The School Day

The school day for all children begins at 08.55 a.m. The Infant children finish school at 3.15 p.m. while the Junior children finish at 3.20 p.m.

We do not accept responsibility for children who are in the playground before 8.45 am; indeed we positively discourage children from arriving before 8.45 am.

The playground gates are locked at 9.05 a.m. After this time there will be no access to the school other than via the main office. It is very important that children arrive in school on time, as many of the most important notices and messages are given out at the start of a session.

If your child is late for good reason, please send them with a brief note explaining the circumstances. If you have accompanied them please sign them in at the school office.

School Holidays for the School Year 2017–2018

Main Term Dates School Opens School Closes
Autumn Term 2017

 

Tuesday 5th September

 

Friday 20th October

 

Monday 30th October

 

Tuesday 19th December

 

Spring Term 2018 Thursday 4th January

 

Friday 16th February

 

Monday 26th February

 

Thursday 29th March

 

Summer Term 2018 Monday 16th April

 

Friday 25th May

 

Closed Monday 7th May 2018 – May Day

 

Monday 11th June

 

Friday 27th July

 

Public Holidays

Friday  30th March 2018 (Good Friday)

Monday  2nd April 2018 (Easter Monday)

Monday 7th May 2018 (May Day)

Monday 28th May 2018 (Spring Bank Holiday)

Staff In-Service Days (INSET) :

Monday 4th September 2017

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Polling Day)

Monday 30th July 2018

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Organisation within the Classroom

Children are organised in mixed ability classes in single age groups. A proportion of the work undertaken by the children is organised around thematic approaches, often based primarily around a single subject of the National Curriculum.

The children are taught in a variety of group sizes, from whole class lessons to individual children. We organise our classes to provide the best advantage for the children. Our aim is to ensure that each child will achieve his or her best.

There are two main criteria that determine where a child sits in a class:

1Ability groups – the majority of children in primary education, although not in streamed classes, are grouped by ability within the class (within this aspect, the ability or otherwise of the child to cope with the pace of the work as well as the content will be taken into account). This leads to more effective curriculum planning and to the successful raising of children’s attainment.
2Behaviour – we know that some children are better apart from others and work very hard to place children in classrooms where they will not be disruptive or disrupted.

As professionals, we are constantly seeking to get the best from every child, and we know that an upset child will not learn as effectively as a happy child. The teaching methods we use in our School, and our approach to discipline and behaviour is organised to create a great learning atmosphere and ethos.

Throughout all your time with us we will keep in close contact with you. We do operate a texting service that gives you reminders and alerts. If we have any concerns about your child we will contact you to discuss the issues. We strongly believe that a proactive relationship and partnership between school and parents can be a real boost for all our children’s self being, effectiveness and progress. Please also contact us if you feel there is information that would be helpful to us in supporting your child.