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School Contact Details

School Business Manager: Mrs Broadbent

High Conislciffe CE Primary School

Ulnaby Lane



(01325) 374412

This telephone number is for the main school office through which the school's Business Manager, Mrs Broadbent deals with all initial queries from parents and other members of the public.

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Admission Arrangements

All local authorities are required by regulations as described in the School Admissions Regulations 2012 to have co-ordinated admissions for all schools within its area for each academic year. 

Co-ordination establishes a mechanism that ensures that, as far as practical, every child living in a local authority area who has applied in the normal admissions round receives one and only one offer of a school place on the same day.

The Local Authority co-ordinates the admission arrangements for all schools within its area in the normal admissions round.

Click here to visit Darlington Borough Council's school admission website


Ofsted Report

Click here to access the High Coniscliffe CE Primary School information on the Ofsted website 

Key Stage 2 (KS2) Results

78% of pupils achieved the expected standard for the combined score in reading, writing and maths 

The percentage of disadvantaged children and those with SEN achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined was in line or above the national average.

School was above the floor standards for both attainment and progress.

Performance Tables

Click here to visit the DFE Performance Tables for the school


We follow the National Curriculum, tailoring the requirements to provide our children with a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum, which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. 

Throughout EYFS and Key Stage One phonics is taught using Letters and Sounds which provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics.


This begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage where children learn skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and learning is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.  

Key Stage 1

As pupils move into Key Stage 1, our curriculum includes a range of traditional subjects: English, maths, science, design and technology, computing, history, geography, art, music, PE.  

Key Stage 2

As children move into Key Stage 2, teaching gradually becomes more formal and we begin to teach Modern Foreign Languages.  We deliver our curriculum through a range of approaches, including discrete subject teaching, cross-curricular projects and enrichment activities. Reading, writing, maths, RE, MFL and PE are taught as separate subjects. We place great emphasis on the development of reading, writing and maths skills, and ensure pupils have daily lessons to develop these.

Religous Education

All pupils are also taught Religious Education following the local agreed syllabus.

Our Topic Overviews

We teach foundation subjects using a two year rolling programme. The children will be given a curriculum newsletter at the start of each term to inform parents about the content of the upcoming term. We will also send home a topic review at the end of each term which celebrates the learning done by the children!

British Values

We teach our children about British values throughout the school year, taking advantage of events in the news and our curriculum to help them become modern citizens. 

E Safety

Although internet safety and keeping safe in the modern world is a theme which we constantly visit throughout the school year, we have a dedicated E Safety week where we focus on learning about keeping safe online. We also hold a drop in session for parents to discuss how to keep their children safe.

Further curriculum information

Every term, each class sends home a Termly Newsletter giving further details of curriculum coverage and additional opportunities and experiences planned for the children. This is followed by a termly review at the end of each term so parents and carers can see what their children have been doing.

Behaviour Policy

Click here to download our Behaviour Policy which complies with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (which can be downloaded here)

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. It is an additional funding allocation based on the number of children who are or have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years, the number of children who are Looked After by the local authority and the number of children whose parents are in the armed forces.

The provisional Pupil Premium allocation for 2017-18 will be £28,140.

The key priorities identified in the School Development Plan are:

  • To diminish the difference in the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium children in reading, writing and maths
  • To diminish the difference in the progress gap between Pupil Premium (in particular those with SEND) and non Pupil Premium children in reading, writing and maths
  • To continue to provide targeted support for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • To continue to provide the opportunities for Pupil Premium children to experience a wide range of cultural, musical and sporting activities
  • To continue to engage parents to contribute towards their child’s learning.

In school barriers:

  • Currently, a high percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium are identified with SEND. These pupils make less progress and attain less highly than pupils who are not identified with SEND.
  • Some pupils eligible for Pupil Premium do not have opportunities to experience a wide range of cultural, musical and sporting activities.


The Pupil Premium allocation for the 2016-17 financial year was £28,880. The Pupil Premium strategy covers the school year (September to July).

In school barriers:

·         Currently, a high percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium are identified with SEND. These pupils make less progress and attain less highly than pupils who are not identified with SEND.

·         Some pupils eligible for PP do not have opportunities to experience a wide range of cultural, musical and sporting activities

The funding was used to:

·         Ensure that the deprivation is not a barrier to outstanding attainment and progress

·         Purchase resources to be used by pupils for whom the funding has been allocated in order to ensure that their progress is at least in line with expectation;

·         Ensure a high level of well-organised adult support in each class so that all pupils within these target groups can be fully supported in accessing the curriculum - the work of these is carefully planned and targeted;

·         Enrich the experiences of targeted pupils (for example: residential outdoor adventurous activity weekend, theatre visits)

·         Support parents financially with chargeable activities to enable full access to all opportunities in order to ensure that the progress of the pupils on key indicators does not suffer adverse influence. Small group English teaching throughout the school

·         To improve parental engagement and provide early help through:

  • Marvellous Me app to strengthen parental engagement with their children's learning and school life 
  • Child Protection Online Monitoring System (CPOMS) implemented to comprehensively log and monitor concerns, interactions and incidents

Impact evaluation JULY 2017

Due to the small cohort sizes we do not generate reports where individual children can be identified. As an outcome of our effective spending of Pupil Premium Funding over 2016 - 17:

  • 100% of parents / carers engage with school via the Marvellous Me app
  • The percentage of children reaching the standard in the Year 1 phonic screening test increased by 10%
  • In end of Key Stage Two statutory assessment attainment and progress in all subjects improved


PE and sport premium

The school receives money through the PE and sport funding allocation. Our aim has been to ensure that the funding has been deployed to achieve long term, self-sustaining improvement.

