• Calder Walk, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1SA
Online Safety
Online Safety at Sydenham Primary School
  • Year 3 learning about how the Internet connects us all.
  • Ness, Puff and Fizz - Three characters that helped Year 1 learn about being kind online.
  • Year 5 are looking for the ideal online friend and the qualities they should possess.
  • Year 1 learning about how to write positive comments about other people's work.
  • Year 1 learning about their digital footprint and their favourite things to do online.
  • Year 6 conducting a class debate about whether primary school children should be using Facebook.
  • The final vote!

Rights Links: Article 16 – Right to Privacy; Article 17 – Access to Information from the Media


At Sydenham Primary School, we have recognised that the vast majority of our children are using the internet through a variety of different platforms. Therefore, we aim to provide children and parents with the information possible to ensure they stay safe whilst being online.

With the assistance and input of our Online Safety Committee, we provide children with lessons, assemblies and themed days to equip them with as much information as possible. For parents and carers, the schools provides frequent updates via the weekly newsletter; updates on the school website and parental information sessions. This is where parents are invited into school to participate in a workshop, which is catered to the needs of our school.

Have a look at these websites, which can help you give more information about how your children can stay safe online and provide you with a wealth of information.



Below is a range of policies and informational downloads for parents and carers to support your child's online safety:











360°safe E-Safety Mark

Sydenham Primary received the award for E-Safety in July 2014. 

Jane Key from Warwickshire Local Authority recently visited Sydenham Primary School to review the school’s e-safety provision. The Assessor met school staff, parents and carers, Governors and pupils / students and was / were pleased to find that the school provides a high level of protection for users of the new technologies. 

Warwickshire LA provides the internet connection and a range of other services to schools across the county and is in the forefront of national developments in e-safety.  To enhance these services, they have supported the use of the South West Grid for Learning online tool to help schools address e-safety issues, not least the recent changes to Ofsted inspections, which include a stronger focus on safeguarding. The online tool allows schools to evaluate their e-safety policy and practice and then suggests how the school might do more to protect young people and staff.

To apply for the 360°safe E-Safety Mark, schools have to reach a series of benchmark levels when they complete the online self-review. The evidence is then verified by a visit from experienced Assessors. 

The prime benefit of using the review and applying for the E-Safety Mark is that it does not focus on the individual aspects of e-safety such as technological solutions, but instead it integrates e-safety into school policy and the curriculum, challenging teachers and managers in the school to think about their provision and its continual evolution. 

Schools are expected to show that they have provided a high standard of e-safety education and awareness for all staff , pupils and also for parents and carers, to ensure that these users of the new technologies can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile phones or other handheld devices. 

The school will be working towards re-accreditation for the award in three years' time. Please read our assessor report below: