Our School Policies

School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference.

Westcott Primary School has a program of regular review for all policies.
Our policies help us to provide consistent high standards across the school.

  • Free copies of the above policies are available upon request from the school office.

Performance Data

What are SATs?

SATs are statutory assessments carried out by all state schools. They assess how your child’s abilities compare nationally with other children in the same year group.

At the end of Key Stage 2 children are judged to be either working at the expected standard or not. Some children may be judged to be working above the expected standard.

The table below shows the percentage of children achieving the age related expected standard (ARE) and the percentage achieving a ‘high’ level (Greater Depth GD) of attainment. A pupil awarded a scaled score of 100 or more has met the expected standard in each test.

2022 – 2023  Reading – ARE+

Westcott 89%
National 73%

2022 – 2023  Reading – GD

Westcott 39%
National 29%

2022 – 2023  Writing – ARE+

Westcott 79%
National 71%

2022 – 2023  Writing – GD

Westcott 26%
National 13%

2022 – 2023  Maths – ARE+

Westcott 87%
National 73%

2022 – 2023  Maths- GD

Westcott 37%
National 24%

2022 – 2023 Combined – Children achieving ARE in Reading, Writing and Maths

Westcott 76%
National 59%

For further information please see the Performance Measures Website

‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’

Ofsted

‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’

Ofsted

‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’

Ofsted

‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’

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‘Expert leadership in English and mathematics has improved pupil learning.’

Ofsted

‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’

Ofsted

‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’

Ofsted

‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’

Ofsted

‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’

Ofsted

‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’

Parent testimonials

‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’

Ofsted

‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’

Ofsted

‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’

Ofsted

‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’

Ofsted

‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’

Ofsted

‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’

Parent testimonials

‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’

Parent testimonials

‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’

Ofsted

‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’

Ofsted

‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’

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‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’

Ofsted

‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’

Parent testimonials

‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’

Ofsted

‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’

Ofsted

‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’

Parent testimonials

‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’

Parent testimonials