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  • Admissions

    Admissions Policies and supplementary information forms

    St Anne’s School is a Catholic, Voluntary Aided Primary school in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. We serve the parishes of St Ann’s in Banstead and St John the Evangelist in Tadworth. The Governors aim to offer a distinctively Catholic education for children of rising 5 years of age to 11 years of age. They expect parents to uphold the Catholic character and ethos of the school. These expectations are reflected in our admissions policy, which gives full details of the criteria we apply when admitting children into the school.

    Procedures for admission for 2020-21

    Unfortunately, our open mornings are currently suspend due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please be assured that we will have times and dates available as soon as it is safe to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office should you require any information.


    Parents who wish to apply for a place for their child need to complete two separate application forms. One is obtained from the LA (Local Authority, Surrey for most parents) in which the parents live. This form is normally completed on-line; the Surrey form will be available from Monday 4th November. The other is obtained from the school and enables us to collect the information we need in order to apply our admissions policy and supplementary information form (SIF) fairly. Both forms must be completed and returned before the published closing date for applications (Wednesday 15th January 2020).

    Appeals process for entry in 2020-21

    Parents have the right to appeal if their application for a place in reception at St Anne's in 2020-21 is unsuccessful. Parents need to contact the school by 18th May 2020 to lodge their appeal. Appeals are heard by an independent panel by 20th July 2020, with their decision being binding on the school and the parents.

    In year admissions

    If you would like to apply for a place in a year group other than reception, you can do so by completing the Surrey County Council in year admission form, which you can find by clicking here. You also need to complete the school's supplementary information form click here, which you can find at the end of our admission policy for 2019-20, which you can access by clicking here.

    Appeals for in year or immediate entry

    Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

    You can find a zoomable map of the parish boundary for St Ann's, Banstead, by clicking here and one for St John the Evangelist, Tadworth, by clicking here.

    Admissions in 2021-22

    Please click here to view our Admissions Policy for 2021-22
    Please click here to view our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for 2021-22

  • Governors

    Click Governors for information

  • History

    St Anne’s is a two-form entry Catholic primary school, located on an attractive site close to the centre of Banstead village.

    History

    The school was founded in 1939, initially situated in a hut on the Brighton Road. At this time there were only six pupils. Shortly after this, the school transferred to Court House, an historical dwelling that forms the centre point of the current site. From 1954 until 1992 the school was run by the Religious Congregation, Poor Servants of the Mother of God. Under their stewardship the school expanded to meet the growing needs of the Catholic community in Banstead and surrounding areas. Since 1992 the school has continued to flourish, now being run by the laity, although the Congregation retains a direct interest in the development of the school.

    Buildings

    Throughout its history St Anne’s has continually adapted and expanded its buildings to meet the changing demands facing the school. Today the school site essentially consists of three blocks: an infant block, a central administration and meeting block and a junior block. Surrounding these are attractive grounds. As new buildings have been added and existing ones modified one aim has been to achieve disabled access for children to all parts of the school site.

    Facilities

    Children at St Anne’s are taught in well-resourced classrooms. We recognise the part that ICT (Information & Communication Technology) plays in enhancing learning. For example, we have a state-of-the-art computer room and every classroom benefits from an interactive whiteboard and broadband internet access. There are separate playgrounds for infant- and junior-aged children. Sports facilities include a new all-weather multi-sports pitch and netball court.

    Partnerships

    We value partnerships formed with parents. Parents are regular visitors to the school. They support children in classes, accompany trips, join us for special liturgies and share ideas about how the school can be improved. In addition, we benefit from an extremely enthusiastic and effective PTA (Parent Teacher Association).

    St Anne’s works in partnership with other local schools and organisations in order to provide the highest possible quality of education. We collaborate with other local schools through the North Downs Schools Partnership. This allows us to meet specific learning needs, for example by offering workshops for more able pupils or obtaining specialist support for less able pupils. We also cooperate very closely with neighbouring Catholic schools, especially in aspects of religious education and the religious identities of our schools.

  • Pastoral Care

    Pastoral care

    Our high level of pastoral care is a striking feature of the school. We make great efforts to ensure that every child feels happy and safe at St Anne’s. Through 'prayer partners', each class makes links with another, so that older children can support and care for younger ones. Standards of behaviour are consistently high and children learn the importance of respecting everyone. We recognise that everyone sometimes makes mistakes, but when this happens a strong emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation allows us to move forward and genuinely learn from these mistakes.

    We are committed to meeting the individual learning needs of each child in our school, continually developing our approaches to teaching. These enable all children to learn more effectively, for example by tailoring activities to meet different learning styles.
     
    Whenever possible each child's needs are met by their class teacher, but should a child's lack of development in any area (academic, social, emotional, behavioural) begin to cause concern this will be addressed sensitively through the school’s Special Needs provision. This approach applies equally to children with particular gifts and talents. The school maintains links with, and makes full use of the support offered by the Speech and Language Therapists, the learning support services, the Educational Psychology Service and the School Medical Officer.

    Classroom assistants provide extra support within every classroom and also work with children one-to-one or in small groups outside the classroom when appropriate.

