A very warm welcome to the St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School website.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY TRIP
All the four junior classes had a tour of London and a visit to The Natioanal Portrait Gallery.
Each class had their own guided workshop from an expert as well as time to look around. The children saw The Tower of London, The Shard, The Houses of Parliament, The Walkie-Talkie, The Gerkhin, The Monument, Pudding Lane, Cleopatra's Needle, The London Eye and drove over Tower Bridge.... and lots more.
Congratulations to all the staff and governors at St. ethelbert's catholic primary school for attaining kent safe schools anti-bullying accreditation.
This is valid for three years until september 2016.
Congratulations to all the staff and governors at St. ethelbert's catholic primary school for attaining their third quality mark status.
This is valid for the next three years - until June 2016.
21 June 2013
Dear Parents of St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School,
I am delighted that your child’s school has recently been awarded a Basic Skills Primary Quality Mark Award for the third time.
This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet the Quality Mark Standard and will last for three years, after which a renewal assessment is required.
The Basic Skills Quality Mark promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school in English and Mathematics. Without these ‘basic skills’ of good communication, literacy and mathematical skills, individuals are disadvantaged throughout their lives – as learners, in the workplace and as parents, consumers and citizens and so they form the ‘bedrock’ of a good education.
To achieve a Quality Mark schools have to undergo an assessment, carried out by an external accredited assessor, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark framework. These cover key aspects of the school’s improvement agenda, including the identification and analysis of the school’s needs; strategic planning; target setting for improvement; intervention and support for pupils under-achieving or under-attaining; provision of quality in both teaching and in resources; staff development; and active engagement with families. Effective monitoring and evaluation are also required - particularly to achieve renewal when continuing development by the school and evidence of impact of actions must be demonstrated.
I hope you will share in the pride of the school and its pupils in achieving this award. Our logo with three ticks can now appear on the school’s letterhead.
National Director, Quality Mark Programme
Headteacher: Mr John Letts
Address:- St. Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School
Dane Park Road
Kent CT14 7LS
Telephone: 01843 585555
Breakfast Club 8am to 8:45am
Playgrounds supervised from 8:45am
School Starts at 8:55am
Morning Break 10:45 to 11am
Lunch 12 to 12:55pm
Afternoon Break 2 to 2:15pm
Home Time 3:15pm
After School Clubs 3:15 to 4:15pm
Playgrounds supervised to 3:25pm
School Mission Statement
In the light of this Christian vision of faith and the message of the Gospels taught by the Catholic Church, St. Ethelbert’s School aims are:
The school is a Faith Community based on Gospel values where all people are seen in God’s image and loved by God.
The school encourages all pupils and staff to be helped to develop as whole people in body, mind and spirit, nurturing talents to reach their full potential.
That everyone is valued and respected as a unique, special and gifted individual.
That we try to treat each other as we would like others to treat us.
That we aim to be a happy school, an inclusive school, with everyone working as a team – Staff, Children and Parents.
That we endeavour to be an influence for good in the wider community.
See Extended School Weblinks - under NEWS
Caterlink School Dinner Menu for Autumn 2012 School Dinner Menus Autumn 2012
St Ethelbert's Building and St. Gertrude's Building
The online educational game "HANDS ONLY CPR". The game and publishing info are available at:
Most recent Ofsted Report
Key Stage 2 Results for 2013
90% made Level 4+ in both Reading ,Writing and Maths
87% made expected progress or above in Maths
90% made expected progress or above in Reading
100% made expected progress or above in Writing
80% made expected progress or above in Spelling & Grammar
43% made Level 5 in Reading
47% made Level 5 in Writing
47% made Level 5 in Spelling & Grammar
43% made Level 5 in Maths
3% made Level 6 in Writing
3% made Level 6 in Spelling & Grammar
Key Stage 2 Results for 2012
84.4% made Level 4+ in both English and Maths
87.1% made expected progress or above in Maths
90.3% made expected progress or above in English
34.4% made Level 5 in English
43.8% made Level 5 in Maths
The school follows the National Curriculum and uses a wide variety of reading and phonics schemes
Link to DfE School Performance Website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/
Policies - see our policy link - top left
PUPIL PREMIUM -
This is raised by the number of children who are eligable for free school meals - even if they do not wish to take this up and stay with a packed lunch.
For the Year 2011 to 2012 Pupil Premium came to £8,296.
This was spent on one -to-one tuition to support Year 6 pupils to attain a level 4 in both English and Maths - this came to 15 pupils for either reading, writing or numeracy. The school budget was also used to support this. We had a very successful year with all pupils who had one-to-one attaining a Level 4 (or higher).
For the Year 2012-2013 Pupil Premium came to £18,690 - we plan to spend this on supporting Year 5 to attain their level 4s in reading, writing and numeracy as and when required. This will be done by one-to-one tuition, small groups and teaching assistant interventions.
Pupil premium is used by the school to support pupils on Free School Meals who are below the National Average in Attainment from Reception to Year 6 and to make sure that all children stand the best possible chance of attaining a Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths
Pupil premium for April 2013 to March 2014 is at £34,200 and will be used to provide extra support for Free School Meal pupils through class teacher support, individual / small group short programmes with teaching assistants. The school measures attainment in reading, maths and writing at the end of every term (6 times a year!) and so interventions vary accordingly. Pupil premium makes a specific impact on more of our school's pupils achieving Level 4s at the end of year 6, who would normally get a Level 3 at best. This enhances their life chances at Secondary school and further education.
If you are eligable for Free School Meals please see Mrs Gregory, Mrs Butchard-Thursten, Mr Letts or the School Office with complete confidentiality - as this raises the funds to maximise your child's and our pupils' success.
St. ethelbert's catholic primary school is thinking of applying to become part of the southwark diocese multi academy trust from may 2014
See Parents' Letter Academy Parents Letter 22-1- 2013
P.E. Funding 2013 - 2014
The budget of £5432 is to be spent on the following:-
Thanet Superpassport to access iner school sports andteacher training
Achieve Sports Kite Mark 2014
Training for the new PE National Curriculum to be in place in September 2014
Sport coach funding to attend more and different inter school sports competitions and events
Achieve Young Leader Award
Fund 'The Outdoor Classroom' play resources
New sports kits
An after-school 'Change 4 Life Club'
Sports personality award medals
Agreed by the school governors in November 2013. This will impact on the school pupils' behaviour, enjoyment, leadership skills and personal fitness and well-being in all classes.
The Olympic Torch at St. Ethelbert's
Year 5 make up the red circle at Quex Park
Listen to Singing Club's Olympic Anthem
St. Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School - win the Heart Radio / Elephant Windows Christmas Carol Competition 2010
Thankyou to Jack Smith (Year 3) for the lyrics and Mrs Suzy Webb for the music... and to all of the 'SingUp' Choir.
Listen to the carol here SingUp Choir Christmas Carol