For 2016-2017, we received £8500 in school sports funding. This funding was used to provide 1 day per week specialist coaching from Sporting Futures and access the Bronze support package through the School Sports Partnership.

Last year, school received the BRONZE LEVEL school games mark. This means that we provided all children with two hours of Physical Education and school sport per week inclusive of extra curriculum provision. We engaged at least 20% of children in an extra-curricular sporting activity every week. We used the School Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition including inter-school competitions and festivals.

The PE Subject Leader and Headteacher prepare a PE and Sport Premium Funding Action Plan each year. This sets out the way in which the school intends to invest the premium for the benefit of all pupils. The Plan identifies improvement expected against five key indicators:

  1. engaging all pupils in regular, physical activity
  2. raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of PE
  4. providing a broad experience of a range of sports and activities for all pupils
  5. increasing participation in competitive sport

The impact of the PE and Sport Funding is:

  1. each child receives at least 2 hours PE and sport each week
  2. children are very active in lessons; they enjoy challenges and recognise when they are developing new skills
  3. teachers deliver high quality lessons
  4. more children participate in competitive sport
  5. the range of sports offered is increased
  6. displays, newsletters and presentations promote and celebrate competition

Funding for 2017-2018 has been doubled and so this year we will receive £17000. We aim to use this to continue to provide specialist coaching, extend extra-curricular sporting activity, develop school teams and sports leaders. We also aim to go for the SILVER LEVEL school games mark.

Special educational needs (SEN) report

Meeting Individual Needs

Every pupil is important to us and is recognised as an individual with particular needs. Staff have worked very hard to develop approaches within and beyond the classroom which mean that the learning needs of all pupils can be met. 

Pupils with additional learning needs

The school caters for pupils with a range of additional education needs, so that they can access all areas of the school curriculum. 

Gifted and talented pupils

Pupils with particular gifts or talents in any subject area will find many opportunities to develop these within their regular lessons. 


At High Coniscliffe CE Primary School we look at the educational barriers of a pupil with special educational needs or disabilities and, in liaison with all other agencies involved with the pupil, develop an individual education plan, which will allows for children to achieve their full potential. 


We have a Single Equality Scheme to allow all our pupils equal opportunity to access all aspects of our curriculum. High Coniscliffe welcomes any suggestions as to how we can further improve our provision.


High Coniscliffe has been adapted to ensure accessibility for any person with physical disabilities.

Staff Expertise

We have a number of staff who have undertaken training in the following areas: 

  • working with children with Speech, Language and Communication needs 
  • working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder 
  • working with children with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia) 

Other Services and Agencies We Work With

  • Educational Psychology - the school works with the local authority's service and buys in a private Educational Psychologist
  • We access training and specialist support for pupils for Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Darlington's Social and Communication Outreach Service
  • CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Service)
  • Health - advice on medical needs and child development from the community paediatrician and school nursing team
  • LAC Education Coordinator

Who to contact at High Coniscliffe Church of England Primary School regarding Special Educational Needs

If your child has special educational needs or a disability and you would like to know more about what we offer at High Coniscliffe contact Mrs W Aitken (Headteacher and SENCO) on 01325 374412 or e-mail us at admin@highconiscliffe.darlington.sch.uk.

Click here to download the Special Educational Needs Policy

Governors' information and duties

Click here to follow the link to information about the governing body of the school

Charging and remissions policy

As part of their topic work, visits of an educational nature are often planned. Parents may be asked for a voluntary contribution for these activities to offset the cost to the school, bearing in mind that if insufficient contributions are received the activity may have to be cancelled owing to lack of funds. Fundraising by the school is partly used to subsidise these visits as well as theatre and educational shows.

Values and ethos

At High Coniscliffe CE Primary School we promote a Christian ethos through the commandments Jesus taught: to love God and to love one another. We strive to promote Christian values of friendship, thankfulness, justice, hope and endurance.

We celebrate that there is something wonderful and unique in every person and encourage in children a sense of awe and wonder about the world.

We encourage high aspirations and self worth by motivating, nurturing and valuing every individual, striving to prepare them for life’s opportunities and challenges. This is why ‘I can if I try’ is our school motto.

We may be a small school but we are a great big family taking an active role in our local community and the wider world.


Paper copies of the information on the school website can be requested through the school office and are available to parents free of charge

The Dove Academy Trust - Year End August 2017 Accounts