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Information about the School

SCHOOL ORGANISATION

All classes are of mixed ability and are arranged chronologically.

Age Group                                        Number of Pupils

Foundation Stage                            172 (some of these children have part-time place)

Y1       (5+ years)                              120     In four teaching classes

Y2       (6+ years)                              120     In four teaching classes

Y3       (7+ years)                              120     In four teaching classes

Y4      (8+ years)                               120     In four teaching classes

Y5      (9+ years)                               120     In four teaching classes

Y6      (10+ years)                             120     In four teaching classes

During the Year 2020-2021 there are some ammendments to the times of the school day. This is to allow for social distancing at drop off and pick up times. 

Start of the day

Pupils may arrive between 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. each day. We request that only one adult from a family accompanies children to school as this will reduce the number of people on site at any one time and will help with social distancing measures. Parents will need to follow the signs and avoid congregating and chatting as this will have an impact on the flow of people around the outside of the building. For all classes, children will enter the school building via their external classroom door.

End of the Day

We will have a rolling end to the day. Pupils may be collected from the classroom between 3:00 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. each day. Pupils who walk home alone will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m. each day. We ask that only one adult from a family comes to school to collect a child. Pupils will be collected from the external door of their classroom. There are clearly marked waiting areas for parents.

 

Please collect your child promptly at the end of the session from the classroom and let us know if someone else will be meeting your child. 

Children must be collected by an adult

Children will not be handed over to any person under 16 years of age.

 

Punctuality

Children are supervised in classrooms from 8.45am (please do not send to school before this time).The school day begins at 9.15a.m.  It is important that children develop good timekeeping habits from an early age.  Children are disadvantaged if they have missed early morning instructions in the classroom and their arrival can be disruptive to teaching and learning. As parents we all have a responsibility to ensure children are punctual.

By law we are required to record lateness in the register and report this to the Education Welfare Officer who regularly inspects the registers.  Lateness that is deemed to be avoidable is recorded as an unauthorised absence.

All outside doors to the school are securely shut at 9.15am and children who arrive late have to report to the Main Office.

If your child is late for school please escort him/her to the main entrance where you will need to report to the office staff who will then mark them late in the register.

 

School Uniform

Our children take pride in wearing their school uniform and it does seem to help them to adjust happily and quickly to their new school life.  We ask that all parents support our uniform policy.  Without everyone’s support the uniform will be lost.

Our uniform can be purchased from the following outfitters.  These are only recommended suppliers, uniform does not have to be purchased at these stockists.

The school suppliers often try to make and sell additional school uniform items, but we are not recommending that these are a necessary purchase.

  • JS Sports and Schoolwear, 22 Neville Road, Luton, Beds, LU3 2JQ,
  • Zenith Uniforms Direct, 57 Waller Avenue, Luton, Beds. LU4 9RP

WINTER UNIFORM

Girls                                      Boys

Grey Skirts, Pinafores or Trousers                       Grey Trousers (long)

White Blouse or Polo Shirt                                White Shirts or Polo Shirt

Dark Green *Sweatshirt/Cardigans,/Jumper          Dark Green *Sweatshirts/Jumper

Plain Dark Green/Black Shalwar Kamise

 

SUMMER UNIFORM

Girls                                       Boys

Green and White checked or stripped                 White Polo Shirt

Summer Dress                                                Grey Trousers (short)

 

All skirts and trousers are of a grey school uniform style.  

*Sweatshirts , jumpers, book bag and P.E. bag with the school logo can only be purchased from the above stockists.

 

SHOES

Black low-heeled school shoes are to be worn.

In summer, white or neutral-coloured sandals may be worn with socks.

No boots or trainers are to be worn inside the school.

Items available from the school office:

Book Bag                   £4.00

Water Bottles              £2.00

PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME UNIFORM SUPPLIERS OFFER AN EMBROIDERY SERVICE AT A REASONABLE COST FOR MORE THAN ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING

 

Health & Safety

 

Jewellery, except for stud earrings and watches, must never be worn in school as it can be the cause of injury and could be lost or stolen.

Teachers will ask children wearing jewellery to remove it and it will be placed in a named envelope and returned to the child at the end of the day.

 

We ask that girls with long hair wear this in a style so that it is tied back.

For health and safety reasons, we require girls to remove their headscarves for P.E. lessons. No jewellery to be worn for P.E..

Children are encouraged to wear a hat or cap during the summer months as protection from the harmful rays of the sun.

Please ensure that zips and buttons are not too difficult for your child to manage. 

 

Absence

It is essential that we are told the reason for any absence.  Government regulations state that any absence be classified as unauthorised unless we are told the reason.  Absence can be authorised if you tell us your child was sick, keeping a medical appointment or absent for some other unavoidable cause.  It is important that we are informed in writing – even if you have telephoned the school.  We have staff at school who can translate letters in some languages other than English.  Please contact school for up-to-date information.

The best place for a child who is unwell is at home.  Children suffering from sickness or diarrhoea should remain at home for at least 24 hours after the last attack.

The school operates a system to support good attendance in line with LEA policy. If your child has 10 or more unauthorized absences in a 12-week period, you may be issued with a Penalty Notice.  This includes situations where pupils are absent because of a term-time holiday not authorized by school.  A penalty notice incurs a fine which is payable to the local authority only.

Please ask for our attendance policy if you require further clarification.

This is also available on our school website.

 

Holidays

Requests for holidays will not normally be granted.

The law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time.

Requests will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Absences will not be authorised during April and May for Year 2 and Year 6 when SAT’s Assessments take place.

School work is not provided on these occasions.

 

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