Term Dates 2021-22
The governors have agreed the term dates for the next academic year and they will be as follows:
Thursday 2nd September – Friday 22nd October
Staff Development Day – Wednesday 1st September
Monday 1st November – Thursday 16th December
Staff Development Day – Friday 17th December
Wednesday 5th January – Friday 11th February
Staff Development Days – Tuesday 4th January
Monday 21st February – Friday 1st April
Tuesday 19th April – Friday 27th May
Bank Holiday – Monday 2nd May
Monday 6th June – Tuesday 19th July
Staff Development Days – Wednesday 20th July, Thursday 21st July and Friday 22nd July
SCHOOL HOURS – these are our usual 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 able to go into their classrooms from 8:45am each day. They enter by the large gate on the playground.
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.
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.
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.