Parents' Area

Our Ofsted Inspection Reports

You can download our latest 2016 Ofsted Report:

Our latest and previous Ofsted Reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Our Early Years provision (Little Teds) is inspected separately to main school.
Little Teds' Ofsted Report can be found on the Ofsted Early Years website, but can also be downloaded:


Parents can register their views of the school with OFSTED at Parentview.

The Guide for Parents explains the inspection process.

More information can be found on this Ofsted Leaflet and Poster.

Parent Feedback

Parent comments regarding the Y6 residential Nov 2015

"This is to express our appreciation to the entire management team on behalf of our child. On his return he told us of the good times he had, he has never stopped about talking about Kingswood. The activities, life without TV and other common electronic gadgets and in general the entire trip that showed him that after-all there can be life without all those things young people take for granted in this day and age. Thank you all for doing that for our children."

Parent comments regarding the Y1-3 Nativity Dec 2015

"It was an exceptionally well rehearsed and organised show. To watch our children go through the show without reading from a script with the perfection they presented was excellent. Thanks to all staff for making it a success."

Curriculum at Stradbroke Primary

More detailed information about the Curriculum at Stradbroke Primary can be found on our Curriculum page.

We've also created a Grid to map lessons/activities across the curriculum which can be accessed online by going to:

To view the grid you'll need to enter this password: stradbroke-guest

We have a range of downloadable booklets that describe our approach to teaching the various subjects on offer at Stradbroke Primary:

Educational 'Jargon Buster'

Acronyms and abbreviations are used frequently in documents about Schools and Education - the following 'Jargon Buster' list may help to decipher them!

Acronyms and abbreviations

SEND Statement

SEND Statement - Stradbroke Primary

As a school we aim to meet the needs of each pupil as an individual. Whether it is a learning difficulty, emotional or behavioural need, sensory impairment, we aim to support such identified children to the best of our ability. Children, who are identified as having additional educational needs, wherever possible, remain integrated within a class and are supported by an additional teaching assistant, working in a small group or a 1:1 scenario.

The school follows the guidelines set out by the Department for Education Code of Practice (2014) and ensure children experiencing special educational needs (SEN) are identified early, their needs planned for and provision made to ensure their needs are met. The level of support and provision provided will be dependent upon the level of need. For some children this may be low level in small groups and using the school's own resources. For other children, the degree of difficulty they are experiencing may indicate that they will require a higher level of extra support than school can provide from its own resources. For these children a more formal assessment is carried out by outside agencies and may lead to the application of an Education, Health and Care Plan.

All children receiving additional support will have their own small targets written in an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The Inclusion Manager, Special Needs Co-ordinator, the class teacher and the parents work closely so that the children have the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The school also maintains close relationships with Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language therapists, the Health Service and Learning Support Service, who support the school during the stages of assessment.

The SEND Policy is available to download, or a paper copy is available from the school office.

Our SEND Information Report and SEN Definitions Leaflet are also available to download.

Further information

You may find the following links useful:

Pupil Premium

DfE Guidance - What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years or are looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months). Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools receive:

  • £1,320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil
  • £935 for each eligible secondary-aged pupil

Funding to support looked-after children is £1,900 for each eligible pupil.

Further information about Pupil Premium funding can be found on the GOV.UK website:
Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools.

Pupil Premium at Stradbroke Primary

Please read our reports below to find out how we are spending our Pupil Premium money at Stradbroke to best support our children.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

Term Dates and Holidays 2018/19

Term Dates 2018/19

Term From To
Autumn 1 2018 Tuesday 4th September 2018 Friday 26th October 2018
Autumn 2 2018 Monday 5th November 2018 Friday 21st December 2018
Spring 1 2019 Tuesday 8th January 2019 Friday 15th February 2019
Spring 2 2019 Monday 25th February 2019 Friday 29th March 2019
Summer 1 2019 Monday 15th April 2019 Friday 24th May 2019
Summer 2 2019 Monday 3rd June 2019 Friday 19th July 2019

*NB - these dates INCLUDE Teacher Training days when school will be closed to pupils.

