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Christian Values

School Contact Details

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St Nicholas & St Laurence
C of E VA Primary School

T: 01305 812534

Admission Arrangements

The admission policy for St Nicholas & St Laurence School is in accordance with the LA’s admissions arrangements. Parents wishing their child to attend St Nicholas & St Laurence 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 2016/2017 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 County Council if your child is due to start school or Transfer School by age in September.


Pupils achieve exceptionally well at this school. Pupils of all abilities are constantly challenged and, as a result, make excellent progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The majority achieve at the higher Level 5 in reading.

Children in the Reception class make excellent progress. The proportion who is well prepared to continue their education in Year 1 is above average.

Outstanding School

Pupils feel safe and know they are safe. They have excellent knowledge of how to stay safe on the internet. They know that there is always someone to talk to if they have any concerns.

Teachers use feedback, marking and assessment exceptionally well. Pupils highly value this and say that it really helps them.

Performance Tables

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 using in KS1 is Mighty Writer & LCP.

Lexia and Accelerated Reading is used throughout the school and supports the schools tracking of reading skills and comprehension for all pupils.

Find out more about the topics our school follows in each academic year, for every subject.

Behaviour Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure good learning behaviour and to celebrate achievements, as well as to provide guidance and support for pupils, staff and parents and build positive relations in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Consideration and courtesy should be given and received to everyone at all times.

The school insists that all stakeholders are Caring, Courteous, Considerate, Cooperative, Conscientious, Confident and Communicative. We refer to these as our 7Cs.

The 7Cs are used to ensure good behaviour. Pupils have a variety of rewards to encourage exemplary learning behaviour. All staff model the 7Cs and discuss the 7Cs when dealing with behaviour issues, this is consistently used across the school.

Pupil Premium

P.E & Sport Premium

Introducing and embedding new elements to PE across the school. Ensure that children are taking the opportunity to engage in active life events and sessions that inspire them to be active and Healthy for their lifetime. (Making sport accessible to all)

To generate more opportunities for noncompetitive sporting events and different types of sports within lessons and after school.

To generate more opportunities to feel proud of being a sportsman in our school.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Report

Every child with special educational needs should have SEN support. This means help that is additional to or different from the support generally given to other children of the same age.

The purpose of SEN support is to help children achieve the outcomes or learning objectives set for them by the school in conjunction with parents and pupils themselves. Our SENCO and person responsible for all SEN is Miss Loader.

Governors Information & Duties

Privacy Notice (how we use pupil information)

Charging & Remission Policy

Any payment from parents for these activities is voluntary but if parents are unable or unwilling to contribute, it may be that the activity will not be able to take place.

Pupils will never be treated differently whether or not their parents have made any such payments

Pupils will never be treated differently whether or not their parents have made any such payments

Our Aims

To demonstrate, by actions, strong Christian values and so help the children develop their own personal faith and values to equip them for future life.

To help each child develop a lifelong love of learning.

To, engender a sense of self worth, self-confidence and self esteem in each individual.

To ensure that each child has the confidence to ask questions, and make their own choices and decisions.

To ensure that each child can work co-operatively, showing respect, empathy and tolerance for the views of others.

To ensure that each child leaves our school equipped with the social and practical skills needed for everyday living.

To ensure that every child has a clear understanding of good health and a healthy lifestyle.

To achieve these agreed aims of our School we will:

Work in the context of a warm and welcoming Christian ethos so that the love of Jesus Christ will be evident to all.

Educate the whole child by presenting a total experience, which is right and relevant to his/her individuality, thus fostering the child’s intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual development.

Teach a broad and balanced curriculum by carefully planning and delivering the National Curriculum followed by an assessment of the child’s progress; we also provide time for reflection and evaluation by the teaching staff.

Our Ethos

Recognising its historic foundation, the School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the church at parish and diocesan level. The School aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils.

Together we Hope

Together we Love

Together we Learn