Welcome to Ellesmere Primary Academy. Our website should contain all the information you need about our school and hopefully keep you informed about all the exciting events that take place here. We pride ourselves on working incredibly hard to deliver the best possible education to the children who attend and also working with all our parents as partners. If there is anything on this website that you feel could be improved or you wish to comment or complain about school life, please feel free to contact the school at any time or download a copy of our complaints procedure.

Below you will find more information about our curriculum, governors, the latest OfSTED report, admissions, pupil premium, investment in sport and our results.

Our Curriculum

At Ellesmere Primary School we are proud to deliver a rich creative learning experience that enables all the children to fulfil their potential. Our vision puts children first. When children enjoy all aspects of school and are enthusiastic, independent learners, they gain the most from their education. We believe this climate for success is delivered through the creation of equal partnership between children, parents and the school.

The curriculum at our school is broad and balanced, fulfilling all National Curriculum requirements. We structure learning to allow for as many creative cross-curricular opportunities as possible. Underpinning this children take part in curriculum related visits that focus and further develop their learning.

More about our curriculum

Governors

Every school has a Governing Body composed of parent governors, people from the local community, teaching staff and the headteacher.

Governors are responsible for the effective management of our school, acting within the framework set out by national legislation and the policies of Shropshire Council.  A key responsibility is helping to set strategic direction for the school and we share a committed focus on continuing to drive school performance.

Find out more about who our Governors are using the link below:

Governors

Latest OfSTED Report

The latest OfSTED report  rates Ellesmere Primary School as ‘good’. It notes the school has made significant improvements since the last report.

As part of the plan to accelerate this rate of change, the school became part of North West Academies Trust in September 2016. A comprehensive plan has been set out to bring further changes to give children the best possible education and achieve a level of ‘Outstanding’ in the 2019 Ofsted review.

Our OfSTED Report

Admissions

In year Admissions

Parents who wish to move their child during the school year, should contact the school in the first instance and the process of application will be explained to them. The school is responsible for all applications and any subsequent appeals for places. Admission is then determined using our over-subscription criteria, contained within our admission policy which adheres to the DfE published schools appeals code. Further guidance on appeals can be found via this DfE link. Further information about our admissions policy is available on the link below.

September Intake

Parents wishing to start school in Reception should refer to starting school booklet issued by Shropshire Council or visit the Council’s website via the following link. Please also take time to read our admissions policy (below).

Shropshire Council – admissions

Ellesmere Primary School Admissions Policy

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium funding is an allocation of funding by the Government to help schools ensure the children who may be vulnerable or disadvantaged are enabled to make appropriate progress in their learning.

The pupil premium funding is based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years. It also includes looked-after children and pupils eligible for the service children funding in the last three years.

Pupil Premium funding is spent on supporting individual pupils in the classroom by providing quality-first teaching, targeted intervention, pastoral support through learning mentor support, behaviour support and curriculum enhanced activities and experiences.

Use the link below to find out how this year’s pupil premium will be spent.

Pupil Premium

Investment in Sport

We have a strong emphasis on encouraging children to take part in sporting activities and there are a wealth of opportunities available to them – both in and out of school time.

There are many different extra curricular sports clubs available for children broaden their skills and try something new. They take place before and after school.

We believe that taking part in well-structured competitions teaches children valuable life skills and inter-school sports include football, cross country, tag rugby, swimming galas, gymnastics and athletics.

Use the links below to find out how we are investing in time and money into sport.

Physical Education

Sports Premium

Results

Overall, pupils at our school are achieving better results than ever before.

We became part of North West Academies Trust in September 2016 and plans are now in place to continue the improvements in our results and provide an enriched learning environment for all our pupils.

This link will take you to our 2015 SATs results.

Below is a link to a detailed breakdown of our latest results.

Results

School Uniform

EYFS/KS1 & KS2
Blue school v neck jumper
White Shirt
School Clip on Tie
Grey skirt or pinafore, grey long or short trousers
Grey or white socks or grey tights
Black closed toe school shoes all year round

PE Kit

EYFS/KS1 & KS2
Royal Blue Shorts
White T-shirt
White Socks
Sport Shoes (Black pumps or sensible trainers)
Tracksuit Bottoms (for outdoor winter sports).
Outdoor Royal Blue School Sweatshirt. (These are the old style school uniform sweatshirts)

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