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NHS Information regarding how long your child should be off school with certain sickness/illness

School Prospectus

How Our School is Organised

The school is organised into seven mainstream classes of between 20-30 children.

Key Stage One - Infants

EY (Reception) - 4-5 Years

Year 1 Class - 5-6  Years

Year 2 Class - 6-7 Years 

Key Stage Two - Juniors

Year 3 Class - 7-8 Years 

Year 4 Class - 8-9 Years

Year 5 Class - 9-10 Years 

Year 6 Class - 10-11 Years 

 

In addition we have a Primary School Resourced Provision (PSRP) class which meets the needs of children with significant learning needs.  This class is our Koala Bears class.  Admission to this class is in consultation with the Local Authority.

We also have a class which we call Polar Bears which is our nurture based class.  Both classes are staffed by full time teachers and by teaching assistants with particular skill sets.  

 

Our School Day

The School Day Morning Session Starts: 8.50am

Afternoon Session Ends: 3.15pm

 

The school has a breakfast/homework club which starts at 8.15am each morning. 

The school also runs a variety of after school clubs which are organised on a term by term basis.

Our School Prayer

This is our school.

Let peace dwell here.

Let the rooms be full of happiness.

Let love abide here.

Love of one another.

Love of life itself

And love of God.

Let us remember that

as many hands make a building,

so many hearts make a school.

Amen

Information for families

Please ensure that the school office has your full address and contact details. You should also provide an emergency contact number for another family member or friend who we could contact should you be unavailable. Please remember to let us know if you change your telephone or mobile number. Please provide an email address if possible.

Safe Hands

This is a fun, play-centred, out of school club based at the school, providing a range of indoor and outdoor play opportunities before and after school for children aged 4-14.  An hourly rate is operated for your convenience.  We are fully registered.  If you are interested please contact us – 07917 291792.

School Dinners

We pride ourselves on providing an excellent 'value for money' school dinners, the children get a healthy choice and they tell us they love them!

 

Junior dinner money is payable in advance on Monday mornings - £10 per week.

Please give the office one week notice for a change between school dinners and packed lunches. Infants -  changes need to be done each half term.

 

Please note our 'Allergy Handbook' is kept in the school kitchen, should you wish to see this please contact the school office.

 

 

Our school kitchen also provide a great Family Friday Breakfast - £1 will can you buy you a sausage or bacon butty.  Not currently available due to Covid 19 restrictions.

School Uniform

Children in our school are proud to wear their purple uniform.  When we go out into the community people often comment on how smart we look.

Our uniform is as follows:

Sweater or cardigan – purple with our crest

Tie – purple and silver

PE Kit – purple shorts, silver t-shirt with our school logo and black pumps for indoor use.  Trainers allowed currently due to Covid 19.  

PE Bag - purple with our crest

Book Bag – purple with our crest

The above items are only available from Grays.

Skirt or pinafore – tailored, grey, a grey and purple plaid skirt or pinafore is also available from Grays

Trousers – tailored, grey, long or short

Blouse or shirt – tailored, white with button-up collar, long or short sleeves

Socks or tights – plain white or grey

Shoes or sandals – black, flat, sensible – no trainers or boots

Hair accessories – plain discrete black, grey or purple

Purple and white checked dresses may be worn between Easter and October.

School Jumpers

Our school jumpers should be washed without softener and dried naturally, i.e. not on the radiator or in a tumble drier as they will dis-colour and loose their shape if dried in direct heat.

Home school agreement

We request all families to provide a signed copy of our home school agreement. You may wish to explain the content of this agreement to your child.  We currently have in place an additional Covid 19 home school agreement too.  

 

Absence

If your child is unable to attend school for any reason please telephone or e-mail the school office to let us know. We also require a written note explaining absence when your child returns to school. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea we ask that he/she does not return to school for 48 hours as this kind of illness can be very infectious.

 

Punctuality

The school day begins promptly at 8.50 am. Please ensure your child is not late for school. Children who are late will be marked late in the register. Any late attendance is recorded on the end of year school reports to parents.

 

Road safety

Please do not use the staff car park unless you have prior agreement from the school for example if you need disabled access. We encourage families to walk to school if possible. If you need to drive to school please be aware of where you park and the safety of your children as they cross the road. We will do everything possible in school to include road safety awareness as part of the curriculum. 

Jewellery

Jewellery is not allowed, this includes pierced earrings. Ear piercing should be done at the start of the summer holidays, this allows 6 weeks healing before school starts. If extra healing time is needed, a letter should be sent to school requesting this.

 

Please do not have piercing done during the school year.

 

Hair Styles

For health & Safety reasons, hair braids with beads are not allowed in school. We also actively discourage aggressive and extreme hairstyles EG: gel spikes, shaved head patterns and dyed/bleached hair.

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