We are an Outstanding Church School (SIAMS)

About our School

 

Opening Times, Holidays and the School Calendar.

Calendar.

The school follows a three term year:

September- Christmas (Autumn Term)

Christmas to Easter (Spring Term)

Easter to July (Summer Term)

 

Opening Times

The school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.15pm. Children wait in the playground and at 8.50am, the bell is rung outside the kitchen door. Children line up with their teacher and come into school. At 3.15pm, our Infant children leave by the same kitchen door- the teacher stands with the children until the parents arrive. Our older children leave by the main entrance. Some parents like to give their older children some independence and they arrange to meet them along the lane. All are reminded to return into school if no-one arrives to collect them.  Further details concerning the daily timetable can be obtained from the Office and is available on our website.

 

The Education Welfare Officer (EWO) inspects the registers regularly. Frequent absence or lateness is monitored and in extreme cases may be taken up by the EWO.

 

If your child is unable to attend school, parents may inform school by phone in the first instance, but this needs to be followed up by a letter stating the reason for the absence. If we do not receive a letter, we are obliged to record the absence as unauthorised (Pupils Attendance Record Regulations Act 1991). The school has a responsibility to report persistent absence to the EWO.

 

Holidays.

It is expected that parents will arrange holidays to coincide with school holidays. If this is not possible, please note that such absences require special permission to miss school and has therefore to be sought in advance. A form for such absences can be obtained from the office. This form will be returned to you stating whether the application has been approved.

 

Applications for more than 10 school days must be directed to The Chair of Governors.

Please be aware that permission will not be granted during SATS weeks for children in Years 2 and 6. Also that it is unreasonable to expect the class teacher to provide additional work for the child to do during their absence.