School Information Regulations

These Department for Education regulations make amendments to the School Information (England) Regulations 2008  and come into force on 1st September 2012. They obligate all state schools to publish specific information on a website, and to provide copies of this information, upon request, free-of-charge to parents.

Schedule 4 of the regulations outlines the information which must be published on a school’s website. The text in black bold font, indicates how Bankside Primary School is meeting our obligations as outlined in the regulations.

Schedule 4

Specified information to be published on a school’s website

1.  The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed.

Click here for school contact information

2.  Either—

(a)the determined admission arrangements for the school in relation to each relevant age group at the school, including any arrangements for selection, any oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place; or

(b)information as to where and by what means parents may access that information in the local authority’s composite prospectus published on their website.

The following links provide information about primary school admissions in Leeds:

Click here to read Leeds Admissions Policy 2012/13

Click here to read Starting Primary School in Leeds – a guide for parents and carers

Click here to view admissions information on the Leeds Children’s Services website

3.  Information as to where and by what means parents may access the most recent report about the school published by her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

Click here for information about our latest Ofsted report 

4.  The school’s most recent key stage 2 results as published by the Secretary of State under the following column headings in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education’s website:

(a)“% achieving Level 4 or above in English and Maths”;

(b)“% making expected progress”;

(c)in relation to English, “% achieving Level 5 or above”; and

(d)in relation to Maths, “% achieving Level 5 or above”.

Click here to view Bankside’s School Performance Table on the Department for Education’s website

5.  The school’s most recent key stage 4 results as published by the Secretary of State under the following column headings in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education’s website:

(a)“% achieving 5 + A* – C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths GCSEs”;

(b)“% achieving the English Baccalaureate”; and

(c)“% of pupils making expected progress”.

This section is not applicable to primary schools.

6.  Information as to where and by what means parents may access the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education’s website.

See section 4.

7.  The following information about the school curriculum—

(a)in relation to each academic year, the content of the curriculum followed by the school for each subject and details as to how additional information relating to the curriculum may be obtained;

Click here to go to our Whole School Curriculum Map

Bankside’s curriculum is far more fluid than this curriculum map suggests but does provide a basic structure of the progression of knowledge and skills. The main school is working more and more to develop good Early Years practice in terms of using children’s interests to provide the best ‘real-life’ and purposeful learning experiences possible. The Government is introducing a new National Curriculum in September 2014 and we are in the process of reviewing our curriculum to ensure if is in line with the new document. Details of this will follow in due course.

This section is not applicable to primary schools.

(i)a list of the courses provided which lead to a GCSE qualification,

(ii)a list of other courses offered at key stage 4 and the qualifications that may be acquired.

In key stage 1 we use the Primary National Strategy ‘Letters and Sounds’  programme in conjunction with the ‘Phonics Bug’ and ‘Bug Club’ (Pearson Education) reading schemes.

8.  The measures determined by the head teacher under section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (determination by head teacher of behaviour policy)(4).

Click here to read our Behaviour Learning Policy (MS Word document)

9.  The amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant(5) in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

Click here to read about our Pupil Premium allocation and PE Funding

sports premium funding

10.  The report prepared by the school under section 317(5)(a) of EA 1996 (duties of governing bodies in relation to special educational needs(6)).

Click here to read our SEN/ Inclusion policy

11.  The school’s charging and remissions policy determined by them under section 457 of EA 1996(7).

Click here to read our Charging Policy

12.  A statement of the school’s ethos and values.

Click here to read about what it means to be ‘Bankside Best’