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 : Mr David Ribbins, Broad Street, Earls Barton, Northants, NN6 0ND. The school can be contacted on 01604 810371
September 2021 Intake
We have received a lot of enquiries abour our arrangements for tours of the school. These can be viewed below:
Earls Barton Primary School is a Community School and therefore Northamptonshire County Council handles the allocation of the 75 places for this school. The application portal for parents to start making their applications opened on 10th September 2020. Please use this link to access the portal
The deadline for a submitting an application was 15th January 2021. Applicants will receive the offer of a school place on Offer Day which is 16th April 2021.
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 NCC website.
Allocation to 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.
In Year Admissions
When we are approached, either by NCC admissions or directly by parents, we invite the family in to visit the school. A place will be allocated in the appropriate year group in a class where there is a space. Both parent and child will be introduced to the class teacher and a starting date will be agreed. The necessary admissions paperwork will be completed and information about the school organisation will be given to the parent.
We will make contact with the previous school to gain up to date educational information to help us provide for the child’s individual needs.
The class teacher will ensure that a buddy or buddies are allocated to the child on their first day so that they feel welcomed, get to know our routines and expectations and begin to make friendship groups.
School Performance Information
We offer a broad, balanced curriculum to all children in our school. Learning is connected through learning themes wherever possible, with other aspects being taught discretely as appropriate. We consistently promote British Values and provide opportunities for children to develop lifelong learning skills.
Our Behaviour 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.
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 Northamptonshire 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 teh PDF document in the side bar.
Due to the current situation we find ourselves in NCC 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: https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/SEND/local-offer/Pages/sen-coronavirus-guidance.aspx
Our Inclusion Policy, which incorporates our Special Educational Needs Information Report, and our Accessibility Plan can be found by
For further information please contact Mrs Cathy McManus
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