Information For New Starters
Welcome to our School! We look forward to meeting you soon.
This page is full of information for those due to start with us in the near future.
Upon starting with us, you will receive a welcome pack containing all the below information and other additional information.
Your child will also receive a book bag & water bottle. Both of these are free of charge, however, if you need to replace them at any time, book bags are £5 and water bottles are £2.50. New water bottle lids are free of charge.
Timings of the School Day
You can bring your child into the school playground after 8.30am. All Reception children need to be dropped off at their classroom door between 8.45am and 8.50am. This helps to ensure that the day starts promptly and that the children feel safe. Please say your goodbyes quickly, even if it seems really hard and your child is reluctant to leave you. Tears rarely last long after you have gone. If you are worried that your child may still be unhappy after you have left, please phone us and we will be able to let you know how they are.
The school day finishes at 3:20pm, and children will be seen out by their teachers and teaching assistants on the playground. Children will not be allowed to leave until an adult has arrived to collect them (If your child is going home with someone different from usual, please let us know by midday).
The school gates are locked at 9:00am to ensure the school site is secured. The gates are reopened again from 3pm. Access to the school between these times may only be made via the main reception entrance accessible via School Street.
For information about our before and after school care club ‘Owls’, please click here.
During our lunchtimes we operate various different sittings between 11:45am and 1:00pm. For Reception, Year 1 & Year 2, hot school lunches are free. (You can find more information about this by clicking here).
If your child would rather have a packed lunch, we would ask you to provide only 3 healthy items. This supports our teaching of a healthy lifestyle and ensures the children still have plenty of time to eat their lunch and go out to play.
We provide water throughout the day, so there is no need to send in any additional drinks. If your child is having a packed lunch, please provide a named beaker for your child in their lunch box.
We are fortunate to be part of the governments fruit scheme initiative. This enables all of our children to have a free piece of fruit every day at school, served as a mid morning snack.
Milk should be ordered by parents through Cool Milk. It is paid for half termly in advance. Milk is still free for children under 5 years of age, but it still needs to be ordered by a parent.
White polo shirt (with/without logo)
Grey skirt or pinafore dress
Grey shorts or trousers
School sweatshirt/cardigan with logo
White or grey socks
Blue checked summer dress
Named pair of wellies (Reception children ONLY)
Footwear: Please wear plain black, brown or navy shoes. Sandals, trainers or high heels are not acceptable.
Where to buy the uniform:
The wearing of our logo school uniform is compulsory and our sweatshirts, cardigans and polo shirts are sold by:
5&6 St. Matthew’s Street
Tel: 01788 567777
Please provide: A round neck white t-shirt & close fitting navy shorts. If children are going outside for PE, you may need to provide a tracksuit and pumps/trainers. You will be notified in advance.
Please click here to see our term dates.
Please note: We have to follow strict guidelines from the Local Authority covering requests for leave of absence during term time. As such it is highly likely that any holiday taken will be recorded as an unauthorised absence and may result in further action from the LA. For more information, please click here.
If you child is not well enough to attend school, please leave a message on the school answer phone by 9:00am. If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea, they must be free from symptoms for 48 hours before returning to school.