Term and Holiday Dates 2021/22

 

THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Summer Term 2022

INSET DAY: Tuesday 19th April (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term begins: Wednesday 20th April

Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Half-term: Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term ends: Thursday 21st July (finish at 12 noon)

 

Term and Holiday Dates 2022/23

 

NOTE: 5 INSET DAYS AND OCCASIONAL DAYS ARE TO BE CONFIRMED

THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Autumn Term 2022

INSET DAY: Friday 2nd September (SCHOOL CLOSED)
INSET DAY: Monday 5th September (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term begins: Tuesday 6th September
Half-term: Monday 24th to Friday 28th October (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Occasional Day: Monday 28th November (SCHOOL CLOSED)

Term ends: Tuesday 20th December (finish at 12 noon)
INSET DAY: Wednesday 21st December (SCHOOL CLOSED)

Spring Term 2023

INSET DAY: Wednesday 4th January (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term begins: Thursday 5th January 
Half-term: Monday 13th – Friday 17th February (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term ends: Friday 31st March (finish at 12 noon)

Summer Term 2023

INSET DAY: Monday 17th April (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term Begins: Tuesday 18th April
Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Half-term: Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term ends: Friday 21st July (finish at 12 noon)

 

TERM AND HOLIDAY DATES  2023/24

NOTE: 5 INSET DAYS AND OCCASIONAL DAYS ARE TO BE CONFIRMED

THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Autumn Term 2023 - 1st September - 20th December 2023

Term begins: 1st September
Half-term: 23 October 2023 - 27 October 2023 (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term ends: 20th December (finish at 12 noon)

Spring Term 2024 - 4th January - 28th March 2024

Term begins: 4th January
Half-term: 19 February 2024 - 23 February 2024 (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term ends: 28th March (finish at 12 noon)

Summer Term 2024 - 15th April - 23rd July 2024

Term begins: 15th April
Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Half-term: 27 May 2024 – 31 May 2024 (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Term ends: 23rd July (finish at 12 noon)

WELCOME TO THE STATUTORY INFORMATION PAGE

CONTACT INFO

T: 01462 459150
F: 01462 453910
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: Ickleford Primary School, Arlesey Road, Ickleford, Hitchin, Herts SG5 3TG
Contact:  Mrs Sue Dury - Headteacher  
               Mrs Katie Farrell - Business Manager
               Mrs Jodie Mahoney - Office Administrator
               Mrs Claire Shafe - SENCO

SCHOOL'S ETHOS AND VALUES:

Vision Statement:

  • We aspire to build a happy and inclusive community underpinned by core Christian values and those shared by other faiths. This will enable us to nurture resilient pupils with a passion for life-long learning, ensuring everyone's potential is fulfilled.

The School's Core Values:

  • Ensuring a happy teaching environment

    We believe that children learn most effectively when they are content and secure, and their days in primary school should be happy.

    We will achieve this by:  providing a secure and vibrant physical environment; instilling pupils with the confidence to discuss ideas and issues openly with staff in the knowledge that they will be heard; embedding our ethos of achievement through enjoyment and endeavour.            

     

    Building an inclusive community             

    We believe that a successful school is founded on a strong sense of community in which everyone is valued equally. Moreover, in preparing our children for the modern world, it is vital that their sense of belonging and contributing extends beyond the school premises.

    We will achieve this by: continuing to build strong bonds within and between year groups, between pupils and staff, and between the school and parents; acknowledging the importance of diversity, and putting equity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do; fostering a culture of teamwork and cooperation; sharing pupils’ successes and achievements; developing our links with the education authorities, the local community and wider.

     

    Instilling values

    We believe that a strong moral compass is essential for individuals and society. Education is much more than learning facts, and schools play an important role in fostering and developing individuals who can contribute to, and thrive in, the modern world.

    We will achieve this by: continuing to embed Christian values and those of other faiths along with secular ideals to help create model young citizens; evolving our programme of Values Education; having an ethos in which everyone is valued and treated equitably; teaching children about their roles as custodians of our fragile environment; ensuring that pupils understand the importance of individual responsibility and take ownership of their actions.

     

    Developing resilient pupils 

    We believe that pupil resilience and wellbeing are paramount. A resilient child takes educational risks, is unafraid to make mistakes and learns from them, and develops a ‘growth mindset’. Equally important is equipping our pupils with the skills and tools to handle the stresses of everyday life in a challenging, rapidly-changing world.

