Useful Information

Term Dates 2021-22
The governors have agreed the term dates for the next academic year and they will be as follows:

Term 1
Thursday 2nd September – Friday 22nd October

Staff Development Day – Wednesday 1st September

Term 2
Monday 1st November – Thursday 16th December

Staff Development Day – Friday 17th December

Term 3
Wednesday 5th January – Friday 11th February

Staff Development Days – Tuesday 4th January

Term 4
Monday 21st February – Friday 1st April

Term 5
Tuesday 19th April – Friday 27th May

Bank Holiday – Monday 2nd May

Term 6
Monday 6th June – Wednesday 20th July

Staff Development Days – Thursday 21st July and Friday 22nd July

SCHOOL HOURS – these are our usual school hours.

Children may arrive the large playground gate from 8:45am and go straight to their classrooms. Mrs Chalkey or Miss Hanson will be on the gate each morning.

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.