Starbank School

Our Aim: To teach our children well

Our Aim: To teach our children well

Our Aim: To provide a secure and caring environment

Our Aim: To help pupils become contributing members of society

Our Aim: To help pupils become contributing members of society

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Welcome to Starbank School

Starbank has for many years been a very popular and successful primary school. In response to demand for places we became an all-through school from September 2014 onward. As part of this development a brand new building will open on Hob Moor Road (by Sept 2016) which will replace our current Annex site.

This is a very exciting time for Starbank and for our community. We hope you will want to be part of this future. We want our school to provide an outstanding education for all children and need your help to achieve that.

Your child has great potential. Help him/her realise it by choosing Starbank.

Gerry Hudson – Executive Head
Satnam Dosanjh – Headteacher

 

Our Sites

We now have over 1500 pupils across three sites, close to the boundary between Bordesley Green and South Yardley. Arrangements for 2015-2016 are as follows:

Starbank Road

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This is the oldest and most established building where currently there is a large Nursery (all part-time) and classes from Reception up to Year 6.

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Bierton Road

Bierton-Road

This has undergone extensive refurbishment since we moved in three years ago. It is a Listed Building which was originally built as a school in the 1930s but closed in the 1980s and was due to be demolished until early in 2012 when Starbank was asked to take it over to provide extra places. We have a Nursery (both Part-Time and Full-Time) and classes from Reception up to Year 6.

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Hob Moor Road

We have a brand new flagship school on Hob Moor Road, purpose build and open in September 2016. This houses both out Primary and secondary students. This site includes specialist facilities for Music, Science, Food Technology and Art and Design Technology and features along with computer rooms, we have 2 iMac suites for Photography and Music Technology.

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Starbank School is an All-Through School

Starbank School is an All-Through school that means that we accommodate pupils in both Primary and Secondary.

Starbank School has Nursery places at Starbank Road and Bierton Road and will have Primary places from Reception to Year 6 on all three sites with 180 places available in total, 60 at each site.

It will be our intention to try and ensure families can have all their primary age children on one site, usually the closest to where they live.

All children from any of our primary sites will automatically be entitled to attend our secondary department on Hob Moor Road.

Our secondary site hoses Year 7 to Year 11 (Currently populated up to Year 9)

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Start of Term

The first day back for students is Thursday 8th September.

School Year 2016 – 2017

Autumn Term 2016

Monday 5th September – Friday 21st October (3 Teacher Days on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th, Children will start back on Thursday 8th September)
Monday 31st October – Friday 16th December

Spring Term 2017

Tuesday 3rd January – Friday 17th February
Monday 27th February –  Friday 7th April

Summer Term 2017

Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May
Monday 5th June – Tuesday 25th July
All schools have to take 5 training days from within these dates (when the school is closed to pupils). The first three of these are 5th, 6th and 7th September so the first school day for most children is Thursday 8th September. The remaining two staff training days are likely to be at the end of the summer term, possibly 24th and 25th July but the dates will be confirmed in due course.

STARBANK NEWSLETTER – SPRING 2 – MARCH 2016

STARBANK NEWSLETTER – SPRING 2 – MARCH 2016

SECONDARY PLACES

Those of you with a child currently in Y6 should now be clear where your child will be attending in September. Over 120 of our 180 Y7 intake will be pupils already at Starbank. Early next term we will write to those pupils staying at Starbank with further information. These will be the first group that will have all of their secondary education in our brand new building.

RECEPTION OFFERS

By 19 April those of you with a child due to start Reception in September 2016 will have received an offer of a place (assuming that you applied of course). If you receive an offer for Starbank we will then write to you separately to confirm which site you have been offered. As far as possible we will place you on the site where you already have other primary children and/or the site closest to you. It is impossible to please everyone but we shall do our best.

