Foundation Stage & Year One Year Two
Children start at 8:55 a.m. Gates open at 8:40 a.m. and school starts at 8.55 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 to 1:10 p.m.
Children should be collected at 3:05 p.m. from the Infant School and 3:20 p.m. from the Junior School. All main school children should come onto the playground with their parents or carers before school. A member of staff is on duty in the playground from 8.45 a.m. (Infant School) and 8:40 a.m. (Junior School) each morning. Children should line up outside their classrooms when the bell goes at 8.55 a.m. We encourage children to come into school independently, and say goodbye to their parents or carers in the playground.
At the end of the day children will be brought out to the playground by their teachers who will ensure all children are collected. If, for any reason, parents have not arrived to collect their children they will return to the teacher who will then bring them inside to wait. We expect all children to be collected from school by an adult throughout the infant stage.
Please let the school know, as far as possible in writing or by telephone in an emergency, if you are going to be delayed at the end of school or if someone else is going to collect your child – a list is available at each classroom door. This saves a lot of unnecessary anxiety.
Please note: children will not be allowed to leave the premises at any time unaccompanied; neither will they be allowed to leave with an adult other than the person who usually collects them unless we have been notified in advance.
Coming to School
The school is part of the Safer Routes to School Project, and has a travel plan that aims to encourage families to cycle or walk at least part of the way to school each day. The road by the school easily gets congested and accidents can occur.
There are cycle sheds on site; you are welcome to leave bikes and scooters locked up in them. There are also some cycle racks in the playground for parents to use when bringing or collecting their child. If you must drive to school, please ensure that you do not park cars in the following areas:
- across the school gateways
- on the yellow lines
- on the corner of New School Road
- in the access road beside the school. (This area is reserved for taxis or drivers with disabled badges only.)
Please take extra care at peak times.
Clothing and School Uniform
The governors encourage the wearing of school uniform, which consists of red sweatshirts, cardigans or jumpers, polo shirts and plain trousers or skirts. Children should come to school in sensible footwear – strappy sandals or high heels are unsafe in school
Sweatshirts and polo shirts with the school logo are available through School Trends, www.stparent.co.uk.
Please help your child to be independent in putting on their own clothes and doing up laces, buckles and zips
All clothes need to be clearly marked with the child’s name, so that lost items can be returned to their owners.
PE and Games
Your child should have a pair of named shorts and a tee shirt for all PE and Games activities. He/she will also need a pair of named trainers to change into for outdoor activities in the summer term – we usually encourage bare feet in the hall (unless your child has any foot infections eg. verrucas – when plimsolls must be worn). PE kits should be kept in a named PE bag. There are bags with the school logo available for purchase (details available from the office). For safety reasons no jewellery should be worn during PE lessons, this includes earrings.
Inevitably things do get lost. There are lost property bins in each cloakroom. Please do come in and check these if your child is missing something. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly named.
Please Note: We have a few simple rules to help ensure the safety and well being of all who use the school. The children will be reminded often how to behave and what they may or may not do at any time. We ask that you support us by encouraging the children to keep our rules:
- Children and adults should walk when moving around inside the school buildings.
- Toys should only be brought in on special occasions.
- Money should not be brought to school except for a special purpose (i.e. dinner money, school trip, school fund, etc.) when it should be handed to the class teacher in a named envelope.
- Jewellery and watches should not be worn to school as they are easily lost.
- Children with pierced ears should wear small ‘stud’ type earrings, which will need to be removed for PE.