What is the LPPA award?

The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) is a national award that shows our commitment to parents, carers and our community. We were awarded the LPPA award in July 2017, after demonstrating our ongoing work to strengthen home and school links. We endeavour to ensure that parents and carers have a positive experience at Barcroft Primary School.


About Leading Parent Partnership Award

The award is recognised by the DFES and externally validated. It is designed to help strengthen and enhance the relationship between parents, children and their schools. The benefits of gaining the award are immense but the long term benefits of gaining the award are as follows:

Improved pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress

Increased parental participation and involvement

Key parental support for children's learning

Improved home and school communications


LPPA Key Objectives

All the staff at Barcroft aim to ensure that we are always working to fulfil the LPPA criteria that is set out in the ten key objectives.


The 10 LPPA Objectives are as follows:

The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards the LPPA

The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the LPPA

The school is a welcoming and friendly place for parents/carers.

The school promotes an awareness of and participation in lifelong learning opportunities available in school and the community to all groups of parents/carers.

The school actively promotes enrichment opportunities or events for joint parent/child participation.

The school provides good induction for all new parents/carers.

The school provides parents/carers with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children's learning.

The school produces and implements parent/carer friendly policies to establish effective home school links and improve pupil/student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress and positive participation in school.

The school provides good support for transition for parents/carers when their children leave the school.

The school evaluates performance against the LPPA Objectives and Key Performance Indicators.


What does research show about quality parent involvement:

It is clear that children do better and achieve more when parents and carers are involved with their child’s learning.  Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on their child's lives. Research shows that becoming involved in the life of your child's school shows your child that their education is important.


What difference has parent involvement made to our Barcroft family?

Over the last few years, we having been working hard to ensure parent/carers and our community continue to build strong links together. This is to ensure we all work together to give our children and our families a sense of belonging and importance. We have seen children flourish in the acknowledgement that all stake holders (parents/carers/staff and our community) are working together.

As a part of our commitment to all LPPA stakeholders, we believe that parental involvement improves a number of aspects:

Professional relationships between teachers and parents.

Parents gain a better understanding of how the school works.

Parents can see how their child is working and improving.

Be setting a good example to young people.

Parents will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are making a contribution to the school and to their and other children's learning.


What can families do to help?

Read all newsletters and publicity we send out.

Come along to our events if you can.

Complete any questionnaires or surveys we send out as honestly as you can.

Come and speak with us directly if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.


LPPA Journey so far

Journey So Far Presentation


Parent partnership policy

Please click the link below to view our Parent Partnership Policy.

Parent Partnership Policy


Enrichment sessions

Here are some of our parents and carers enjoying our enrichment sessions with their children. These enrichment sessions are held during throughout the school year for all year groups.

Whole School African Dance

Stay and Play Maths EYFS

E-Safety Year 2

Wellbeing Y3/4

Science Y3

Maths Murder Mystery Y4

Space Y5

Heritage Banquet Y6

Wellbeing Afternoon Y6


‘You said… we did’- Your feedback

The feedback our parents and carers provide is very valuable to us. Have a look at some of the feedback given after our school events and what we intend to do to improve.

Chinese New Year

SATs Feedback

Science Feedback

NSPCC E-Safety

Reading Workshop

Crime and Punishment

EYFS Feedback


Praise and Celebrations

Every week, we hold Praise Assembly to celebrate any achievements the children have made in class. We also celebrate parent achievements. So, if you have achieved a goal, let us know so that we can celebrate your achievement together!