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Admissions Policy

  • The arrangements for the admission of children to this school at age 4+ are made by the Council. A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the guidance 'Infant, Junior & Primary School Admissions in Brighton & Hove 2015/2016 which can be found at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/schooladmissions. A hard copy can be obtained from the School Admissions Section, Children & Young People's Trust, PO BOX 2503, King's House, Grand Avenue, HOVE BN3 2SU (tel:01273 293653). 

 

However, parents/carers may find it helpful to know that, if there are insufficient places available to meet demand, places will be allocated to children in accordance with the following list of priorities:

  • Children in the care of the local authority; or were previously in the care of the local authority;
  • Children with compelling medical or other exceptional reasons for attending the school;
  • Children who in September 2018 will have a brother or sister at the school or at a linked junior school;
  • Children transferring between a linked infant and junior school;
  • Other children.

If it should be necessary to decide between children within any of these priority groups, this will be done by giving the places to those children who live closest to the school.

The following information, reflecting the outcome of the admission arrangements at 4+ for September 2017 may give parents/carers some idea of their chances of obtaining a place for their child at this school in September 2018

These allocations were made using the equal preference system.

Table A

Published Admission Limit 2017/2018 : 90
Number of first preferences received by the closing date: 259

Table B

The intial allocation of places after closing date

Priority 1st pref 2nd pref 3rd pref Totals
SEN        
Priority 1  1     1
Priority 2        
Priority 3 40     38
Priority 4 n/a n/a n/a  
Priority 5 41 5 3 49
Totals 82 5 3 90

Table C

Appeals (as at 1/9/17)

Number of formal appeals considered : 2

Number of applications agreed on Appeal : Nil

Number of applications conceded : Nil

Important Policies

  • Anti-Bullying Policy

    Behaviour and Anti Bullying Policy Pupil Version (Unacceptable Behaviour Policy)

    At Goldstone we try to be a place where everyone is made to feel welcome and comfortable and where we will treat everyone with care and respect. We want Goldstone to be a community where learning and personal development take place with trust and confidence. We believe that everyone in our community has a right to work and learn in a safe and happy environment and that bullying can make people feel unsafe and unhappy and is unacceptable. We value the special part everyone plays in the Goldstone community.

    To view our Anti-Bullying Policy, please click here.

  • Attendance Policy

    To view our Attendance Policy, please click here.

  • Assessment Policy

    To view our Assessment Policy, please click here.

  • Behaviour Policy

    To view our Behaviour Policy, please click here.

  • Charging Policy

    For information on the circumstances in which charges are made or money refunded please read here.

  • Child Protection - Are you concerned about a child?

    To view our Child Protection Policy, please click here.

  • Complaints Procedure

    At Goldstone we want to work with children and their parents and carers to get the best results and the
    happiest school days for each child.

     Sometimes problems arise however and it is important that parents
    and carers know who to speak to in order that these problems can be dealt with quickly and effectively.

    Goldstone teachers are always happy to speak to concerned parents and your child’s teacher will
    normally be the first person to speak to in the event of a problem. If that does not resolve the issue or if
    you wish to speak to someone other than your child’s teacher in the first instance, then we have created
    this complaints policy in the hope that it will assist you and us in communicating effectively to solve any
    problems or issues that you want to bring to our attention.

    For more information on our Complaints Procedure, please click here.

  • Core Principles for Assessment

    Assessment is integral to high quality teaching and learning. It helps us to ensure that our
    teaching is appropriate and that learners are making at least expected progress. 

    For more information, please click here.

  • Debt Policy

    Many schools invoice external organisations or individuals for services or facilities provided.  In addition, Goldstone runs its own After School Club, Breakfast Club and Playschemes. It is important to have a procedure to ensure recovery of any debt or outstanding monies owed to the school.  Goldstone Primary School is committed to ensuring good practice in this area. “Bad debts”, as defined below, must only be written off in accordance with the financial limits contained in the School’s Scheme of Delegation. 

