Frequently asked questions

If you have a question that isn't answered here or need to discuss something in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How will the classes be structured from September 2015?
Class structure for September 2015:
Class 1: Reception (Foundation Stage) & Y1
Class 2: Year 1 & Year 2
Class 3: Year 3 & Year 4
Class 4: Year 5 & Year 6

What is meant by the term 'value for money' which is quite often commented on by the press?
The National Audit Office defines value for money as: 'A combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness ie. having the right goods or services at the right quality in the right place at the right time. Defined as the 'three Es'.'
We have to make the principles work for our school. With these in place then a value for money analysis can take place. The evaluation requires a judgement to be made about the benefits gained against the costs expended. The value for money of a school is a composite assessment of its effectiveness and efficiency in relation to its cost. Factors which determine this are:
1. Context of the school.
2. Standards achieved by the children.
3. Quality of education provided, particularly teaching and learning.
4. Leadership and management.
5. Ethos of the school.
6. Change in performance since the last inspection.
These give an overall effectiveness of the school, which is then compared with the unit costs per pupil to give the value for money provided by the school.

Where can the school uniform be purchased?
All items are available from the National Schoolwear Centre in the Merrywalk Shopping Centre, Stroud. They are contactable by email (stroud@n-sch.co.uk) or by telephone on 01453 751133. Their website address is www.nationalschoolwearcentres.co.uk

The Friends of Uley School have a good selection of quality second-hand uniforms available. Please contact the school if you are interested in acquiring any of these items.

What secondary school do pupils from Uley transfer to?
Parents will receive information about transferring their children to secondary school at the beginning of the last year in the junior school. The majority of children from Uley School transfer to Rednock School in Dursley. Some pupils opt for another school such as Katherine Lady Berkeley in Wotton-under-Edge, Stroud High School for girls, Marling School for boys in Stroud or schools within the independent sector.

We fully understand as the Teaching Faculty that it can be quite daunting for parents to consider the right school for their child.

We are a feeder school for Rednock Secondary School as we are in their catchment area and the majority of children move to Rednock when they leave us. It is an excellent school and our children do really well there.

Some parents may consider entering their children for the entrance exams for Grammar schools within Gloucestershire. We are happy to discuss with any parent during parents evening the educational needs of your child based on our assessments during the term. This may help you determine which secondary school to send your child.

However, we are unable to support parents with any additional tutoring to help children pass the Grammar school entrance exams. We work very hard in ensuring that our pupils leave Uley Primary School with good grades and a rounded curriculum base. As a result, we do not have the necessary resources outside the statutory requirement to teach the stage 1 and 2 curriculum to provide extra tuition to pass entrance exams.

If you would like further information about the secondary and grammar schools in our area we have links to those schools listed on our website.