Ingoldsby Academy Update October 2023

We have had a great start to the year. Pupils have settled well, are well behaved in class and have got stuck into their learning with gusto from day one! It's been lovely to see how Red Kites are enjoying school and always have a smile on their faces when I visit Reception class.

The key stage two football team played at Lodge Park in Northampton and gained 3rd place medals (and one broken wrist in the last five seconds!) so well done team!

It seem's like an age ago, but here are some photos from the long awaited Oliver production that took place in Grantham over the Summer. Well done to Oscar, Finlay, Abigail, Jonah, Emma, Mason, Jacob, Martha and Ella who sung their hearts out and impressed us all with their professionalism and talent.

New to Ingoldsby

Arts Awards- We are enhancing our commitment to the Arts by introducing Arts qualitifications in key stage one and two.

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.

Music Mark- Again, we have Music Mark status which demonstrates our our commitment to musicality at Ingoldsby.


Following on from my letter to parents regarding fixed penalty notice changes within county, I'd like to reiterate our message that receiving a good full-time education will give your child the best possible start in life. Attending school regularly and punctually is essential if children are to make the most of the opportunities available to them.

Several parents have approached me to question the school’s position on absenteeism and fixed penalty notices.

Firstly, I will make clear that it is not the school’s policy, but that of the Department of Education, to issue fines (also known as fixed penalties) for persistent absenteeism; I do however understand the reasons behind promoting good attendance in school.

It is the Department of Education/Ofsted that dictate attendance below 95% is poor and that below 90% is ‘persistent absenteeism’. The reasons for this have been made clear; good attendance is vital for the success of pupils and their well-being. Our own school data, as well as that issued nationally, makes clear that poor attendance results in poorer outcomes for children.


Thank you for your support in making drop-off and pick-up a safer time for our pupils. Please remember that the carpark is not open to public use between 8.25 am - 8.55 am and 3.15pm - 3.40 pm. Blue badge holders, and parents collecting out of school hours, may park on the left hand side of the carpark but please avoid during these busy times. In all other circumstances, parents must park on the main road.

Free School Meals

Get extra funding for your school

If you receive any benefits, you should tell your school as they can get extra funding called the Pupil Premium grant. This includes:

  • Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly can also get free school meals.


20/10/23 End of term

01/11/23 Beginning of term 2

2/11/2023 Halloween party 3.30pm

20/12/2023 PTFA Christmas party 10am