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.

Data Protection and GDPR

Privacy & Cookie Policy

This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

The cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

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How cookies are used on this website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics & Vimeo set the following cookies:

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour.

Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.

Further information about the cookies we use:

‘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

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Parent testimonials

‘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

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted