYS 2011/2012
                         5TH SEPTEMBER 2011
                         6TH SEPTEMBER 2011
                         31ST OCTOBER 2011
                         4TH JANUARY 2012
                         3RD MAY 2012

                           PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
An active Parents’ Association exists with two objectives: to foster social communication between
parents and to provide the school with a valuable source of income to be used for the benefit of the
A full social calendar is organised annually and all parents are encouraged to participate.

                                 The P.A. helped fund the ‘Gazebo’ and
                                 Tyre Play Area from their Fund Raising.

The following documents are available for inspection at the School Office:

        *       Circulars and Statutory Instruments sent by the Department for
                Education to the school.
        *       Any published OFSTED reports on the School.
        *       Policy for making provision for children with Special Educational Needs.
        *       Schemes of work and syllabuses.
        *       The School Prospectus

Religious education is an essential part of the life of the school. The subject matter is timetabled and
taught to every class.

All the children take part in daily collective worship. This may be within their own classrooms, with
other children from their Key Stage or with the whole school.

The Governors have an agreed Policy that is in line with the Local Authority Policy and Guidance.
If you are worried about something concerning your child at school you should, in the first instance,
discuss the difficulty with the Headteacher. You may do this either by telephoning the Head, writing a
letter or making an appointment.

The Headteacher may suggest that it would be appropriate to talk to another senior member of staff
or one of the teachers. However, if, having spoken to one of the teachers, you are still dissatisfied
you should then ask to meet the Head teacher.

If you are unhappy with the Head teacher’s decision you should communicate your complaint in
writing to the chair of governors c/o of the School.

Every effort will be made to resolve the difficulty. Further details of the Complaints Procedure are
available from the School Office.

                 & REMISSION PROCEDURES
In accordance with Section 110 of the Education Reform Act 1988,the Governors are obliged to
establish and keep under review their policies in respect of charges and remission arrangements.

The Governors have agreed to follow the guidelines published by the LA on the 10 April 1989.

1. For activities within school hours there will be no charge except for Board & Lodgings. However,
   the Governors may seek voluntary contributions on the understanding that parents are made
   aware of the fact that contributions are voluntary and that, in the event of no voluntary contribution
   being received, no child will be excluded from the activity. It will also be made clear beforehand
   that, in the event of insufficient contributions, the activity will not take place. Cases of financial
   hardship will be taken into account.

2. For activities outside school hours no charges will be made when the activity is directed to fulfil
   the requirements of the National Curriculum. The only charges, which may be made, relate to the
   cost of board and lodging on residential visits.

3. “Optional Extras”. Apart from the matter referred to in paragraph 2, education that is provided
   wholly or mainly outside school hours may incur charges. The “optional extra” must be made
   on the basis of parents’ choice and a willingness to meet the charge. The charge must not
   exceed the actual cost of providing this extra activity. There is no requirement to charge for
   “optional extras”. For charges made for an “optional extra” outside school hours it must mean that
   the activity involves more than 50% of the time is spent outside school hours.

4. Music Tuition. Subject to their prior agreement, parents may be charged for the provision of
   individual instrumental tuition within school hours and outside school hours where not
   required for the National Curriculum.

   “School hours” do not include the “Midday Break”.
   (The information contained in this prospectus is correct at the time of printing.)



                        KEY STAGE 1 SATS - SCHOOL RESULTS

The Government agreed that from the academic year 2004/2005 teacher assessment
only should be reported. Tasks and Tests are carried out but only to support teacher

    The table below shows the summary of the KS1 National Curriculum Assessment Results 2010

 Percentage at each level
                                     W          1       2      2C         2B   2A     3+         D   A
 Speaking & Listening     National    2         11      66                            21         0   0
 Reading                  National    3         12              12        23   24     26         0   0

 Writing                  National    4         15              21        28   20     12         0   0

 Mathematics              National    2         9               16        26   26     20         0   0

 Science                  National    2         9       68                            21         0

The table shows the percentage of Year 2 children achieving at each level at St Augustine’s School in

                                          The number of children was 30

                         TEACHER ASSESSMENT                     W          1     2       3
                        Speaking and Listening                 0%         0%   77%     23%
                        Reading                                0%         0%   40%     60%
                        Writing                                0%         3%   56%     40%
                        Maths                                  0%         0%   50%     50%
                        Science                                0%         0%   43%     57%
                         (NB One child = 3.3%, figures may not total 100% because of rounding)



       These tables show the percentage of Year 6 children achieving at each level nationally in 2010

           TEACHER ASSESSMENT             W          1         2          3         4         5    6
        English                          1%         1%        3%        14%       49%       32% 0%
        Mathematics                      0%         1%        3%        14%       46%       35% 0%
        Science                          1%         0%        2%        12%       49%       36% 0%

                   TEST RESULTS       Below         3             4         5        Pupils        Pupils
                                       L3                                          Disapplied      Absent
        English                          6%      13%              48%       33%           0%           1%
         Reading                         8%       8%              33%       51%           0%           1%
         Writing                         5%      23%              50%       21%           0%           1%
        Mathematics                      5%      14%              46%       35%           0%           1%

                    KEY STAGE 2 SATS - SCHOOL RESULTS

These tables show the percentage of Year 6 children achieving at each level at St Augustine’s School
in 2011

                                        The number of children was 31

        TEACHER ASSESSMENT                 2                 3              4               5       6
        English                                 0%             3%            32%             61%        3%
        Maths                                   0%            10%            26%             55%       10%
        Science                                 0%             3%            26%             71%        0%

        TEST RESULTS                  Below              3              4               5
                                      Level 3
        English                           3%                 0%          45%            52%
        Reading                           3%                 0%          39%            58%
        Writing                           3%                 3%          45%            48%
        Maths                             3%                 7%          45%            45%

       (NB One child = 3.2%)
       (NB There were no Science Tests this year)

 Canon Kelly’s Prayer Garden positioned at the rear of the school.

The garden was blessed by Canon P. Browne on 20th September
2005. The Garden was funded through a community link with
Land Rover of Solihull. It is dedicated to the memory of our
former Parish Priest Canon L. Kelly who passed away July
2005. May He Rest In Peace.


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