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24.07.2024 - 01.09.2024

Statutory Information

Statutory Information

Hard Copies

Paper copies of relevant documents may be obtained from the School Office on request

Downloadable Copies

PDF versions of Policies can be found on our school policies and documentation page.

Contact Details

Head teacher: Mrs K O'Connor
Address: Alfred Lord Tennyson School, Alfred Street, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9YS

Telephone: 01933 353762

Please contact the school office in the first instance using the telephone number above, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively use the online contact form on our website.

Admission Arrangements

Alfred Lord Tennyson School  is a Local Authority Maintained School and therefore North Northamptonshire Council is the admission authority for the school.  Detailed information regarding admission arrangements to schools in the county and to the Appeals Procedure for parents to follow if their preferred school is oversubscribed, are contained on the North Northamptonshire Council website. Our admission arrangements are provided by following this weblink to the Schools and Education page of the North Northamptonshire Council website.  Further details regarding Admissions and appeals arrangements can be found in our Admissions Policy on our school policies and documentation page.

Entry for Reception Year

All admissions for Reception Year must be completed online and submitted to North Northamptonshire County Council by 15th January prior to their start in September. Parents/carers will receive their offer of a school place in April.

Entry into other school years

If you are moving into the area and need a school place for your child, you will need to apply for an in-year school place on the North Northamptonshire Council website.

Nursery Admissions

See our separate Nursery Admissions Policy on our school policies and documentation page.

Accessibility Plan

Please see our accessibility plan in our school policies and documentation page which outlines over time how we will improve the physical environment and our curriculum to increase the extent that disabled pupils can access the facilities, education, services and opportunities available to all pupils in school.

Charging Policy

The school's Charging and Remissions policy can be found by using the link in our school policies and documentation page.


Our Complaints Policy and how we handle complaints is provided in our school policies and documentation page.


 We offer all of our children a broad and balanced curriculum which includes all statutory aspects of the National Curriculum for Y1 – Y6 and the revised EYFS curriculum for Reception.

Our children are taught phonics (using Sounds Write) daily in Reception and KS1 with catch-up phonics sessions in KS2 as needed. For English we use the Talk for Writing Approach and English is taught daily. Maths is taught every day for a full maths lesson following the PowerMaths Scheme, supplemented by White Rose Maths scheme. Science has two lessons per week in Y1 – Y6 and is interwoven through “Understanding the World in Reception.

The foundation subjects are taught weekly to give children a broad and balanced curriculum (see Curriculum tab).  History, Geography, Art, Music, Computing, PSHE, RE, French (KS2 only) are taught for 1 lesson per week and PE is taught for 2 lessons per week. Design and Technology is sometimes blocked or taught as a drop down day. For further information regarding the curriculum see the Learning section of our website.

Equality objectives

Alfred Lord Tennyson School aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity. We provide Policy details of how our school is complying with the public sector equality duty in our school policies and documentation page.

GDPR and Privacy Notices

All information regarding GDPR information and Privacy Notices can be found our school policies and documentation page.

Governing Body

A detailed breakdown of our Governing body, roles, responsibilities and other required information is provided in full on our Governors' page.

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (SEND)

All North Northamptonshire Council (Local Authority, LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill was enacted in 2014.  Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

Further details can be found on the North Northants County Council website,

Our Inclusion Policy, which incorporates our Special Educational Needs Information Report, and our Accessibility Plan can be found can be found in our school policies and documentation page.

For further information please contact our Inclusion Manager/SENDCo Mrs J Appleby.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our school telephone number or complete the online contact form on our website.

Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables

The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance. Our KS2 results and School performance data is held online at the DfE website.


Alfred Lord Tennyson School has yet to be inspected as a new Primary School. Ofsted information for the former Alfred Street Junior School is available on the Ofsted Website.

Pupil Behaviour

Our Behaviour and Anti Bullying Policy will advise you on how we manage discipline and behavour at our school. Please see our school policies and documentation page.

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Alfred Lord Tennyson School  has received an amount of money from the government for various targeted children in the school. A detailed statement of the school's Pupil Premium expenditure and outcomes can be found by using the link in our school policies and documentation page.

Your child is eligible for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit - with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Registering for free meals could also raise extra money for your child's school to fund valuable support i.e. academic interventions, additional Teaching and Support staff, curriculum and non-curriculum activities. 

Please click on this link to apply for Pupil Premium funding

Reporting Salaries of High Paid Staff

All Local Authority maintained schools are required to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k a year.  This information is required to be published in bands of £10K.

As of 01/09/23 there are no staff paid more than £100k.


Our Safeguarding Policy, the Safeguarding Statement of Intent and the Safeguarding and Child Protection Information can be found in our school policies and documentation page.

If you have any concerns about a child in our school, you should share this with our Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs K O'Connor or one of the Deputy Safeguarding Leads – Mrs J Appleby, Mrs L Bunker and Mrs S Smith.

Schools Financial Benchmarking

Please click here for the link to the Government Financial Benching website for the school. Please note that we are a new Primary School so information will only be available for Alfred Street Junior School and Tennyson Road Infant School. 

Sports Funding

The sports premium is a time limited funding given to schools by the Department for Education to improve the provision of sport and PE in primary schools in a sustainable way. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. A detailed statement of the school's Sports Funding expenditure and outcomes can be found by using the link in our school policies and documentation page.

School Opening Hours

KS1 site : The school gates open at 8.45am with registration at 8.55am. At the end of the school day, pupils will be dismissed at 3.15pm into the school playground. 

KS2 site : The school gates open at 8.45am with registration at 8.55am. At the end of the school day, pupils will be dismissed at 3.35pm into the school playground. 

All children will have a morning break for 15 minutes and one hour for lunch time. Giving a school week of 31.66 hours in KS1 and 33.33 hours in KS2. The difference in timings enables parents to walk to our Junior Site to collect the children after collecting any Infant children. We also offer a free early morning club for siblings at both sites to ease drop off in the morning between the two sites.

School Uniform

Information on the School's Uniform can be found on the Parents > All you need to know page.


Nursery and Infant Site

Highfield Road,
NN10 9QD
Telephone: 01933 314161

Junior Site

Alfred Street
NN10 9YS
Tel: 01933 353762

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