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Bere Regis Primary and Pre-School
Tel: 01929 471334
Headteacher: Mrs Rachael Brown
If you would like a paper copy of any information from this website, please contact Mrs Dale in our main office where all information will be given free of charge.
Bere Regis Primary and Pre-School is a member of Wessex Multi Academy Trust
Queens Avenue, Dorchester
Tel: 01305 231510
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Michael Foley
The admission policy for Bere Regis School is in accordance with the admissions authority admissions arrangements.
Parents wishing their child to attend Bere Regis School should ensure that they contact either the school office or the admissions team at County Hall on 01305 221060.
Before you complete the application please read the parents guide and admission policy Dorset School Admissions.
You can apply online or for a paper copy, please call 01305 221060.
Visits to our school are welcome and may be arranged by contacting the school office.
Important information from the School Admissions Team at Dorset Council if your child is due to start school or Transfer School by age in September.
Our Ofsted monitoring visit took place over 4th and 5th July 2018 and the full report can be found by clicking on the ‘Ofsted Report’ button below.
Some key highlights from the report:
- Across the school, current pupils’ progress continues to improve with tracking information showing a further increase in the proportion of pupils working at expectations for their age.
- The early year’s provision at the school continues to be a source of pride, and the support for SEND children has improved considerably.
The Inspector also identified the following strengths:
The Headteacher understands the priorities for improvement. As a result, he is making necessary changes to improve teaching, learning and assessment.
Pupils and parents recognise strong improvements in pupils’ behaviour and welfare. Pupils show genuine value and respect for each other.
Exam & Assessment Results
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Government cancelled all statutory assessments for KS1 and KS2 for the summer term, academic year 2019/20 and 2020/21. Please find below assessment data for the academic year 2018/19.
Information for our previous results can be found in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education’s website.
The Performance Tables give information on the achievements of pupils in primary, secondary and 16-18 provision in schools and colleges, and how they compare with other schools and colleges in the Local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.
Information can be found in the School Performance Tables published on the Department for Education’s website.
The name of the phonics or reading schemes we use in Years 1, 2, 3 & 4 is Oxford Reading Tree. Years 5 & 6 choose from our variety of reading books covering various genres.
Find out more about the curriculum our school follows in each academic year for every subject.
The curriculum we follow in each academic year for every subject.
It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all.
The school behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
- We ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities are planned to meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who may be vulnerable. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any individual or group of pupils the school has legitimately identified as having need.
P.E & Sport Premium
Since September 2013 the government has provided an annual P.E and Schools Sport Premium. This money must be used to provide additional and sustainable improvement to the quality of P.E and sport the school offers.
The vision is for a measurable and sustained improvement in school PE and Sport, underpinned by high-quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity and leads to healthier pupils who are more engaged across the whole curriculum. This will be our legacy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In conjunction with this, Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of PE and sport as well as considering how effectively schools have used
their additional funding. The impact of the funding will be considered in terms of:
• Achievement in weekly PE lessons
• Increased participation in competitive school sport
• Personal health and well-being and
• Improved attitudes and behaviour towards learning
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Report
At Bere Regis Primary and Pre School, we work to create a cross-school culture that will ensure all children follow highly personalised learning pathways by recognising and celebrating their differences and meeting their individual needs so that they reach their potential, making rapid progress where needed.
At the centre of this culture are the principles of nurturing high expectations, valuing self-esteem and enabling confidence and independence in learning.
Our SENDco and person responsible for all SEN is Miss Hewitt.
Through appropriate curricular provision, we respect the fact that children:
- have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations;
- require different strategies for learning;
- acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates;
- need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences.
Governors Information & Duties
Our governing body consists of a group of enthusiastic and committed people who volunteer to work in partnership with the school staff to shape the future of the school, to decide the key issues that will help staff to raise standards and to determine how the school will best spend its money to achieve these aims.
We are particularly fortunate that we have a wide cross section of skills and experience among our governors with representation from parents, staff, local authority and members of the community
Charging & Remissions Policy
As part of the broad curriculum offered to our children, we often have to fund certain activities outside the provision of the LEA. The 1988 Education Reform Act does not allow us to charge for such activities. We, therefore, ask parents for occasional voluntary contributions towards such funding.
The 1988 Education Reform Act states that: “There is no obligation to contribute and no pupil would be omitted from the activity because his/her parents were unwilling to contribute”.
At Bere Regis Primary and Pre-School we have five aims:
To be happy, friendly safe and enjoy life at school.
To become independent, responsible members of the school community.
During lessons pay attention, concentrate, try their hardest at work and make good progress.
To behave well at all times and treat other people with courtesy, kindness and consideration.
To respect the environment in which they live and work and the belongings of others.