If a child is absent at any time, a note must be sent to the teacher on his/her return giving the reason. We are required by law to record these reasons and any absences for which we have not received a note are classed as truancies. We ask parents and carers to telephone us before 9.00am to let us know when their child is not coming in. If a child is absent and we have not heard from you, we will telephone to confirm that your child is supposed to be away and ask the reason why.
Please note that the school will not authorise any holidays during term time unless they are exceptional, i.e. returning forces personnel. If your child has unauthorised absences and/or unacceptably poor punctuality levels, you may face penalty charges and possible prosecution. Please ensure that your child is in school every day.
Basic uniform: white shirt, red and green striped tie (compulsory from Year 3), grey trousers/skirt, black socks/tights, bottle green school v-
School ties, jumpers, cardigans, and PE kit/bags can be ordered through the school on our Parentpay system. Once paid for, you can pick it up from the office. Children in KS2 are required to wear a school tie. KS1 children (Years 1 and 2) and Foundation Stage (Reception) do not wear ties.
PE Kit: The school has its own PE kit that is part of the school uniform and must be worn. This kit consists of: black shorts, green t-
Footwear: School shoes should be black. These should be sensible shoes, suitable for a school environment. Trainers/plimsolls are required for PE lessons. Wellington boots or something of a similar sturdy nature will be acceptable in poor weather. However, the children must bring their school shoes to change into once they enter the school building.
Hair: Hair should not be dyed and extreme cuts e.g tramlines are not allowed. Long hair should be tied back.
Jewellery: Jewellery is not allowed at school. The only exception to this is if a child has pierced ears, whereupon small, plain studs may be worn. The child must be able to remove their own earrings for P.E lessons – as we are not able to do this.
Children will be asked each morning during registers if they will be having a school lunch or a packed lunch that day. If having a school lunch, they will asked what they would like. Children have the choice of a main meal, a vegetarian alternative or a jacket potato.
Payment for school lunches can be made on a daily basis, which enables parents and children to choose from day-
We can provide alternatives for children with allergies to particular foods as long as we know in advance and in writing.
Please also note that, as from September, 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1, and Year 2, are entitled to a free hot meal daily. There are no additional forms to fill out to receive this entitlement. However, if you meet the following criteria, you can apply for additional Pupil Premium funding for your child (currently £1,300 per child) that will be used by the school to support your child:
- Income Support
based Jobseekers Allowance
related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-
on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Out of Hours Care
Breakfast Club takes place every day that the children are in school. We offer the children a choice of cereals, toast, yoghurts, raisins and fresh fruit with milk or fruit juice to drink. They go straight from breakfast club in to their class at 8.45 each morning. Sessions need to be booked in advance through the School office. Sessions are put on to Parentpay for you to pay retrospectively.
Prices are as follows:
Arrival at 8.00am – £4.20
Tea Time Club
Similarly, we offer Tea Time Club which again runs every day that the children are in school. The session runs from 3.15pm-5pm.
Prices are as follows:
3.15-4pm – late pick up £2.20
3.15-5pm – £5.50
4.15-5pm for children who are in an after school club until 4.15pm – £2.50
Sessions need to be booked the day before and paid for in advance. In an emergency, you can call the School Office to book your child in, but this is not a facility to be used regularly. Should you need to contact the Tea Time Club in an emergency, please call 07849737212 to reach staff up until 5pm.