School Policies

Some of the key policies that govern our school are summarised here. Click on a heading to expand that section. Contact us to discuss these, to ask for a full version of the policy, or to ask about any of our other policies.

Admissions

Entry into Reception class

Admission arrangements for children entering school in Reception are dealt with by Children Leeds and this information can be found in their composite prospectus which is published on their website. Click here for access. Children Leeds Pupil Admissions Department.

We have one intake each year, at the start of the Autumn Term. Reception pupils are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. Prospective parents are most welcome to make an appointment to look around our school or to visit on an Open Day.

Parents are usually asked to complete preference forms in the Autumn of the year before the child starts school. Places are allocated in the late Spring / early Summer Term – we have a maximum intake of 30 children. Following this stage, some parents choose to appeal if their choices have not been met.

Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to a Welcome Meeting with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have.

This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teacher and other support staff. Soon after, children are visited in their nursery setting and invited to spend time in the Reception class as part of our ‘Jump Up’ days. At the start of September, just before starting school, each parent has a one-to-one meeting with our Reception class staff.

Entry into Years 1 – Years 6

Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admission with the Headteacher. In year entry to places across school are dealt with by the school.  We will give you a form to complete. You need to return this form to school either in person or by post. We will advise you about your application then contact you to let you know if we can offer you a place. We will write to you confirming your offer.

If we are unable to offer you a place the Children Leeds Admissions Team will contact you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools. You will have the right of appeal to an Independent panel for the school you have been refused.

KIPPAX GREENFIELD ADMISSIONS POLICY 2017/18

Anti-Bullying

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Attendance

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Relationships Policy

Charging

Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 set out the law on charging for school activities in schools maintained by local authorities in England.

Amongst other things, we do not charge for:

  • education provided during school hours (including the supply of any materials, books, instruments or other equipment);
  • tuition for pupils learning to play musical instruments if the tuition is required as part of the National Curriculum
  • swimming as this is part of the National Curriculum.

We do charge for:

  • optional extras; this includes after-school clubs run by external providers (because this is education provided outside of school time that is not part of the National Curriculum)
  • our Out of School facility (see their own section of the website for charges)
  • music tuition (outside National Curriculum requirements)

Voluntary Contributions

We believe that learning is fun and should go beyond the classroom. In this regard we do ask parents / carers for a voluntary contribution for specific school activities. These may include a class trip or a visitor to school. No child is excluded from an activity simply because his or her parents / carers are unwilling or unable to pay. If insufficient voluntary contributions are raised to fund an activity, then it would be cancelled. Often, we pay additional costs in order to support the event.

View Charging Policy Document

Child Protection

Complaints

The headteacher and other staff at Kippax Greenfield Primary School are always happy to hear your views, comments, questions and concerns. This way, we can avoid any problem escalating into something more serious.However, all schools are required to have a complaints procedure in place. At Kippax Greenfield Primary School, we have adopted the authority’s standard Children Leeds Complaints Procedure.If a parent / carer had a complaint, they should follow the steps outlined within the policy’s informal stage first.

  • Parents / carers should feel free to raise their concerns with the class teacher or other appropriate member of staff either in person, by telephone or in writing.
  • We are committed to responding as quickly as possible to any issues raised. We will listen to parents’ concerns and seek to reach a speedy and satisfactory resolution.
  • If, after attempting to resolve the issue informally, a complainant remains dissatisfied with the outcome they will be provided with information about the school’s formal complaints procedure, available on request.

View our Complaints Policy Document

Equality

Packed Lunch

Special Educational Needs

Accessibility

View our Accessibility Document

Collective Worship

The 1988 Education Reform Act requires that ‘all pupils in attendance at a maintained school shall on each day take part in an act of collective worship’ and that this should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’.At Kippax Greenfield Primary School, collective worship is set within the context of ‘assemblies’ – which include other features besides those required of collective worship.

In assemblies we:

  • Focus on the articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Focus on the morals and values shared by the whole school community
  • Celebrate special occasions together, including multi-faith religious festivals, and welcome parents and other members of the community to share in our festival performances
  • Welcome visiting churches to lead us in worship eg: Day Spring Church- Garforth, Kippax Methodist Church and St Mary’s Church, Kippax
  • Share concern for and interest in the daily happenings of school life, the local community, and the wider world, for example through focusing on national or international events and global issues
  • Share and show appreciation for projects undertaken by groups within the school and the achievements and talents of individuals.

We want every member of our school community to feel they belong, are valued and respected. Each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community with mutual trust and respect for all. Our assemblies promote this.