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Irchester Community Primary School opened in September 2002 after the amalgamation of the former Infant and Junior Schools. There has been a school in the village since 1848 and we celebrated the centenary of the opening of the Key Stage 2 building in October 2008.
The School is accommodated in two buildings, with two halls, extensive grounds including several playgrounds, a large playing field and a fantastic wildlife area. We also have a substantial library, ICT suite, community room (The Acorn Suite), wireless internet connection and pupil laptops, plus fourteen well-equipped classrooms.
The Governors promote the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 which aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination.
Our aim is for each individual to have access to a balanced education which will be free from prejudice of gender, creed, ethnic origin, background, race, belief or ability. We have good wheelchair accessibility and disabled toilet facilities
Our Equalities Objectives and Action Plan can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current National underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Irchester Community Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
The impact of spending of Pupil Premium for 2012-2013 shows the good achievement in reading and the current improvements in writing. The report for this aspect of our school can be found at the bottm of this page.