Children start school in April of the academic year when they are five years old. It is a requirement that parents provide a copy of their child’s Birth Certificate when they complete an admissions form.
Children in Reception Class start school on a part-time basis for the first week or two of the term. This enables the staff to get to know the children and their parents, establishing those all-important relationships. It also helps the children adjust to a new environment, feel secure and settle quickly. All our Early Years staff strive to ensure that every child’s needs are met using a personalized learning approach.
During the term prior to your child starting in Reception, all parents are invited to a ‘Starting School’ meeting, where you and your child will have the opportunity to meet the Foundation Stage staff and ask any questions you may have.
Our pupils are asked to wear a uniform
Green school sweatshirt/ jumper/ cardigan with or without logo
|On Wed. & Sat. Only|
|On Wed. & Sat. Only|
We do not have a central lost property box. We do however encourage parents to label their children’s clothes, & other Stuff. If your child does lose an item, please talk to their class teacher as soon as possible.
OUR SCHOOL DAY
Reception & Key Stage
|Morning||07:45AM – 11:15AM|
|Afternoon||12:00NOON – 01:45PM|
|Morning||08:45AM – 12:15PM|
|Afternoon||12:30PM – 03:00PM|
|Morning||08:30AM – 10:00AM|
|Morning||09:30AM – 11:00AM|
|*A member of staff is on the playground from 8.30 AM.|
Children have taken their Own lunch from home. The children eat in the classroom. Playtime is on the playground or on the extensive field in good weather. Please contact the school office in the first instance for a confidential discussion.
If your child is in receipt of UIFSM or you do not wish to take up your entitlement, please let us know that you are entitled, as a major component of our budget is based on the number of families entitled to free school meals.
Lunchtime supervisors ensure that the children are looked after at this time of day and take good care that any disputes or fallouts are quickly resolved. From time to time minor accidents happen where first-aid needs to be given. If this is the case, your child will come home with a form to briefly explain what happened and how it was treated.
ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE
We are required to set a target for overall absence. If a child’s attendance falls below 75%, parents will be contacted if there is not a reasonable explanation for this.
If for any reason your child is unwell, please contact the school to let us know as soon as possible. If we do not hear from you, we will telephone/text you that morning to find out why your child is absent. On their return, please write a brief note explaining the reason for their absence, and any details the class teacher may need to know.
A list of school holidays for the current year is available from the school office and the web site. This list will help you to plan your own holidays to coincide with school holidays as far as possible, thus avoiding any loss of schooling for your child.