Athersley North Primary School
School Data & Policies
Paper copies of our policies can be requested by contacting the school office, these will be provided free of charge.
Athersley North Primary provides a safe, nurturing environment in which relationships are key. Through quality first teaching and provision we aim to provide a fully inclusive environment in which barriers to learning are addressed and pupils received the appropriate provision to meet their needs
Going to a new school is a very important step for your child. We want to make the process of applying for a school place as easy as possible for all parents and carers.
You can apply online for your child’s admission but at the moment, online applications can only be made for children starting primary or secondary school for the first time.
If your child is already attending a school in Barnsley and you wish to transfer schools (Click here)
Detailed admissions, appeals and transfer information is available by selecting the following links:
The Behaviour Policy of our school reflects the aims and ethos of the school. It is to be applied to all areas of school life.
It is important that we try to remain as positive as possible at all times. We have a supportive school with a caring ethos. In order to make the most of this it is expected that there will be a number of means within the school of rewarding and celebrating achievement and good behaviour.
We are aware that bullying can happen anywhere, but we strongly believe that wherever children are they have the right to be safe.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that all pupils, parents and staff are aware of the definition of bullying and the distressing effect it has on it’s victims.
The Bullying & Racial Harassment Policy form part of the Equality & Diversity Policy.
The aim of this policy is to set out what charges will be levied for activities, what remissions will be implemented and the circumstances under which voluntary contributions will be requested from parents.
We value all comments about our school and we will endeavour to address your concerns at the earliest stage possible.
Equality can be described as breaking down barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity and access for all groups.
Please follow the link to the webpage which is dedicated to our school’s financial benchmarking.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, schools are required to hold a Publication Scheme that is readily available to the public and details the school’s commitment to proactively publish information.
Please CLICK HERE for further information on Freedom of Information.
Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. The Government want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what they economic or social background.
Please click on the link below to see how Athersley North Primary School intend to spend their PE & Sport Grant Allocation.
Performance tables continue to sit at the heart of the accountability framework. They focus the debate on standards and strengthen the accountability of schools.
The tables also provide a reliable and accessible source of comparative information on pupil attainment and progress, absence, workforce and finance, and are a key element of our transparency agenda.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
This policy is published on the school website so that parents have a clear understanding of what is delivered as part of Statutory Relationships and Sex Education at Athersley North Primary School.
‘Remote Learning’ refers to the provision of work, teacher support, assessment and
feedback from teachers to pupils in the event that normal lessons are unable to be
delivered ‘face-to-face’ as normal .
At Athersley North Primary School, we understand the need to continually deliver high quality education, including during periods of remote working – whether for an individual pupil or many.
Through the implementation of this policy, we aim to address the key concerns associated with remote working, such as online safety, access to educational resources, data protection, and safeguarding.
Our school is committed to safeguarding children and to create a culture of vigilance in school. This policy should also be read in conjunction with Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2023).
Athersley North Primary School is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for pupils, staff, parents and visitors.
We recognise that pupils, staff, parents and visitors have the right to breathe smokefree air in and around the school. We acknowledge that exposure to second-hand smoke, also known as passive smoking, increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. We know that smoking is a habit of childhood and that is why we are committed to creating a smokefree environment and developing pupil’s knowledge, attitudes and skills in positive decision making around smoking.