Walton on the Hill Primary School Prospectus 2007 -2008 Walton on the Hill Primary School Walton Street Walton on the Hill Tadworth Surrey KT 20 7RR Telephone: 01737 812103 Fax: 01737 814264 e-mail: email@example.com Headteacher: Mrs Mary Chapman County Education Office: Education Department County Hall Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DJ 0845 600 9009 This prospectus contains information concerning Walton on the Hill Primary School, which is a coeducational day school for pupils 4 – 11 years old, administered by Surrey County Council. Information is relevant for the academic year 2007 – 2008. WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL Walton on the Hill Primary School is a thriving village school catering for children between four and eleven years old. Our school was originally built at the beginning of the century. For many years the school provided education for children from the age of 5 to 8. The school became a 5 to 11 Primary School in September 1994 and gradually grew in size, adding one year group each year. By September 1997 the full age range of children was in our school. To facilitate this development much building work was done. Every effort was made to ensure that the new structure was in keeping with the original and the final result is a beautifully integrated building where the children‟s needs can be properly met. In addition to the original classrooms and resource area, a new sports hall, a purpose built reception class with its own play area and a set of offices were built. A further classroom block was added in 1997. We have grassed areas for play adjacent to our playgrounds and also a school sports field. The development of our school into a full primary has been both challenging and exciting and we are determined that we will go forward building on all the strengths that we have fostered over the years. We will maintain high standards and high expectations. We want to retain all the advantages of a small school, where everyone is known and valued and where everyone has an important part to play in the life of the school. We also believe in being at the forefront of technology to take advantage of the many opportunities that present themselves to the next generation. We will continue to strive for a warm friendly atmosphere where the children can feel happy and secure and where they can grow in independence and confidence. We seek to make the school a stimulating place, where we generate enthusiasm and positive progress on the “ladder of learning” in the vital primary years. To ensure the best education for your child it is essential to establish close contact between home and school. Therefore we encourage parents to visit the school and be part of school life. We would like your child‟s experience at our school to be successful and happy and look forward to working in close co-operation with you in order to achieve this. Mary Chapman Headteacher Staff Teaching Staff Mrs Mary Chapman Mrs Alicia Nicholls Miss Mary Gritton Miss Kirstin Cunningham Mrs Susan Hickey Mrs Fiona Kennerley Miss Claire Lloyd Mr Richard Darke School Office Mrs Judy Turnbull Mrs Lucy Young Teaching Assistants Mrs Jane Schlaefli Mrs Laura Anscombe Mrs Helen Shepherd Mrs Debbie Lewis Mrs Jodi Anderson Miss Maxine Borrell Mrs Nicola Lynch Mrs Mandy Rogers Mrs Rachel Preston Mrs Emma Newman Caretaker Mr Alan Gratton Catering Ms Vicky Swinney Mrs Sue Burns Headteacher Year 5 / Deputy Headteacher Reception (Cygnets) - Leading Primary Teacher Year 1 (Swans) Year 2 – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Year 3 Year 4 Year 6 Administrative Officer & Clerk to the Governors Office Manager Reception (Cygnets) Year 1 (Swans) / Midday Supervisor Year 2 / Midday Supervisor Year 3 / Admin Support / Senior Midday Supervisor Year 4 / Learning Support Assistant / Midday Supervisor Year 5 /Admin Support / Midday Supervisor Year 6 / Midday Supervisor Special Educational Needs Assistant Special Educational Needs Assistant ICT Technician Catering Supervisor Servery Assistant Governing Body Mr Michael Gosling Mr Paul Holland Mrs Mary Chapman Mr Richard Darke Mrs Lucy Young Mrs Mandy Kirsten-Foster Mrs Madeleine Hamshaw Mrs Gill Wilson The Rev. Margaret Marsh Mrs Sarah Hallett Mr Frederick Patten Mr Julian Enoizi Chairman and Local Education Authority Governor Vice Chairman & Parent Governor Headteacher Governor Staff Governor Staff Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Community Governor Community Governor Community Governor Local Education Authority Governor The Governors play an important role in the running of our school. We have twelve Governors of whom four are elected by the parents. Each Governor is appointed for a four year term. The Governing Body serves through the following committees Children and Learning Resources Appeals and Grievance Friends Association Chairman: Roy Cooper SCHOOL ORGANISATION Our classes are organised according to age: Infant Department (Foundation Stage and Key Stage one) Cygnets Swans 2H Foundation Stage Key Stage One Key Stage One Reception Year One Year Two 4 – 5 year olds 5 – 6 year olds 6 – 7 year olds Junior Department (Key Stage Two) 3K 4L 5N 6D Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six 7 – 8 year olds 