Why Langer?

Why Langer?

Choosing a primary school is a critical decision for any Parent/Carer because how well your child settles into a school affects their long term education.


This is what our Parents/Carers thought in a recent survey:

Parent/Carer Report Questionnaire January 2016 (answered by 76 Families)

98% said that their child is happy at this school.

98% said that their child feels safe at this school.

95% said that their child makes good progress at this school.

96% said that their child is well looked after at this school.

98% said that their child is taught well at this school.

95% said that their child receives appropriate homework for their age.

95% said that the school makes sure its children are well behaved.

78% said that the school deals effectively with bullying, however, 12% did not know as they had no experience to draw from.

99% said that the school is well led and managed.

93% said that the school responds well to any concerns they raise.

95% said that they received valuable information about their child’s progress.

95% would recommend this school to another parent.


And this may be why...

Context
Langer Primary Academy is a successful school with pupils from age 4 to 11. We are a forward-thinking and morally driven academy, dedicated to ensuring the best opportunities for our children. Being part of Academies Enterprise Trust we are able to access the newest thinking in education and high quality professional support to help us prepare our children to be happy, well-rounded and successful citizens of the future. We do have high expectations for academic success but also for personal development. Our children are very well mannered, smart, happy and very keen to learn!

Setting
The school is set in the exceptionally beautiful coastal area of Felixstowe, we are a stone's throw away from the beach. The extensive grounds allow for a range of outdoor facilities to enrich their learning. We also have an Environmental Area, Gardening Area, Adventure Playground and a Large Reception Outdoor Area - there are lots of places for children to work and play.


Enrichment Activities
The children at Langer Primary Academy enjoy a wide variety of extracurricular activities to enrich their learning. We take our children out to lots of exciting places including the Science Museum, the London Eye, Jimmy’s Farm, Baylham Rare Breeds,  to name but a few. We also visit our local community to sing carols at local care homes, visit the library or explore the woods. Year Six love their residential trip to African Adventure, where they can participate in team-building activities and get very muddy!

Langer Primary Academy offers a large number of clubs which include Film Club, Outdoor Learning Club, Card Making Club,  Athletics, Girls & Boys Football Club, Tennis Club, Racquetball Club, Netball Club and many more. Most of our clubs are run by members of staff but we also have an outside company which also runs some of our sporting clubs.

During the academic year all classes will be involved in performing class assemblies and  Key Stage One perform a yearly production to Parent/Carers in December. The children enjoy presenting their class assemblies to the whole school and their families as it gives them an opportunity to showcase their work.

Use of new technology is a key element to our academy. Each class has access to the Chromezone which is our dedicated I.T. suite with 20 Chromebooks;  our children use ipads, BeeBots, cameras and a range of other equipment in their learning. E-Safety lessons are regular to ensure our children know how to be safe online.

Community
In addition to their class, all of the children belong to one of four House Teams: Landguard, Martello, Orwell and Deben. This allows for children of all ages to work and play together on special occasions and for them to build relationships with younger or older children such as on Sports Day. It helps with the transition between Key Stages and also adds to the family atmosphere where all staff and children know each other.

A major part of our ethos is that we operate as a community. A strong emphasis has been placed on pupils caring for each other and working together. This ethos is fully embedded throughout the school and is modelled by all adults. Pupils work well with their peers, encouraging, supporting and challenging them. The key values of the academy foster a strong sense of community and the academy is developing stronger links with the local community. It was noted recently by a governor that, ‘the school is now back at the centre of the community’. This opinion is supported by comments from parents.

Parents
We have very supportive parents, some of whom help in classes, and an active Parent-Staff Association called FOLSA (Friends of Langer School Association) that raises important funds for the school and provides further enrichment events for the children and their families. The children enjoy Discos, Pantomimes and seasonal events run by FOLSA which helps to raise funds for the school and they have helped to buy important and exciting equipment for the school, such as play equipment and creative resources. FOLSA also pays a large contribution towards the cost of coaches for school trips, as well as providing the Year Six’s with autograph books and a BBQ at the end of the year.

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)
The school became an academy in May 2012 and joined 'Academies Enterprise Trust'.  The academy trust has been very proactive in providing effective and regular support to the academy. Members of the trust have underpinned the journey of improvement, while allowing the academy to remain autonomous in many of its key decisions and actions. We have established links with other AET academies nationally and work with Primary Academies, Secondary Academies and Pre-Schools. Being an academy give us that freedom to make choices about the curriculum we deliver, our finances and processes; and enables us to make our own decisions about the experiences and education we want to offer our children.

Academic Results
To view the most recent Performance Tables from the DfE, click on the following link:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/138117

Latest Ofsted Report
Langer Primary Academy was graded ‘Good ‘ in the Ofsted inspection of January 2016.

To read the full report, click on the following link:

http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/138117

Governance
We have a committed team of Governors who monitor the school and children’s progress regularly. They are involved in many aspects of school life and challenge the school to continue its excellent provision.

Ethos
At Langer Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on being a school where ‘Pupils are happy and safe; they are proud of themselves, their work and their academy.’ (Ofsted 2016) and where ‘The academy’s motto of, ‘to make our best better’ is evident in all aspects of the academy’.

We look forward to welcoming your family to Langer Primary Academy.

Mrs E. Bartholomew

Headteacher



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