    We will achieve this by: building on our bespoke PSHE curriculum; using sport and physical education to bolster mental as well as physical wellbeing; fostering the skills that will help children develop emotional intelligence.

     

    Creating independent thinkers with a passion for learning

    We believe that learning is a life-long journey, and our contribution is a key part of building pupils’ educational foundations.  Our curriculum must be broad and presented in a way that ignites children’s thirst for knowledge. Equally importantly, pupils need to learn to question, weigh evidence, and come to informed decisions based on facts, and learn how to absorb and process information as a foundation for further learning. 

    We will achieve this by: continuing to evolve our broad curriculum, in which all subjects are of value; investing in high-quality staff and their professional development to ensure the most effective teaching techniques; equipping pupils with the skills for critical thinking and ensuring they ‘learn how to learn’ independently.

    Nurturing potential       

    We believe that all pupils have unique talents, and that our role is to help them identify them, nurture and celebrate them, and ensure that everyone achieves to the best of their ability.

    We will achieve this by: treating pupils as individuals while promoting the benefits of teamwork; ensuring that there is equality of opportunity throughout the school; continuing to expect that children will work hard, knowing that we have high aspirations for them; maintaining our standards of academic rigor and excellence.

 

ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS:

Ickleford is Community School and admission arrangements are managed by Herts County Council

Please click on this link for more information

Nursery Admissions for Hitchin school's 


LATEST OFSTED REPORT:

For a full copy of our OFSTED report please follow the link to visit the OFSTED website.
For Parent View please follow the link: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/parent-view-results/survey/result/12846/current 

LATEST KEY STAGE 2 RESULTS AND LINK TO SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES:

SIAMS Report:

SCHOOL PROSPECTUS:

REMOTE EDUCATION POLICY: 

 

BEHAVIOUR POLICY:

 

ANTI BULLYING POLICY:

PUPIL PREMIUM ALLOCATION:

SEN POLICY:

CHARGING AND REMISSIONS POLICY:

DATA PROTECTION POLICY:

PE AND SPORT GRANT:

PROMOTING BRITISH VALUES:

CHILD PROTECTION:

ON LINE SAFETY POLICY:

SCHOOL COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES:

 

Relationship and Sex Education:

 

                

SCHOOL GOVERNORS:

Information about the School Governors can be found by following the link:

 

SCHOOL CURRICULUM INFORMATION:

The school follow the Letters and Sounds phonics and reading schemes as well as using the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.  Once the children have gained compentancy in their reading level they can choose from a range of graded reading material. 

For further information regarding the National Curriculum please follow the link:

  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4/the-national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4

Teacher Welcome Meetings 

Reception

Year 1
Year 1 Phonics

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

OUT OF HOURS CHILDCARE PROVISION:

An independent external after school club called Sparklers runs from the school premises from 3.30pm - 6pm Term time only.  
Visit Jousters web page at: http://ickleford.herts.sch.uk/school-office/jousters-childcare

They can be contacted through  Jennie Mobile: 07580076045 Office: 01707 894650.

REQUESTS FOR COPIES:

Parents/Guardians may request a paper copy of the information provided on the school’s website free of charge.

School times

 

Morning School:                8.55 am - 12 o'clock

Assemblies:                       Monday - 9.10am - Collective Worship

                                            Tuesday - 9.10am - Collective Worship

                                            Wednesday - 9.10am - Collective Worship

                                            Thursday - 9.10am - Collective Worship

                                            Friday -  Celebration in classes

Morning Break:                 Key Stage 1 - 10.30am - 10.45am

                                           Key Stage 2 - 10.45am - 11am

                      

Lunch Time:                     12.00 - 1.00pm

Afternoon School:           1.00pm - 3.15pm    Reception

                                          1.00 pm - 3.20pm    Key Stage 1

                                          1.00 pm - 3.25pm    Key Stage 2
                                                     

 

Children are not permitted to bring mobile phones onto school premises, from time to time a circumstance may arise where a child having a mobile phone might be needed.  Permission needs to be sought from the school headteacher prior to this.

This is the page where you can access all the school's policies. You may download them and print them off, or you may read them online. We are constantly updating this page and new policies will be added regularly.

 

Our LocationFind

Our Address:
Ickleford Primary School
Arlesey Road,
Ickleford,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG5 3TG
Telephone:
01462 459150
Fax:
01462 453910
Email:
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