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Information for Parents - 2016 NCT results at the end of KS1

Information for Parents - 2016 NCT results at the end of KS2


School starts at 8.45 a.m. and finishes at 3.10 p.m.

KS1 and KS2 SATS 2017

This information is for parents with children in year 2 at primary school.

It explains what to expect in reports from schools about pupils’ assessments at the end of key stage 1. It describes the role of national curriculum tests and teacher assessments, as well as how results are used.


Admission to Arkengarthdale Church of England School is open to all from the academic year corresponding to the child becoming five years old to the age of eleven, regardless of ability, faith, race or gender.

Applications are also welcome from outside the Arkengarthdale area and may be agreed, dependent upon places being available. Parents and children are welcome to visit the school prior to application.

First Admission To School

Children are admitted to Arkengarthdale Church of England School in the September before their 5th birthday. New starters may attend school mornings only or full-time from September. We ask parents to assess when they think their child is ready to stay all day- either from the outset, after October half-term, after Christmas or after Easter. 

Procedure For First Admission

Parents wishing to enrol their son/daughter for first admission to this school are requested to contact to the Head Teacher or the School Secretary with relevant details (date of birth etc.) well in advance of the child’s expected entry to school. This is important as it means that at the relevant time all entry forms and details can be sent to you. It does not prevent you from changing your mind about admission in the mean time. Visits may be arranged at this time. In the September / October prior to admission the following September, the school will send out the enrollment details provided by Northallerton Area Education Office to parents who have registered an interest with our school. You can also contact the Local Authority direct on 01609 533679 or find details at The deadline for the receipt of applications to the Local Authority for the following school year is mid -January. The Local Authority will write to parents / carers giving confirmation of the school place allocated in mid April. Our school will receive a list of our new entrants at the same time and we will subsequently write to parents to advise of the transition arrangements for getting ready to start school.

Starting School Transition

We have a programme in place to help prepare the children for starting school. We hold a welcome meeting for parents / carers in June. This is followed by an induction programme for the children through June and July. This includes our KS1 teacher visiting the children in their nurseries and an invitation to our sports day. We do all we can to make the child’s first experience of school, a comfortable and happy one. We hope parents feel welcome to use this time to share with us information which will assist us.

Admission Of Children Later In School Because Of Transfer From Other Areas

Parents who are transferring from another area can access a prospectus of schools in the area from the local Authority. Application forms for places are available from the LEA or the School. Parents are asked in the first instance to provide the school with details prior to requesting a place from the LEA. Please feel welcome to contact the school to request a visit.

Applications are made by returning the form to the LEA who will arrange admission, subject to places being available.

Safeguarding and e-safety

Arkengarthdale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Child Protection Officers" in school in compliance with the "sharing of information" guidance.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the headteacher, supported by a team of other teachers and members of the support staff.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Arkengarthdale School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

For the best interests of all our children we use the following safeguarding measures:

Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Team using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as more often that not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.


All lateness and absences are recorded. Attendance is monitored and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue the school will refer to the Education Welfare Officer.


We support our students’ use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and protection. We provide our students with an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.  

For our full Safeguarding Policy see our policies page

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