8 – 9 year olds 9 – 10 year olds 10 – 11 year olds The School Day Infants 8.45 am 8:55 am 10:30 – 10:45 am 12:00 am 1:15 pm 2.30 - 2.40 pm 3:15 pm Juniors 8.45 am 8:55 am 10:30 – 10:45 am 12:15 pm 1:15 pm 3:15 pm School gates open Registration Break Lunch Afternoon registration End of school School gates open Registration Break Lunch Afternoon registration Break End of school Lunchtimes A healthy two course meal is served at lunchtime. The current cost of a school lunch is £1.70 per day. Half termly or weekly payments should be made on the first day of the half term with subsequent weekly payments, if appropriate, on Monday mornings. All payments should be sent in to your child‟s class teacher in a sealed named envelope, with the amount clearly marked. Please make cheques payable to Surrey County Council. It is also possible to pay on line via the Surrey website. Parents who receive income support and/or satisfy other criteria relating to child tax credit and working tax credit are entitled to free school meals. Please contact the school office for further information. We encourage parents, where possible, to use the school meal service although children may bring a packed lunch in a named container. We request that fizzy drinks, nuts and sweets are not brought to school. Milk Daily milk for all our children can be purchased through „The Cool Milk For Schools‟ scheme. Please enquire at the school office for up to date details of both cost and payment procedures. Water Research has shown that children should be encouraged to drink plenty of water. We have internal and external water fountains and have installed water dispensers in school. Children are welcome to bring in a drinking water bottle. School Uniform The wearing of school uniform gives children a sense of identity. Our school colours are red and blue. The attractiveness of our uniform and the smartness of our pupils is often commented upon. The school jumper, cardigan, tie and fleece can be purchased from the school office. School book bags, rucksacks, P.E. bags, school hats and hair scrunchies are also available. We do expect all our children to wear the appropriate items of uniform and request that long hair is tied back. Trainers should not be worn to school and the wearing of jewellery, for safety reasons is not permitted. All items of clothing should be clearly marked WINTER Boys Grey trousers Girls Grey skirt, pinafore dress or trousers White shirt Red V neck jumper* School tie* Grey tights or white socks Black low heeled shoes SUMMER Boys Grey shorts Girls Summer dress * White shirt Red V neck jumper* School tie* Grey socks Black shoes (not trainers) Short sleeved white shirt Red V neck jumper* School tie* Grey socks Black shoes (not trainers) Red V neck jumper* or cardigan* White socks Black/blue shoes not open toe sandals P.E. Kit Red shorts, white short sleeved polo shirt, red sweatshirt* black jogging trousers, and black plimsolls (infant department) white trainers (junior department) * Items which need to be purchased at school. Pastoral Care and Discipline We have high expectations of behaviour at our school as we want our pupils to be happy and self-motivated. We have developed a whole school approach to behaviour and discipline based on the principals of „Assertive Discipline‟. This means we reward good behaviour and punish inappropriate behaviour. Each class negotiates and agrees their class rules. Courtesy and good manners are expected and encouraged at all times. Conduct involving bullying, harassment or discrimination is considered to be unacceptable. To make our expectations clear we have produced a Home / School Charter and a behaviour leaflet called Working Together. Both of these are available from the school. An explanation of our policy to guard against bullying is also included. School Rules We have very few school rules, but those we have are for the general welfare and safety of the children so we do ask for your co-operation for those that do exist. No jewellery should be worn other than small, plain gold studs for those children with pierced ears. Earrings must be removed for P.E. lessons. No sweets and no food other than in packed lunches, and a mid morning piece of fruit or vegetable, should be brought to school. We expect children to walk inside the school building. Finally we hope everyone will remember we are a family school and show kindness and consideration to each other at all times HEALTH AND WELFARE School Health Service The School Health Service sees children at regular intervals during their school career. Parents are invited to these appointments. The school nurse and the dentist also make regular visits and parents are notified of such visits and advised if any treatment is necessary. Medicine In general the school is unable to administer medicines except in special circumstances. It is essential that parent/carers complete and sign a medication consent form in these cases. Only named prescribed medicines and paracetamol can be given to pupils by school staff. Emergencies The school will always try to contact parents should an emergency arise, so up to date telephone numbers are extremely important. There are very limited facilities for dealing with sick children on the premises and