Useful Information

Term Dates

2017 – 2018

Term 1 Monday 4th September – Friday 20th October

Term 2 Tuesday 31st October – Wednesday 20th December

Staff Development Day – Monday 30th October

Term 3 Thursday 4th January – Friday 9th February

Term 4 Tuesday 20th February – Thursday 29th March

Staff Development Day – Monday 19th February

Term 5 Monday 16th April – Friday 25th

May Bank Holiday – Monday 7th May

Term 6 Tuesday 5th June – Friday 20th July

Staff Training Days – Monday 4th June, Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July

 

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 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.