The Laurels Primary School
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Winterbourne Way
West Durrington
BN13 3QH

School Description

The Laurels Primary School converted to an academy on 1 September 2016. The school joined the New Horizons Trust, but in 2017, made the decision to change trusts, and on 1 January 2018 joined the Durrington Multi-Academy Trust. This is a small multi-academy trust. Beneath the board of trustees, there is a local governing body specifically focused on the Laurels Primary School. While retaining overall accountability, the board of trustees delegates many responsibilities and governance functions to the local governing body. Since the predecessor school was inspected, the school has converted from a first school to a primary school. Year 6 pupils were part of the school for the first time in 2018. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average. The proportion with an education, health and care plan is in line with the average. There have been a considerable number of staff changes since the predecessor school Inspection report: The Laurels Primary School, Worthing, 6–7 February 2019 Page 9 of 12 was last inspected. The headteacher took up post in January 2018 and the majority of the teachers have joined the school within the last 18 months. Children in early years are taught in a full-time Reception class. The vast majority of pupils are White British, with very few who speak English as an additional language or belonging to other ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils supported by funding through the pupil premium is average. The school runs a breakfast club.

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Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2020, ONS
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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

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The Laurels Primary School Reviews

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“Removing our children”
"> We have been unfortunate enough to have our children attend this school for 6 years now but I can't imagine for the life of me why! A lot of the staff seem to feel the need to leave by spending a few months in another job whilst claiming sickness from the Laurels. This to me says alot about the pressured bullying culture and also has given enormous instability to our children. The senior team are not approachable, giving off a 'I'm too good to speak to you and I don't really like children' Vibe. They do not monitor the children's fluid in-take or ensure they are eating a reasonable amount of their lunch, even after repeated requests. Recently they have been asking personal and leading questions to our children with severe special needs without our consent, resulting in immense trauma and anguish at home. To sum it up, I wouldn't go near this place with a Gangrenous limb and we will be removing our Children ASAP!
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