wherever possible they will be sent home. In extreme emergencies we would use the facilities of Epsom General Hospital. Healthy Schools The school is participating in the Surrey Healthy Schools Award Scheme. This is a joint project between the Surrey Health Promotion Services and Surrey Education Service. The award provides us with a framework to co-ordinate and develop all areas of personal, social and health education as well citizenship, and enables us to further promote the well being of all. Child Protection The Governors have adopted the County Guidelines contained in the Manual of Procedures, The headteacher is the Child Protection Liaison Officer and any concerns should be discussed in confidence with her. Absences / Attendances We expect children to attend school regularly and ask for your assistance in avoiding disruption to your child‟s education. We strongly discourage absences from school and request your co-operation in booking medical appointments outside of school hours. When a child is taken out of school during the school day, parents should sign the Attendance Book which is situated by the school office. If you wish to take your child out of school for exceptional circumstances you must put your request in writing at least one week in advance. When a child is absent due to ill health you need to telephone the school on the first day of absence and a letter explaining the reason should also be sent in on the child‟s return. We are required to report persistent absence and lateness to the Educational Welfare Officer. Please note that any unexplained absences and time out of school (except in cases of ill health) in excess of ten days during term time are considered unauthorised and must be reported to the DfES and are also recorded on the child‟s school record. Total number of registered day pupils of compulsory school age on roll for at least one session during the reporting period up to and including the Friday before the last Monday in May The percentage of half days (sessions) missed through: Authorised absence Unauthorised absence 174 4% 0% School Dates 2007 - 2008 Autumn Term 3rd September to 19th December – half term 22nd October to 26th October inclusive Spring Term 3rd January to 4th April – half term 18th February to 22nd February inclusive Summer Term 21st April to 23rd July – half term 26th May to 30th May inclusive Please note that schools also have five in-service training days (Inset days). The Curriculum During their years at Walton on the Hill Primary School the children will be offered a broad and balanced curriculum. We endeavour to do this within a secure environment in which our children have a positive attitude to learning – an environment in which social skills and self awareness can grow side by side with communication skills and cultural awareness. We strive to give our children opportunities to develop both their analytical and problem solving skills as well as an aesthetic and creative awareness of the world in which we all live. Above all we hope to provide a place in which we can grow together in an atmosphere of trust and respect, so that our children may question without fear of making mistakes, and can achieve high standards in a happy atmosphere. We teach the National Curriculum subjects - English, Mathematics, Science, Information Communication Technology, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education and Religious Education. French is taught throughout the school and German is introduced at Key Stage Two. The children‟s work is assessed regularly and there is a formal assessment at the end of Key Stage One - at the age of seven and at the end of Key stage two – at the age of eleven. The Key Stages are related to ages as follows: Foundation Stage Key Stage One Key Stage Two Infants Age 4 to 5 Infants Age 5 to 7 Juniors Age 7 to 11 Reception (Cygnets) Year one (Swans) and Year two Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 We monitor all children on their progress and use the results to improve achievement. English As this is the basis of communication and therefore, quality of life, much time is spent encouraging our children to become fluent in all of its aspects. English is a core subject of the National Curriculum. Great emphasis is placed on this subject, to support the development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills across the whole curriculum. The children work as a class, in groups or individually, to develop their listening and speaking skills and their reading and writing abilities. The curriculum is taught using a variety of strategies including discrete class teaching, similar ability group work and pairs and individual assignments. In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 emphasis is on the acquisition of basic reading and writing skills using a phonics based approach. Strategies include: a focus on developing speaking and listening skills across the curriculum as the foundation for reading and writing a scheme of banded books which the school operates on a home/school daily basis to support the regular reading to adults occurring in school the child being taught to see themselves as „writers‟ from the beginning of their written experiences through emergent writing