PROGRESS ON NEW BUILD

Work is continuing very well on the new building. Some of our children will be back on site after Easter to report on what’s happening. Those of you who live nearby may have been able to see the buildings develop month by month. The old school building is now completely demolished. You may remember there was a delay while a mobile phone company decommissioned the mast they had on top of the old building. Thankfully most of the time lost is being made up week by week – the biggest impact will be that there won’t have been time to seed the new sports field so that won’t be properly ready until later in 2017. The main building and the sports hall however are all on track for handover in August this year.

RELOCATION OF PUPILS ON DIFFERENT SITES

The prime reason behind the expansion of Starbank over the past six years has been the huge demand for school places. Our growth has meant that we have been able to accommodate and teach many children who could not get a place locally and were out of school for this reason (or faced a very long journey twice a day). We know that a few of our families still have children on three different Starbank sites but at least for most families they are all now at Starbank. In September all the children currently in Y3, 4 and 5 at Hob Moor Road will move to the new site. They will be joined by some of our current Y1 and Y2 pupils from Starbank Road and a few other children from Bierton Road and Starbank Road in certain year groups where we have space and opportunity to move them if desired by parents. This is quite a complex logistical exercise and will be planned for in the summer term. Parents in Y1 and Y2 were asked earlier in the year to express their preferences and we will be informing families of the outcome next half term.

AWARD

We are pleased to inform you that Christine and Nargis are to receive a ‘Good Citizens’ award from West Midlands Police for the work they are doing with our families, particularly in the areas of safeguarding(raising awareness of radicalisation and CSE).

NEW PARENT GOVERNOR (BIERTON ROAD)

Mrs M Begum (Y1 parent) was elected – well done and thank you to both parents who were happy to serve as a governor. We now have one elected parent governor from each site.

TERM DATES

SUMMER 1 – Monday 11 April until Friday 27 May inclusive (school closed on Monday 2 May – Bank Holiday and on Thursday 5 May – Local elections – school used as polling station)

SUMMER 2 – Monday 6 June until Tuesday 19 July inclusive (school closed on Thursday 23 June – European referendum – school used as polling station)

The academic year 2016/17 will begin for pupils on Thursday 8 September

HAPPY EASTER

We hope you enjoy a lovely holiday with your children

G Hudson (Executive Head)                                                    S.Dosanjh (Headteacher)

Starbank Blog Entries

These are entries from www.starbankblog.co.uk

Starbank Blog

Blog for Starbank School

Maths in Reception

This week Reception are learning to recognise numbers. By the end of the year, most children will be able to recognise and order numbers from 0-20. Maybe you can help your children to recognise numbers by playing some number recognition games or creating number flash cards in your house. Once they have learnt to recognise […]

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Year 6 visit RAF Cosford!

Year 6 had a fantastic day exploring and learning at RAF Cosford – a Royal Air Force museum exhibiting planes from across the ages. The trip offered the children a valuable opportunity for us to further their knowledge of our history topic, The Battle of Britain. During the day, the year 6’s had the chance […]

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RA and RSK explore their new garden!

This afternoon the children in RA and RSK were very excited to explore their new-look garden for the first time! The children had lots of fun exploring the water area, building cars in the construction area and even making music in the theatre! There were also lots of children busy cooking in the sand kitchen […]

Reading in Reception

Thank you to all of the parents who managed to attend the ‘Reading in Reception’ meeting this week. We hope you found the information helpful. Some key reminders are: Book bags need to be sent to school every day. Children are responsible for ensuring they change their book every morning with a book from the […]

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Starting School in RA and RSK

The children in RA and RSK had a fun-filled first week in school as they were busy making new friends and exploring the indoor and outdoor environments. We are very proud of all the children as they have been so grown up coming into school and have already begun to settle into the new school […]

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Reading Meetings in Reception

Today the Reception children and parents enjoyed the first reading meeting of the year. Parents came and shared a story together with their child, and some children chose to read to each other. We invite parents into class every Friday morning to a reading meeting, so come along and share a book!  

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