Our staff are happy to give advice on all aspects of school procedures but the following general information may help:
Children should not be on the school premises before 8.30 am unless specifically asked to arrive early (eg for a school trip).
8.55 am: All children to go straight to class.
|Foundation Stage||Key Stage 1||Key Stage 2|
|8.55 am to 10:00 am||8:55 am to 10:30||8:55 am to 11:00|
|10:00 – 10:30 break||10:30 – 11:00 break||11:00 – 11:30 break|
|10:30 – 12:00||11:00 – 12:40||11:30 – 13:30|
|12:00 – 13:30 lunch and break||12:40 – 13:40 lunch and break||13:30 – 14:30 lunch and break|
|13:30 – 14:30||13:40 – 15:45||14:30 – 15:45|
|14:30 – 15:00 Nursery break||15:45 – 16:00 home||15:45 – 16:00 home|
|15:00 – 15:30 Reception break|
|15:30 – 16:00 home|
Attendance and Absences
Regular attendance and punctuality are important to allow children to achieve their full potential during their time at school.
Below is a summary of our Attendance Policy.
Things we ask you to do:
- Ensure your child arrives at school between 8.30 and 8.55am
- If your child is late, take them to the office
- Telephone the school if your child is going to be away for any reason
Courtesy, good manners and respect for peers and adults are expected at all times. For discipline and safety reasons, the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 will be accompained by a teacher during classroom changes.
Children are expected to use proper language during school time. Repeated use of bad language will be reported to parents.
There will be no loud talking, running or pushing at any time inside the building.
There will be no rough games in the playground. Ball games may not be played in the patio before or after school.
Punishments will be given in the form of missing break.
A child who misbehaves during a school trip will no be taken on subsequent trips and must stay at home. Continuous misbehaviour will be reported to the parents.
Children will be encouraged to discuss any problems that deal with friendship, bullying, etc. with their class teacher, who will then discuss it with the whole class. These issues will also be dealt with at assemblies. Sessions dealing with these important topics will be held at regular intervals in the classroom.
Pupils are encouraged to speak English at all times.
No child is allowed to leave the school premises at any time unless accompanied by an adult. Children who walk to and from school alone must have written permission from parents.
Pupils are expected to wear correct uniform, clean shoes and generally have a clean and tidy appearance. Years 1- 6 may only wear tracksuit and trainers on days when there is Physical Education.
Correct uniform must be worn on school trips.
The following are the average amounts of time we expect children to dedicate to homework each day.
|Class work: reading, worksheet, etc||Spanish|
|Year 1||10 – 15 minutes||5 – 10 minutes|
|Year 2||20 – 30 minutes||10 minutes|
|Year 3||20 – 30 minutes||10 minutes|
|Year 4||45 minutes||15 minutes|
|Year 5||45 minutes||15 minutes|
|Year 6||1 hour||25 minutes|
Homework: Years 3 – 6
Children who do not complete their homework satisfactorily will lose break-time; if this occurs three times parents will be informed. If children are unable to complete their homework for a justifiable reason parents should inform the school
As a general rule children who are taking medication are unlikely to be well enough to be in school. However, occasionally the doctor may prescribe a course of treatment such as antibiotics that means that your child is fit enough to return to school towards the end of the course but may still need medication to be given in school. If this is the case, school is prepared to administer the medication provided:
- A Medication Permission form has been completed and signed (a copy can be obtained in the office)
- The medicine is handed to the school office in a suitable named container, together with a spoon, if appropriate,
All medicines are kept in a secure area. Therefore medicines such as aspirin, cough sweets, etc must not be given to your child to be kept by them.
Some children suffer from asthma and may have need of an inhaler. Parents are asked to discuss their children’s needs in this respect with the school so that suitable arrangements can be made for storage and administration. A Medication Permission form must also be completed and signed.
Occasionally a child may have a specialised medical difficulty requiring particular measures to be taken by the school. If this is the case, please discuss the matter with the school.
Money in School
From time to time it is necessary for children to bring money to school for such things as outings, school photographs and other activities.
Please note that all such money should be sent to the child’s class teacher or the school office in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, class group, the amount of money enclosed and what it is for, clearly written on the outside.
Your co-operation in this will be appreciated.