Marton Primary Academy¬†& Nursery is a well maintained and excellently resourced school. We are delighted to be able to offer children and families enhanced provision and facilities.
Our purpose built Nursery has an excellent reputation for offering high quality Early Years Education and we now take children from two years old!¬†It is staffed by a qualified teacher and Nursery Nurse who work together to provide the best possible care, support and educational opportunities to suit the individual needs of all our children. Our overall aim is to give all children a happy and secure start to their education that fosters a life-long love of learning. Play and learning here is valued and of a high quality but most important of all ‚Ä¶. it’s FUN !
Our Nursery is available to all children in our community, irrespective of whether they wish to attend Marton Primary Academy and Nursery. Children qualify for admission in the term after their third birthday.
Morning 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Lunchtime 12 noon to 12.30 p.m.
Afternoon 12.30 ‚Äď 3.30 p.m.
CHOICE OF SESSIONS
All three and four year olds are entitled to the free 15 hours Nursery Education Grant (NEG). They receive five, free 3 hour sessions per week for 11 weeks each term. Children are able to attend our Nursery for either 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions using their NEG vouchers. Please visit our nursery website for full details of our competitive prices.
We also offer parents / carers the opportunity to pay for additional hours beyond the free 15. These are available by adding either extra morning or afternoon blocks to children‚Äôs existing sessions. Parents need to book a minimum of 3 blocks of extended hours each week. Children accessing this facility stay for lunch.
Children using either the morning or afternoon sessions can also add on lunch at a small charge.
Marton Primary Academy and Nursery¬†also offers OFSTED inspected Wrap Around Care, including Breakfast Club and After School Club. These groups are available to Nursery children and are staffed by familiar adults. Find out more about Wrap Around Care (Link needed).
Special Resourced Facility for Disabled Pupils
Marton Primary Academy and Nursery¬†is a fully inclusive school. We welcome all children and are proud of the provision we offer to children with special needs. The SEND team ensure that children make good progress and achieve high standards for their abilities. This aspect of our school is a recognised key strength in moving learning forward.
We offer extensive facilities, including a fully integrated special resource facility for children with physical difficulties. We employ a full time Inclusion Leader to co-ordinate provision and a number of Special Needs Support Assistants to ensure that children are very well supported both individually and in groups according to their needs. We have excellent links with outreach agencies such as physiotherapists to support our children‚Äôs learning and development.
All children, including those with special needs, follow the National Curriculum. Work and support however, are differentiated where appropriate, to meet individual needs.
We genuinely welcome parents as partners in learning and actively encourage them to be involved with setting and reviewing their child‚Äôs Individual Education Plan targets.
Following the revised Code of Practice for Special Needs, there is now a staged approach to support and provision for children with special needs.
School Action: Children are supported using the additional resources delegated to the school.
School Action Plus: Children continue to receive support from the school but outside agencies provide additional support
Statemented: Following a formal assessment by the Education Authority, children are issued with a Statement for Special Education Need. Additional provision and specialist support is then provided.
Our Special Educational Needs Policy will be available to download soon. In the meantime, please call in to school if you require a paper copy.
Facilities for Disabled Pupils
Marton Primary Academy and Nursery¬†is a designated special resource facility (SERF) for children with physical disabilities. The school site is on one level and is suitable for wheelchair access. Special toilet and changing facilities are provided and a physiotherapy room is on site.
Other resources are targeted at specific needs when required such as walking frames, special sized chairs, footrests etc.
Disabled pupils are actively encouraged and supported to take part in all aspects of the school curriculum, including extra-curricular activities and visits off site.
Disability Equality Policy
Our Disability Equality Policy can be be found on our school policies page (please look for the ‘Special Educational Needs’ section). Please call in to school if you require a paper copy.
Wrap Around Care
We offer on-site high quality Breakfast and After School Clubs that are run by our Supervisor, Mrs Sue Shaw and her team of qualified and experienced staff. The Clubs meet in our Activities Room situated at the front of school, accessible through the main entrance. Our Clubs are very popular and parents/carers are advised to book in advance to ensure a place is secured. However, we are very mindful that occasionally parents may experience unavoidable delays in collecting their children from school and, as such, we endeavour to provide emergency care in these situations.
In line with Government recommendations and to maintain good practice we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidelines and Framework. We hope to help continue the learning, development and care a young child should experience when they attend a setting outside their home.
Because the majority of Out of School Club staff already work in school we can provide a unique and valuable home-school partnership. Your child will have a named key worker who will remain so throughout their time with us. We will work towards building a secure link that will provide excellent individual support for each and every child
Out of School Group¬†(8.00-8.45 and 15.30-17.30)
When children arrive, they are offered a selection of breakfast items such as: toast, cereals, bagels, fruit and yogurts along with a choice of drinks. Following breakfast, children can take part in activities such as construction play, board games and parachute games in the hall. At 8.45 a.m. the children join their peers in their classrooms for morning school.
Our youngest children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are collected by staff from their classrooms and children in Key Stage 2 make their own way to the Activities Room where a healthy, cold snack and a choice of drinks await them. The children can then choose from a range of exciting activities including arts and crafts, outdoor sports & games, indoor games, or simply to chill out with a book in the library.
Other Facilities That Make Us Special
All children have access to our well stocked library. It houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. Mrs Skinner is our School Librarian.
Children borrow a new book of their choice weekly. They also use the library to help research topics they are learning across the curriculum. The library is also open one session a week after school so children can come and share books with their parents. Our Learning Council are working together with their classes to choose even more new books for our library.
ICT and Computing
We offer excellent ICT enabling technology to be purposefully integrated throughout the curriculum. We have a very extensive range of resources including two computer suites with a range of PCs and Apple Macs. In addition, all classrooms have additional computers, internet access and interactive whiteboards. Each class in Key Stage 2 has their own set of netbooks enabling mobile learning. We¬†now offer one hour a week of discrete computing to each class (Years 1 to 6), in line with the new National Curriculum in England Computing Programme of Study. Please click here¬†for more information.
Our Music Room
We have a dedicated room used specifically for music and instrumental lessons. All children from Nursery to Year 6 access this facility for their class music lessons.
The room is extremely well resourced with a wide range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments from a range of cultures. The room also is home to two full size drum kits, a set of Samba drums and percussion and a large number of African djembe drums.