Hardcopies of Content
If you require a hardcopy of documents from this website, please contact the office with your request.
The name, postal addresses and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:
Name of Headteacher: Mrs Fiona Hull
Name and Address of Chair of the Academy Governance Committee:
Mr Greg Cracknell
Name and Address of SENDCO:
Mrs J Taylor
Peterborough Diocese Education Trust
6 The Lakes
Link to the PDET website: www.pdet.org.uk
Telephone: 01604 887056
Thank you for considering applying for a place at Freeman's. We sometimes have vacancies in some year groups, please contact the School Office for current information on 01933 274870. You are very welcome to make an appointment to look around the school at a convenient time.
All applications for places at this school should be made through Northamptonshire County Council using the online link below. If at any stage there are more applications than places available, the current Admission Policy explains oversubscription criteria.
If you have applied and been refused a place at our academy (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.
Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see: https://www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/parents/appeals
The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.
Timetable for appeals – September 2021 applications
Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2021, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 9:00am on 21 May 2021.
Proposed appeal hearing dates are during the weeks commencing 21 June and 28 June 2021.
Decision letters will be sent within five working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.
Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables
We have a series of pages dedicated to the delivery, assessment and enhancement of the Curriculum. These pages may be found under the main Curriculum heading in the menu bar.
Our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy will advise you on how we manage discipline and behaviour at our School.
Pupil Premium and Sports Premium
The pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. The three identified groups are: pupils who are entitled to free school meals, pupils who have a parent working for the armed services and those children in local authority care.
The funding received by our School has been used in a variety of ways in order to improve attainment and progress and to help overcome barriers to learning.
We know that children learn best when they are happy, secure, confident, valued, and fully included in school life. Our use of pupil premium funding takes account of wide considerations. We believe that raising standards is best achieved by ensuring that children have reasonable access to all that our school has to offer.
Detailed statements of the school's Pupil Premium information can be found on a page dedicated to this topic, click here.
Detailed statements of the school's Sports Premium information can be found on a page dadicated to this topic, click here.
Special Educational Needs
We are a highly inclusive school in which he needs of all pupils are taken seriously and supported in an individualised way. Staff are sensitive to the needs of every child and through working wit the SENCO and external professionals aim to deliver the highest standard of education for all children regardless of their needs.
We believe in an inclusive approach to teaching and learning and that all children should be supported to reach their full potential. Quality first teaching is used to ensure pupils are accessing the full curriculum, lessons are differentiated and adapted to meet the needs of all children including those with SEND. Scaffolds and practical resources are provided to support children to work independently. Research evidence is used to plan effective interventions and staff receive training to ensure that the delivery of such interventions has the desired impact. Children with SEN are included in all aspects of school life and are encouraged to join clubs and participate in all activities.
Early identification of children’s needs is key to ensuring that provision for children with SEND is in place to meet their individual needs. Staff work closely together to plan an appropriate curriculum to meet their individual targets. We believe in early intervention and aim to address any emerging need as soon as possible. We encourage parental input when planning the provision for individual pupils. The progress of all children on the SEND register are reviewed regularly in collaboration with families and relevant professionals.
All children are seen as individuals and staff have high expectations for every child. All children, including those with SEND, are encouraged to be independent, confident, motivated life-long learners.
Please see our full SEND Report, provided in the key policies and reports area of this page.
We urge parents / carers with any concerns regarding the SEND policy or the provision made for their child to speak to the school as soon as possible and, in the first instance, to the class teacher or the SENCO. If parents / carers feel their child's needs are still not being met they should make an appointment to see the Headteacher.
If concerns are still unresolved parents / carers may wish to engage with PDET’s Complaints policy procedures - https://www.pdet.org.uk/key-documents/policies - NB - any issue relating to statutory SEN assessments should be pursued with the relevant Local Authority and not via PDET’s Complaints policy. If parents / carers require further advice / support, they should use the local Information, Advice and Support Service for Special Educational Needs and Disability SENDIASS (http://www.iassnorthants.co.uk , telephone 01604 364772.
The default school policy for term-time absence is that absences will not be granted during term-time and will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. The decision to authorise a pupil’s absence is wholly at the head teacher’s discretion based on their assessment and merits of each request.