Considering training to be a teacher?

Have you ever considered training to be a teacher, or know of someone who is? The Endeavour Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of good and outstanding primary schools who offer a School Direct Teaching programme.

The UCAS window for 2019-2020 applications is now open Please share this link to REAch out to aspiring teachers!


Looking for a Reception place for September 2019?

Is your child 4 years old before September 2019?

If you are looking for a Reception place for next year we are hosting 6 sessions for parents to come and have a look around our school. You will have opportunity to meet our Early Years Team, hear a presentation about school life at Veritas, and have a tour of the school.

The dates for these sessions are:
Wednesday 7 November, 4pm to 4.45pm and 5.15pm to 6pm
Friday 23 November, 4pm to 4.45pm and 5.15pm to 6pm
Monday 14 November, 4pm to 4.45pm and 5.15pm to 6pm

If you would like to come along to one of these sessions please call the school office on 01785 333400 or email us at

Applications for admission to Primary school will open on 1 November 2018 and close on 15 January 2019. You will need to make your application directly to Staffordshire County Council and more information will be available on their website.


Attendance Matters!

Did you know that children are far more likely to succeed academically when they attend school consistently?
Let’s give them the best possible start.

We want all our children to have the best possible attendance to enable each and every child to achieve their full potential.

Parents and carers have a duty to ensure their child has a suitable education by regular attendance at school. Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education and Ofsted expect a minimum of 95% attendance for each child. Just 10 days absence from school will cause your child’s attendance to drop below this level. Our attendance target at Veritas Primary Academy for each child is 96% and we strive to encourage this at every opportunity.

All children get ill. We understand that the occasional absence for illness may be necessary. However encouraging regular attendance is one of the most powerful ways both you as a parent, and we as a school, can prepare your child for success. Some absences we simply cannot authorise. The Government changed legislation in 2013 and schools are no longer allowed, by law, to approve time off for holidays. Only exceptional circumstances can be authorised – this may include family bereavement or religious observance etc.

Veritas monitors children’s attendance on a weekly basis. Where we have concerns you will be notified in writing. For example, if you child’s attendance falls below the recommended minimum we will make first contact with you to inform you of our concerns and to offer guidance and support. If regular absence persist we will ask you to attend a meeting in school to discuss this in more detail. If these measures do not help to improve your child’s attendance we may deem it necessary to refer the case to the Education Welfare Service to issue a fine.

More details on our absence procedures and attendance policy can be found here.