Our school contact details can be found here.
Our Admissions arrangements follow the regulations set out by Leicester City Council.
This is reflected in our Admission Policy and Leicester City Councils Admissions website that can be found here.
Our school dress code has been agreed by the governors. Whilst parents are able to purchase clothing with the Mellor logo this is not essential and generic items in the school colours are perfectly acceptable. Details of our school dress code and uniform retailers can be found here.
Information about our most recent Ofsted Inspection Report and link to Ofsted Parent View can be found here.
Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables
Information related to our Key Stage 2 results & school performance tables can be found here.
School Opening Hours
Our school meets the statutory requirement of a 32.5hr week. School starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm Monday to Friday.
As a local authority maintained school, we follow the National Curriculum as set out by the Department of Education. Information about our school curriculum, can be found in our Curriculum area, and further information about learning in each year group can be found in Year Group Information. In addition, we provide a wide range of arts and cultural enrichment for the children at Mellor. For more detail see Creativity at Mellor.
Children in the EYFS, Year 1 and 2, take part in daily phonics sessions following a Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme by ALS (Ann Louise Smalberger Letters and Sounds). Children start Phase 2 phonics two weeks after entering Reception so that they acquire the key skills necessary to read and spell and are well prepared for transition to Year 1. Staff have been fully trained to ensure a consistent and structured approach is used across all phases. Additional Phonics sessions are delivered across the school as part of the interventions we offer at Mellor.
Reading is prioritised at Mellor because we recognise it is the key to children unlocking the wider curriculum. Staff actively foster and promote a love for reading and regularly share and recommend texts to children.
Children in all year groups take part in guided and shared reading sessions throughout the week.
In the EYFS, guided reading sessions use decodable books that match the phonics programme and phonemes being taught. The books allow children the opportunity to practice their phonics knowledge and apply this to the books they are reading. Children in the EYFS also take part in whole class shared reading sessions using big books. They have the opportunity to read the book alongside the class teacher. The children discuss the books, make predictions, develop their language comprehension skills and vocabulary and hunt for key high frequency words they are learning.
In KS1, we use shared reading to focus on developing the four key skills of comprehension; predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising. At the start of each lesson, the teacher models the key reading skills in a shared reading session and the pupils are given the chance to apply these. Following on from shared reading, guided reading sessions that take place during the week will focus on embedding the skills taught. Children still learning phonics in KS1 will use a decodable text for their guided reading session matched to the phonemes being taught.
In KS2 we follow the Reciprocal Reading approach to continue to develop the four key skills of comprehension; predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising building on from the skills and strategies children are taught in KS1. Short stories or extracts from a variety of texts are utilised and often link to other curriculum areas and topics children are studying. The lesson structure remains the same in KS2 with the addition of guided reading activities and small group discussion tasks to embed the key reading strategies. Comprehension is further developed through the use of book journal activities.
We run a number of Reading interventions to ensure that children who fall behind are supported to catch up quickly.
At Mellor we provide remote education for all children should they be unable to enter the school premises because they are required to self-isolate. As far as possible, you should aim to treat each day at home as a normal school day for your child. View our remote learning policy, support guides, device loan agreement and support guides here.
The school has robust procedures in place for tackling the different forms of bullying and has the Positive, Peaceful Places Award. Our pupil Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policy can be found in key documents.
Our pupil premium strategy statement for the current academic year can be found here. It provides a comprehensive overview of our desired outcomes and the action and approaches we are taking to achieve these aims.
Sport Premium Grant
Information relating to how funding for Sports has been spent at our school can be found here.
Public Sector Equality Duty
More information about how our school complies with the Equality Act 2010, our Equality and Diversity Policy and our school Equality Objectives can be found here.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Our SEND Policy, SEND Information Report and Accessibility Plan can be found here.
Whilst we always strive to work in partnership with our school community to positively resolve any issues that may arise, should you need to make a formal complaint, including any complaints regarding our SEND provision read our Complaints Policy here.
Governors' Information and Duties
Details about our Governors and the structure and responsibilities of our Governing Body and Committees can be found here.
You can find information about our school's finances here: Schools Financial Benchmarking Service.
Our policy related to Charging for Educational Activities can be found in the Key Document List.
School Ethos & Values
Request for Copies
Much of the information on our school website is available to download, however we are also happy to provide free paper copies to our parents on request.