Admission Arrangements

We are delighted with any interest in attending our school, please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit or require further information.

OFSTED Reports

Our most recent report can be found on the Ofsted website. Documents from our previous inspections and our resulting action plans can be found below.

Upper School – “Having Considered all the evidence HMI was of the opinion that at this
time: Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the
removal of special measures.”

Lower School – “You and the head of school both bring the sharp-mindedness, school
improvement expertise and dogged determination required to move the school forward quickly.”

Exam Results

Performance Tables and School Statistics



Middle School Curriculum Information

First School Curriculum Information

Behaviour Policy

1. Purpose ?
The Education and Inspection Act 2011 and revised DFE Guidance ‘Behaviour and discipline in schools: a guide for head teachers and school staff’ [DFE-00058-2011] provides statutory powers for all paid staff to discipline pupils for misbehaviour which occurs in school and, in some circumstances, outside school. This includes breaches of school rules, failure to follow instructions and other unacceptable conduct.

This policy seeks to achieve Excellent Learning through Excellent Behaviour. Our aims are to:


  •         Ensure the safety of pupils and staff
  •         Assist pupils who exhibit challenging behaviour to accept responsibility for themselves and their actions.
  •         Provide the opportunity for all pupils to learn
2. Principles ?
Governors have agreed the following statement of behaviour principles:

  •         All pupils have the right to learn unhindered
  •         All teachers have the right to teach unhindered
  •         Al members of the campus community have the right to work in a safe environment

The expected standard of pupil behaviour in order to achieve this requires that they:

  •         Respect Themselves: This means taking responsibility for their own behaviour and learning by actively taking part in school life and trying to make the most of their abilities. Pupils should come to lessons properly equipped and ready to learn.
  •         Respect Others: This means treating everyone as they would expect to be treated. They should show respect and good manners to members of the campus community and behave in a manner that accepts other people’s rightss
  •        Respect the Environment: This means looking after the campus environment and respecting other people’s property. Keep our schools tidy, healthy and safe.
3. Behavours which are not acceptable?
  •         Physical assault against another pupil or adult
  •         Verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against another pupil or an adult
  •         Bullying (see Anti-bullying policy)
  •         Racist abuse
  •         Sexual misconduct
  •         Drug and alcohol related incidents
  •         Damage to property including defacing equipment
  •         Theft or possession of stolen items
  •         Persistent disruptive behaviour
  •         Wearing incorrect uniform
  •         Wearing jewellery or make up
  •         Deliberate avoidance of or failure to complete work.
  •         Possession of prohibited items including weapons, knives, alcohol, illegal drugs, electronic devices (such as mobile phones and games) plus foodstuffs such as sweets and chewing gum.

Our full behaviour policy is linked below

Pupil Premium

Since April 2011, the Government has provided schools with an amount of money in addition to their budget, to address the current underlying inequalities which exist between children eligible to receive Free School Meals and their peers who are not. Nationally statistics show that students who are in receipt of free school meals do less well than their peers.

The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

– who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)

– who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child) – Sarah Gregson is the designated leader for Looked After Children at Haltwhistle First School.

– who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (£1,900)

– for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, or whose parent /guardian is in receipt of a pension from the MoD (£300 per child)

Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies and performance tables show the achievement of all groups of pupils, including Pupil Premium. Haltwhistle Community Campus is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our Pupil Premium pupils, to improve their academic outcomes.

The document below details the spend of the Pupil Premium September 2015-August 2016

Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

PE & Sport Premium

What is PE and Sports Funding?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015-2016 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Special Educational Needs and Disability


Great care is taken to identify and support children who have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or who have a disability which prevents them from making use of educational facilities

If you think that your child may have special educational needs, or if you have concerns about any aspect of their provision and/or progress, please talk to us. In the first instance please talk to your child’s class teacher as they will be able to offer advice and guidance related to day to day provision in the classroom.

They may then feel it is necessary to arrange a meeting, which the SENCO will attend if this is necessary.

We would then deliver a plan- do-review cycle where we monitor how children progress identifying their specific barriers to learning. It may be decided that in school intervention can be used to support a child’s needs or we may refer to outside agencies. (outside agencies that we work closely with can be found within the SEN information report on the school website)

We would always gain your consent before contacting an agency about your child with regards to SEND.

You may also contact the SENCO (Sarah Gregson), either by phone (01434 320467) or by coming into school.

WISE Policies

School Specific Policies

Value & Ethos

Campus Vision

At the centre of the community providing a caring education and lifelong learning opportunities for Haltwhistle and West Tynedale

Campus Aim

For all the campus community (pupils and staff) to believe in themselves and achieve to their maximum potential

Campus Rules

Respect yourself

Respect others

Respect the Environment


Request for copies

To request a paper copy of the information on our website, please contact the school office for your free copy (