developing emergent handwriting into a more conventional form with attention to spelling and handwriting. In Key Stage 2 the children continue to develop these skills. They read and write more widely and at greater length. Strategies include: conducting interviews, learning to ask relevant questions and present different points of view participating in both scripted and unscripted drama, whole class discussions through circle times, presentations and assemblies home reading records, which ensure regular reading of a wide variety of texts developing study skills through use of reference materials from the school library guided reading and writing with the class teacher, including writing for a wide variety of audiences using different styles and genres We teach English skills across a range of subject areas as well as through the Literacy lesson, with additional handwriting, spellings and extended writing lessons. Mathematics Our work in Mathematics is based on the Numeracy Strategy. The children proceed through the syllabus and progress is carefully monitored. Great emphasis is placed on reasoning, first hand experience and building up the vital basic mathematical skills. The children are taught to sort, classify, compare, match and measure. Much time is spent encouraging the children to explain their work in mathematics. It is essential a good understanding is gained of numbers 1 to 10, after which we begin to introduce the symbols + and -, and < and >. At first the children use apparatus and oral work to ensure full understanding of the plus, minus and equal signs. When this has been accomplished they can progress to working with numbers to 20. The children‟s knowledge of numbers is extended with the introduction of place value, multiplication and division with much practical work using different bases. A full understanding of the mechanism of multiplication is necessary prior to the learning of tables. To aid this, the children are encouraged to look for patterns in numbers and they are expected to work on their multiplication tables to ensure speedy recall. The next step is the simple use of fractions and measuring in standard units – metres, centimetres, kilograms and grams etc. The children are then ready to experiment further with the properties of solid and plane shapes, making block and line graphs, and working with data bases on the computer. Science Our emphasis in our teaching of science is on „first hand‟ experiences making learning fun throughout the school. Our aim is that children will retain and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them. We encourage the children increasingly to take control of their own learning and to work individually as well as in teams. Our focus is on carrying out practical investigations, careful observations and increasing scientific knowledge and understanding. Resources are made readily available and accessible. ICT is encouraged with the use of interactive microscopes, photographs, data logger and computer programmes. The children conduct experiments with air, sound, magnets, rocks, soil, colour, water and electric circuits. They are encouraged to make hypotheses, to reason and to communicate their scientific findings to others. They use a variety of methods including written or verbal reports as well as the use of graphs and pictures. Our aim is for effective communication of ideas, facts and data. The children take detailed measurements, record results using tables, charts and note trends, enabling them to make predictions. They are encouraged to make judgements and to decide whether there has been a „fair test‟. They build up knowledge and understanding to serve as a foundation for the future. Information and Communication Technology Information and Communication Technology has now been promoted to the same status as English, Maths and Science - with good reason. We believe that communication and technology skills are essential for the next generation and we aim to keep at the forefront of its developments. We have up to six multimedia computers and an interactive whiteboard in each class. In addition, we have invested in a specialist laptop trolley which enables a class of children to use a bank of laptops. The children learn to use scanners, digital cameras and control technology. We have a very good reputation as a school for our expertise in computer technology and the achievements of our children in this area. Geography In Geography we study physical and human environments. The first will include land forms, natural resources, soil and vegetation, weather and climate. The second will include farming, industry, population, recreation, settlement, towns and cities and transport. Geographical skills, including vocabulary, are developed using the enquiry approach and opportunities are provided for integrating field work techniques, with the use of maps and first hand experiences. The children are made aware that the world extends beyond their own local environment. Their studies include the UK and the rest of the world and are based on cross curricular topic work. History History studies develop an awareness of the past and an understanding of the differences between past and present. Through the stories of famous men and