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Our Vision and Values


We would like to share the school's vision and values with you, please read the information below:



At Fordley Primary School pupils, parents, staff and governors work together as a whole school community to encourage active learning in a safe and stimulating environment, where each child is given opportunities to reach their full potential.


We aim to:

· Work with children and their families to encourage high standards of achievement through quality teaching and support


· Foster care, kindness and respect for others, whilst developing our pupil’s self-esteem


· Welcome families and the wider community as active participants in the education of our children


· Promote high standards of behaviour, enabling children to develop as responsible, tolerant members of both the school and the wider community


· Use funding effectively to maintain and further raise standards across the whole school and for the benefit of all pupils


· Promote enthusiasm for lifelong learning by providing a broad and enriching curriculum


· Undertake ongoing self and school evaluation to aid future development




Parents and Carers Feedback


We regularly invite families into school to join us in a range of events such as Christmas Performances, Class Assemblies, the Fordley Factor show, summer shows, summer picnics and Easter bingo.  Alongside this we offer opportunities for parents and carers to come into school and join us on a typical school day for example enjoying lunch with the children, having a tour of the school and a conversation with the Headteacher, and taking part in Learning Together mornings.   As a school we are always looking at ways to improve the quality of the provision at Fordley so we value all feedback we receive from families.  This section shows the feedback we have received and details any actions we have put into place because of it.

Reading at Fordley Primary


Being able to read with confidence is an essential skill for all children, and at Fordley Primary School this is one of our key priorities.  Our children, from Nursery onwards, follow the Read Write Inc programme of phonics.  We hold a parents phonic session for Y1 annually and the video clips below show examples of how we teach the sounds to all children. 

Our School Curriculum


You will find below an overview of the creative and engaging curriculum which we provide for children at Fordley Primary School.  Due to the numbers in school, and the importance of team work amongst children and adults, you will notice that many of our curriculum overviews can be seen in year group pairs e.g. Y3 and Y4.  Despite having mixed classes, teachers know the starting points and prior learning of every pupil in their class and will plan learning opportunities to meet each individual's needs.  This means that all children make progress regardless of which year group they are in, and all children are challenged to meet their next targets.


In addition to the information on this website, all teachers send out a more detailed topic overview which will show the learning opportunities for a half term or a whole term.  Copies of these can be obtained from our school office, and are also on display in the main school corridor along with displays of learning from every part of school.


If you wish to find out more information about our school curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or to Mr Whitehead who is our school lead for curriculum and is a Specialist Leader of Education in curriculum development.

Admission Arrangements


Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school.


For further information and guidance on how to apply for school places please use the web link for North Tyneside Council http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/129/school-admissions

Determined School Admission Arrangements for September 2018


Admission Arrangements for 2018/19


Detailed below are the admission arrangements that were determined by the Governing Body of Fordley Primary School on 12th February 2017 in accordance with the School Admission Code 2014.


Further information


An objection to the determined admission arrangements must be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2017.


View information about the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by following the link below:




Or email: osa.team@osa.gsi.gov.uk


For further information about school admission arrangements in North Tyneside contact the Access Team by:


Tel: (0191) 6438724


Email: school.admissions@northtyneside.gov.uk

Pupil Premium


Please read the information below which gives details of how Pupil Premium Funding is used in our school.

Sports Premium


Please find below the document which explains how Fordley Primary School makes use of this funding.

Ofsted Reports


Please find below important documents and information about our school.

School Inspection Report 2013

C&D Survey Report 2012

Safeguarding Policies and Guidance

The Prevent Duty and British Values

In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences.


Schools and childcare providers can also build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues. On the contrary, schools should provide a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.


The policy below shows how we, at Fordley, aim to address any concerns regarding children who may be at risk.  If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff at school or follow these links for further advice:

Our Key School Policies


We want to share the school's key policies with you.  Please click on the appropriate documents below:



Please find below school policies and procedures explaining how we support pupils who have specific needs, and ensure all children have full access to their curriculum entitlement.


Clicking on the web link below will take you directly to North Tyneside's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer


Our School Results


We would like to share with you our end of Key Stage 2 results and progress.



Department for Education Links


Please find here the link to our performance tables on the DfE website:

Operation Encompass North Tyneside


What is Operation Encompass?

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day.

North Tyneside Council, the police and nominated Key Adults in school will be working together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school. 


Why is Operation Encompass being introduced in North Tyneside?

Operation Encompass was initially launched in Plymouth in February 2011 to address a shortcoming in the early sharing of information with schools. Since then several pilots have been set up across the UK, including Gateshead and South Tyneside, and has proved to very successful in providing appropriate support in a timely manner. Pilots across the UK have reported positive outcomes for many children and young people.

North Tyneside Council, Northumbria Police and all schools in the borough will be taking part in the scheme, to help provide additional new support which will benefit children and young people in North Tyneside and improve multi-agency sharing of information.


How will it work?

Schools across North Tyneside will nominate two members of staff who will be known as Key Adults. All Key Adults will attend specific training to the role in preparation for Operation Encompass.

Each morning a police officer will review all domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have had an impact on a child attending school the following day. Where children were present, witnessed or involved in a domestic abuse incident and aged between 4 and 16 years old, the officer will send this information to Children’s Social Care Front Door Service.

Staff from the Front Door Service will send this information in a secure format to the identified Key Adult. The Key Adult will check their emails every day and the staff in contact with those pupils will then be in an informed position to support them in a way that is right for the child.

This information will be shared on school days during school term and, when incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or over a holiday period, the police will contact the Front Door the following Monday.

All parents will be sent a letter from their child's school informing them about Operation Encompass.


When will Operation Encompass be launched in North Tyneside?

Operation Encompass will launch in June 2016.

For more information about Operation Encompass, please contact your school or visit http://www.operationencompass.org/