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Information for Parents and Carers

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Parents' Page

Here you can find useful information and links to content on the website which is particularly useful to parents and carers of children at Lower Park.

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Click on a heading to take you to the relevant information.

Admission Arrangements | Governors | National Curriculum - Year Plans | OFSTED Reports | Our Local Offer - SEN and/or Disability | Parent Teachers Association (PTA) | Phonics | Pupil Premium Policy | Pupil Premium Report | SATs | School Brochure | School Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 | School Equality Statement | School Policies | Special Educational Needs Report | Staying Safe Online | Use of Funding to Develop PE Report | Value & Aims |

NB: The majority of the policies and documents are PDF files and Adobe Reader is required to view them. If it is not installed on your computer you can download it free here.

Admission Arrangements

These arrangements apply to applications for all Cheshire East community and voluntary controlled schools in the school year 2016-2017 and for subsequent years, subject to any review. You can download or view the Admission Policy and Arrangements here. (150KB)

School Policies, Documents and Reports

The following school policies, documents and the Pupil Premium Report can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the appropriate links below.

Paper copies of information on our website are available upon request from the school office.

NB: The majority of the policies and documents are PDF files. Adobe Reader is required to view these documents. If it is not installed on your computer you can download it free here.

  • Admissions Policy - click here (58KB)
  • Anti-Bullying - click here (1.4MB)
  • Behaviour and Relationships - Policy and Guidelines - click here (1.5MB)
  • British Values Policy - click here (61KB)
  • Charging and Remissions policy - click here (270KB)
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy - click here (1.6MB)
  • Code of Conduct for Staff - click here (1.6MB)
  • Complaints Policy - click here (1.4MB)
  • Data Protection Policy - click here (70KB)
  • Equality Policy - click here (1.4MB)
  • E-Safety and Safe Internet Usage Policy - click here (58KB)
  • Health & Safety - click here (87KB)
  • Homework Policy - click here (1.4MB)
  • Inclusion Policy - click here (627KB)
  • Phonics at Lower Park - click here. (102KB)
  • National Curriculum Year Plans - click here (285KB)
  • Pupil Premium Policy - click here (1.4MB) (Pupil Premium Report is in the section below)
  • Racial Equality - click here (106KB)
  • Sex Education & Relationships - click here (1.5MB)
  • SEN - Special Educational Needs Policy - click here (314KB)


Ofsted Report

You can view our most recent Ofsted report here or visit the Ofsted website, where you can also find earlier and interim reports.

Additional Reports and Statements

Lower Park School Equality Statement - click here (50 KB)

Pupil Premium Report - click here (158KB) (Pupil Premium Policy is in the section above)

SEN (Report Regarding the Implementation of Lower Park’s Policy for Pupils with Special Educational Needs) - is available to download here.

Our Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and/or Disability - click here (PDF 524KB)

Report on the Use of Funding to Develop PE at Lower Park - click here (45KB)

Staying safe online - information for parents and carers

The LSCB has carried out an online consultation with a sample of parents and carers across Cheshire East to find out more about keeping their children safe online. Many parents who completed the survey (88%) said they wanted to be better informed about e-safety. Of these 91% said there preferred information source was via their child's school.

UK Safer Internet Centre logoThe UK Safer Internet Centre provides advice for parents and carers about how they can support children and help them to stay safe online.

Click HERE for a wide range of e-safety topics and information. The site also has a link to the summary report 'Have your say' which highlights attitudes and behaviours on online rights and responsibilities of young people aged between 9-17years.

Top Tips

Here are 4 Tips to help you stay safer online.


The School’s Values and Ethos achieved through our School Aims

In Our School We Believe We Aim To:

A. To have high expectations and aspirations for every child's academic, artistic, personal and sporting achievements.

B. To create a safe and friendly school environment that provides stimulation and an expectation of high standards of behaviour whereby we respect ourselves and others.

C. To provide a rich and wide curriculum with an enhanced curricular school life

D. To meet every child's social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs so they can move on from Lower Park with integrity and confidence

The website material is collected from classes throughout the school and updated by Year 6 with help from Mrs Gallagher their class teacher.

Parent Teachers Association (PTA) - Meeting Minutes and information about events can be found on the PTA News Page.

