• "Pupils enjoy trusting, respectful relationships with staff and each other. These strong relationships ensure pupils work hard and try their best.’ OFSTED 2015"
  • "An extensive range of extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime and after school provide opportunities to develop life skills and confidence. OFSTED 2015"
  • "‘The school’s values are at the heart of all relationships and are constantly referred to by staff and pupils ... pupils are able to talk eloquently about how to live by the values in order to become good citizens.’ OFSTED 2015"


Everyone in our school shares our objective to help keep children safe by:

  •   Providing a safe environment for children to learn in
  •   Supporting children’s development in ways which will foster a sense of self-esteem 
  •   Identifying and responding to children in need of support and/or protection

Our staff and governors regularly undertake training in this area to ensure the welfare and safety of our children remains paramount.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child either inside or outside of school, you can contact our designated safeguarding lead teacher who is Andreya Cowan.  In her absence, you can contact the nominated deputy Sue Parker.  If these are unavailable you can speak to James Hollis or Penny Atherton.

Our safeguarding governor is Joseph Lee.

You can also contact the local authority directly with any concerns on 01275 888 808


Other useful numbers are listed below, or click on the name to be taken directly to their website. 

National Childline: 0800 1111   

NSPCC: 0800 800500  

Women's Aid: 0845 023 468  

Samaritans: 0845 790 9090 

NAPAC (National Association for Persons Abused in Childhood): 0800 085 333

KIDSCAPE (Preventing Bullying Protecting Children): 0207 730 3300  or 08451 205 204   

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247

Family Lives0808 800 2222


We would also ask that all visitors and helpers in the school read the visitors handbook below, which details our policies and procedures.  Thank you for your support in this matter. 


For more information about preventing radicalisation and extremism please visit this website:




  1. Guidance for safer working practice for adults who work with children and young people
  2. HIgh Down Schools Visitors Handbook 2016 2017
  3. Keeping_children_safe_in_education 5th Sept 2016
  4. An essential Guide to Data Security