Our School Office Staff are here to help you, however here are a few items that may be useful to parents and carers which you can view or download from our website. We value the support of our parents, and will always try to address any concerns or issues you may have with any aspect of school life.
This page will hopefully give you some useful information regarding the timetable, after school clubs and how we assess for additional educational support, should your child require it. If there is any other aspect of school life you would like further information on, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Our School Day
|08:45 - 11:45am
|12:15 - 03:15pm
|08:55 - 11:55am
|01:00pm - 03:15pm
|Year 1 - Year 6
|08:55 - 12noon
|01:00pm - 3:20pm
|Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have a short afternoon break
Medicines in School
In order to keep all children safe we ask you not to send medicines or tablets to school. Prescribed medication can be administered in line with the school’s Policy for Administering Medicines. Further information is available from the school.
School Attendance, Punctuality & Absences
Attendance and Punctuality
If your child is sick or away from school for any reason, please ring, call or text to let us know at once. This is very important, as the school is legally required to report reasons for absence. If you need to take your child out during the day, it is very important that you:
- Let us know in advance
- Collect your child from the main reception as children cannot be allowed to meet you off school property.
If you are very occasionally unavoidably late, don’t worry—we would always rather children came to school late than not at all. However, if your child was frequently late we would contact you to see if there was a specific problem with which we could help. Because registration time is a vital part of the day when the days plans are shared and explained missing this session disadvantages children and can also be disruptive to the teacher and other children.
Changes to Leave of Absence Policy & Parental Guidance
The most recent guidance from the Department for Education advises that schools should only be approving leave in term time in exceptional circumstances. They advise that holidays taken for the following reasons should not be authorised:
- Availability of cheap holidays
- Availability of the desired accommodation
- Poor weather experienced in school holiday periods
- Overlap with the beginning and end of term
- Family celebrations
- The week before and during SATs week
Any parents requesting a leave of absence will have to formally put it in writing to Mrs Cornell irrespective of the circumstances and a decision will be made from there.
We hope to be able to resolve any complaint parents might have. In the first instance, complaints should normally be made to the Headteacher, and in most cases we find that complaints can be dealt with successfully at this informal level. If the complaint remains unresolved, parents may approach the Governing Body. Full details of the process are available from the Headteacher and are detailed in our Complaints Policy.
We organise weekly swimming lessons for Key Stage 2 pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5 (rotated through the year). As this is part of the curriculum, there is no charge for this activity. Parents must give written permission and are informed of the session dates each term.
We provide pupils with music lessons for which there is currently a nominal charge of £1 per lesson.
We will charge for any residential activities which include board and lodgings.
We occasionally raise money for school funds by organising various events and this helps to fund outings and buy equipment and materials as well as a wide range of charities.