Piper’s Vale Primary Academy wins Gold Mark Award
Piper’s Vale Primary Academy was one of only 3 Schools in Suffolk to receive the prestigious Historical Association Gold Award for Curriculum. For the full story, click here
Our schools will be open to all pupils as planned from September 2021. Following the government guidelines, Paradigm Trust revised its arrangements again in May 2022. Our arrangements are available here.
Piper’s Vale Primary Academy celebrates ‘GOOD’ Ofsted rating
Piper’s Vale Primary Academy in Ipswich, part of Paradigm Trust, has achieved a ‘GOOD’ Ofsted rating across the board for the first time since 2007.
The report summarises the school as having ‘a sense of ambition and belonging’ where ‘pupils behave well’. The report also describes the school as ‘a hive of activity with music, singing and physical education activities going on’.
Kimberly Morton, Principal, comments:
“We are all absolutely delighted with the results. Our staff and pupils have worked tirelessly, despite the pandemic, to continuously raise standards across the school. We have provision from nursery to year six with fantastic facilities here at Piper’s Vale and now our community also has the reassurance that pupils are receiving a good education. There will be celebrations all round.”
Having achieved an overall effectiveness of ‘GOOD’ the school is praised in the report for the strength of its teaching of reading. Leaders are described as having high expectations and ensure all pupils in school are able to read fluently – with a vast majority of pupils reaching this attainment by the end of key stage 1.
The report also outlines how pupils in the Specialist Education Unit have a personalised curriculum that all adults take responsibility for implementing. It comments that the complex needs of these pupils are well understood by the adults that care for them; leaders ensure staff know how to adapt their teaching, so pupils access the same ambitious curriculum as their peers.
Piper’s Vale became part of Paradigm Trust in September 2017 and the principal joined soon afterwards in January 2018. The Ofsted report recognises that the trust has focused on the right priorities and has effectively supported leaders to improve the quality of education at the school. It says the trust, alongside leaders from the other schools in the trust, have supported the staff well.
Paradigm Trust ensures all its schools offer a fantastic education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This is supported by enrichment opportunities that enable children to have the best opportunity to reach their potential and achieve more through education.
Paradigm Trust is consulting on the admissions arrangements for all the schools across the Trust for the academy year 2023/24 in line with the School Admissions Code 2021.
The consultation is taking place for a period of six weeks, between 17 December 2021 and 28 January 2022.
Why are we consulting?
The Trust must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the Trust must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted at least once every 7 years.
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are as follows:
Solebay Primary Academy – Nursery admissions to be coordinated by the school and no longer by the Local Authority as part of the nursery coordinated admissions process.
You are invited to review the admission arrangements (linked below) and any questions or responses should be sent to email@example.com
On conclusion of the consultation on Friday 28 January 2022, all responses will be collated and presented to the Trust Education Committee for full consideration.
The outcome of the Consultation will be posted on the Academy’s website along with the final admissions policies for 2023.
Proposed Admission Arrangements
RSHE engagement results
Please click on the following documents to view the RSHE engagement results:
Ipswich Star feature Piper’s Vale pupils returning to school
The Ipswich Star have featured the news of pupils from Y6 at Piper’s vale returning to school yesterday. Please click below to read the article.
Free School Meal vouchers – update
Current government guidance is that vouchers for pupils who are eligible for free school meals will not be issued for the half term break. Given this, we will not be issuing vouchers next week. If government guidance changes we will issue vouchers as soon as we can.
East Anglian Daily Times feature Piper’s Vale Primary
We are pleased that Piper’s Vale Academy has been featured in the East Anglian Daily Times again today, discussing the innovative ways our pupils have been working at home.
Staying ahead of the ‘Digital Divide’ at Piper’s Vale Primary
We are very pleased that Piper’s Vale have been recognised by the East Anglian Daily Times for their efforts in staying ahead of the ‘Digital Divide’ and keeping their pupils in touch with school. Read the full story here: