Inspection of Stansfield Hall Church of England/Free Church Primary School by Ofsted

Inspection of Stansfield Hall Church of England/Free Church Primary School by Ofsted

Dear parent or carer

Inspection of Stansfield Hall Church of England/Free Church Primary School by Ofsted

We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 26 January 2017. The lead inspector will be Jonathan Smart, HMI. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.

Your views about the school are important to us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at:

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by noon on 26 January 2017 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 26 January 2017.

Speaking to an inspector

If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 03000130579. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.

Yours faithfully

Beverley Craven

School inspections – a guide for parents

As well as completing the survey, you can use Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at any time during the school year to give Ofsted your opinion of your child’s school. You can also use Parent View to see survey results for schools across England. Visit or look for the link on the main Ofsted website:

School Newsletter – Friday 20th January 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 20th January 2017

Dear Parents

The Kaizen-Do Karate sessions for Little Ninjas and Junior Dragons started this week, please make sure your child is in school on time (7.50am) if you have booked one of these sessions.  

It was lovely to see so many parents in school with Willow Class for the art activities on Wednesday and Maple Class maths puzzle activities today.

Visits out linked to the half term Journeys project:

Tuesday, 31st January, Elm Class will be going out of school for the morning looking at local history and eco-heritage.

Thursday, 2nd February, Willow Class will be going out for a walk looking at transport in the local area including trains, vehicles and boats on the canal.

Tuesday, 7th  February is Safer Internet Day, we will be working with the children on this topic in school at an age appropriate level but take this opportunity to remind parents of the need to talk to their children at home about keeping themselves safe online and the use of technology in the home. 

Do parents of younger children know what their child would do if a ‘child friendly’ app they were using suddenly had an inappropriate pop up appear?

Do parents of older children know exactly what their child is looking at on line and who they are talking to? 

The full Governing Board will meet at 5pm on Thursday 2nd February.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall


Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here.