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Do you have a school uniform?

We expect all children to wear uniform in school. Full details of what the uniform consists of, and where it can be bought, can be found on the Uniform page.

What if something gets lost?

If items are named lost items are normally returned to their owner. Other items will be placed in the year groups cloakroom.

How do I pay for my child’s clubs, lunches and trips?

Payments for meals and trips should be paid through your child’ s parent pay account. Payment for clubs and activities run by external bodies are paid directly to them.

Do you offer music lessons?

A range of peripatetic music teachers visit the school weekly. These can be booked via the school office.

Can my child be given medication in school?

If your child requires medication to be administered during the school day this must be handed into the school reception by an adult and a Medication Administration form must be completed. Antibiotics that need to be taken 3 times a day should be taken before and after school and later in the evening so do not need to administered in school.

What do I do if my child arrives at school after the gates are closed?

Please bring your child into school via the main reception.

Can my child wear jewellery in school?

Children are allowed to wear watches and simple stud ear-rings in school. All jewellery must be taken off for PE lessons- ear-rings must be removed and not taped over.

Is there any shade in the playground?

There are some shaded areas on the school playground and field; we do recommend that children bring in their own sun cream and sunhats during hot weather.

Can I get free school meals?

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals please visit the School Meals page of the website where you will eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply.

Is drinking water available?

Water is freely available. We encourage all children to bring in water bottles from home to use throughout the school day.

What should I do if my child is not well?

If your child is not well enough to attend school please contact school to keep us informed on each day of absence. If a child has had sickness or diarrhoea  they should not return to school for 48 hours after the symptoms have ended.

What happens if my child has an accident at school?

If your child is unwell or has an accident in school we will contact you. It may be necessary for you to come and collect your child. Please ensure that all the contact telephone numbers we have are up to date, if your details change please inform the office.

What time does school start?

The school gate is opened at 8:40 for children whose surnames begin with letters A-K and 8:50 for surnames L-Z.

How can I help my child settle into school?

Bring your child into school on time and with everything that they need for the day. Some children find it quite upsetting if they arrive late or have forgotten something eg their water bottle.

What else can I do?

Please ensure that you attend the parent/teacher consultations in the Autumn and Spring terms and that your child completes their homework on time. You could play a wider role by: helping out at events run by The Friends; volunteering to help on trips or when a visitors comes to school; notifying us of any absence or changes in circumstance; and encourage your child to do their best and celebrate their success.

What happens at the end of the day?

School ends at 3:15 for Reception and these children should be collected from the small reception playground accessed via the Woodland Gate. 

Children whose surnames begin with the letters A-K can be collected from the main playground at 3:15.

Children whose surnames begin with the letters L-Z can be collected from 3:25.

We have a one-way system around the playground in place during pick up.

Please inform the school office if you will be late picking your child up from school.

If there is a change to normal procedures eg the person collecting your child, please contact the school office as early as possible.

Can my child walk home from school by themselves?

Children in Year 6 may walk home from school alone if parents have sent in a written request for a ‘Walking Home’ pass. Children will need to show this pass to the teachers on the gate at the end of the school day.

Can my child bring their phone to school?

Children in Year 6 may bring their phones into school. They need to be turned off and handed in to their teacher at the start of the day and will be returned to the child at the end of the day.

Can I park on the premises?

There is no parking for parents on the school site except for one disabled parking bay in the car park. The area outside school becomes very congested during school drop off and pick up times. If at all possible, please park elsewhere in the village and walk- there is a large car park behind Co-op on the High Street and at the Rec..

What does my child need to bring to school with them?

Children should come to school wearing clothing appropriate for the weather. Each day children should bring their reading book, Home School Log book, water bottle and packed lunch if they are having them. PE kits should be worn to school on the days that they have PE. If they are going to an after school club that requires a different kit that should be brought in at the start of the day.

When can I talk to the teachers?

Teachers are very busy before school and have little time to speak to parents at this time of day; at the end of the day teachers may be available depending on after school clubs and meetings. Teachers are always happy to talk to parents, the best way to speak to your child’s teacher is to ring the school office to arrange a meeting. Parents can contact teachers through ClassDojo but this will not be checked during the school day or weekends.

Do you have after school clubs?

A number of before and after school clubs are run by school staff and external groups. Please look out for details of these at the start of each term. Club consent forms need to be completed and returned in order for your child to attend before or after school clubs.

Do you have a school council?

Yes. Each class elects two school council members at the start of each academic year. The Council meets fortnightly and feed back to their classes.

Are children given homework?

Yes. Children are expected to read at home every day-  our Reception teachers hold a reading meeting every year to offer guidance in how to make this most effective. Depending on children’s age they are given additional homework- details of this will be outlined at the start of each academic year.

What should I do if I am worried about my child’s progress?

If you have any concerns at all your first contact should be with your child’s class teacher who will be happy to talk with you.

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