What time does school open and close?
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
School is open from 8:50 am each morning for you to spend time reading with your child in their classroom; we ask that you remain with your child until the bell rings at 09.00. Doors are locked at this time, if you arrive after 9:00 am please ensure they are signed in at the main office as registration will have already begun. School finishes at 3:15 pm and your child should be collected from their designated door. After-school clubs run until 4.15 pm and children attending these clubs should be collected from the Year 2 doors by the side gate.
We also host a breakfast club each morning which begins at 07:50am for the charge of £5 per day.
What if I’m late picking my child up?
Delays are unavoidable at times, any child that is left after pick-up has finished will be entered into childcare which runs alongside the after-school clubs. Please collect your child from the main entrance. Please note that this will incur a charge if your child is there for a period of 15 minutes or more, or on regular occasions.
Where can I park near school?
The Rugby Club opposite our school are good enough to let parents use their car park for school drop-off and pick-up times. Please refrain from parking on the road or pavement outside of school as this is a health hazard and could result in serious injury. The police are monitoring parking outside of the school and you may be issued with a parking fine should you choose to park there.
Can I help in the classroom?
Due to the number of staff we employ we regret to decline help from parents in the classrooms themselves, although some parents volunteer to run after-school clubs which the children really enjoy. All parents who do volunteer are subject to a DBS check.
Why do my child’s clothes keep going missing?
It is extremely important that you label ALL of your child’s clothes including their PE kit and bag, this makes it much easier for staff to identify the missing items and return them to you. Your child will move through school throughout the day, particularly in Key Stage 1, and unlabelled items can be easily misplaced. Any unlabelled items of clothing that are found within school will be placed in the lost property boxes.
When does my child need to have their PE kit?
PE days are as follows:
Reception – Fridays
Year 1 – Wednesdays and Thursdays
Year 2 – Mondays and Tuesdays
We also have a number of instructors that come into school throughout the year to provide additional sports coaching therefore your child may require their kit or trainers on additional days – please speak to your child’s class teacher to find out more.
Can my child bring toys into school?
We do not encourage children to bring toys into school as they can be easily lost or damaged. The only exceptions are for Show and Tell, or when permission is given by the teacher for a special event. Each class organises their Show and Tells in different ways, please speak to your child’s teacher if you are unsure about this.
When are parent’s evenings?
Parent’s evenings happen in the first half of the Spring term (after Christmas) and the second half of the Summer Term. We also hold a Parents Open Afternoon each Autumn Term which gives you the opportunity to come into school and work with your child in the classroom. This also gives you the chance to speak to your child’s teacher, should you wish to.
Class teachers are available at the beginning and end of each school day (except after-school on Tuesdays) if you wish to discuss something specific.
How can I help to prepare my child for the Key Stage 1 SATs?
Mrs Banks runs a meeting near the start of each year for Year 2 parents to help you understand the expectations for the tests. There will be two chances for you to attend one of these meetings and we strongly encourage you to do so. If you are unable to attend either meeting, you are welcome to speak to your child’s teacher or Mrs Banks and arrange a time to discuss what you can do at home to help your child.
My child is moving into the Junior School this year, how will they be prepared?
Year 2 children will spend time at the Junior School during the Summer Term over a period of two transition days. They may or may not know which class they will be in at this time, this is not something that we have control over. They will spend time with all of the Year 3 teachers as well the other members of staff they will be working with.
If your child is moving to a different junior school they need not attend the transition days – please speak to your child’s teacher about this. Your child is welcome to take some previously agreed time out of school to visit their new school – if you would like to arrange this, please speak to your child’s class teacher or the school office to agree a time.