Useful Information

Term Dates 2019-20
We have (along with some other schools in the CARE Foundation Trust) made the decision to adjust our term dates this year to allow for a longer holiday in May. Please note that this is for ONE YEAR ONLY and will not necessarily occur in future years. I am aware that this will probably suit some families but perhaps not all, however it has been agreed we will trial it on this occasion.

Term 1
Tuesday 3rd September – Friday 18th October
Staff Development Day – Monday 2nd September
Term 2
Monday 28th October – Friday 20th December
Term 3
Monday 6th January – Thursday 13th February
Staff Development Day – Friday 14th February
Term 4
Monday 24th February – Tuesday 31st March
Staff Development Day – Wednesday 1st April
Term 5
Thursday 16th April – Friday 22nd May
Bank Holiday – Monday 4th May
Term 6
Monday 8th June – Thursday 23rd July
Staff Development Days – Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June

 

SCHOOL HOURS

Classes R  9.00am – 3.05pm

Classes 1 and 2 9.00am – 3.10pm

Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6 9.00am – 3.15pm

School begins at 9.00am and the children are supervised from 8.50am either in the playground or, in the event of bad weather, in their classroom. The security gate is not opened until 8.30am each morning.

The school day, for Classes R ends at 3:05 and for Classes 1 and 2 at 3.10pm. The children are collected from the gate By Class R. The school day for Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6 ends at 3.15pm, and they are collected from the playground. The security gate is opened at 3pm each afternoon. Please let us know if your child is to go home with a different adult.

 

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Please ensure that if your child arrives after registration or is taken out during the school day that he/she is signed in or out of school. This information is required to safeguard the children generally and particularly in the event of a fire or an emergency. The files are located in the school office.

  • one is for late arrivals, if your child arrives at school after registration or during the school day.
  • one is for departures during the day, if for any reason your child needs to leave school prior to the end of the day.

MEDICAL & DENTAL APPOINTMENTS

Although we appreciate, that this is sometimes unavoidable, please, where possible, try to make appointments outside of school hours and during holidays, especially for routine check-ups.

PARKING

Parents are able to park in Church Road or the Mountbatten Hall car park at the beginning and end of the school day.

Any parents who feel that they may be entitled to transport for their child to get to school should make enquiries to the Area Education Office.

SCHOOL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SCHEME

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is a Government programme that entitles every child aged four to six in LEA-maintained schools to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. The aim of the scheme is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to help protect against chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. The scheme means that children receive additional fruit and it is not a replacement for the fruit normally brought to school as part of their lunch or break time snack. Children are offered just one type of fruit or vegetable per day, at morning break time, this helps ensure that the children are introduced to a range of different fruits and vegetables rather than picking the same one each day.

MILK

If you wish your child to receive a carton of milk at morning break, please register on the Cool Milk website – www.coolmilk.com, automated telephone line – 0800 321 3248, or complete the form included in the New Entrants Packand return it direct to the company, Cool Milk at School Ltd. The milk is available free of charge to children under 5 years of age and will stop the Friday before their 5 th birthday. A letter will be sent offering the option to continue on the parent payment scheme. For those children over 5 years of age the milk is currently 22p per day for a 189ml carton. A fridge is supplied by the company and a local dairy delivers the milk to school.