Online Safety

Online Safety


As your child enters secondary school it is natural that they will start to become more independent and grow into a young adult.  As their independence grows in real life it is expected that this will follow on the internet.  The internet has grown exponentially since its creation. It is a part of everyday life and an important tool to use and embrace. The internet offers great solutions for everyday problems and is widely used for education, entertainment and social networking.  In the classroom it is used to enhance our children’s learning and encourages independence for them to explore and discover new things.

As a teenager it is expected that we explore, experiment and sometimes take risks. The internet has a huge impact on this and your child may use technology to be creative and express themselves. This can be difficult as a parent as many of the things that our children have grown up with may confuse or baffle us and you might feel like you are playing catch up with your children.

We need to make sure that we support our children while using the internet to make sure they are accessing it in a safe, secure and knowledgeable way. So that if anything was to go wrong then they know how to react and resolve the situation.

Please take the time to look through the links below and make sure that your child knows who to contact should an issue arise. If you have any worries or concerns about the way your child is behaving online, please call us on 0118 334 1510 and ask to speak to one of the DSLs.

Miss Jay Blundell, Headteacher

Please click here to view our Online Safety and Internet Use Policy

Useful Links:

DfE Advice for Parents on cyberbullying

CEOP Safety Centre – Advice, Help and Report

CEOP ThinkUKnow – Find out what is good and what is not

Facebook Family safety centre (advice)

Advice for Parents Concerning Toys Connected to the Internet


Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”



Student Outcomes 2018-19

The Staff and Management Committee are delighted to celebrate the results of our 2018-2019 cohort.

Foundry College is more than a school where staff deliver the curriculum.  We are an environment where pupils are able to learn for life through a wealth of different experiences and enrichment opportunities. Staff support our pupils not only as highly qualified experts in their different curriculum fields, but also as daily mentors. Our educational expertise,  personal commitment and dedication to improving the life experiences of  vulnerable young people make significant contributions to building pupils' resilience and fostering a culture of mutual respect and co-operation.

Our primary focus is to work hard with pupils to help them secure the best outcomes they can and to improve their chance of success in further education, training or employment.

Year 2

One student was eligible for KS1 SATs and was assessed to be at the National standard.

Year 6

One of two students eligible for KS2 SATs was assessed to be at the National standard.  The second student was disapplied by their home school.

Year 11

The summer 2019 cohort once again exceeded realistic expectation with 15 of 19 students achieving at least one level 2 qualification.

All 19 students were entered for a qualification in both English and Maths, with 9 students achieving GCSE passes in each subject and 7 students achieving passes in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.  8 students were entered for double Science, with 7 students achieving at least one grade 4 and 4 students achieving passes in both GCSEs.

Qualifications were also obtained in a further thirteen other subjects, including a range of traditional academic GCSEs and a selection of vocational options.

Thank you to everyone involved in the partnership without which these excellent outcomes for our pupils would not have been possible.

Miss Jay Blundell— Headteacher








Useful Links

Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

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