Our Ethos & Values


Our Mission Statement

Ethos


WE are a family of schools who exist to INSPIRE each pupil to believe in themselves so they experience great SUCCESS through our commitment to EXCELLENCE. Our philosophy is one of boundless aspiration...the sky is the limit!

WISE in short stands for 'We Inspire Success and Excellence'.

Shaftoe Trust Academy exists to provide the children of Haydon Bridge and the surrounding areas with an education based on quality with equality, creativity with rigour and entitlement with diversity.

Our stimulating learning environment is up-to-date and equipped with the necessary technologies to prepare our children for life in the twenty-first century. It provides a safe place where children can enjoy their learning and grow into confident individuals and responsible citizens.

Learning experiences are woven into an exciting curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant, where children develop core basic skills which are transferable to everyday life situations.

Our extended provision supports children in developing specific gifts and talents and places the school at the heart of the community which it serves.

Our children have a strong voice, along with their parents and wider stakeholders. The school operates an open-door policy with parents, carers and the local community. All are welcomed into the Academy so that all can participate and share skills and experiences with the children.

Admissions


If you are interested in securing a place at Shaftoe Trust Academy for your child, please contact us to make an individual appointment to visit. This will give you the opportunity to see our school in action, meet our staff and children, and ask any questions you might have. 


Nursery

If you wish to apply for a place for our Nursery, please contact the school office who can send you the appropriate forms and advise you on how the process works.

 

Reception or Transfers

The admissions to our school are managed by Northumberland County Council. The LA’s admissions policy and arrangements for applying for a place at the school either for your child to start at the beginning of Reception or at any other time are detailed on the county’s admissions website which is accessed by clicking the link below.

Admissions

Pupil Premium Allocation

Catchup Funding

PE & Sports Premium


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018 - 2019 is available here

Pupil Premium Review of Expenditure 2018 - 2019 is available here

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019 - 2020 is available here

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020 - 2021 is available here

Catchup Funding 2020 - 2021 can be found here

PE and Sports Premium plan 2020 -2021 can be found here

PE Sports Premium plan 2021 - 2022 can be found here

Governance


Shaftoe Trust Academy is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision.  Further details can be found here .

We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page if you're interested.

Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here 

 

School Performance

Key Stage 2 Progress Score in Reading, Writing & Maths


Reading
Average -1.5
Writing
Well Above Average 6.5
Maths
Average 1.1

Key Stage 2 Attainment 2018 - 2019


Year 6 Pupils meeting Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths

Year 6 Pupils achieving at a Higher Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths


School
64%
national Average
65%
School
14%
national average
11%

Year 6 Reading

Year 6 Writing

Year 6 Maths


school expected +
64%
National expected +
73%
School Higher Standard
29%
National Higher Standard
27%
school expected +
100%
national expected +
78%
School Higher Standard
57%
National Higher Standard
20%
school expected +
86%
National expected +
79%
School Higher Standard
29%
National Higher Standard
27%

Key Stage 1 Attainment


Year 2 Reading

Year 2 Writing

Year 2 Maths


school expected +
84%
National expected +
75%
School Higher Standard
37%
National Higher Standard
25%
school expected +
79%
national expected +
69%
School Higher Standard
26%
National Higher Standard
15%
school expected +
84%
National expected +
76%
School Higher Standard
32%
National Higher Standard
22%

Year 1 & Early Years


Phonics

Good Level of Development

School Expected Standard
100%
National Expected Standard
82%
School expected standard
83%
national expected standard
72%

You can view the schools recent performance data here

WISE Policies

School Specific