Paper copies of information on this page can be available as a hard copy, at no charge, on request from the school.
The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:
Head Teacher : Miss Marie Lally, Broad Street, Earls Barton, Northants, NN6 0ND. The school can be contacted on 01604 810371
Our SENCO and designated teacher for looked after and previously looked after children is Mrs Cath McManus. Mrs McManus can be contacted on 01604 810371.
Earls Barton Primary School is a Community School and therefore North Northamptonshire Council is the admission authority for the school. Detailed information regarding admission arrangements to schools in the county and to the Appeals Procedure for parents to follow if their preferred school is oversubscribed are contained on the North Northamptonshire Council website here.
Allocation to Early Years Foundation Stage Classes
When classes are organised prior to the children entering school in September staff take great time and care to ensure that the classes are well balanced. The following areas are considered:
- Dates of Birth
- Information provided by pre-school settings
It is the school’s belief that young children thrive in new, exciting and challenging environments. The organisation of the Foundation Stage provides many opportunities to form new friendships and develop vital social skills.
You can let Ofsted know what you think of our school at any time by filling their questionnaire.
Length of the school week
The school is open from 8:45-3:30, Monday to Friday. Registration is from 8:45-8:55. Giving a school week of 33.75 hours.
School Performance Information
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.
Our financial information can be compared against similar schools by using the link below.
We offer all of our children a broad and balanced curriculum which includes all statutory aspects of the National Curriculum for Y1 – Y6 and the revised EYFS curriculum for Reception.
Our children are taught phonics (using Read-Write Inc) daily in Reception and KS1 with catch-up phonics sessions in KS2 as needed. Reading and writing are taught as discrete subjects at least four times per week each. Maths is taught every day for a full maths lesson following the White Rose Maths scheme as well as for an additional ten minutes every afternoon; Mastering Numbers is used in Reception – Year Two and daily times tables or reasoning practice are included in Key Stage Two. Science has two lessons per week in Y1 – Y6 and is interwoven through “Understanding the World in Reception.
The foundation subjects are taught weekly to give children a broad and balanced curriculum (see Curriculum tab). History or Geography are taught in alternate terms. Art or DT are taught in alternate terms. Music, computing, PSHE, RE, French (KS2 only) are taught for 1 lesson per week and PE is taught for 2 lessons per week.
Our Relationships and Behaviour Policy and Anti Bullying Policy will advise you on how we manage discipline and behaviour.
Earls Barton Primary school has received an amount of money from the government for various targeted children in the school. Please see the documents in the side bar for further information on how this funding has been used.
The sports premium is a time limited funding given to schools by the Department for Education to improve the provision of sport and PE in primary schools in a sustainable way. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
At Earls Barton Primary School we have a shared vision that this money should be used to develop the physical literacy curriculum, staff CPD and opportunities for all our children in a sustainable manner, ensuring good value for money and continuity in the coming years.
Special Educational Needs
All North Northamptonshire Council (Local Authority, LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The LA Local Offer
The Children and Families Bill was enacted in 2014. Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
Further details can be found on the NCC website - see the link in the sidebar. Additional resources available during the Coronavirus lockdown are also available in the PDF document in the side bar.
Due to the current situation we find ourselves in North Northamptonshire Council have produced an additional page for children with additional needs, however a lot of the information on there is equally relevant to all families. This information can be found here: Local Offer
Our Inclusion Policy, which incorporates our Special Educational Needs Information Report, and our Accessibility Plan can be found by
Public Sector Equality Duty
At Earls Barton Primary School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:
- Eliminating discrimination.
- Fostering good relationships.
- Advancing equality of opportunity.
There are the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act. We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:
- Religion or belief.
- Sexual orientation.
- Gender reassignment.
- Pregnancy or maternity.
- Marriage and civil partnership.
Earls Barton Primary School aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.
Please see our Equality Informationa nd Objectives for more information
The school's charging and remissions policy can be found by using the link
School Ethos and Values
Our school community will be happy and will support each individual to achieve their potential. We aspire to instil self-belief, resilience and an appreciation of our diverse world.
At EBPS we will:
Provide a safe and nurturing environment
Build positive relationships
Have high expectations of the way we present and conduct ourselves
Use a restorative justice approach to foster appropriate behaviour
Respect and value other cultures and beliefs and uphold British Values
Provide opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically
Develop positive attitudes to new ideas and learning
Promote collaboration and co-operation
Encourage perseverance to achieve success
Encourage everyone to be the best that they can be
Provide outstanding learning opportunities for all
Provide an environment that is stimulating and vibrant
Provide a motivating, engaging and challenging curriculum
Foster curiosity and a love of learning
Ensure all children receive their full entitlement to the whole curriculum
Identify and action additional support where appropriate
Develop abilities to investigate and problem solve
Self – belief Honesty Respect Excellence Kindness