Teacher Training Days 2018/19

Monday 3rd September 2018 Monday 7th January 2019
Monday 22nd July 2019 Tuesday 23rd July 2019 Wednesday 24th July 2019

Holidays 2018/19

Holiday School Closes at 3.15pm on School Opens at 8.50am on
    Tuesday 4th September 2018
October Half Term Friday 26th October 2018
Monday 5th November 2018
Christmas Friday 21st December 2018 Tuesday 8th January 2019
February Half Term Friday 15th February 2019 Monday 25th February 2019
Easter Holidays Friday 29th March 2019 Monday 15th April 2019
Easter Bank Holidays
(Fri/Mon 19th/22nd April 2019)
Thursday 18th April 2019
Tuesday 23rd April 2019
May Day
(Monday 6th May 2019)
Friday 3rd May 2019
Tuesday 7th May 2019
Spring Bank Holiday Friday 24th May 2019
Monday 3rd June 2019
Summer Friday 19th July 2019  

*NB - these dates INCLUDE Teacher Training days when school will be closed to pupils.

School Meals at Stradbroke Primary

Taylor Shaw School Meal Menu

At Taylor Shaw we embrace the School Food Standards and plan imaginative and diverse menus to suit the needs of the children and your school.

Menus are not only delicious but packed full of energy and all the nutrients that children need to support their growth and learning. Menu and recipe ideas are brought to life in our kitchens by our creative team of experts.

Pupils are involved in every aspect of the menu planning from generating ideas to sampling the products.

Stradbroke Primary Menu - Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Did you know?

ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are all eligible for a Universal Infant Free School Meal!

You could save yourself time and £100s a year by encouraging your children to have a hot meal prepared and cooked fresh on site daily!

Let Taylor Shaw take the pressure off making a packed lunch and provide your child with a nutritionally balanced, hot an delicious lunch, for FREE!

Download the Taylor Shaw Free School Meals Leaflet for further information.

The Expert Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety

With featured advice and resources from The Children's Society, this expert guide for parents has been written to help children understand, cope and become strengthened by their experiences of anxiety at a young age.

The Expert Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety

Healthy Eating - Bear Nibbles

Have you seen the Bear Nibbles website?

It gives information about healthier eating for kids and in particular how much sugar etc is in fruit snacks we choose for our kids.

Parent Support

For help, advice and guidance about all aspects of education and other parenting issues:

Department for Education website

Parents:Directgov website

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society (NAS) are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Autism Support Line

Sheffield Education Autism Team run a Support Line for Parents, Carers and Professionals.

It is available Monday to Thursday 1.00pm to 4.00pm (term time).

The telephone number is: 0114 2736567

The Sheffield Education Autism Team Support Line poster is available to download.

Sparkle Sheffield - Autism support group for parents

Sparkle Sheffield have 5 different parent support groups running in 5 different venues as well as a play evening for autistic children and their siblings. We certainly are a parent group with a difference. Sparkle Sheffield will not just aim at helping and supporting our beautiful extra special children but it will also be helping and supporting their parents too.

Having a child with autism can be very difficult and an extremely challenging experience and the only person who really understands what you are going through is another parent. Autism affects all different cultures from all different backgrounds but unfortunately all parents have the same problems due to lack of support and understanding. Sparkle Sheffield will be tackling these problems head on by bringing knowledge to our parents.

We really hope you are all able to join us in raising awareness for Autism.

Amy's House

Amy's House is a respite centre for families with children, from 5-18 years old, who have special needs and is based in the heart of the local community at Ballifield Primary School in Sheffield.


Many of our children need additional support to understand the spoken word. A great resource for this is the use of Makaton which supports by using signs and symbols alongside the spoken word.

Please visit for further information about Makaton which we are increasingly using in school.

This Makaton Information Sheet explains more about Makaton and the help available.

Feelings Faces

Children with autism often find it difficult to distinguish the emotions of others or to describe how they themselves feel.

Please use these emotions faces (if they are useful) to support your child.


Unravel is a Sheffield-based children's emotional and behavioural psychology consultancy, that aims to unravel children's behavioural difficulties and develop happier children.

Websites that support special educational needs children and their families