South End Junior School

Telephone 01933 314 611
Email schooladmin@southend-jun.northants.sch.uk

Attendance

The most important thing to us is that your child learns and makes progress. We also wish to ensure that they are happy in school and achieve their potential. The best way to achieve this is regular attendance at school.

The Law states that all school age children (between 5 & 16) must attend school. Parents are responsible for making sure their child attends school regularly and the Local Authority may take legal action if you fail to do this. All attendance is tracked carefully throughout the year. Any child who has attendance lower than 96%, and for reasons we are not aware of, will be invited to attendance surgery. This is an opportunity to discuss any barriers to attendance and how we can raise your child’s attendance.
We would also like to remind all parents that when your child reaches Year 6 they do Statutory Assessments (SATs) and would ask you not to book any holiday during the month of May.
Late arrivals after close of registration are classed as ‘unauthorised’ and are recorded and reported to the DfE. Please help us keep these to a minimum by getting your child to school by 8.40am each day. Any absences must be reported to school by telephone first thing in the morning on the first day of absence.


Please see below latest guidance from Northamptonshire County Council on taking children on Unauthorised holidays.

Educational Inclusion and Partnership Team

A Brief Guide to Penalty Notices

Sections 444 Education Act 1996
Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
Crime and Disorder Act 1998
NCC have changed its timescales for issuing Penalty Notices (PN) for unauthorised absence from school. This leaflet offers you a brief summary about the (PN) scheme and what it could mean for you.


What is a PN?
A penalty Notice is an alternative to prosecution and required the parent(s) to pay a fixed amount as a fine for their child’s irregular attendance and avoid a court appearance.

It is issued per parent, per child. Please note only a Head Teacher can authorise absence from school.

Who issues them?

In Northamptonshire the Local Authority issues them through the Educational Inclusion and Partnership team
When are they used?

When a pupil has a minimum of 10 school sessions (5 days consecutive) recorded as unauthorised in a 10 school week period; a school day is two sessions AM and PM.

This includes; any absence marked in the register as unauthorised.

Persistent late arrival at school after the register has been taken and is recorded as an unauthorised absence.

An absence in term time which has not been authorised by the Head Teacher. The Government has directed Head Teachers may only grant leave in exceptional circumstances.

PNs can also be used during the first 5 days of exclusion. Parents are made aware of the consequences by letter when a child is excluded from school.

Please note

If the school refers a period of absence that is longer than 15 consecutive school days; the Educational and Inclusion Partnership team may consider a PN is not appropriate.

In these instances the matter may proceed to a prosecution.

Determination about whether it is appropriate to use a penalty notice will be based on the individual circumstances of each case.

If a parent knows that their child is failing to attend school regularly and there is reasonable justification for not ensuring that their child attends then it is for the parents/carers to prove that reasonable justification.

How much is the PN?

The PN is issued with an invoice for £120 and 28 days are given for you to settle the Penalty.

If the PN is paid within the first 21 days the amount payable is reduced to £60.
How do I pay?

The information on how to pay is included on the PN. Payment cannot be made in part or by installments.

What happens if I don’t pay?

If you don’t pay within the 28 days the Authority will consider instigating a prosecution in the Magistrates Court for the offence of poor school attendance. If proven this could result in a fine of up to £1000 per parent per child and/or a parenting order or a community service order and also costs.

Can I appeal?

There is no statutory right of appeal once a Notice has been issued.

Can I be prosecuted if I pay the Fixed Penalty Notice?

You cannot be prosecuted for the period of absence identified in the Fixed Penalty Notice. You may subsequently be prosecuted for further periods of unauthorised absence from school. Each case is considered on an individual basis


** REMEMBER **

School staff would much rather work with parents/carers to resolve poor attendance than resort to enforcement actions like Fixed Penalty Notices or Court

For further information please contact

Educational Inclusion & Partnership Team
attendance-admin@northamptonshire.gov.uk
 

 

Uniform

We are very traditional with a real modern twist at South End! However, we strongly believe in high standards and expect this from all our community. The school uniform is absolutely key to our children feeling pride in their school, promoting our school and standing tall as part of the South End community. All our children are expected to wear the full school uniform during the school day and on any other school events unless otherwise advised.

