Ballaugh School

Nurturing Independent, Aspirational Learners. Supported by Strong Partnerships with Home and the Community

Ballaugh School is a small rural primary school, serving the village and parish community of Ballaugh. Due to our location we are a feeder school for both Ramsey Grammar School and QEII High School in Peel (conditional on your residence in our catchment area at the time when your child is due to move on to secondary school). Currently your child can enrol with us if you are resident in our catchment area or have an older sibling already here. There is a departmental appeal process if you wish to join us from out of catchment, more details of which are available from the school’s office.

We have a small grass area at the back of the school that also serves as a playing field. It is surrounded by mature trees and is a beautiful area in the summer. The Ballaugh River flows past the end of the garden while at the front of the school, Class R 2 children cultivate small garden plots in the Spring and Summer, supported by their teacher. The “hard” playground is where children will be found during break and dinner times for most of the year. This encompasses our football area, quiet area and free play area. The secure reception / KS 1 outdoor play area is also located at the front of the school with its canopy providing shelter during spells of rain.

At Ballaugh school we expect excellent behaviour from all of our pupils at all times whether it be in the school building, on school grounds or while out on trips. We are conscious that when representing the school your children are also representing you and the community of Ballaugh.

Staff model respectful and caring relationships during well-prepared and enjoyable lessons which results in a quality learning environment. In this environment, your child will be given the opportunity to do their best through a broad and balanced curriculum with appropriate emphasis on reading, writing and mathematical development.

As well as valuing our academic standards, we also value the whole person and so developing a Growth Mindset, understanding that "if it's not a challenge then it's not new learning" and developing good learning habits are seen as an integral part of all aspects of school life. ICT is valued as an important cross-curricular tool. A healthy lifestyle with lots of sport and exercise is continually promoted. Our school values, chosen through staff and community consultations, are Compassion, Respect, Honesty, Kindness and Courage.


Above all, we take the safeguarding of your children extremely importantly. Please look at the "Online Safety" section of this website as well as other key policies and safeguarding guidance


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Adults @ Ballaugh
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Important staff that your child will get to know. Mrs Townend Foundation Stage & KS 1 Teacher and team leader Mrs White Foundation Stage & KS 1 Classroom Support Mrs Leece Foundation Stage & KS 1 Classroom Support Mrs Parry Foundation Stage & KS 1 Classroom Support Mrs Mylchreest School Administrat…

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Medical, Health and illnesses
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Medical and Health With your permission, the school nurse carries out a health assessment when your child is in the first year of school. Your child will be weighed and measured and have their sight and hearing tested. She can be contacted should you wish to discuss any matters concerning your chil…

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School Meals, Snacks and ParentPay
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Clicking on this link will take you to the Government's School Meals Page where you can find out about applying for Free School Meals (FSM), Allergens and see the menu. Please bear in mind that school specific changes to the menu do occur and it is best checking with Mrs Mylchreest, in the school o…

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School Uniform
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School Uniform The children are all expected to wear school uniform. Please ensure that all clothing (including coats) are clearly labelled with your child’s name. This makes it much easier to return to them, or you. While we continue to practice "good ventilation", and to keep warm, your child is…

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The School Day
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The School Day Start of Day - To ensure a smooth start to your child’s day, reduce the possibility of anxiousness caused by being late, and to avoid disruption to the learning of others, it is important that the children are ready to come in to school for registration activities at 8:55 am. OPENING…

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Using ARBOR - the school's Information Management System
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ARBOR - the information management system - here you consent to pupil permissions, change pupil details and book slots for parent consultations. Please open this file for our Arbor user guide Please open this file for help with booking a parent consultation slot (Parents' Evenings)

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Absences and Holidays
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Absences etc. Frequent absences from school, or late arrival, will affect your child’s learning and progress. If your child is absent, please contact the school between 8.30 and 8.55am on the first day and notify us of the reason. Absences will be marked as ‘unauthorised’ in the attendance register…

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Friends of Ballaugh School - FoBS
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The Friends of Ballaugh School, better known as FoBS, are parents that meet during the school year to plan fundraising events. All parents are invited to attend meetings and the AGM at which key positions such as chair, secretary and treasurer are elected. FoBS events include the Mhelliah (October)…

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Home Learning
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All children at Ballaugh School are provided with home learning. This takes different forms in different classes due to children's level of independence developing and the complexity of the learning increasing. Please contact your child's class teacher if you have any questions around the home lear…

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Jewellery
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Jewellery “Stud” type earrings and watches are the only jewellery permitted in school. On swimming and PE days children are advised not to wear earrings to school. ALL jewellery must be removed for swimming, or covered by a swimming headband. They should also be removed for PE and long hair tied ba…

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Policies
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Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy for Schools March 2019 ICT_Acceptable_Use_Policy_Ballaugh Safeguarding Leaflet parents - Primary Ballaugh School - Safeguarding and Child Protection policy May 2022.pdf Bringing devices and “technology” in to school. Digital watches and fitbit style wristba…

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Validation 2019
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External Validation 2019 News release Thank you to everyone that helps to make Ballaugh School such a wonderful place to learn. External Validation 2019 Ballaugh Primary School Validation Report Ballaugh Primary School recently received an external validation of its self review process, which invol…

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Attainment Data
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Attainment data is the final level that children have reached at the end of Year 2 and the end of Year 6. It does not take in to account the improvement or progress that a child has made to reach that point. The numbers of children in a year group (cohort) are small. One child can represent from 7%…

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