General Information

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School Times 

  • 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.

School Office

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 2017-2018

Autumn term

  • Monday 4 September 2017 to Thursday 21 December 2017
  • Half Term: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October

Spring term

  • Thursday 4 January 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018
  • Half Term: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

Summer term

  • Monday 16 April 2018 to Monday 23 July 2018
  • Half Term: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June

There are five days during the academic year when the school will be closed for in-service training. This year these will be:

  • Monday 4 September 2017
  • Friday 20 October 2017
  • Monday 19 February 2018
  • Friday 29 June 2018
  • Monday 23 July 2018

School Uniform

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:

Boys

  • grey trousers or shorts
  • white or blue shirt/polo shirt
  • school sweatshirt or blue or grey jumper
  • sensible and appropriate footwear

Girls

  • 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.

Jewellery

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

Playtime snacks

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.

Nut allergies

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.

Medicines

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.

Emergency Contacts

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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