  • Safeguarding

    Safeguarding

    Keeping children safe is one of the most important parts of our work at St Anne’s. We expect all staff and visitors to share our commitment to protecting the welfare and safety of every child in our care.

    Some of the ways in which we help to keep children safe include:

    • teaching children how to stay safe as part of our  Life Skills curriculum;
    • helping children to stay safe online as part of our  Computing curriculum;
    • encouraging good behaviour, based on Gospel values;
    • completing risk assessments for all potentially hazardous activities (in and out of school);
    • being vigilant for signs that a child may be at risk of harm and following up any concerns rigorously;
    • following safer recruitment practices when appointing new staff and providing regular safeguarding training and updates for all staff;
    • annually auditing our safeguarding provision against local authority requirements, ensuring that we meet all statutory and best practice guidelines.

    If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of any child in the school, please speak to a member of staff as a matter of urgency. Our designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) are:

    • Mrs Smith (acting SENCo & acting assistant headteacher);
    • Miss Renaut (acting headteacher);
    • Mrs Harvey (lower phase teaching assistant);
    • Mrs Spencer (Year 2 class teacher).

    Their role is to take lead responsibility for child protection issues in the school, including liaison with outside agencies when necessary. Safeguarding issues are always discussed at weekly leadership meetings (attended by all our DSLs). Our governing body takes a particularly close interest in all matters relating to safeguarding. There is a nominated safeguarding governor (Kathryn Donohue) and an e-safety governor (Tosin Adegun).

    You can contact the NSPCC if you are worried that any child is being abused, either via their website (click here) or by telephone (0800 028 0285). NSPCC also has excellent advice for parents about keeping their children safe, including when online: you can find this by clicking here.

    Several of our policies are particularly relevant to safeguarding. These include:

    Anti-bullying policy

    Behaviour policy

    E-safety policy

    Safeguarding policy - January 2020

    Supporting children with medical conditions policy

  • Teaching staff

    Teaching staff

    Acting headteacher & DSL: Miss Renaut

    Reception teachers: Mrs Spencer, Mrs Springer & Mr Dohan 

    Year 1 teachers: Mrs Charles & Mrs McLennon (lower phase leader)

    Year 2 teachers: Miss Hancock, Mrs Cahalarn & Mrs Smith (acting assistant headteacher, DSL, middle phase leader & acting SENCo)

    Year 3 teachers: Ms Robinbson-Browne & Mrs Ferendinos (acting assistant headteacher & upper phase leader)

    Year 4 teachers: Mrs Forrester & Miss Cooper

    Year 5 teachers: Mrs King, Miss O'Brien & Mrs Pope

    Year 6 teachers: Mrs Magill, Mrs Ciaglia & Mrs Yates

    PE teacher: Mrs Yates

    Teaching Assistants: Mrs Blackman, Mrs Bryl, Mr Celliers, Miss Collins, Mrs Cullen, Mrs De Ponte, Mrs Ellingham, Mrs Gunn, Mrs Harrington, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Hiscock, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Little, Mrs McCulloch, Ms Moy, Mrs Nerurkar, Mrs Pritchard, Miss Puddy, Mrs Rodgers, Mrs Semikin, Mrs Schofield, Miss Smith, Miss Thompson, Miss Thompson & Mrs Timmins

  • Values & vision

    Our School Mission Statement

    At St Anne’s we are encouraged to grow in God’s love, respect ourselves and others and do our best in work, prayer and play.

    Our School Values

    At St Anne’s, we always seek to act in a way which is spiritual, aspirational, truthful, collaborative, respectful, courageous and loving.

    Fundamental British Values

    Our school values link well with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We take our responsibility to promote these seriously. You can read more about this by ciicking here.

    Our School Vision Statement

    Our vision is for St Anne’s to be a vibrant and happy learning community that helps all children to become the people that God calls them to be.

    Our School Aims

    • To make our pupils aware of their true dignity as children of God and to encourage in them a sense of the sacred and of respect for other races, religions and cultures;
    • To continue to develop strong moral values and a sense of right and wrong;
    • To know our children personally and build relationships of mutual trust;
    • To be a caring community involving children, parents, staff, governors and priests in the development of the whole child;
    • To create a climate of successful learning and teaching in which children are encouraged to develop enquiring minds and work to the best of their ability;
    • To stimulate in children a sense of awe and wonder, excitement and enthusiasm about the world around them;
    • To encourage children to value their personal contribution to the school and community;
    • To encourage children to become active and caring members of the wider community;
    • To help children make constructive use of their leisure time.

    We aim to achieve our Mission by providing excellent education and strong support for School-Home-Parish links.

    School

    We believe that Christ is at the centre of all that happens within the St Anne’s school family.  We grow in God’s love by living according to the practices and teachings of the Catholic Church and by praying together as a school community.  We encourage every individual to develop as a whole person: academically, spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally.

    Home

    We undertake to support and understand children and their families, particularly in times of difficulty, and treat them at all times with a sensitivity that maintains the dignity of the individual.

    Parish

    We expect that the children’s faith journey, which starts at home and is nourished at school, will be supported by the whole parish community.

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