women, historical sources, artefacts and IT material, the children study changes in their own lives and those of their families. The Infant children pay particular attention to local history and examine historical sources including old photographs and objects. The Juniors study the following periods: Romans, Tudors, Victorians, Britain since the 1930‟s, and one ancient civilization. Design and Technology Technology is an important part of our curriculum. This involves planning, collaboration and practical construction. The children identify a need, and then generate a realistic and achievable design. Based on the design they have to produce a model and evaluate their work. The Juniors are set more complex problems involving the use of gears, pulleys, cams, levers etc. We have made substantial investment in equipment for technology with exciting results. We are well resourced with Technical Lego which can also be computer controlled. Art Although a curriculum area in its own right, Art and Design is often planned and linked to other areas of the curriculum in all Key Stages. The children are provided with a diversity and wealth of approaches that teach the creative and practical skills needed to express ideas and feelings, record observations, as well as design and make images and artefacts. The children are provided with a rich framework in which children's natural abilities are further developed and nurtured, thus broadening their experiences through a varied programme. Also by combining ICT with art the children are given the opportunities to explore a more modern vehicle for artistic expression and experience, its application in yet another medium. Displays play an important role around the school, both in and out of the classroom, and are often linked to a theme of a curriculum area. Displays give purpose and value to children's work, and give confidence and a sense of achievement as they encompass a wide range of abilities. Music and Drama Singing for enjoyment is an essential part of music teaching. Children are introduced to rhythm, pitch, notation and composing with the help of many tuned and untuned instruments. All our children have the opportunity to enjoy singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. The County peripatetic teachers visit the school and offer a wide choice of instrument tuition. We put a great deal of effort into our music and drama which the children particularly enjoy. Among the highlights of the year are the Nativity, Carol Service and Summer Musical Spectacular which have become a great attraction for parents and local residents. The Musical is a major production and involves all the children in the junior department, staff and parents. Recently we have produced „Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‟, „Alice, Alice!‟ and „Olivia‟ All our children have the opportunity to enjoy singing, dancing and playing musical instruments Physical Education The children take part in a wide variety of individual activities and team games in order to develop co-ordination and physical fitness. Where there is an element of competition, a “sporting” attitude is fostered. We actively promote the ethos that it is important to do one‟s best and take part whether one has a strong aptitude or not. We have excellent facilities with a purpose-built sports hall and a playing field. The sports hall is equipped with climbing apparatus and ropes. The school has made a substantial investment in sports equipment recently. We have a hard surface for football and netball and the trim trail is used by children as part of PE lessons and at lunchtimes. Athletics: During the summer the children use an 80m track on the sports field in Breech Lane. The season ends with Sports Day - a very well supported family occasion containing a mixture of fun and more competitive events. Cricket and Rounders: The children play kwik cricket which is great fun and leads naturally into the skills necessary for the adult game. Football: We have one football pitch at the school site and another two at our Breech Lane sports ground. A school football club runs in the Autumn and Spring Terms and competes against other schools in The North Downs Federation. There is also a popular Saturday Football club run by parents. Music & Movement: These activities, excellent for developing co-ordination and teamwork, take place in indoor P.E. sessions. Netball & Hockey: The Junior children play Unihoc and Netball. The school Netball team plays against other local schools. Tag Rugby: This non-contact sport is played by Junior children. Outdoor and Adventurous Activities: The children in the Juniors, whilst on their annual residential trips, take part in a variety of adventurous activities. These have included archery, orienteering, fencing and body boarding. Swimming: Year 5 swim all year at the Legal & General Pool. All the other junior year groups have swimming lessons for one term each year at the Legal & General Pool. Year one children have swimming lessons at the Chinthurst School Pool during the summer term. For safety reasons children are not allowed to wear any jewellery during any physical education lessons. Religious Education Moral and ethical standards are important in our school. The school is nondenominational but follows the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The course followed is as set out in the Surrey Syllabus for Religious Education. An assembly is held daily with the time being used to consider various aspects of social and moral behaviour, listen to Bible stories and to learn about Feast days and Festivals celebrated by other religions. The children are encouraged to be involved in class assemblies and invite their parents to attend. Parents are also welcome at the Infant and Junior Celebration Open Assemblies held on Thursdays. