Stoney Middleton C of E Primary School is really rather unique. Small numbers on roll mean personalised learning and well differentiated work is readily available to all the pupils.

A welcome from Headteacher Andrea Tomlinson
A Welcome from the school

School Photos will take place on Tuesday 20th November

About Stoney Middleton Primary

Welcome to the website of Stoney Middleton Church of England Primary School, where we aim to put the love of god into practice through our care of each individual in the manner of the Good Samaritan as told by Jesus in his parable.  We encourage our school community to 'Walk in love' together (Ephesians 5:2).   

Whilst we believe that excellence in the world of academia is important, we strive to develop a wealth of skills, experiences and opportunities which enable the children of our school family to become proud, respectful, determined individuals with a high sense of integrity in their pursuit of excellence; “collaborating well together and developing a sense of personal responsibility” (Ofsted 2017).  Our Christian values underpin everything that we do here.


Despite our very small size, we strive to provide opportunities for enrichment, ensuring that our children have access to an interesting and enjoyable curriculum which has been designed in conjunction with the children, focusing on their interests along with the requirements of the national curriculum.


The small numbers on roll, means personalised learning targets for all and well differentiated work is readily available for all pupils.  Small class sizes means all children receive lots of attention from the dedicated, committed, hardworking and enthusiastic staff.


Stoney Middleton is a friendly and welcoming school where every child truly matters and is recognised as an individual, and I feel truly privileged to be a part of the Stoney family.


We would love for you to arrange a visit to our school, where you would be strongly welcomed.


With kindest regards

Andrea Tomlinson

Executive Headteacher.

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Vision & Values


Here at Stoney Middleton, we have aim to establish a caring and challenging school community where all pupils feel valued and develop a love of learning. 

A desire to, as members of the community, build positive relationships with each other, with the children and their families.

A place where we all have rights and responsibilities. We believe that everyone is important and is to be valued. We expect each individual to respect others, their families, culture and beliefs. We aim to be courteous and fair in our dealings with each other and the children.


Everything we do, we do with PRIDE


Patience  - Wait even though it may be difficult; show self control.

"Be humble and gentle in every way.  Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other" (Ephesians 4:2)

Respect  - Treat others with care; consider the learning of others; respond to greeting from adults.

"A new command I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you..." (John 13:34)

Integrity  -Be honest; take responsibility for your own actions; apologise. 

"Dear Children, let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth" (1 John 3:18)

Determination  - Do the right thing, even when it’s hard; make good choices.

"Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go"(Joshua 1:9)

Excellence  - Be ready to learn every day; do your best

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” (Colossians 3:23)


Important School information

Important School information

School reports inc. Ofsted

Reports are available from the most recent inspections.  As a church school, these take place in form of a National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools Report and an Ofsted inspection.

Church Inspection (SIAMs)

In addition to Ofsted inspections, Church schools also undergo a denominational inspections – the Church of England’s Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, SIAMS, which assess the effectiveness of Church of England Schools as Church schools.

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.

This is evaluated through four core questions:

·         How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?

·         What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?

·         How effective is the Religious Education? 

·         How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a Church school?

Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos.  SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.

Our last SIAMS inspection took place in November 2014. 

Read the report here.


Our most recent Ofsted inspection was May 2017.

The school was judged to be ‘GOOD’.

“Pupils are proud of their school, respect their teachers and enjoy their learning. Their conduct at all times is impeccable.”

Attainment & Standards:   Pupils’ work in their books shows that pupils of different abilities and in different year groups produce a good standard of work across the curriculum. Pupils’ presentation of their work is usually good. Leaders and teachers analyse the progress of the very small number of pupils on roll individually. Work in pupils’ books and the school’s internal information show that the very large majority of pupils make at least expected progress, and the majority make good progress.

Teaching & Learning: Pupils’ books show that teachers use a wide range of different teaching approaches, including frequent practical, hands-on learning experiences or the use of apparatus or visual imagery, for example to promote pupils’ understanding of mathematical concepts.

Behaviour & Safety: The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality…. There is a culture of vigilance in your school. As the designated lead for safeguarding, you take swift and effective action where there is a concern regarding pupils’ welfare.

Leadership & Management: Clear leadership, drive and ambition are bringing about continued improvement

Areas for further development:

·         pupils have increased opportunities to produce sustained and high-quality writing across the curriculum, including the communication of their reasoning in mathematics

·         the policy for feedback on learning is applied consistently, so that pupils’ misconceptions are addressed and they make greater progress

·         the impact of additional funding, including the pupil premium and sport funding, is more precisely analysed.

Read the full report here  

Parent View

When Ofsted inspects a school they take into account the views of parents when making their judgement. They do this through use of an online survey called ‘Parent View’. ‘Parent View’ ask for parents’ opinions on 12 aspects of Stoney Middleton CE Primary School, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.

