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."

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

Term Dates and Holidays 2020/21

Term Dates 2020/21

Term From To
Autumn 1 2020 Thursday 3rd September 2020 Friday 23rd October 2020
Autumn 2 2020 Monday 2nd November 2020 Friday 18th December 2020
Spring 1 2021 Monday 4th January 2021 Friday 12th February 2021
Spring 2 2021 Monday 22nd February 2021 Thursday 1st April 2021
Summer 1 2021 Monday 19th April 2021 Friday 28th May 2021
Summer 2 2021 Monday 7th June 2021 Friday 16th July 2021

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

Teacher Training Days 2020/21

  • Tuesday 1st September 2020
  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020
  • Monday 19th July 2021
  • Tuesday 20th July 2021
  • Wednesday 21st July 2021

Holidays 2020/21

Holiday School Closes at 3.15pm on School Opens at 8.50am on
Summer   Thursday 3rd September 2020
October Half Term Monday 26th October 2020
Monday 2nd November 2020
Christmas Friday 18th December 2020 Monday 4th January 2021
February Half Term Friday 12th February 2021 Monday 22nd February 2021
Easter Holidays Thursday 1st April 2021 Monday 19th April 2021
May Day
(Monday 3rd May 2021)
Friday 30th April 2021
Tuesday 4th May 2021
Spring Bank Holiday Friday 28th May 2021
Monday 7th June 2021
Summer Friday 16th July 2021  

*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 2020/21

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.

Eat Smart Sheffield Packed Lunch Guidance

Packed lunches can contribute to almost a third of a child's weekly food intake, therefore we want to encourage healthy packed lunches for those children who bring them into school.

As such, the following guidance has been designed to help you to provide a healthy and nutritious packed lunch for your child to help give them the best chance possible.

Eat Smart Sheffield Packed Lunch Guidance

ParentPay Online Payments

Coming soon: Online payments to school with ParentPay!

Starting in June 2020, we will be introducing a more convenient way to pay for school meals, and other school items online, using a secure service called ParentPay, which will make the school cashless.

Please read the launch letter and watch the video for more information. You should receive an activation letter from school in the post this week, so please look out for it.

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 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools received:

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

Funding to support looked-after children is £2,300 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 2020-22

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

SEND at Stradbroke Primary School

SEND Statement

As a school we aim to meet the needs of each pupil as an individual. We strive to support each child to the best of our ability in any of the following areas of need: Communication & Interaction, Cognition & Learning, Social, Emotional & Mental Health and Sensory & Physical. Children who are identified as having additional educational needs remain integrated within a class wherever possible and are supported in that environment.

The school follows the guidelines set out by the Department for Education Code of Practice (2015) and ensures that children experiencing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are identified early, their needs are planned for and provision is made to ensure their needs are met. The level of support and provision provided will be dependent upon the level of need. (In Sheffield, we use the Sheffield Support Grid to help us identify level of need and appropriate provision.) For some children this may be low level, and they are best supported in small groups and using the school's own resources. We provide classroom-based support from the teacher and teaching assistant on a small-group or whole class level. For example, a teaching assistant might work alongside a small group to pre-teach new concepts to children who may take longer to understand and apply novel ideas, or with a small group to revisit specific areas of learning. We run a wide variety of internal intervention programmes to provide further support around individual needs, such as additional reading, phonics practice, social skills and emotional regulation.

For other children, the degree of difficulty they are experiencing may indicate that they will require a higher level of expert assessment and support than school can provide from its own resources. We would therefore refer them to the relevant outside agencies - for example, the Speech and Language Therapy team. Often, these agencies will write a plan for the support these children will need for them to make progress in these areas. The school has invested in training for some Teaching Assistants so that they can provide this more specialist support - for example, with Speech and Language skills or fine and gross motor skill development.

If a child is experiencing longer term difficulties and requires an individual programme of support, a more formal assessment can be carried out by outside agencies and all the information written up as a My Plan. In some cases, this may lead to an application for an Education, Health and Care Plan.

All children receiving additional support will have their own small targets. The Inclusion Manager, Special Needs Co-ordinator, the class teacher and the parents/carers work closely so that the children have the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced curriculum. For children on the school's SEND register, termly meetings are held to help this close work, share information and review how effective the support is. This follows the "assess, plan, do, review" system. Children with an EHCP will have a minimum of two SEND Review meetings and an Annual Review each year. These are in addition to the regular parent's evenings.

Our SEND Information Report and SEND Definitions Leaflet are available to download, which you may find helpful.

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

Further information

You may find the following links useful:

SEND - Integrated Resource

We have an Integrated Resource for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties and who have an Education and Health Care Plan. We cater for a range of needs across the areas of Communication & Interaction, Cognition & Learning, Social, Emotional & Mental Health and Sensory & Physical. A child may have needs in more than one area. We are happy to support children with a range of medical needs, but please be aware that we do not have a nurse on site. We don't have staff who have medical training above Level 3 first aid.

Our Integrated Resource has 20 places, is currently (Jul 20) attended by 22 children, and anticipates that it will educate 21 children from September 2020.

The aim is to enable these children to live and work with other children from the mainstream school. They will work either in their mainstream classroom or in a small withdrawal group for each subject, depending upon their level of need. We aim to give these children, like others, full access to the National Curriculum. Naturally, their work will be personalised to their individual strengths and needs, and they may work at a different pace to mainstream children depending upon their specific needs.

We consider that our Integrated Resource is an appropriate setting for children who are likely to be able to integrate for some of their provision; are able to join a peer group; or are realistically likely to develop the skills required for these outcomes during their time at Stradbroke. Children placed here should benefit from the company of their mainstream peers, and those mainstream peers should benefit from them, both socially and educationally. The children attending the Integrated Resource benefit from a high level of support, but the majority of this is delivered on a small group basis with a high staff:pupil ratio.

These children have an Education, Health and Care Plan and can come from a wider area as well as the school's catchment area. Admissions to the Integrated Resource dealt with directly by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Assessment and Review Service (SENDSARS). It should also be made clear that, unfortunately, a place in Stradbroke's Mainstream setting does not give a child automatic access to an Integrated Resource place; again, this is dealt with separately by the SENDSARS team.

Any family who wishes to visit the Integrated Resource can contact the school office to arrange a tour. We'd also like to point you to our Virtual Tour on YouTube, which may be especially useful for you during the current pandemic. Our SENDCo (Miss L Ambler) is very happy to discuss the setting and whether a placement here might be of benefit for your child over the telephone - please contact the school office if you would like to arrange this.

MAST - MAST & School Advice Sessions during Covid-19

A MAST worker and member of the school staff team can talk with you via zoom or by telephone to discuss any issues you may have.

The MAST worker and school will work together with you to help to address your family's needs and create happier children and families.

Contact Mrs Shelley on 0114 2399320 to make an appointment.

Sheffield Parent Hub

Sheffield Parent Hub are now running group programmes, seminars and discussion groups virtually, via Zoom.

They are also able to offer support via phone or video chat during this difficult time.

The Sheffield Parenting What's On Guide - Winter 2020/21

Please contact Mrs Shelley at school if you are interested in any courses.

Useful Links for Parents

Citizens Advice Sheffield

• Telephone Advice Line: Freephone 0808 278 782

• Text: 07860 026 184

• Email:

Sheffield Directory

Sheffield Directory

Activities, organisations, information and services at your fingertips.

• Adults

• Children and Families

• Special educational needs and disabilities (Local Offer)

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