Key Information

Admissions

The process of admissions to school is handled by Sheffield City Council Pupil Admission Service and not via the school directly. They will be able to provide you with details regarding places in each year group and details of how to apply.

The process for application to Foundation Stage 2 for September 2018 will open in the Autumn Term 2017.

Should you require any further information please contact Sheffield City Council Pupil Admission Service on 0114 2735766


Ofsted Report

All of our previous Ofsted Reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Or you can download a copy of our latest Ofsted Report 2014 should you prefer.


Teaching Policies

Here are some of our teaching policies that you may wish to download:

Curriculum Policy

English Policy

Maths Policy

PE Policy

Performance Tables

Woodthorpe's latest Performance Information can be viewed on the GOV.UK website.


KS2 Results at Woodthorpe

Key Stage 2 Pupil Outcomes 2017
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading in school. 77% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in reading nationally. 71%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in writing in school. 86% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in writing nationally. 76%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in maths in school. 86% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in maths nationally. 75%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in reading in school. 11% Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in reading nationally. 25%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in writing in school. 9% Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in writing nationally. 18%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in maths in school. 7% Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in maths nationally. 23%
Average scaled score in reading - school. 102.5 Average scaled score in reading - national. 104.1
Average scaled score in maths - school. 103.2 Average scaled score in maths - national. 104.2
Average progress of children between KS1 and KS2. Reading + 0.73 Writing + 2.18 Maths + 1.27
Key Stage 2 Pupil Outcomes 2016
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading in school. 69% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in reading nationally. 67%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in writing in school. 80% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in writing nationally. 74%
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in maths in school. 57% Percentage of pupils achieving expected standard in maths nationally. 70%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in reading in school. 4% Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in reading nationally. 19%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in writing in school. 6% Percentage of pupils achieving higher standard in writing nationally. 15%
Average scaled score in reading - school. 102.7 Average scaled score in reading - national. 102.6
Average scaled score in maths - school. 100.3 Average scaled score in maths - national. 103.0
Average progress of children between KS1 and KS2. Reading - 1.1 Writing + 0.3 Maths - 3.3

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is specific, additional funding provided to support the education of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years, children who have been looked after continuously for a period of six months or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or have been eligible since May 2011.

From 2015 additional funding the Early Years Pupil Premium has been available for children aged three and four in our Early Years provision to support children's learning development and care. This funding is available to school if you claim one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Please contact your child's teacher if you think they may be eligible.

What Pupil Premium funding does school receive?

Academic Year 2017-18
Pupil Premium £308,550
Early Years Pupil Premium £6,000
Academic Year 2016-17
Pupil Premium £291,720
Early Years Pupil Premium £2,481.99

A detailed breakdown of these figures is discussed on a termly basis with the governing body.

How will we spend the Pupil Premium at Woodthorpe in 2017-18?

At Woodthorpe, we believe the best approach to accelerating progress is through personalising the approach to Teaching and Learning for each individual child. With this in mind we spend the bulk of our Pupil Premium funding on staffing. This is split between class based staff delivering high quality learning opportunities and leadership time for the monitoring and evaluation of these approaches.

Central to this is a focus on the progress of all vulnerable groups to guard against any barriers to progress.

From self-evaluation and our analysis of pupil outcomes 2016-17 key priorities for this year are:

  • Increase the proportion of pupils (in receipt of Pupil Premium) who are learning at expected and higher standards in English and Maths across school
  • Improve pupil's confidence in developing reasoning skills and applying problem-solving skills in mathematics
  • Improve the basic skills of pupils who receive pupil premium (including spelling skills, phonic knowledge, and use of basic grammar in writing)
  • Improve the attendance of pupils
  • Support pupils social and emotional well-being resulting in them being ready to access learning

Here are the ways we are spending or plan to spend the money:

  • Specialist intervention teachers and teaching assistants - contribution to salaries
  • Contribution to Education Welfare Officer salary
  • Contribution to family liaison/support specialist salary
  • Contributions to leadership team salaries to increase leadership capacity
  • Contribution to additional speech and language support in school
  • Enrichment of learning through educational visits and investment in high quality curriculum provision

How will we know if our pupil premium strategy has been effective?

  • Half termly whole school monitoring of pupil progress data
  • Progress review meetings
  • Termly monitoring by the Governing Body
  • Regular monitoring of attendance and persistent absence
  • Regular Inclusion Team monitoring of vulnerable pupils
  • Monitoring of pupil participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Pupil Voice interviews
  • Capture of pupil and parent voice

A detailed breakdown of the impact of our approaches is discussed on a termly basis with the governing body.

The school's pupil premium strategy is reviewed on an annual basis. The next review will be in July 2018.

What is the impact of the use of the Pupil Premium at Woodthorpe School?

Last year (2016-17) 61% of Year Six pupils attracted Pupil Premium funding. Use of this funding to address barriers to learning resulted in this group exceeding the average progress of their non-disadvantaged peers nationally in Reading, Writing and Maths.

2016-17

Key Stage Two Progress score for disadvantaged pupils at Woodthorpe Progress score for non-disadvantaged pupils Nationally
Reading +0.54 +0.33
Writing +2.67 +0.17
Mathematics +0.90 +0.28

In Key Stage One more pupils who attracted Pupil Premium funding met the expected standard in 2017 compared to 2016.