Statutory Information

Documents required by the Department for Education can be found here as per DFE Website link: click here....or here...

If you wish to have paper copies of any of this information please contact the school and it will be made freely available.

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed:

See Contact Us.  Head Teacher is Mr Mark Ratchford.

2.  Either—

(a)the determined admission arrangements for the school in relation to each relevant age group at the school, including any arrangements for selection, any oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place; or

(b)information as to where and by what means parents may access that information in the local authority’s composite prospectus published on their website.

Admissions are dealt with by Peterborough City Council.  Click here...

3.  Information as to where and by what means parents may access the most recent report about the school published by her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

Click here for our Ofsted Reports or here to go to the OFSTED website.

4. CLICK ON THE STATEMENTS BELOW FOR LINKS:

 The school’s most recent key stage 2 results as published by the Secretary of State under the following column headings in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education’s website (click here):

5.  The school’s most recent key stage 4 results as published by the Secretary of State under the following column headings in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education’s website:(a)“% achieving 5 + A* - C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths GCSEs”;(b)“% achieving the English Baccalaureate”; and(c)“% of pupils making expected progress”.

This is not relevant for Castor School

6.  Information as to where and by what means parents may access the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education’s website (click here).

7.  The following information about the school curriculum—

(a)in relation to each academic year, the content of the curriculum followed by the school for each subject and details as to how additional information relating to the curriculum may be obtained; - We teach to the 'New National Curriculum' (click here).  Parents have received termly Curriculum Leaflets explaining topics and curriculum coverage during this time (click here to see class pages for latest documents).

(b)in relation to key stage 1, the names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation; and - We currently use the  Letters and Sounds programme to teach phonics.  We have various reading schemes and follow BOOK BANDING to ensure the correct pitch and monitor progress in reading.

(c)in relation to key stage 4—(i)a list of the courses provided which lead to a GCSE qualification,(ii)a list of other courses offered at key stage 4 and the qualifications that may be acquired. (not applicable)

8.  The measures determined by the head teacher under section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (determination by head teacher of behaviour policy)(4). Click here for our school policies.

9.  The amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant(5) in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated. See below

10.  The report prepared by the school under section 317(5)(a) of EA 1996 (duties of governing bodies in relation to special educational needs(6)). See SEN Policy.

11.  The school’s charging and remissions policy determined by them under section 457 of EA 1996(7). See Policies

12.  A statement of the school’s ethos and values.Click here..

Spending on Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Funding can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.  For the current academic year up to date working documents are available in school. 

13. Information about the school's governing body:  Click here for all information on the school's governing body.

  1. Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2012 to 2013
  2. Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2013 to 2014 published January 2014
  3. Sports Premium Spending 2013 to 2014 published January 2014
  4. Sports Premium Grant Expenditure 2014-15
  5. Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015 to 2016
  6. Sports Premium Grant Expenditure 2015-16
  7. Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016 to 2017