Introduction

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Welcome to Irchester!

Welcome to Irchester Community Primary School Website. It is with great pleasure that I introduce our school to you.

Welcome To IrchesterIrchester Community Primary School opened in September 2002 after the amalgamation of the former Infant and Junior Schools. There has been a school in the village since 1848. We have built on those traditions and are at the heart of a caring vibrant learning community in the centre of Irchester. Recently building work has expanded the school to accommodate 420 pupils taught in single year groups with two parallel classes in each year.

The staff and governors at Irchester Community Primary School are committed to providing the highest quality of education and care for every child in our school. We believe this is best achieved through creating an open and positive partnership between home and school. Through working together we are able to provide the personalised learning experiences required to ensure every child is happy, successful and can develop to the best of their ability.

As a values-based education school we promote the values of kindness, care and respect, creating a strong positive ethos and happy environment with high standards of behaviour, consideration and cooperation with others.

We are unique in having a dedicated science space in our primary school, known as Lab 13. The lab is managed by the pupils, for them to devise experiments driven by their curiosity and imagination, ably supported by our scientist in residence. We are a centre of excellence for primary science; providing training opportunities for local teachers and workshops for children.

I trust you will find this website useful and if you have any further questions then please contact us using the ‘Contact Us’ button or feel free to telephone or visit the school; you will be most welcome.

Mrs Julia Alison
Head Teacher


Equal Opportunities

The Governors promote the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 which aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination.

Our aim is for each individual to have access to a balanced education which will be free from prejudice of gender, creed, ethnic origin, background, race, belief or ability. We have good wheelchair accessibility and disabled toilet facilities

Our Equalities Objectives and Action Plan can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011.  This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current National underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At Irchester Community Primary School we support all our pupils.  We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required.  The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.

The impact of spending of Pupil Premium for 2012-2013 shows the good achievement in reading and the current improvements in writing. The report for this aspect of our school can be found at the bottm of this page.