General Information

School Times 

  • Year R 8.50am – 3.20pm (Enter school grounds at 8.45am)
  • Year 1 8.40am – 3.10pm (Enter school grounds at 8.35am)
  • Year 2 8.30am – 3pm (Enter school grounds at 8.25am)

When children arrive at school they should go directly to their allocated drop-off point 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 child 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 be 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 2020-2021

Autumn term

  • Monday 3 September 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020
  • Half Term: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October

Spring term

  • Monday 4 January 2021 to Thursday 1 April 2021
  • Half Term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February

Summer term

  • Monday 19 April 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021
  • Half Term: Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June

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

  • Thursday 3 September 2020
  • Friday 4 September 2020
  • Friday 23 October 2020
  • Friday 12 February 2021
  • Monday 28 June 2021

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

We are part of the Government’s fruit and vegetable scheme and children are provided with a 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 packed lunch.

Water is Cool!

Children need access to water freely throughout the day. Every child is given a free water bottle when they start school and a replacement lid every year. These bottles should be filled with water each day – No juice or flavoured water please!

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.

The school also holds a supply of Calpol. This will be given to children whose parents/carers have completed and returned the permission slip in accordance with the schools administration of medicines policy.

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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