Penistone Grammar School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive an education which maximises opportunities for each child to reach their full potential. Research shows a strong link between good attendance and increased attainment.  For further information please see the Department for Education report ‘The link between absence and attainment at KS2 and KS4’.

Penistone Grammar School aims to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to strive towards every child reaching at least 97% attendance in order to ensure each child can get the best out of the educational opportunities provided.

Aim of the Policy

At Penistone Grammar ​School we seek to promote good behaviour through a mutual understanding and respect for our core values (Aim High; Be Brave; Be Supportive; Be Determined; Be Proud). 

By determining clear boundaries and a hierarchy of rewards and sanctions which are applied fairly and consistently for all students we can ensure that we create a culture across our school community where learners can continue to flourish and achieve their full potential.

This Policy has been formulated in accordance with the Local Authority’s guidance on Charging for School Activities.

The aim of this policy is to set out what charges will be levied for activities, what remissions will be implemented and the circumstances under which voluntary contributions will be requested from parents/carers.

Penistone Grammar School is committed to ensuring that complaints are resolved as quickly as possible within a clearly defined procedure. Section 29(1) of the Education Act 2002 requires that the governing body of a maintained school must have in place a procedure for dealing with complaints and this document sets out that procedure at Penistone Grammar School.

The nature of the complaint can relate to any aspect of the school, employees or any community facility or service that the school provides.

A copy of this policy is available electronically via clicking the image opposite, alternatively paper copies can be provided by contacting the school. 

Through its Equality Policy, Penistone Grammar School  aims to provide a framework which eliminates unlawful discrimination and harassment, promotes equality of opportunity and promotes good relations and positive attitudes between people of diverse backgrounds in all its activities. Through the Equality Policy, Penistone Grammar School will ensure that no member of its school community, or any other person through their contact with the school, is disadvantaged.

A copy of this policy is available electronically by clicking on the image opposite.  

At Penistone Grammar School we seek to promote good behaviour through a mutual understanding and respect for our core values (Aim High; Be Brave; Be Supportive; Be Determined; Be Proud).

The purpose of this exam policy is:

  • to ensure the planning and management of exams is conducted efficiently and in the best interest of candidates.
  • to ensure the operation of an efficient exam system with clear guidelines for all relevant staff.

Aim of this Policy

Penistone Grammar School is a large 11-18 mixed comprehensive school.  The progress of our disadvantaged cohort is an area we must improve to ensure these students have the best life chances possible.  The UN Convention on the rights of the child stated that education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

To ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm at Penistone Grammar School and that the safety and wellbeing of the children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work.

To help the school maintain its ethos whereby staff, pupils, parents and governors feel able to articulate any concerns comfortably, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate.

Penistone Grammar School is a fully inclusive school.  We believe that all students should be valued and treated with respect.  Our expectation for all our students is that they will make good to outstanding progress. 

We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between students with special educational ne​eds or disabilities (SEND) and those without, both in terms of within-school variation and variation from national expectations. 

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