Policies and Ofsted


In our most recent Ofsted Inspection (January 2017) Park Hill was judged to be a good school.


"Park Hill is a welcoming and happy school where pupils thrive." Ofsted report 2017

Click here for a link to the School and College Performance Tables Service

Click on this link to see 2016 End of Key Stage 2 Results


Please click on the links below to access key policies and information.

Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Plan

Anti-Bullying Policy

Assessment Information

Attendance Policy 2017

Attendance Policy (ACE)


Behaviour Policy 2015

British Values


Charging and Remissions Policy 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Child Protection Statement of Key Principles

Complaints Procedure - The aim of the Park Hill Thorns Federation is to provide a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment where the sefl-esteem of children and adults is highly valued.  We strive to provide a high quality education that nurtures caring, confident, respectful and happy children through the creation of a challenging, constructive, creative and positive curriculum.  Our federation aims to develop children towards their full academic and social potential by encouraging them to set realistic personal goals and take increaing responsibility for their own learning.  We see Park Hill Thorns Federation as an integral part of a local, wider and global community where children gain knowledge and understanding about the world and its affairs, the links between countries, different peoples' ponts of view and a growing ability to recognise inequalities and injustices and to take approriate action.  

Code of Conduct


Equality Statement.pdf

Exceptional Leave of Absence - Not Authorised Letter

Exceptional Leave of Absence - Authorised Letter


Freedom Of Information


Homework Policy


ICO's Model Publication Scheme


Learning, Teaching and Curriculum Policy

Leave of Absence Request - Not Authorised Letter

Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence Sept 2017


Non Resident Parent Leave of Absence Request - Not Authorised Letter


Person, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Sex Relationship Education (SRE) Federation Policy


SEN Information report 2016 17

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy

Supporting Children with Medical Issues


Equality Information – Annual Report

Who comes to our school?  Equality information is provided below.

December 2015

A summary of our equality objectives is provided below.  The complete document is also available, and can be downloaded by clicking on the link to the left of the page.

The key areas that we address are as follows:

  1. Who Comes to Our School?

We document and analyse our school population by groups, which we have a statutory obligation to plan services for.  As a school, our main function is to provide good access to educational opportunities and help/support our pupils to do well at school.  We also ensure our procedures and practices do not disadvantage anyone in our school.

  1. Advance equality of opportunity between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

Our main priority is to provide equal opportunities to access education according to individual needs, and to promote achievement and attainment for everyone who comes to our school.  Ongoing analysis of our data informs our planning.

  1. Foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

We want our school community to be a welcoming and comfortable environment for all who come here.  We work to foster an open environment where people feel they are being treated with dignity and respect.

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation (as defined by Equalities Act 2010)
  2. Participation, engagement and satisfaction with our equalities practices

We continue to involve all those at school in developing our equality practices.

Appendix 2


Equality Objectives


The objectives which we identify represent our school’s priorities and are the outcomes of careful review and analysis of data and other evidence. They also take into account national and local priorities and issues.


We evaluate our success in meeting the Public Service Equality Duties by the extent to which we achieve improved outcomes for the different groups.


Our Equality Objectives for 2015 - 2016 are:


  1. Raise attainment and accelerate progress with a focus on:
  2. Maths: planning and assessment; cross curricular opportunities
  3. Writing: focus on spelling and grammar; handwriting; application of skills


  1. Develop strategies to support all learners, particularly vulnerable learners and their families with a focus on pupil voice


Our Improvement Plan demonstrates how we will achieve our objectives.


Monitoring and Reviewing Objectives:


We review and update our equality objectives every year and report annually to the Governing Body on progress towards achieving them. We involve and consult staff, pupils, governors, parents and carers as appropriate throughout the year.


Roles and Responsibilities:


We expect all members of the school community and visitors to support our commitment to promoting equalities and meeting the requirements of the Equality Act.