Bishops Cannings Church of England Primary School and Pre-School
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  • Aided

    Aided schools are employers of staff and funding for capital projects is provided by a body other than the local authority. Bishops Cannings is an Aided school. The governors are the employers and money for capital projects is gained through a bidding process through the Diocese of Salisbury.

  • CofE

    Church of England - At Bishops Cannings we follow the Christian faith through the Anglican Tradition

  • DfE

    Department for Education - the government department responsible for education policy in England

  • E.A.L.

    English as an additional language

  • E.M.A.S.

    Ethnic Minority Achievement Service

  • Foundation Stage

    The Foundation Stage is the curriculum that is taught to children when they enter school in Reception Year.

  • Governing Body

    A group from the local community who support and challenge the school to ensure children are safe and receiving a good education

  • Governor

    A member of the governing body

  • I.C.T.

    Information and Community and Technology

  • Key Stage 1

    Years 1 and 2 - children aged 5-7

  • Key Stage 2

    Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 - children aged 7-11

  • M.F.L.

    Modern Foreign Language

  • National Curriculum

    Statutory guidance on what is taught in school

  • National Curriculum Level

    The level of attainment a child is assessed at working at within the national curriculum


    Office for Standards in Education - an independent body that reports and inspects on standards in school

  • P.E.

    Physical Education

  • Progress

    The number of levels a child makes between the end of each Key Stage. Children should make 2 or more level progress between the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6)

  • R.E.

    Religious Education

  • Reception

    The year group children go into when they start school - children aged 4-5


    Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

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