Takeley Primary School

Learning, achieving and enjoying together

Please, come and join us...

  
   

On Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 10:00am we will be holding a Zoom meeting which will also include a Q&A session with the class teachers; Mrs Martin and Miss Chivers, along with a representative from the Governing Body and the Headteacher; Mr Cosslett. The Zoom joining details are below:
 
Time: Dec 9, 2020 10:00 AM London
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81587980665?pwd=aG1jU0ptQU1ncllneXJqd1k4UjhZZz09
 
Meeting ID: 815 8798 0665
Passcode: 3qsTUq
 
We look forward to seeing many of you there.

If you cannot make it do please watch the video on the Reception classes curriculum page: Takeley Primary School - Reception (takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk) where you will see a further detailed video which is specific to our provision A virtual tour of the school and its grounds along with a slideshow of 'Takeley in Action...' are also available:Takeley Primary School - Parents (takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk) .

How well are we doing?

End of EYFS standards: Takeley 82%, National 72%, Essex 74%

Year 1 Phonics Check:   Takeley 88%, National 82%, Essex 82%

End of Key Stage 2: Takeley 72%, National 65%, Essex 66%

Please note that this data is from 2019. There is no data national or local data for 2020 due to restrictions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of the significant changes and improvements that are beginning to be established here at Takeley, the children's standards when leaving us at the end of Year 6 have continued to improve. In 2016 only 44% of the children met the expected standard which was well below the national average. In 2017 this rose to 55% and in 2018 to 61% both just below the national picture. In 2019 this rose to 72% which, for the first time, was well above both the national and Essex averages. Standards were expected and predicted to continue to improve until the pandemic struck.

September 2021 Reception Classes:

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to offer school tours. Do please browse our website to see what we have to offer. Our EYFS team have put together a wonderful welcome video which can be found under 'Our Curriculum' and the drop down 'Reception' tab: https://www.takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk/children/reception.

We have also posted a simple video virtual tour on the main parents page: Takeley Primary School - Parents (takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk).

If you would like to know more or to speak to Mrs Martin (EYFS Leading Teacher), Mrs Clarke-Scholes (Head of EYFS and Key Stage 1) or Mr Cosslett (Headteacher) please call the school office on 01279 870541. The Office will also be able to send you out further details on how to apply or simply follow the links below.

 

To see our results, which now typically sit above the national average, please follow the link below

 https://www.takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk/statutory-information/latest-school-results

 

School Admissions

Prior to the children being admitted in September, they are invited to a half day induction visit to meet staff and familiarise themselves with the classroom. We then invite parents to a meeting where they will have the opportunity to meet with staff, and members of our Parents and Friends Association.

Our Reception children start in the second week of term, then for the first week of school all children will attend mornings only enabling staff to carry out home visits in the afternoon to meet and play with the children in a familiar environment. The children then start school full time.  All Early Years, Y1 and Y2 children receive a government funded free school meal every day.    If your child has specific religious or allergy dietary needs then we are happy to discuss them with you to support your child’s needs.  We ask that all the children have the school dinner for the first three weeks of schooling to help them to integrate fully in the school environment.

 

For mid-year applications please contact the school office for an application form or copies can be downloaded on www.essex.gov.uk/admissions. For any further queries please contact Schools Planning and Admissions on 0845 603 2200.

 

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. It's important to register for entitlement for free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch - this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.

To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, please contact:-

Education Transport and Awards, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS

Telephone: 0845 603 2200

Email: educationawards@essex.gov.uk

Website: www.essex.gov.uk/educationawards

 

Free School Transport

To find out if your child qualifies for free school transport, and for any help or advice please contact:-

Education Transport and Awards, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS

Telephone: 0845 603 2200

Email: educationawards@essex.gov.uk

Website: www.essex.gov.uk/educationawards

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 Takeley Admissions Policy 2020-2021.pdfDownload
 Takeley Admissions Policy 2021-2022.pdfDownload
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Consultation on the proposed admission arrangements for Hatfield Heath, Roseacres and Takeley Primary School for entry September 2020
 
As you know, it is important that from time to time schools consult on their admissions procedures and so on behalf of The Learning Partnership Trust, please find attached the proposed arrangements for entry to Hatfield Heath, Roseacres and Takeley Primary Schools for September 2020 entry.
 
The statutory six week consultation period runs from Monday 29th October 2018 until Sunday 9th December 2018. Any responses to the admission proposal should be emailed to consultation@hatfieldheath.essex.sch.uk, consultation@roseacres.essex.sch.uk or consultation@takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk by the 9th December 2018.
 
All responses will be collated and passed to the Board of Directors for formal discussion and approval after the end of the consultation process. The final determined policy will be published on each school's website by 29th February 2019.
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 Appendix 1 Primary_Admissions_West.pdfDownload
 Appendix 2 PAA map re Hatfield Heath.pdfDownload
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