The PTA's two main aims are:

  1. To provide different school events that add to the community feel for Lower Park with exciting opportunities for the children and parents.
  2. To raise funds to provide school equipment and resources that we do not receive sufficient funding for from the Local Authority.

Such equipment includes class laptops. 10% of all fund raising provides funding for special needs equipment. The PTA have also provided such things in the past few years as the tyre park, trim trail, Viking Ship and sound system for the hall.

Some events are always popular and raise an approximate average amount as follows: The Summer Fair - £3000 The Christmas Fair - £3000 The Plant Sale - £2000 The School Discos £500 Film Nights - £200.

Governors - What We Do

What do we do? We are the ‘critical friend’: our role is to challenge and support as part of the leadership and management of the school. We are responsible for ensuring the school meets all its statutory requirements, ensuring the curriculum is relevant, approving academic targets, appointing staff, reviewing and approving school policies, agreeing and monitoring the school budget, overseeing the Performance Management of the staff and the Head Teacher.

The Governors have a responsibility to ensure the safeguarding of your children. We aim to be informed of issues and progress in the school through formal and informal visits; all governors have to pass a DBS check.

Find out more about the Governors and access their newsletters here.

School Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2

NB our National Curriculum Year Plans can be viewed as a PDF here (275KB)

This school provides its pupils with a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which meets fully the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for England and the requirement to teach Religious Education.

  • The national curriculum sets out the most important knowledge skills and understanding that every child has a right to learn.
  • It is a framework given to teachers by the government, so that all school children are taught in a way that is balanced and manageable, but hard enough to challenge them.
  • It provides standards that measure how well children are doing in each subject so that teachers can plan to help them do better.

In Key stages 1 and 2 each year group has curriculum guidelines which set out in detail the content for each subject based on the National Curriculum Subject Handbooks. The subjects include English, Mathematics, Art, Music, Design Technology, Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology, History and Geography, Science and Religious Education.

The subject content for each year group, for religious education is based upon the LA Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

In addition to the National Curriculum the school provides a wide range of visits and extra-curricular opportunities plus additional activities which include dance and drama. In English children are taught speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. We use a wide range of methods and materials for teaching reading including phonics and other excellent strategies.

Through the curriculum pupils learn the basic skills necessary to succeed in each subject and we use the curriculum to help them develop their personal and social skills.

Where children have special needs or disability we make provision for them so that they too can flourish.

We encourage children to be keen, enthusiastic, independent learners and we give them lots of opportunities to develop their interpersonal skills by working and co operating with others. Through the curriculum we build their self-esteem and self confidence.

Each year in school builds on the previous year. We assess progress and achievement and we regularly report to parents about how well their children are doing.

If parents or others would like more details about our curriculum in each academic year group we will be pleased to show them the National Curriculum Subject Guidelines and our school curriculum schemes of work.

Statutory Test Results for Year 6 in 2016

Key Stage 2 Sats Results - Lower Park School 2016

The results can be viewed on the DFE website

Pupils achieving the expected level
Reading 86% 66%
Writing 79% 74%
Maths 88% 70%
GPS 93% 72%
Reading and writing and maths 71% 53%
Average progress between KS1 and KS2
Reading 1.97  
Writing -0.97  
Maths 0.25  
Pupils who have achieved the higher level
Reading 31% 19%
Writing 14% 15%
GPS 29% 22%
Maths 12% 17%
Reading and writing and maths 5% 5%
Average scaled score
Reading 106.5 102.6
GPS 107.0 104.0
Maths 104.8 103.0

Statutory Test Results for Year 6 in 2015


Subject and Level
Lower Park
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Writing (Teacher Assessment)
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
L4+ in Maths, Reading & Writing
The school achieved ‘Significantly Above’ the National Average in attainment in all subjects
Expected / More Than Expected Progress
Lower Park
2 levels of progress in Reading from KS1
More than 2 levels of Progress in Reading from KS1
2 levels of progress in Writing from KS1
More than 2 levels of Progress in Writing from KS1
2 levels of progress in Maths from KS1
More than 2 levels of Progress in Maths from KS1
*Expected Progress is defined as two levels from KS1 to KS2
The school achieved ‘Significantly Above’ the National Average for progress made in all subjects and is on the 9th percentile rank nationally in 2014 (2015 data due soon).
Parents can view the performance tables on the DFE website at:


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