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of Religious Education and/or collective worship. Modern Foreign Languages Foreign language teaching is not part of the National Curriculum for children of primary school age but we do feel that it is important. The younger children work informally in French; they sing songs, answer the register and count, and learn about the French way of life. More formal French tuition commences in the Junior department. German is also taught to our junior pupils Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education As a school we place great emphasis on personal relationships and caring family values. Sex and Relationships Education forms part of an ongoing Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education curriculum throughout the primary years. In Year 6 we feel there should be a more specific programme of sex education. Over a period of several weeks a series of videos will be shown. Parents of year 6 children will be given the opportunity to view the videos and have the right to withdraw their children from this programme if they wish Trips Out-of-school trips play an important part in school life. We organise a variety of visits for all the children to support their work. Day trips are arranged for all children at various times throughout the school year. These visits are part of the curriculum and normally take place during school hours so all children are encouraged to participate. As well as day trips the older juniors will also be able to enjoy residential visits of varying lengths. We invite parents to make a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of outings and visits. No child will be prevented from taking part in an activity if his/her parents are unable to pay the voluntary contribution. However if sufficient funds are not available, the activity/event may not be able to go ahead as planned. Special Educational Needs All children are special and individual and as such all have special needs. We are committed to developing the individual talents and abilities of each child. However, occasionally a child may find certain aspects of learning especially challenging or difficult. Any parent who experiences concern about their child‟s progress or behaviour is asked to contact the school for discussion. We have a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), who works throughout the school to advise and support the class teacher in providing a programme of work for specific children (This is called an individual education plan –IEP) We can also call upon the services of specialists through the LEA multi professional team. The school follows the staged approach as set out in the Special Needs Code of Practice. As well as catering for children who have a learning difficulty staff provide extension activities for our gifted and talented pupils in order to allow them to progress to higher levels of study. The school has a clear policy on special educational needs that states that our aim is to ensure the individual needs of children are quickly identified and met, in order that all children can access educational provision that allows their potential to be fully realised. Library Our purpose-built library has recently been refurbished and provides an additional resource to the class libraries. We have been fortunate to have been able to add several thousand pounds worth of books over recent years. Children are free to take books home regularly and we hope our children will become avid readers. ADMISSION PROCEDURE We are happy to show both parents and children round our school and to answer any questions you may have. We have an annual open day in July, to which all parents are welcome. Parents can also visit the school at other times but we ask that you telephone the school in advance to make an appointment. On your visit you will be able to learn about the general workings of the school and have a tour of the classrooms. We are very keen that parents are able to make an informed choice of school. Should you choose our school both you and your child will have additional opportunities to visit the school, meet with staff and children and discuss the curriculum. New children will have time to work in their classroom, and to familiarise themselves with the life of the school before formal admission. We also meet separately with parents to share information and discuss our expectations of the children. For those children joining the Reception Class (Cygnets) the teacher and her classroom assistant also make an individual home visit prior to admission. The visit is optional and is up to the parents to decide if they wish to take part in