How do parents have their say?

Log on to the Ofsted ‘Parent View’ website and follow the instructions. Please note that these responses are collected by Ofsted.


Performance Tables

Information relating to the performance of all schools is listed on the DFE website.  Please follow this link for our school’s information.

Curriculum Information

At Stoney Middleton, we have developed our curriculum in conjunction with our children.  They said that they would prefer 3 smaller topics over the course of the term rather than 1 long topic, so that’s what we have done!

Wherever possible we try to incorporate DT, Art and Computing within all topic titles but there are topics which are purely linked to these subjects.


Please see below for our curriculum overviews:

EYFS overview

KS1/KS2 overview




We recognise our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain, and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpins our learning. We also use Picture News to reinforce British Values.

Being a church school, particular emphasis is placed on the teaching of Religious Education.  For this reason we ensure that one RE topic is completed each term.  In addition to our RE topics we spend Friday Morning ‘Understanding Christianity’ through English and Art, whilst Friday afternoon is spent ‘Walking through The Bible’ with Michael Tinker, an opportunity to learn about the Bible through stories, drama and music.


Reading, Phonics and Spelling

Phonics is delivered through daily 20 minute sessions, based on ability.  We use the letters and sounds scheme to deliver phonics teaching.

We use a variety of reading material as part of our whole school reading scheme.  These include Oxford reading Tree, PM and an online package called Reading Planet which all children receive personal log-on details for, this allows access both in school and at home.

We use guided reading sessions to teach the skills of reading, which are reinforced throughout English lessons, and an online learning resource, Cracking Comprehension, is also available for children to support this.


For further information about the National Curriculum please visit:

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding that is allocated to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between them and their peers.  It was first introduced in April 2011 and since then the amount schools receive has increased.  A school receives funding based on the number of children that are eligible for free school meals (whether they have school dinners or not), are looked after or have parents currently serving in our armed forces.


Funding allocation for 2018-19

£1320 for each eligible primary aged pupil

£2300 for each ‘looked after’ or post adoption child.


Based on our census information our funding allocation for the financial year 2018-19 is £5928 (amended October 2018).


Pupil Premium Action Plan financial year 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Spending Plan Review financial year 2017-2018

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


At Stoney Middleton CE Primary School we are committed to providing high quality education for all learners so that they:


·         Achieve their best.

·         Become confident learners.

·         Leave our school as successful and well-rounded young people.


We teach SEND in our mainstream setting. They are entitled to the same quality of teaching as non-SEND children and have equality of access to the curriculum. See our SEND policy for additional details.


As a school we support the Local offer made by Derbyshire Authority in relation to their commitment to deliver the Children and Families Bill (2014). More information on this can be found at


There are four broad areas of SEND:


·         Communication and interaction

·         Cognition and learning

·         Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

·         Sensory and/or physical needs

Please read our SEND Information Report for further information.

Helpful links for advice regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Derbyshire Information Advice & Support for SEND (previously Parent Partnership)


Other related documents


Accessibility plan

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

Policies and Statements

Here you can view the policies for our school

Accessibility Plan

Admissions Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

Parents Guide to Complaining about Bullying

Behaviour Policy

Calculations Policy

Charging and remissions Policy

Child Protection and safeguarding Policy 2017

Children's Internet use Policy

Collective Worship Policy

Complaints Policy (Generic)

Confidential reporting code

Children Missing Education (CME) Policy - 2015

Diversity and Equality Policy

E - Safety Policy

Handwriting policy

Handwriting alphabet poster

Home School Agreement

Homework Policy

Internet - Acceptable use Policy

Religious Education Policy

SEND Policy 

SEND Information Report

Teaching and Learning Policy

Information about Insurance claims - DCC


Places at Stoney Middleton CE Primary School are allocated by the Local Authority.  All schools have a Planned Admission Number (PAN), here at Stoney Middleton the PAN is 6, however children can be allocated a place once the 'year group' is full in line provided the school has overall capacity.

If you would like your child to attend school here with us you will need to apply to Derbyshire County Council 
 Parents must make the application by a published date in December / January in the academic year before your child is due to start school.  You can read the guide for parents at or ring 01629 536539.

If you would like to apply for a place in our nursery, you will need to contact the school directly and complete a nursery admission form.  A copy of the form is available here

Please click here
 to see a copy of our Admissions Policy.

GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

New data protection legislation came into force on 25th May 2018. The new data protection legislation comprises the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act 2018 (subject to Royal Assent). 

 As a result of this new legislation, over the coming weeks we will be updating several of the documents we use, where they relate to information we hold in school.  

