The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations specify that we are obliged to report the following information on our website. Much of it can also be found elsewhere on our site, but for ease, it is contained here.
School contact details
Mrs Paula Ayto (Principal)
Reid Street Primary School
DL3 6EX Tel. 01325 251006
Named contact in school: Mrs Angela Robinson (Business Manager)
These can be found at:
Please also refer to the Admissions section of this website.
We are a ‘good’ school with an ‘outstanding’ grade for Behaviour and Safety. The most recent report(s) of our school, published by her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills can be found at:
Schools are not required to publish their exam and assessment results from the 2019 to 2020 academic or 2020-21 years as statutory assessments were cancelled due to COVID-19 and teacher assessment data have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State. We will therefore continue to display our 2018 to 2019 performance measures (which are not current data) until new performance measures are published.
Early Years Outcomes
60% of pupils achieved ‘Good Level of Development’ (GLD) in Early Years.
To achieve GLD, a pupil must have achieved at least expected in the Early learning Goals within the three Prime Areas of Learning.
Phonics Screening Test
83.6% of pupils met the government’s required standard in the Phonics Screening test by the end of Year 1. This figure is higher than the Darlington and National figures.
81.8% of pupils met the government’s required standard in the Phonics Screening test by the end of Year 2 (significantly above the national figure of 56%).
Key Stage 1 (End of Year 2) National Expectation Outcomes
|Working at Expected or better||Working at Greater Depth|
RWM & Science
Key Stage 2 (End of Year 6) National Expectation Outcomes
|Working at Expected or better||Achieving High Level of attainment|
*English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 Average Progress
Average Scale Scores
|Average Scale Score||102.1||105.1||105.4|
Our school’s performance tables can be accessed on the Department for Education’s website at:
We offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced, creative and which promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of pupils at the school. Our curriculum prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life as engaged citizens.
The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that are planned for our pupils and is based on, but also goes beyond – in ways appropriate to our context, the National Curriculum.
We teach religious education to pupils at every key stage using local SACRE guidance.
We follow the new (2021) Statutory framework for the early years for children in Reception – we were early adopters of this in 2020. We follow the statutory National Curriculum programmes of study for English, mathematics and science from Year 1 to Year 6. Our curriculum matrix maps all subjects, taught discretely or as part of a topic of inter-related study, to ensure progression and content coverage of the National Curriculum in all other subjects. Our planning also makes provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and for statutory RSHE.
Our curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. It provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills so that they make good progress (they know more, remember more and are able to do more). We teach our pupils about British values throughout the school year, taking advantage of cultural opportunities, events in the news and our curriculum.
To find out more about our Curriculum, please visit the Curriculum area of our website which includes details of each subject taught via a classroom of links – or click here.
Structure of our curriculum
Art and design
Design and technology
Languages (Spanish with an Introduction to French in Y6)
*Phonics is taught through the DfE validated systemic synthetic phonics programme: Read Write Inc.
There is information and support around Remote Education in the Curriculum section of the website, or please click here.
All staff rigorously and consistently follow the school’s Policy for Behaviour which can be found by clicking here.
For Guidance on ‘Prevent Duty’ concerning extremism, please see the ‘Safeguarding’ Policy which can be found on the Policies page of this website. For additional information see the Keeping Children Safe in Education document:
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. It is an additional funding allocation based on the number of children who are or have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years, the number of children who are Looked After by the local authority (or have been adopted) and the number of children whose parents are in the armed forces. We have undertaken an internal Pupil Premium Review leading to a 3 Year Pupil Premium Strategy. The government announced a one-off catch up premium for the 2020-2021 academic year and introduced the National Tutoring Programme. Statutory reporting of this is included as the Catch Up Plan within the Pupil Premium Strategy.
This can be found under the Statutory section of the website under Pupil Premium or by clicking here.
PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
The PE and sports grant was designed to help primary schools improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provisions offered to their pupils. The funding the school receives is based upon the number of pupils of primary age within the school. The school continues to increase participation in PE and Sports so that all pupils develop healthy, active lifestyles and realise their potential.
For details about: the funding received; a breakdown of how we spent this funding last year; the effect of this premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how we will ensure these improvements are sustainable with plans for this year’s spending, please see the Statutory section of the website under PE and Sport Premium, or click here.
Special educational needs (SEND) report
Staff aim to identify children who require additional special educational needs provision as early as possible after they join our school so as to organise appropriate programmes of study to match individual learning needs. Some pupils join us from their pre-school settings having already been assessed for special needs provision. We make use of the expertise available from professional outside agencies where appropriate. Our aim is to ensure that we provide access to all that is made available in order to help us support our children’s special educational needs. In this way we strive to ensure every child’s full inclusion in all aspects of experience at our school.
Our school policy on Special Education Needs follows the most up to date DfE SEN Code of Practice and provides clear guidance for all staff members.
Children’s development and progress is carefully monitored on entering the school. Children considered by staff to be making lower than expected progress will have ‘differentiated’ (modified or individualised) teaching programmes put in place for them by their class teacher.
Our SEND report can be found on the About Us section of the website under SEND and the SEND Policy is on the Policies page of this website. To comply with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010, the school’s Equality Objectives can be found on the Policies section of this website as can the school’s Accessibility Plan.
Charging and Remissions
As part of their topic work, visits of an educational nature may be planned. A copy of our Charging and Remission Policy can be found in the Policies section by clicking here.
Values and Ethos
At Reid Street we create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel. We value the autonomy our converter academy status brings, whilst embracing the expectation that we offer a broad curriculum that should be similar in breadth and ambition to that of maintained schools. Our broad and deep progressive curriculum inspires pupils to learn, promotes a sense of enjoyment and fascination about the world and prepares pupils for lives as active members of British society. We endeavour to ensure that, through a well-sequenced, incremental curriculum, links are made with previous learning allowing pupils the opportunity to consolidate and extend upon previous knowledge, skills and vocabulary. We value our longstanding high profile within the community and through our ‘Topic Front Cover’ ensure that valuable community links are an integral part of learning.
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British Values, are at the heart of the school’s work. Through our commitment to excellence, we ensure that each individual pupil fulfils their potential, takes pride in their achievements and is prepared for the next phase of their education as confident, self-assured learners. Developing resilience and independence are key aims of our curriculum.
Equality of opportunity is our central aim; whilst we embed consistent approaches, we also respond to individual needs, challenging and supporting within the caring, secure and welcoming ethos of Reid Street school. We plan carefully, knowing the context of our community and how we can provide the curriculum our pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life. In that way we strive to address social disadvantage and to address typical gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills.
Requests for copies
Paper copies of any information referred to in this summary may be requested from the school office for which there will be no charge.