The School Day
From December 2016 Breakfast Club is offered daily from 7.30am. All children attending breakfast club are provided with cereal, toast and a drink of milk or juice. The breakfast club is currently free of charge and can be used either every day or just selected days. Provision of this club is by application. If you would like your child to attend, please contact the school office.
Children should arrive when the gates open at 8:15am and wait at the classroom door (Reception) or the main Pupil Entrance where the doors will be opened at 8.20am. They should then proceed quietly to their classroom where the teacher will be waiting. Parents are welcome to accompany their children to the main door. School commences at 8:30am.
Children from Reception up to Y2 are provided with a healthy snack to eat during the morning session. Children in Years 3-6 may bring in a piece of fruit for snack.
Milk will be provided free of charge for children under 5 years old. If your child is 5 or over, you are able to sign up to the Cool Milk scheme for £15 per term. Further details can be found on their website www.coolmilk.com or through the school office.
All children in Reception, Year One and Year Two are currently entitled to a free hot meal each day whilst children in Years 3-6 can purchase a meal for £1.50 per day. Our meals are prepared on site in our school kitchen. If your child has any dietary requirements, please speak to the office staff. A copy of the menu can be collected from the school office.
If you would prefer for your child to bring a packed lunch, please send a healthy meal in a labelled bag/box. We have a ‘no nuts’ policy in school and therefore request that you do not send items made from nuts such as peanut butter. Children choosing to bring a packed lunch will be provided with a healthy lunch box leaflet. Fizzy drinks and glass bottles are not permitted.
Home Dinner Arrangements
Please note the procedure for children going home at lunchtime:
- We require a brief note addressed to the class teacher, stating that your child will be having a home dinner and who will be collecting them.
- Whoever is collecting the child for home dinner needs to report to and collect the child from the school office (not the classroom or classroom exits).
- Children must be collected from school at 12.00 (11.45am for Reception children) and return to school at 12:45pm (12.30pm for Reception children) ready for their afternoon lessons.
The afternoon session will end at 3.20pm Monday to Thursday and 1.30pm on a Friday. After school childcare can be provided by School Shuttle who will collect the children from school and take them to their afterschool provision. Further information can be found on their website www.schoolshuttle.co.uk or by contacting 01204 416990.
The school office is open for general enquiries Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:15pm and Friday until 2.30pm
Arrival and Departure from School
Parents are asked not to park on the chevrons on Lever Edge Lane in front of the school as this creates a significant hazard for other children and adults. There is a dedicated drop off zone available on the main Academy car park. All reception and infant children should be accompanied by a parent or child minder who should remain with the children until they are allowed into their classroom.
At 3:20pm (Monday to Thursday) and 1:30pm (Friday) all children should be collected from the classroom door (Reception) and the playground (Years 1-6). Their class teacher or a member of the support staff will accompany them. If parents are not by the door/on the playground, the child will be taken back into school and must be collected from the school office.