Information relating to the new GDPR legislation can be found below. If you would like a hard copy of any of these documents please call 01433 630520 or email

Data Protection Policy

School Data Breach Procedure

Procedure for access to Personal Information

School Guidelines on records Retention Periods

Privacy Notice (Workforce)

Privacy Notice (Pupil/Parent)

Staying SAFE

Staying SAFE


Care of Children


The safety and welfare of children is the most fundamental part of our school. Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility in our school and all staff members take this part of their job very seriously. We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum and through our PSHE programme in particular.

With the exception of break and lunchtime, each member of staff is responsible for the care of children in their class. Members of staff share responsibility for the care of children at breaktimes and lunchtimes. When accidents occur they are dealt with by a member of the school staff in the first instance. If further action is required parents will be contacted. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child in school you should contact your child’s teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher is also available to discuss any more serious concerns.


Child Protection


Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill- treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Area Child Protection Committee and inform the Social Services of the concern.

When the school refers a concern about a child to the Social Services Department, it is not accusing the parents of abuse but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk. 





Health & Safety


The Health & Safety leader makes regular inspections together with a designated member of the Governing Body. Reports are made to the Headteacher who ensures any necessary action is taken. The school complies with all national and local Health & Safety Regulations. 

Any volunteers or new members of staff have to have an induction with the Headteacher discuss safeguarding within school and their responsibilities. All staff and volunteers are kept up to date with any recent changes or any new documents. 

·         The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Andrea Tomlinson / Mrs Board

·         The Designated Leads for CIC (Looked after children) are: Mrs Andrea Tomlinson

·         The Designated Lead for Anti- Bullying is: Mrs Isobel Board

·         The Designated Lead for e-safety is: Mrs Isobel Board

·         The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: Mr Trevor Askey

·         The Designated link Governor for Anti- Bullying is: Mr Trevor Askey

·         The Designated link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: Mrs Ann Ironmonger

Our School Policies

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Referral Form


Other related documents / sites:


Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command


Keeping Children Safe In Education KCSIE

Information Sharing Advice

Working Together to Safeguard Children

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused


Important Contact Details

Starting Point (For all Safeguarding Concerns)
Telephone: 01629 533 190


Out of hours Call Derbyshire (Children’s /Young Peoples and Adult Social Care)

Telephone: 01629 533190


Police Central Referral Unit

Butterley Hall




Telephone: 0300 122 8719


NSPCC - National Helpline

0808 800 5000



0800 11 11



Child Protection Manager Schools/Educational Settings Derbyshire

Debbie Peacock 01629 531079  


Derbyshire County Council Child Protection/Safeguarding Team

Telephone: 01629 532178


Derbyshire Police 101- can route non urgent referrals through to the PREVENT Team


Children’s Social Care (single point of Contact- Starting Point)

Telephone: 01629 5319930

 Seamus Carroll is the lead officer for Prevent at Derbyshire County Council Telephone 01629 538494 or 07771 980107

Road Safety

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Please find copies of our newsletters here

September 2018
September 20th 


Letters home

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We feel that it is very important that children not only take pride in the appearance of their school, classroom and the work they produce, but also in their appearance.  To support this, the school encourages the wearing of uniform, allowing the children to show that they belong here.


New school uniform with the school logo, can be ordered through, alternatively un-badged items can be purchased from any supermarket or high street store.



Uniform guidelines

Navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan

Grey/black trousers or shorts

Grey / black pinafore or skirt

White polo shirt

Black shoes


PE Kit

Children must have a PE kit in school.  The kit should be kept in school all week.


Black shorts

White t-shirt

Trainers & Plimsolls



All children from Reception – Year 6 will participate in weekly swimming sessions at Bakewell Swimming Pool.


Swimming costume (one piece for girls and short sensible swimming shorts for boys)


Swim hat



Children are not permitted to wear items of jewellery.  They may wear studs if they have their ears pierced.  Earrings that cannot be removed by a child must be covered by micropore tape for PE lessons.   Watches may be worn but the school accepts no responsibility for loss.

Lost Property

Lost property, which is not named, will be kept for a limited period in a box near the playground exit doors.  This box will be cleared periodically, after notice is given to parents.



Please help us to reunite children with their lost belongings by naming equipment and clothing.


School Meals

Universal Free School Meals
From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England are entitled to a free school meal.  This is known as a Universal free school meal.    However, this is not the same as 'Free School Meals status' or as we now call it, /Pupil Premium'.

Pupil Premium Funding (Used to be known as Free School Meals)
If your family qualifies for Pupil Premium, the school will be allocated £1320 every year for the next six years to spend on resources to directly benefit your child. Your child will also be eligible for a reduction when paying for school trips and activities.

In England, children are entitled to receive free school meals if their parents or carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- income support
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16 190, as assessed by HMRC)
- Working Tax credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax credit.

