Vision, Values & Ethos
Our pupils are the heart of everything we do: safeguarding is of paramount importance and children can expect to learn in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. We are proud to be federated with Slip End Village School, with a highly-skilled staff team across the Federation, together with a joint Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body, dedicated to giving every child the best possible life chances.
Pupils at Caddington Village School attain well and make good progress. At the end of Key Stage 2, pupils perform above the national average in all core subjects. High importance is placed on emotional wellbeing and children develop greater awareness of their strengths and needs through the school's bespoke 'SELF' initiative. This teaches them to become independent and resilient learners through developing their self-awareness, self-esteem, self-control, self-motivation, self-sufficiency and self-reflection.
We are proud of the range of diverse facilities that we offer, which sets us apart from other primary schools. We have purpose-built, fully-equipped labs for Science, Design Technology, Food Technology, Music and Art. The school also comprises of a dedicated Early Years Foundation Stage building and outside area, an on-site Pre-School, a 5-star rated dining facility and extensive playing fields for all ages.
Our school is at the heart of the community; we strive to establish genuine and effective relationships with our families and be an open and welcoming place. Weekly themes and a half-termly focus help to embed British Values throughout our school and our involvement with community events promotes a collaborative community approach to pupil learning.
An innovative and forward-thinking attitude to educational research sets Caddington apart from other schools. Staff are encouraged to reflect deeply on their own teaching and professional development, and to observe and learn from each other, in order to continually improve and evolve the way that they are able to meet the differing needs of our pupils. The school has received acclaim for its work with Lesson Study, a form of classroom-based teacher research, and national press coverage for the Flurrish times tables app.
Caddington Village School is a school which pupils and staff are proud to be a part of. We strive to deliver a wide and varied curriculum both in and out of the classroom where every individual is encouraged, impassioned and empowered to reach their potential and thrive, academically, emotionally and socially. A wealth of opportunities is provided for pupils to develop key skills, promote physical and mental health and discover their talents, whilst equipping themselves with the tools needed to achieve happiness and success.
We look forward to sharing our school with you.
Our school can be contacted by phone or email.
Phone: 01582 726058
The school's postal address is: Caddington Village School, Five Oarks, Caddington, LU1 4JD
The school's SENDCo is Steph Meager and can be contact via the school phone number of email address.
if you have any questions or queries about admissions or would like to arrange a visit to our school, please contact the school office in the first instance on: 01582 720152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery admission applications (for children joining in the term after their third birthday) should be made directly to the school and places are offered subject to availability. Please download the forms below and return the completed forms to the school or via email to: email@example.com
Reception and In Year Admissions
Reception and in year admissions to County and Voluntary Controlled Schools, will be determined on the basis of a catchment area for each school. Parents will be advised of the school which serves the local catchment area and will be asked to express a preference for either their catchment area school or an alternative school.
Slip End's Admissions and Appeals continue to be managed by the Local Authority and therefore any queries should go directly to the Admissions Team at Central Bedfordshire on
0300 300 8037 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please visit the Central Bedfordshire Admissions website at : https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/5/school_admissions
Information relating to our school uniform can be found here.
The school's latest Ofsted report can be found here.
Test, Exam and Assessment Results
The doument below contain the 2023 Academic Year Results for EYFS, Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, Year 2 Phonics Re-check, Year 2 Teacher Assessment and Year 6 SATs.
The results show the percentage of children achieving the expected standard or above as well as the percentage of children achieving greater depth (GD).
Due to Covid-19, the government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021-2022 academic year and statutory assessment results for 2019/20 and 2020/21 were not published as performance measures. They have archived data from 2018-2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect the current performance.
Performance Measures Website
Please find below the link to the School and College Performance Measures website, which details the school's performance.
School Opening Hours
The school is open Monday - Friday from 8:40am - 3:20pm. The school also offers a Breakfast Club which operates from 7:45am and after school provision from 3:30-4:30pm.
Details of the school curriculum can be found on the 'Our Learning' page on the school website.
This funding is crucial in helping us to increase our provision and the opportunities for our eligible pupils. If you think your child may qualify for free school meals or you would like to find out the eligibility criteria, please contact the school office on 01582 726058, or alternatively, access the Central Bedfordshire Free School Meals webpage by clicking here.
Details of the school COVID-19 Catch Up funding can be found here.
PE & Sports Premium for Primary Schools
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Public Section Equality Duty and Objectives
Details of the school's Equality Information and Objectives can be found below.
Special educational needs and disability (SEND) information
Slip End Village School prides itself on being inclusive. Details related to SEND information including the local offer can be found here.
If you would like to contact the school's SENDCo - Steph Meager - please contact the school office.
Please click on the following documents to view each policy.
The school's complaint procedure is detailed in the polices section of this page
Governor's Information and Duties
Details of the Federation's Governing Body can be found on the Governors page of the website.
What is School's Benchmarking?
Benchmarking is the process of comparing our spending with those schools that have similar characteristics to our school, both locally and/or nationally. It allows you to compare the school's spend in different areas such as staffing, supplies and buildings.
To find out more information regarding School financial benchmarking, please use this link Schools Financial Benchmarking
The school does not have any employees with a gross annual salary in excess of £100,000.
Request for Paper Copies
If you wish to request a paper copy of any information held on the school website such as policies, then please contact the school office on 01582 726058
These printouts will be provided free of charge.