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Financial Information - Pupil Premium|
School achieved FMSIS (Financial Management Standard in Schools) in November 2009 and the Governing Body have recently completed the Schools Financial Value Standard.
This academic year we received pupil premium funding of £3,000 which supports vulnerable pupils in reaching their full potential. The money is being used to pay for a teaching assistant (3 afternoons per week) to deliver intervention programmes, to fund holiday and extra curricular activities for children entitled to free school meals and to purchase additional curriculum resources.
We admit 18 pupils each academic year into our Reception Class. If you are interested in sending your child to our school please contact us at school and we would be delighted to arrange a visit and tour of the School. We currently have 124 pupils in School and have a place available in Year 3; please do not hesitate to inquire.
Simonstone St. Peter's Primary School operates the following safety policy on our school website regarding the use of photographs, to ensure the privacy and safety of our pupils at school.
By observing these points, the school ensures that visitors to the web-site cannot link images of pupils to names of pupils. No other private information about pupils is ever published on the website such as surnames or contact details.
List of Staff|
Mrs. S Smith - Headteacher
Mrs. C Smith -Assistant Headteacher, Year 5/6 Class Teacher
Mrs C Rossi - Year 3/4 Class Teacher
Miss D Hartley - Year 1/2 Class Teacher
Mrs. J Booth - Rec / Year 1 Class Teacher
Mrs. R Overton - Part-time teacher
Mrs. C Dyer - Teaching Assistant - Class 1
Mrs. D Shaw - Teaching Assistant - Class 2
Mrs. J Wood - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Class 3
Mrs. J Read - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Class 4
Mrs. C Whitham - SEN Teaching Assistant
Mrs. L Smith - SEN Support Assistant
Mrs. G Sutcliffe - SEN Support Assistant
Mrs. L Clarke- School Office Manager
Mr. S Marshall - Site Supervisor
Mrs. C Laurie - Midday Welfare Assistant
Mrs. J Dobson - Midday Welfare Assistant
Mrs. L Smith - Midday Welfare Assistant
Mrs. G Sutcliffe - Midday Welfare Assistant
Mr. J Garrett - Music Teacher (Employed through Lancashire Music Service -singing and percussion)
Mr P Freyne - Music Teacher (Employed through
Mrs. M - Galea Music Teacher (Employed through Lancashire Music Service - recorder)
Simonstone St Peter's School is a small village primary school situated on the outskirts of the village in the Ribble Valley. The school has two buildings, an old and a new situated on either side of a country lane.
The children were originally housed in what is now known as the Old School. The building is in fact the Village Church which was built prior to 1879 and served a double purpose for worship and education. All the children in the village were taught here and the Headteacher lived in the house attached to the Church. This has since been incorporated into the building as the Chancel.
When the 1944 Education Act came into force, older children from the age of 11 were transferred to St. Leonard's and later to Gawthorpe, which was to become the present Gawthorpe High School, or to one of the Clitheroe Grammar Schools. Simonstone St Peter's C. of E. Primary School is an Aided Church of England School for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. It is provided by the Church Trustees, governed by its Governing Body (a majority of whose members are appointed by the Church) and maintained by Lancashire County Council. It enjoys very close links with the Church and has a strong Christian ethos in its approach to education.
In May 1976 the new building was completed and the school moved in during the Summer Term. The Old School is still used for Physical Education, Music and school meals, where the children have either a hot meal or bring their own packed lunch. It is also used as a hall for curriculum activities in various subjects where space is required, concerts and activities organised by the school or by the Friends of Simonstone School for the purpose of fund-raising and community relations.
The new building houses the four classroom bases, resource areas and other linked administrative rooms. All the classrooms have been extended over recent years and a new entrance with library and group areas has been completed in February 2006
Each teacher negoiates class rules with their class which are appropriate to the age and maturity of the children. These are the more general school rules for your information.