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Contact Details
Our school contact details can be found here.

Admission Arrangements
Our Admissions arrangements follow the regulations set out by Leicester City Council. This is reflected in our Admission Policy, please also see the LCC Admissions website.

Ofsted Reports
Information about our most recent Ofsted inspection report can be found on the Key Websites. Also you can find a link to Ofsted Parent View.

Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables
Information related to our Key Stage 2 results can be found below. Further information regarding school results is available on the Government's compare school and college performance website, which can also be found on the Key Websites.

Please note the results displayed below reflect the school's performance in 2019. No statutory tests were undertaken in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures.

Results for 2019
2019 All Pupils
% Achieving Expected Standard in Reading 69%
% Achieving Expected Standard in Writing 83%
% Achieving Expected Standard in Grammar Punctuation & Spelling 72%
% Achieving Expected Standard in Maths 80%
% Achieving Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 63%
% Achieving Greater Depth in Reading 19%
% Achieving Greater Depth in Writing 21%
% Achieving Greater Depth in Grammar Punctuation & Spelling 29%
% Achieving Greater Depth in Maths 30%
% Achieving Greater Depth in Reading, Writing and Maths 3%
Average Scaled Score Reading 102
Average Scaled Score Grammar Punctuation & Spelling 105
Average Scaled Score Maths 105
Average progress pupils have made between KS1-2 Reading -1.0
Average progress pupils have made between KS1-2 Writing 1.3
Average progress pupils have made between KS1-2 Maths 0.7
Please note this represents the school's data after the disapplication of eligible pupils.

As a local authority maintained school, we follow the National Curriculum as set out by the Department of Education. Information about our school curriculum, can be found in our Curriculum area. In addition, we provide a wide range of arts and cultural enrichment for the children at Mellor. For more detail see Arts at Mellor and our Space projects.

Children in the EYFS, Year 1 and 2 take part in daily phonics sessions. We use a structured Synthetic Phonics programme by KTC (Knowledge Transfer Centre). All staff have been fully trained to ensure a consistent and systematic approach is used across the school and phases. Additional Phonics sessions are delivered in KS2 as part of the interventions we offer at Mellor.

Children in EYFS and KS1 use PM bench mark books and take part in guided and shared reading sessions throughout the week. They are also given the opportunity to practice reading sounds taught in phonics using phonetically plausible books. Children have the opportunity to read and discuss a book, short story or non-fiction text in a small group with their class teacher. Once children are confident and fluent, they are exposed to a wide variety of text types and books and supported to develop their high order thinking skills of deduction and inference. Children in the EYFS and KS 1 take part in whole class shared reading sessions using big book or a quality text. Children have the opportunity to read the book alongside the class teacher and often discuss the books, make predictions and hunt for key sight words they are learning.
In KS2, we follow the reciprocal reading approach and focus on developing the four key skills of comprehension; predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising. Short stories or extracts from a variety of texts are utilised and often link to other curriculum areas and topics children are studying.
At the start of each lesson, the teacher models the key reading skills in a shared reading session and the pupils are given the chance to apply these in guided reading and small group discussions. Comprehension is further developed through the use of book journal activities.

Pupil Behaviour
Our pupil Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policy can be found on key documents. The school has robust procedures in place for tackling the different forms of bullying and has the ABC Anti-bullying Award.

Complaints Procedure Whilst we always strive to work in partnership with our school community to positively resolve any issues that may arise, should you need to make a formal complaint, including any complaints regarding our SEND provision please follow our complaints procedure. This can also be accessed in the Key Documents List.

Pupil Premium
What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap between them and their peers. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than six months. Schools can access funding for any child who has been registered for a free school meal at any time over the previous six years even if they are no longer claiming them.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the additional funding.
For the curriculum year Sept 2020 - July 2021
Mellor Community Primary School's allocation for the curriculum year is £143,915
Pupil Premium Strategy 2020/21 including 2019/20 review
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019/20 including 2018/19 review
Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/19
Pupil Premium review 2017/18
Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-up Premium
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes; a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education. At Mellor we are using this funding to support quality teaching for all, targeted interventions and a range of wider strategies to best support our pupils. A detailed plan of how we intend to spend the COVID-19 Catch up premium can be found below;
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-up Premium Plan 2020-21

Sports Premium Grant
Primary schools in England have been awarded a PE and Sports grant to improve the quality of provision of PE and to help to inspire a generation to enjoy sport. This funding is ring-fenced so it is only to be spent on PE and sport and each school will decide how it is to be used to best support their children's needs. We were highly commended in the PE and Sport Premium Awards 2016-2017 for outstanding developments in PE and School Sport. Information relating to how funding for Sports has been spent at our school can be found below;
PE and Sport Premium 2019/20
PE and Sport Premium 2018/19
PE and Sport Premium 2017/18
PE and Sport Premium 2016/17
Children at Mellor take part in a wide range of sporting activities including inter-school competitions. We have the School Games Gold Mark and encourage life-long participation in sport. In 2016, we were also recognised for our work in promoting health and wellbeing at the Leicester Mercury School Awards. and in 2017 we won the Impact Award for the Sports and Arts. We provide a whole school approach to physical education, school sport, physical activity and health and wellbeing and this can be viewed here. At Mellor we provide enhanced swimming provision and all KS2 children swim every other half term from Y3 to Y6. For further details of how we meet National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety please see here.

Special Educational Needs (Inclusion)
Mellor is an inclusive school where pupils with special educational needs (SEN) are included in all aspects of school life. Currently we have 68 pupils on our SEND register, of whom 6 have Education, Health and Care Plans. Our SEND Information Report, which details how the school supports pupils with SEND and our SEND policy can be found in the Key Documents List.These comply with Section 69 (2) of the Children and Families Act 2014, Regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and Section 6 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years. Our Accessibility Plan which has been written in compliance with Paragraph 3 of Schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010 can also be accessed in the Key Document List. Also a link to the Leicester City Council's Local Offer can be found on "Key Websites".

Equality Objectives
The school complies with the public sector equality duty as outlined in the Equality Act 2010 and as such have due regard to the need to-
(a)eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
(b)advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
(c)foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
More information can be found in our Equality and Diversity Policy and our school Equality Objectives

Governors' Information and Duties
Details about our Governors and the structure and responsibilities of our Governing Body and Committees can be found on our Governors page.
Key documents relating to our Governors can also be found in the Key Document List.

Charging Policy
Our policy related to Charging for Educational Activities (etc.) can be found in the Key Document List.

School Ethos and Values
Our Headteacher's welcome includes an outline of our school's vision statement and aims. This can be accessed in the Key Documents List. At Mellor we uphold the British Values; Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Acceptance of Different Faiths and Beliefs. These are closely linked to our school values, Respect, Equality, Courage, Co-operation, Inspiration, Determination and Friendship which are considered and celebrated on a weekly rotation. Examples of how we promote an ethos of British Values and the impact of these can be found in the Key Documents List, where you can also access our Statement of British Values. In addition, further evidence of how these values are integrated within both daily school life and our curriculum can be found in our SMSC at Mellor document.

Financial Information
You can find information about our school's finances on the schools financial benchmarking service.

Request for Copies
Much of the information on our school website is available to download, however we are also happy to provide free paper copies to our parents on request.