Statutory Information

What schools must publish online

Admission arrangements back to the top

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with a statement of special educational needs that names their school. Schools must also admit children with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan that names the school.

If there are fewer applications than places available at a school all applicants will be admitted. If there are more applications than places available, the criteria outlined below (in the pdf documents) will be used to prioritise applications.

Read the full Larkspur Academy determined admission arrangements:

Admissions Policy 2020-21.pdf 

Admissions Policy 2021/22.pdf

For reception admisions and appeals please apply online here.

 

Admissions Arrangements Consultation 2022-23 

As a result of the latest DfE advice on admissions arrangements, HCC are wishing to change their admissions criteria for 2022-23 and as we use the same criteria, but are now an Academy, we are required to consult stakeholders.

The consultation runs from 26 October 2020 to 6 December 2020. The final admission arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2021 and published by 15 March 2021.

We’re proposing the following changes to clarify the wording of our admission arrangements for 2022-23.

  • To amend the wording and definition of ‘Rule 5 – Nearest School’ for infant, first, primary, junior and middle schools to:

Children for whom it is the nearest school or academy. This includes all schools except those which allocate places on the basis of faith (membership or practice) before allocating on the basis of distance/location.

  • To clarify our policy on twins and multiple births by amending the definition to:

The school will admit over the school’s published admission number when a single twin/multiple birth child is allocated a place at a school.

Our full proposed admission arrangements for 2022-23 can be found here

Please send any response to governance@ivylearningtrust.org by 6th December, 2020. Your responses will be taken into account when the admissions arrangements are determined.

Charging and remissions policies back to the top

Charging and Remissions policy – Ivy Learning Trust

 

Handling complaints during the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak)

In line with government guidance the school is not expected to handle new or existing complaints while we are closed. The school will still engage with parents and pupils where we can, however complaints can be considered once the government confirms schools can safely reopen

 

School complaints procedure back to the top

Complaints Procedures – Ivy Learning Trust

 

Handling complaints during the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak)

In line with government guidance the school is not expect to handle new or existing complaints while we are closed. The school will still engage with parents and pupils where we can, however complaints can be considered once the government confirms schools can safely reopen

School contact details

Larkspur Primary School
Tower Road,
Ware,
Hertfordshire.
SG12 7LP

Admissions Officer: Mrs Christine Rose

Parents are welcome to visit the school for a tour, please contact the school office to arrange a time. 

Telephone: 01920 411 000

 

Head of School: Mrs Kerry McEwan

Chair of Governors: Mrs Sarah Edwards

SEND Co-ordinator: Mrs Amanda Rolph

If you would like to contact any of us, please contact the school by phone, email, post or in person. 

Email: office@larkspurprimary.org

 

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing data protection within the School
so if you do have any questions in this regard, please do contact them on the information
below: –

Data Protection Officer: Judicium Consulting Limited
Address: 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Email: dataservices@judicium.com
Web: www.judiciumeducation.co.uk
Telephone: 0203 326 9174
Lead Contact: Craig Stilwell

Curriculum back to the top

You can view the Larkspur Primary School’s curriculum page by visiting the Our Learning section of our website larkspurprimary.org/our-learning/our-curriculum

Governors’ information and duties back to the top

Please visit our Governors’ page for more information.

Ofsted reports back to the top

View the most recent inspection report (As maintained school Tower Primary) from 5th June 2018 select the link below.

Ofsted Inspection Report – Tower Primary School

Requests for paper copies back to the top

We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly and would like to avoid unnecessary printing wherever possible. However, should you need a paper copy of the information on this website, please contact our office on 01920 411 000 or pop in to reception and we will be happy to help you.

Performance tables back to the top

A link to the Department for Education’s website for Larkspur Primary School www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/117275

PE and sport premium for primary schools back to the top

For information of the PE and Sport Premium fund and how it was used in the relevant academic year please click the link below:

Tower Primary Impact Report Sports Premium 2017-18

Larkspur Primary Academy Sports Premium Funding 2018-2019

Larkspur Primary Academy Sports Premium Impact Report 2018-19

Larkspur Academy Sports Premium Impact report 2019-2020

Special educational needs (SEN) and disability information back to the top

For information on SEN provision at Larkspur Primary please visit our Inclusion page.

You can find some additional information by following the links below:

SEND Information Report

Whole School Provision Map for SEN 

Accessibility plan

Hertfordshire’s SEND Local Offer: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/about-the-local-offer.aspx

Below are a few useful Links:
Independent Parent Special Education Advice www.ipsea.org.uk/

Information and contact details on advice, assessment and support services for children, parents and providers who support them: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/contact-us/contact-childrens-services-or-schools.aspx

Statutory test and assessment results back to the top

Tower Primary School Data 2017-18

Values and ethos back to the top

Larkspur Vision and Values

At Larkspur Primary Academy, our core values of care, honesty, determination, respect, responsibility and appreciation will permeate school life and enable our children to feel happy and confident within a safe and supportive community. Along with these, the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs, are embedded within our school. We will all work together: nurturing our children to be resilient and offering the very best education. By building a challenging and engaging curriculum, underpinned by a strong, positive learning culture, we will ensure that every child is able to become a lifelong learner, independently striving to succeed.

Curriculum and Culture

Our curriculum is built around the 2014 National Curriculum. We work to make curriculum links that are meaningful to our children and to deliver lessons which inspire and motivate.

Our learning culture is built around the concept of ‘growth mindset’, which helps our children to understand that learning takes effort, that challenge is good and that mistakes can help you to learn. Through our work on meta—cognition, our children learn ‘how to learn’ and what makes them good learners, such as being reflective and resourceful.