If you think you might qualify, simply fill in the form (see link to Derbyshire County Council).  All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.  

Your child will never be told that they are a 'Free School Meal' but we will receive more funding to help further your child's development!

Derbyshire County Council Free School Meal Information

Food at Stoney Middleton

The children here at Stoney Middleton benefit from attending a small school as they are provided with a choice of 4 food options each day.  All children are able to sign up for either the hot main meal, a hot vegetarian option, a jacket potato or sandwich along with a choice of hot desert, yoghurt or fruit.  The main meal menu is created by Derbyshire county Council and follows a three week rota changed every six months. The food is prepared on site, by Ms Sue Dawson, our school cook, who knows the children so well that she can usually guess what the children will want!

Current Menu

For further information see the My School Lunch website below

My School Lunch


Places at Stoney Middleton CE Primary School are allocated by the Local Authority.  All schools have a Planned Admission Number (PAN), here at Stoney Middleton the PAN is 6, however children can be allocated a place once the 'year group' is full in line provided the school has overall capacity.

If you would like your child to attend school here with us you will need to apply to Derbyshire County Council 
online.  Parents must make the application by a published date in December / January in the academic year before your child is due to start school.  You can read the guide for parents at or ring 01629 536539.

If you would like to apply for a place in our nursery, you will need to contact the school directly and complete a nursery admission form.  A copy of the form is available 

Please click 
here to see a copy of our Admissions Policy.

Parent Viewpoint

Parent Viewpoint


The views of our parents are important to us here at Stoney Middleton.  We hold two parent evening a year which allow you to formally meet to discuss your child's progress but we also offer an open door policy enabling you to make contact with your child's teacher or the Headteacher; Mrs Tomlinson has access to all assessment information as she is responsible for the collation of all data. 


Throughout the year we will send out questionnaires related to a range of areas; we will send these to parents and children as your views are the way we will continually improve.

Further opportunities for voicing your views

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Stoney Middleton CE Primary. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted uses the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. By sharing your views, you’ll be helping us to improve – we’ll aim to keep doing the things you praise and sort out the things you criticise. Please remember that if your feedback is specific to your own child, it might be better to contact someone at school so we can respond quickly and specifically to help your child.

At the Parent View website, you’ll also be able to see what other parents have said about the school (and, if you want to, view the results for any school in England).


If you should feel the need to make a complaint regarding your experiences here at Stoney then we have a clear process to follow. Our open policy means that rare issues r concerns can be dealt with quickly and effectively. However, if parents feel that they need to make a formal complaint, it should be made in writing to the Headteacher, who will investigate and give a response within ten days. If parents remain dissatisfied, they can appeal to the Chair of Governors. The case will then be reviewed by a Governors’ Panel and a final response given within twenty days. A copy of the Local Authority’s Complaints Procedure is available on the link below.

School Complaints Policy

Home-School Agreement

Partnership in education

Here at Stoney Middleton we recognise that parents and carers are a child’s first teacher and we value the crucial role that you play.  We recognise the research that shows pupils will be more successful in their learning when schools and parents work together.  With that in mind our Home-School agreement provides a framework for effective partnership working.

We believe that all pupils should take a responsibility for their behaviour and we ask all parents to spend time discussing the home-school agreement before asking them to sign/write their name.

The Home-School agreement explains:

•            Our Aims and Vision

•            Our responsibility towards parents and carers

•            Your responsibility as a parent/carer in respect to your child’s education

•            What we expect of our pupils


We send agreements to all pupils from Reception to Year 6.

We will keep a copy of the signed agreement on your child’s school file.

Home-School Agreement

Illness and Accident Procedure

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Emergency Closure and Snow Plan

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Sports Premium

The Government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. 

This funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils’ progress and participation in PE and school sport. 


In order to ensure all young people have access to high quality PE, schools are required to publish details of their sporting provision on their websites. Below is our School Action Plan showing how we intend to utilise our funding across the school to improve our PE provision.

Stoney Middleton Parent, Teachers and Friends Association (SMPTFA)

Stoney Middleton Parent, Teachers and Friends Association (SMPTFA)

SMPTFA is the Friends Association here at Stoney Middleton.  Everyone with an interest in our school community is welcome at the meetings of this group, whether they be parents, teachers, grandparents, neighbours or members of the community.  We raise funds by organising regular vents, both in and out of school.  The monies raised from these events are used to fund activities, equipment and special experiences for the children.  Please come along to our next meeting or one of our upcoming events, listed on our school calendar. We’d love to see you there


Social Events for Children and Families


Children love to get together outside of school hours, so with this is mind we plan a range of events over the school year, including discos, quiz nights, bingo sessions and sales to name a few.


Over time, SMPTFA, have raised funds to purchase playground equipment and themed days in school.  We also support the school by subsidising school trips.

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