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- Morning session 9.00am – 12 noon
- Afternoon session 1.00pm – 3.20pm
The time set aside each day for teaching is 4 hours 20 minutes, making a weekly total of 21 hours 40 minutes. This total is above the Secretary of State for Education’s minimum of 21 hours.
The School doors are opened at 8.45am. When children arrive at school they should go directly to their classrooms where their teachers will be ready to receive them. In the interests of your child’s safety please would you let us know, in writing, if your is to go home from school in any way that is different from normal. In an emergency you can telephone school to let us know any change of arrangement.
Parents are asked to inform the school as soon as possible if a child is unable to attend. This can done by telephone, letter or via another parent.
The School Office is open from 8.45am – 4.00pm each day. If you change your address/telephone number/emergency contact number please inform the School Office as soon as possible.
Academic year 2016-2017
- Monday 5 September 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016
- Half Term: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October
- Tuesday 3 January 2017 to Friday 7 April 2017
- Half Term: Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February
- Monday 24 April 2017 to Tuesday 25 July 2017
- Half Term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
There will normally be five days during each academic year when the school will be closed for in-service training. Parents will be notified of these as soon as they are organised. In recent years the Government has allowed an extra day for the implementation of Government Initiatives.
Wearing a uniform encourages a feeling of pride and identity with the school community. We hope that parents will support the wearing of school uniform and sensible footwear.
Uniform items and current prices (subject to change) are listed below and are sold in the school hall. Please enquire at the school office for opening days and times.
- Sweatshirts £ 9.50
- Sweat cardigans £ 9.50
- PE T-shirts £ 5.75
- PE Shorts £ 5.75
We request that, if possible, children wear the following:
- grey trousers or shorts
- white or blue shirt/polo shirt
- school sweatshirt or blue or grey jumper
- sensible and appropriate footwear
- grey pinafore dress, skirt or trousers
- white or blue blouse/polo shirt
- school sweatshirt/cardigan or blue or grey cardigan/jumper
- in summer girls may wear a blue and white checked dress
- sensible and appropriate footwear
- long hair should be tied back
For PE your child will need a pair of plimsolls, or trainers with velcro fasteners if possible, a pair of dark shorts and a white T-shirt.
A school PE kit is available to purchase if you wish. All clothing must be clearly labelled. If you have any difficulty in providing your child with essential items of clothing or footwear, a limited amount of financial assistance may be available, depending on your income. For further details, please enquire at the Area Education Office.
The wearing of jewellery in school, especially earrings, is discouraged. Only stud-type earrings may be worn at any time in school no child may take part in PE or any sports when wearing earrings so please ensure that your child can remove earrings prior to PE lessons; no member of staff will remove or replace a child’s earrings. For safety reasons Hair clips and bands have to be removed for PE and long hair tied back with a soft ‘scrunchy’ or similar. The school cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of or damage to jewellery in school.
THE SCHOOL HAS A WHOLE SCHOOL FOOD POLICY
Acceptable snacks at break times are fresh or dried fruit and vegetables. We are also part of the Government’s fruit and vegetable scheme and children receive an extra piece of fruit or vegetable daily.
At any time, there are a number of children in school who have a nut allergy so we ask that you do not include nuts of any kind in your child’s snack or packed lunch.
Water is Cool!
Children need access to water freely throughout the day. Every child is given a free water bottle at the beginning of term.
Universal Free School Meals
All children in Year R, 1 and 2 will receive free school meals. If your child has any food intolerances or allergies and you intend for them to have a school dinners, you will need to fill out a Special Diets Request Form. To obtain a form please contact the school office.
School is not the appropriate place for a child who is ill. Please keep your child at home until she/he is well enough to return and for at least 48 hours after tummy upsets. However we try to be as accommodating as possible and will give medicine to your child if:
- it has been prescribed by a doctor
- it is brought to the School Office by an adult and collected by an adult.
A medicine authorisation form, which you will need to complete and sign, is available from the Office. If medication is necessary to regulate a long-term condition, such as asthma or diabetes, we will of course administer it. Please make us aware of your child’s needs.
It is essential for us, should an emergency arise, to have some means of contacting either the child’s mother or father, or carer. When your child starts school you will be asked to complete a Data Collection sheet which gives us contact details and the name of your family doctor. Please return this sheet to school as soon as possible. Please ensure that we have an up-to-date telephone number where you can be reached.
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