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Parents

We appreciate the support of parents with regard to our ethos, appropriate school uniform, attendance, home learning (including projects), attendance at parent meetings and school events.

We ask that you please keep us up-to-date with your emergency contact numbers.

On this page you will find important information about

  • Newsletters
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Arrangements relating to home time procedures
  • What to do if your child is ill and cannot come to school
  • What we will do if your child is ill at school
  • Our expectations of Children

Important Key information

Your contact information

It is important that we have up-to-date information so that we can contact you during the school day if necessary.

Click here for a copy of the information form that you can print out, complete, and give to the school office.

Attendance and Punctuality

The School Day

The school gates open at 8:40.  At 8:45 teachers join parents and children in the playground at their year group position.  A bell rings at 8:50 indicating that children should line up quietly at their year group line.  The School day starts at 8:55.

Reception KS1 and KS2 children

8:40 Gates open
8:45 Teachers to playground
8:50 Bell rings, children line up
8:55 School day begins
11:15 – 11:30 Play time
2:30 – 2:45 Afternoon playtime for KS1 children
3:15 Home time for YR and KS1 children
3:30 Home time for KS2 children

Nursery Children:

Full time children:

9:00  Parents take children to Nursery class
3:15  Parents collect children from Nursery class

Part time children:

9:00 – 12:00 Morning Nursery
12:15 – 3:15 Afternoon Nursery

Punctuality

We ask that all children be punctual for the start of the school day.  Our learning starts at 8:55.  Repeated poor punctuality will result in a meeting with the Head Teacher.

Why attendance and punctuality is important for your child

Attendance: It is important that a child attends on every school day so that they go not miss any learning opportunities and that they appreciate the value of school.

Punctuality: It is important that children arrive at school on time every day so they do not miss the settling down period at the start of each day.

It can be unsettling for a child to be different from their classmates by being late or absent.

Arrangements relating to home time procedures

  • We will not take messages from callers asking children to meet at different venues, even if the caller says her or she is the child’s parent.  This is to ensure the safety of our pupils.
  • Parents will be informed that messages taken too late in the day (after 3pm) may not be passed on to children due to children leaving classes on their way to the playground.
  • If there are changes in plans, an email should be received by the office or a written note received by the class teacher in the morning or the previous day.  No emails should be received by the class teacher regarding a change in a home-time plan.
  • Year 6 children who go home on their own will need to take messages from their parent or carer directly from their mobile phones.  We will not take messages over the phone for these children as part of our Safeguarding Policy.  If a Year 6 child arrives home on his or her own and finds no one there, they will return to school where we will look after them and make contact with a parent.
  • Our school telephone will be answered by a member of staff until 5pm as children are still in school until that time.
  • At 5pm, the school telephone will go on to answer-phone (night service).

What to do if your child is ill on a school day

Please do not send your child to school if he or she has a temperature, has vomiting or diarrhoea or seems unwell. 

Please inform the school office by 9.30am if your child will be absent due to illness.

Please keep for child at home for at least 2 days after their temperature has become normal.

Please consult the school office if you are in doubt about how long to keep your child at home.

What we will do if a child is ill at school

If your child becomes ill during the school day we will contact you as soon as we can.  (Please make sure we have up-to-date contact details.)  Your child will be kept safely until he or she is better or you come to collect him or her.

In an emergency we might have to escort your child to Accident and Emergency at a hospital.

Newsletters

The weekly Newsletter always contains information that will be helpful to parents please do read it regularly.  Children will bring a copy home on the last school day of each week, and it is available here.

Our Expectations of Children

We appreciate the respect that children show to members of our staff team, visiting adults and to each other.

We ask that children use our 4C Code (Courtesy, Co-operation, Consideration, Commonsense) at all times.

We ask children to care for their school environment and resources.

We ask that children wear their school uniform with pride.

We ask that children give of their best at all times.

Our School Library

Our Library is open for children and parents on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3.15 - 4.30pm.