St. Ann's Catholic Primary School – Stocksbridge, Deepcar & Penistone


At St Ann’s Catholic Primary School, we believe in the importance of offering all our children an enriched, varied and stimulating curriculum, which will prepare them for life in the 21st Century as committed and enthusiastic life long learners.

High standards and a broad and rich curriculum go hand in hand. The vital skills learnt in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT are the foundations upon which our curriculum is built. Following a skills band progression, children both learn and apply knowledge and skills in a wide range of contexts. By building upon natural links between subjects, children are able to make connections and are given opportunities for aesthetic, scientific and social discovery. We aim to provide a curriculum that allows children to study key areas in greater depth, thus achieving deeper levels of understanding.

We provide children with a range of different learning experiences including visits to places of interest, theme days, special events, workshops and visitors.

Jesus Christ is at the heart of our school and our shared Christian faith permeates everything we do as a community. Through the Holy Spirit, God challenges us to take risks to fulfil our potential and not to be discouraged by failure.


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Parents’ Evening

Parents’ Evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring terms to enable parents to discuss their child’s progress and any questions concerning this.

All parents are given the opportunity to discuss their child’s end of year progress report with the classteacher in July.

We have an ‘open door’ policy in school. If parents have any concerns about their children, they are encouraged to make an appointment with the classteacher and/or Headteacher to discuss the problem immediately.


The school has a Homework Policy. Reading books may be taken home daily. Further books may be borrowed from the school library and should be returned when finished. All children are expected to read at home – a Home Record Book or Reading Log is provided for younger children and parents are expected to help their children and keep the record up to date. It is important that homework is returned to school promptly. Literacy, Numeracy and Spelling Homework is set each week. We ask parents to pay for any books which become damaged or lost. We hope that all our parents will support the Homework Policy.


Wherever progress concerns regarding a child are expressed by a parent or teacher, these will be recorded under school-based assessment. When appropriate, an ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ document will be written by the teacher or Special Needs Co-ordinator with the child’s parents to set targets and describe support.

Progress will be reviewed termly and parents will be invited to participate at regular review meetings. Children who have an Education Health Care Plan or My Plan will be reviewed termly at a formal meeting.

The school uses the Sheffield Support Grid to assess the needs and suggested provision to support those needs.

In line with current legislation, the Disability Plan forms part of the Single Equality Plan.

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