    The school welcomes conversations with anyone finding it hard to pay outstanding monies.  Please arrange a meeting with the Headteacher as soon as possible if you need to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Goldstone CCTV Policy

    The purpose of this Policy is to regulate the management, operation and use of the closed circuit television (CCTV) system at Goldstone Primary School.

    The system comprises a number of cameras located on the school buildings. All cameras are monitored under restricted access from the school office and are only available to nominated Senior Leaders, Administrative staff and site staff.

    This Code follows Data Protection Act guidelines. The Code of Practice will be subject to review bi-annually to include consultation as appropriate with interested parties.

    The CCTV system is owned by the school.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

    At Goldstone we strive to be a place where pupils, staff, volunteers, families and other visitors will be made welcome and comfortable and where we will treat each other with respect.

    We believe that all children and young people have the right to protection from neglect and abuse and that their welfare is of paramount importance.
    Goldstone is a place where learning and personal development takes place in a climate of trust and confidence and where we value everyone's unique contribution to our community.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Equalities Policy

    Our Equality Policy is inclusive of our whole school community – pupils/students, staff, parents/carers, visitors and partner agencies - who we have engaged with and who have been actively involved in and contributed to its development.

    For more information, please click here

  • Health and Safety Policy

    For information on our Health and Safety Policy, please click here

  • ICT Social Networking Policy

    The internet provides a range of social media tools that allow users to interact with one another, for example from rediscovering friends on social networking sites such as Facebook, to keeping up with other people’s lives on Twitter and maintaining pages on internet encyclopaedias such as Wikipedia.

    Whilst the widespread availability and use of social networking applications brings opportunities to engage and communicate with audiences in new and exciting ways, it is important to ensure that we balance this not only with our legal responsibilities, to safeguard and protect our children and staff, but also with the need to safeguard the school’s image and reputation.

    For more information, please click here to view our ICT Social Networking policy.

  • Medicine Policy

    Please find our medicine policy here.

  • Procurement

    Goldstone Primary School endeavor to reduce the school’s carbon footprint. We will do this by considering environmental aspects, impacts and costs when purchasing products and services.
     Our practice will endeavor to ensure that they are less harmful to the environment (land, air and water) and that they are made with less harmful materials when produced, used or consumed. This will include, where possible; buying locally, buying recycled , recyclable and reusing. 

    For more information on this, please click here

  • Pupil Premium Policy

    For more information on our Pupil Premium Policy, please click here

  • Religious Education Policy

    The aim of teaching religious education in our school is to give children opportunities to:
    a. develop their knowledge and understanding of the nature of religious beliefs and practices and the importance of these in the lives of believers and
    b. explore those aspects of human experiences which give rise to spiritual awareness and fundamental issues about beliefs and values. 

    For more information on this policy, please click here.

  • SEN Policy & SEND Report

    At Goldstone Primary School we are proud of our diverse school community and the support we give to children with particular needs and requirements. You can read more about our approach to Special Educational Needs (SEN) here.

    If you would like to discuss your child's special educational needs please contact the office to make an appointment with Mags Newton or another senior member of staff.

    For more information on our SEND Information Report, please click here.

  • Uniform Guidance

    Please find our uniform policy here

  • Vision Statement

    We have a comprehensive vision statement which sets out the core values that we, as a school, hold.  You can read our vision statement in detail here. 
     In summary we believe that our children enjoy learning and coming to school.  We believe that our staff, parents and children all have high aspirations and that the children make exceptional progress as they move through the school.  Our curriculum is wide and balanced and gives the children opportunities to experience a wide range of subjects.  Our children are taught to embrace and respect differences and they are nutured so that they grow into well-rounded, caring citizens who will contribute positively to society.  Parents are actively encouraged to be part of the school community and the school takes pride in its place within the local community.

     Goldstone Primary School is a safe, happy and positive place where everyone grows and achieves. When our pupils leave our school they are sorry to be leaving but feel equipped and ready for the next stage in their lives. 

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