this scheme. The children do seem to settle more easily as they have met their class teacher on „home ground‟ and feedback from parents about the visits has also been very positive. We are currently able to offer places in September 2008 to children who will be five years old during that school year (September 1st 2008 to August 31st 2009). Children who will be five between September 1st and December 31st 2008 are expected to attend full time from September. Children who will be five between January 1st and March 31st attend part-time for the first half term and then attend full-time after the October half term. Children who will be five between April 1st and August 31st attend part-time for the first term and then attend full-time after Christmas We are most fortunate in having a purpose-built Early Years Classroom with its own play area for these children. We are greatly committed to the importance of these years and are making a substantial investment in the development of this part of the school, having a specialist Early Years Teacher and qualified classroom assistant. We are pleased that Walton on the Hill Primary School is popular, however this does mean that when the number of applications for places exceeds our published admission number of thirty we have to implement the Surrey Schools Admission Policy, which states: First priority: Looked after children – Children who are registered in the care of the local authority (for example, fostered or living in a children‟s home) Second priority: Exceptional circumstances – Occasionally there will be a very small number of children for whom exceptional circumstances apply Third priority: siblings – A sibling is a child who will have an older brother or sister still at the school at the time of the younger child‟s admission Fourth priority: Children for whom the school is the nearest to their home – The nearest school is defined as the school closest to their home address admitting pupils of the appropriate age range as measured by the straight line distance. Fifth priority: Any other applicant It is essential that parents apply for places by the date determined by the Local Education Authority. Complaints Procedure Serious complaints are very rare. Normally complaints are made to the person who has immediate responsibility for the child – namely the class teacher. If the matter is not resolved easily or the matter is more serious the Headteacher will deal with the matter. For the most part an appointment is not necessary and in any event you will be seen by the Headteacher or teacher within 24 hours. If this action still does not resolve the issue you will be encouraged to write to the chairman of governors . A copy of the Surrey Guidelines is available. Pre School There are a number of good Nursery Schools in the area, offering a variety of preschool experiences, from which children come to our school. The Lanes Kindergarten Community Hall, Breech Lane, Walton on the Hill Tadworth Surrey Principal: Mrs P. C. Roberts Tel. 01737 814207 Little School-on-the-Green St. Peter‟s Church Hall, Walton on the Hill Tadworth Surrey Principal: Ms A. Fry Tel. 07887 990516 St. Johns Nursery School 59, The Avenue, Tadworth Surrey Principal: Mrs K. Pearce Tel. 01737 813032 The Railway Children (Kindergarten) Station House, Epsom Downs Surrey Principals: Nicola Johnson / Amanda O‟Neal Tel. 01732 802549 Parental Help We welcome the enormous help that parents give us in all aspects of the curriculum and in running clubs. We have a regular rota of helpers. There is a strong relationship between the parents and the school. Friends of Walton The 'Friends of Walton School' are a tremendous asset. They welcome new parents and encourage all to become very involved with the school. They hold social events such as coffee mornings, parents‟ barbecues and a Summer Dance at Walton Heath Golf Club. Fund raising events have included a Race Night, Quiz Night, Barn Dance, Summer Fayre, Christmas Fayre and Christmas Tree Sale. Important funds are raised on these occasions, but it is also a time when friendship is fostered. SAT’s Results TEST RESULTS 2007 and NATIONAL 2006 Percentage at each level Below level 3* School English National School Reading National School Writing National School Mathematics National School Science National 3 10 41 46 0 1 6 0 17 0 43 46 33 54 0 0 1 0 6 0 27 8 49 58 18 33 0 0 1 0 7 0 9 13 36 63 47 25 0 0 1 0 6 0 14 8 47 42 32 50 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 4 46 5 46 Pupils not # entered 0 Pupils absent 0 Targets for next year: English Maths Science level 4 - 89% level 4 - 89% level 4 - 96% level 5 - 32% level 5 - 46% level 5 - 71% What makes Walton on the Hill School so special? Come and see for yourself. You will be made very welcome and be given a guided tour. You will also have a chance to talk to me and discuss any particular needs or concerns you have. Mrs M Chapman Headteacher What our children say about the school…... The teachers are very nice and the school is very friendly Our sports ground and trim trail are brilliant I love using the interactive whiteboard I like our uniform. It‟s different from all the other schools I look forward to swimming every week. It‟s nice to have a school where you know everybody.