We launched our school uniform in September 2012 with a really funky, modern and smart styling which represents our school perfectly. Our children are extremely proud of their school and uniform and we are delighted this is a huge strength of our school with 100% of children wearing the uniform with pride.

Every September any new child starting at South End are presented on the red carpet with a lime green school tie. This is our present to welcome them into our community. We talk with the children that it is more than just a tie and this shows you are part of the school, follow the values and in everything they do they are an ambassador of South End.

 Just to confirm the uniform is:
• Black V neck knitted jumper or cardigan with logo
• White formal shirt (short or long sleeved)
• Green and black school tie
• Formal black school trousers, shorts or skirt
• Smart black school shoes with no coloured logos
• Black/grey/white socks
• Simple appropriate headwear (muted colours)
• White PE T-Shirt with house logo
• Black PE shorts


To order school uniform, please click here


Click here to view our Uniform Policy

Term Dates

We hope the dates below help you to plan any family holidays. The guidance from Northamptonshire County Council is to not authorise any holidays in term time. Legislation decrees that the local authority may fine parents for unauthorised absences.

Please ensure all holidays are taken in school holiday time. This will minimise the impact of holidays on teaching and learning.

We will still require a form to be completed if you do decide to take your child out of school so that we know of their whereabouts 

Please click here to see our term dates pocket guide

Class Spaces

Any class vacancies that we have are handled by Northamptonshire County Council Admissions team. You can find out more information here

2015/2016

Our current class vacancies are:


Year 3

Picasso 0
Ayres 0
Matisse 0

Year 4
Dahl 0
Rowling 0
Lewis 0

Year 5
Archimedes 0
Da Vinci 0
Engelbart 0

Year 6
Galileo 1
Aristotle 1
Einstein 1
 

Results

Key Stage 2 2016 performance data

 

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard

Subject

Reading

Writing (Teacher Assessed)

Grammar, punctuation & spelling

Maths

Combined (RWM)

School results

68%

77%

84%

89%

62%

National average

66%

74%

72%

70%

53%

 

Percentage of pupils achieving a high standard of attainment

Subject

Reading

Writing (Teacher Assessed)

Grammar, punctuation & spelling

Maths

Combined (RWM)

School results

25%

11%

43%

34%

9%

National average

19%

15%

23%

17%

5%

NB: In writing, ‘high standard’ is referred to as ‘greater depth’.

 

Average scaled scores

Subject

Reading

Grammar, punctuation & spelling

Maths

School average scaled score

104

108

107

Expected scaled score

100

100

100

NB: Only available for subjects tested, i.e. reading, GPS and maths

 

Average progress

Subject

Reading

Writing

Maths

School results

-2.3

 

Above floor standard of -5

-2.6

 

Above floor standard of -7

+1.3

 

Well above floor standard of -5

Summary: The school is ABOVE the floor standard for progress. 

Ofsted Report January 2013

 For the full Ofsted Report, please click here

Parentview

Parentview gives you the opportunity to tell Ofsted how you feel about your child's school. 

Please click here to leave your feedback

Fundraisers

Our school is very lucky to have a number of parent volunteers to organise and set up special events for the children's enjoyment and raise valuable funds for the school.

Chairperson
Tracey Smith

Vice Chair
Amanda Westmore

Treasurer
Naomi Manning

Secretary
Jo-Ann Stapley

Committee Members
Dorothy Brawn, Jo Jolley, Paul Harley, Phil Cresser, Aker Arungah, Laila Phillips & Suzanne Blake

These events cannot go ahead without the support from volunteers and there are many ways which you may take part. If you would like to volunteer, please contact:
traceysmith49@hotmail.co.uk
jostapley@hotmail.co.uk

 

South End Infant School

We are very lucky to have South End Infant School on the same site. We work very closely with the year 2 children and staff to ensure the transition for all is seamless, as the majority of our year 3 children will move up from the Infant School. We are very proud of how our youngest children settle into our school and this is thanks to the relationship we have. The infant school is a separate school to us and their Headteacher is Mr Jackson.

For more information on South End Infants check our their website: http://www.southend-inf.northants.sch.uk/northants/primary/southend   

or click here South End Infant School