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We believe that children learn best when there is a strong partnership between home and school.

At Claremont Fan Court, our door is always open; teachers and parents are encouraged to discuss the children as needs arise. Informal chats with the class teacher are welcomed and generally secure the well-being of the children. If required, senior academic and pastoral staff are always willing to meet and discuss individual needs. Beyond this, the head plays an active role in the day-to-day life of the children and maintains a keen interest in, as well as overall responsibility for, their academic progress and pastoral well-being.

Progress is also communicated formally to parents regularly and effectively. Each term, the children bring their portfolio home to share with their parents, which complements more traditional, biannual written reports and end of term grade cards. There is an information evening at the start of the year as well as two formal opportunities for parent-teacher interviews.

Planning grids for the half term ahead are made available by the last day of each half term to keep parents in touch with their children’s learning and to facilitate effective support at home, if desired.

Newsletters, which are published four times a term, provide an insight into our daily life and the highlights of events and successes at the school.