Q.  How many children are in each class?  Do you have any spaces?
A.  It is planned that there are no more than 30 children in each class.  Some of our year groups are full but some have spaces in them so it really depends on how old your child/children are.  Please contact us and we will help you where we can!

Q.  Is there a school uniform?  Where can I buy it from?
A. Yes, there is a uniform at Langtoft Primary School.  It is navy blue and grey. We are very grateful that all our families support our uniform - it really does instil a sense of belonging.  The items of uniform that are embroidered with the school's logo are available from local suppliers.  The school office will be able to tell you how to find them.

Q.  What level do the children reach when they leave your school?
In 2014 all of our pupils reached the nationally expected level of Level 4 in reading, in writing and in mathematics, with many going on to achieve the higher level of Level 5. Please view our Performance Data page in the About Us area.  

Q. What does Ofsted say about your school?
Our school was last inspected in December 2012 when it was judged to be good. The full report can be read here. You may also wish to view Ofsted's Data Dashboard that gives an overview of the academic achievement of our pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Q.  What are you spending the PE and Sports Grant on?
The Grant is being spent to improve PE and sports provison in our school.  Read more about the Sports Grant here.

Q. What phonics scheme do you use to teach early reading and writing?
A.  We use a scheme called Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.

For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

How easy it to speak to my child's teacher?
A.  All staff - support staff and teaching staff - are happy to speak with you at the beginning and end of the school day.  There is always someone available on the playgrounds in the morning.  At the end of the day, the class teacher 'hands over' every child to their parent or carer and is happy to have 'a quick word'.  If you want to have a longer conversation, it is better to telephone and make an appointment.

Q.  What after-school clubs are there?
A.  There is a wide range of after-school clubs on offer to children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  We are fortunate that staff and volunteer parents/carers are able to give of their time so generously.  See Clubs in the For Parents area.

Q.  How does the school manage behaviour?
A.  The school has a clear set of expectations for behaviour.  Children who show their understanding of the expectations are praised and rewarded. Those children who have forgotten what is expected of them will be reminded by an adult or a peer (Step 1).  This is done in a calm and friendly manner - we can all be forgetful!  Following the reminder, a child still choosing to display unwelcome behaviour will have 'time out' (Step 2) but will remain in the room/on the playground.  Should there be a third display of inappropriate behaviour then the child will be sent to Mr McCullough's room (Step 3).  This happens very rarely... 

Q. Can my child have a cooked lunch?
A. Yes, they can. The Farm Kitchen supplies a cooked meal for £2.40 a day. The meal includes a choice of main course (with a vegetarian alternative always available), a pudding and a piece of fruit. Roast dinners are always popular! Children need to bring their own drink.

Meals are easy to order - simply log-on at The Farm Kitchen's website using the link above. You will need to pay on-line at the time of ordering. Meals are not ordered through the school.

Q. Do the children go on visits?
A. Learning outside the classroom is exciting and so all classes make use of the school grounds and the local area to enhance learning.

From Y4 to Y6, the children are able to experience a residential visit, staying away from home;

  • The children in Y4 visit Stibbington Centre for Sustainable Development Education in Cambridgeshire. They spend three days and two nights learning about key environmental issues such as recycling and preserving habitats.
  • In Y5, the children visit the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire. Staying for three days and two nights, the visit enhances the children's understanding of the Victorian era. Highlights include Blists Hill Open Air Museum and Enginuity.
  • The Y6 residential is about adventure - outdoors! The class visit Norfolk for five days/four nights, staying at a Kingswood Centre where they experience a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activity.