Our children

Lindow Head Girl and Head Boy

Our Head Girl and Head Boy for the second half of the year are Lucy Griffiths and Charlie Hodgson, taking over from Beth Lomas and Ben Crispin. We know will set a great example as ambassadors for our school.

Lindow Houses
Everyone in our school is in one of four houses: Dunham; Lyme; Styal; Tatton. Children are able to earn house points for anything from good work to having a positive attitude. Each week we announce a winning 'house' in our Celebration Assembly and each half term the winning house will receive an "award afternoon" - for example, a disco.

Our House Captains are:

     Dunham: Ben F                    Lyme: Emily                      Styal: Cara                   Tatton: Ben M

Transfer to Secondary Education
The majority of children leaving the school at age eleven transfer to Wilmslow High School. Every effort is made to ensure continuity between the two phases of education and there are regular staff liaison visits. Approximately 25% of Year 6 children at Lindow transfer to schools in the independent sector.

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

We are very proud of our excellent reputation for helping pupils with SEN. Children with SEN may have learning difficulties or be exceptionally able. They may have physical, medical, emotional, social or behavioural problems.

Each term, the co-ordinator for SEN (SENCO), in consultation with each class teacher, compiles a list of children who are experiencing general or specific difficulties. If appropriate a Cheshire East Borough Learning Support teacher or an Educational Psychologist will become involved in the diagnosis and individual plans to help the child.

The needs of the children are reviewed each term and modifications are made to individual plans, where necessary, to enable them to access the same curriculum as the rest of the children in school. Parents are fully informed and involved in any decisions and in all aspects of the process. Our Local Offer for SEN children can be found here.

Gifted and Talented
Gifted and talented children show their abilities and demonstrate their performance in many different ways. Teachers, through their planning, questioning and response, aim to provide the right level of challenge and opportunity for all the children to extend their achievement and fulfill their potential.

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Information about Pupil Premium can be found here.

Schools are required to publish how this funding is used:
    How Lindow School deployed its Pupil Premium in from 2013-14 can be found here. 
    How we used the funding in 2014-15 can be found here. 
    How we used the funding in 2015-16 can be found here. 
    How we plan to use the funding in 2016-17 can be found here.

Sports Funding
Since September 2013, the government has provided additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and ensures that money goes directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and Physical Education for all their children. Here at Lindow, we have received £8925 for each of the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 and 2016/17.This money can only be spent on Sport and PE provision in our school.  For more information please click here.

All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Lindow we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

Details of how we spent our allocation at Lindow School in 2015/16 and how we plan to spend it in 2016/17 can be found here.

Childline / Domestic Abuse
The Childline website has advice and information for young people with forums where they can discuss their worries and talk directly to someone. Cheshire East's website gives details of where children and parents can obtain advice about domestic abuse, see here...