Useful Information

Access to the school building

To ensure your child is kept safe at all times parents and visitors must use the main entrance to enter school and report to the office. You are required to sign in and out, and wear a visitors badge, to enter the main school building. Any adult entering the building without a visitors badge will be challenged by a member of staff. Please close all gates when entering/exiting the school grounds.

We have a disabled ramp which is available on request.

All the above is in accordance with new Ofsted safeguarding guidelines.

Start of the school day

School starts at 8:55am. At the beginning of the day there is no-one supervising on the Playground until 8.45 am. If you need to drop your child off earlier, please use our Breakfast Club which opens at 8am. It is very reasonable at £1 and includes breakfast and activities.
If your child arrives after 8:55am, they must enter school via the main door and their lateness will be recorded. Frequent lateness will result in a referral to the Attendance Service.

Talking to staff

All staff have a briefing meeting on Monday morning and therefore are not available to see parents. A message may be left at our school office or you can send a note into the class teacher. Parents are, of course, welcome to discuss any matter with teaching staff and should feel free to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time. However, please recognize that the beginning and end of the school day are very busy times. A quick word with the teacher is acceptable when the teacher collects the class from the playground in the morning or brings the class out at the end of the day.

Uniform and PE Kit

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school for the half term. PE kit comprises a white round necked T shirt, blue/black shorts, and a change of shoes. Please also help us by labelling all clothing!! Returning lost clothing takes a huge amount of time if it is not labelled. I would also like to remind you that children should not wear jewellery of any kind in school,(except watches) they should all be encouraged to have a water bottle and they should comply with school uniform rules. (black or brown school shoes.) Please could you ensure that all children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. This is more appropriate for PE, playtime and other active sessions and may help with regard to head lice. Extreme hairstyles eg tram lines, shaven heads or dyed hair are actively discouraged.

After School Clubs run half termly, they include a range of activities for Key Stage 1 and 2. They run from 3.10pm until 4.15pm. Letters are sent each term outlining the terms activities for each key stage.

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Elaine Dodsworth

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Sian Parnell