Admission Arrangements

Our Admissions Policy is available through the policy section of our website using the drop down menu on the main page.  If you are interested in a place for your son / daughter please contact the School.

Ofsted Reports                                                                                            

 The School was designated as ‘good’ when last inspected in June 2019.

The  OFSTED inspection report for Alston Primary School can be found on the following link:  

50093293 (ofsted.gov.uk)

Performance Tables

Alston Primary School - GOV.UK (get-information-schools.service.gov.uk)

Behaviour Policy

You can access our Outstanding Behaviour Policy in the Policies drop down of the Alston Moor Federation website Home Page.  As with many of our other policies, you will find that it details the sorts of things people should do to make this policy work effectively – including students and parents.  Staff are encouraged to apply both rewards and sanctions.  But the policy is also very clear that while staff should be ‘assertive’, aggression will not be tolerated.

School Complaints Procedure

You will find our Complaints Policy in the Policies drop down of the Alston Moor Federation website Home Page.  If something is concerning you, we very much want to know about it and will do everything that we can to resolve any situations.

Pupil Premium

Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy in Parents Information.

PE & Sport Premium for Primary Schools

Please see the Sport Premium Page in Parents Information

SEN and Disability Information

The School welcomes students with designated Special Needs, and will prioritise places for students out of catchment should the Local Authority deem a place with us to be in an SEN  youngster’s best interests.  Currently we have twenty-one students on the SEN Register.

We do everything we can to ensure that such children are treated no less favourably than any other students and have developed an Intervention Policy to help up to identify and support their particular needs.  You will find this policy on our website – it is on the Federation home page under Policies.  It has a clear aim, ‘to apply the interventions needed to help students falling behind expected levels of progress to meet their targets’.  This aim is then realised through three objectives:

  1. To maintain the SEN and Gifted & Talented Registers.
  2. To update the Intervention Register each half term with the names of:
    • G&T and SEN children currently well below national expectations for their age in one or more of the three assessment strands: reading; writing; and Mathematics;
    • and children who have joined the school within the last half term.

We apply a range of interventions to support youngsters with SEN including in class support; withdrawal of literacy and/or numeracy boosting; and bespoke curriculum arrangements at particular times in their day / week.

The Governing Body is committed to providing equal access to students with SEN and/or disabilities and many of the interventions listed above are designed to do just this.  

Governors Information and Duties

Information about our Governors can be found under the Governor Zone drop down on the Alston Moor Federation home page.

Charging and Remission Policies

A copy of our Charging Policy is available on the Federation home page in the Policies section.  For more information contact Hollie Parradine in the School Office.

Requests for Paper Copies

Please telephone Hollie Parradine in the school office (01434 381236) or email (alstonoffice@alston.cumbria.sch.uk) for paper copies of any of the information included within our website.

Financial Information

Alston Primary School - Schools Financial Benchmarking - GOV.UK (schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk)

Here you can view the school’s income, expenditure and balances as well as compare these with other maintained schools and academies.  The information on the website is updated annually by the DfE using the Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) statements that are submitted by the school to the DfE annually.

Reporting of Salaries of High Paid Staff

All local authority maintained schools are required to publish annually on their website the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k a year.  As at 01.09.2022 no staff earn more than £100k a year.