Statutory Information about our school
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Latest School Performance
Special Educational Needs
We are a highly inclusive school and work hard to enable excellent quality special needs provision for our learners. We have a very experienced Special Educational Needs coordinator who also runs the local area SEN forum for other area schools. Our committed and motivated team operate a caring approach and all children and their efforts are valued, irrespective of need. We have also worked hard to implement an innovative and supportive Pastoral Programme in school. Do contact the teaching staff for further details.
Click here to access details of our SEN provision
Click here to access details of Devon's local offer
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Click here to see our report on pupil premium impact in 2018/19
Click here to see our pupil premium plan for 2019/20
Publicly funded schools in England currently receive funds direct from government, specifically to raise the attainment of all pupils in PE and Sport.
Click here to access the impact report on PE funding for 2018/19
Click here to access our plan for PE spending for 2019/20
Policies and Procedures
Our educational duties include ensuring that all aspects of the curriculum are accessible to all pupils. This can present challenges where pupils are disabled or perhaps have specific medical needs.
Our Accessibility plan gives details of how we can achieve this.
As a maintained community school we follow Devon Local Authority procedures and all applications have to go through the county admissions team. If you are moving to the area and want to know more about the school, do telephone (01769 550387) and we can arrange a visit.
Click here for further information regarding both routine or in-year admissions on the Devon County Council website.
School attendance on a regular basis is vital for children to make educational progress. Our attendance target for 2015/16 is 96% - this is set in negotiation with the local authority Educational Welfare Officer.
In 2014/15 we achieved 96.4% attendance, with 3.3% authorised and 0.3% unauthorised absence.
Latest government rules make it impossible for us to authorise family holidays during term time unless there are very exceptional circumstances. Any requests for leave during term time should be made through the office on the appropriate form (downloadable here).
Click here to access our Attendance policy
The DfE has also issued Guidance on Attendance which you may find useful.
In school we have high expectations of behaviour at all times and aim to be as consistent as possible in our approach to any disciplinary requirements.
Click here to see our Behaviour policy COVID19 Appendix
Charging and Remissions
As a school we sometimes have to ask parents for payments towards some activities.
These could be for optional purchases from the school (e.g. school dinners) where full payment is required for the service offered, or items such as school trips where we ask for voluntary donations to ensure we can offer some additional educational experiences. We always try to keep the cost of these activities to a minimum.
Click here to access our formal Charging & Remissions policy
Bishops Nympton is a community school without religious character (non-faith). We follow the Devon Sacre (Agreed syllabus) for Religious education and also operate in line with our Collective Worship policy
Unfortunately, there are sometimes occasions when people are unhappy with the service they receive from the school. At Bishops Nympton, we always aim to resolve any issues through shared discussion. In rare circumstances dialogue does not resolve the concern and, once all avenues have been exhausted, the complaints procedure may be invoked.
Please click here to access our Complaints Procedure.
Here are the policies and information relating to our Equality work:
Equal opportunities policy
Disability equality scheme
Racial equality & anti-racism
Schools hold information on children, staff and families to enable them to fulfil their educational function. There are strict rules on what information can be kept, for how long and how it is used. Bishops Nympton School is registered with the Information Commissioner as a Data Controller.
Requests for data provision under the Freedom of Information Act should be made in writing to the headteacher.
Click here to access our Privacy Notice for Pupils & Parents
Click here to access our Privacy Notice for Staff
We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The procedures contained in our safeguarding policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Devon safeguarding children board (DSCB).
Please click here to access our current Safeguarding Policy
or visit our Safeguarding Page