The prospectus (Information for Parents) can be downloaded as a Word Document by clicking above.
Our “Welcome to Nursery” booklet is also available by clicking here. This is a large file which may take a little while to download.
To take a tour of the school click here to open a PDF trip around our wonderful facilities.
A cafeteria system, offering a choice of menus, is used and payment for school meals is collected in advance, on Monday mornings. Up to date costs can be obtained by phoning the school. Parents should put dinner money into the envelope provided, with the child’s name and class marked on the outside along with other details. It is important that dinner money is sent in full on Monday mornings and not in the middle of the week.
Please note that any change required for dinner money will be credited to the next week.
Free school meals are supplied to those children whose parents are in receipt of Income Support. Every effort is made to ensure that there are no distinctions between children receiving free school meals and those who pay. If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals please contact the School Office or the Education Offices for further information.
Alternatively, children may bring packed lunches to school. Children who do so should not bring hot or fizzy drinks or hot soup, or drinks in glass bottles or cans.
It is only possible to change from one sort of dinners to another (e.g. from packed lunch to school meals) at the beginning of the week and any change of arrangements must be notified to the Head Teacher or clerk at least one week before the change is to take effect. We regret that failure to do this may result in you being expected to pay for any meals ordered for your child by mistake.
Finally, we must stress that it is not possible for us to order a meal for a child after 9.30 in the morning. It is therefore essential if your child is coming to school late due to a dental appointment etc. that you let the school clerk know the day before if you wish a meal to be ordered. Any children coming to school late must report to the school office on arrival. Failure to do so may result in no dinner being ordered for them.
JEWELLERY and OTHER VALUABLES INCLUDING MOBILE PHONES
For safety reasons most items of jewellery are not permitted in school (e.g. dangling earrings, finger rings, necklaces).
If children do wear stud earrings they must remove them for PE AND SWIMMING. This rule is enforced very strictly for health and safety reasons.
If children are having their ears pierced we strongly advise that this is done at the start of the 6 week holiday to prevent problems with PE and swimming.
Parents must realise that the school can accept NO responsibility for any jewellery or other valuables (e.g. watches, money) that children bring with them and we therefore prefer children not to bring any jewellery or valuables at all.
Mobile phones are not allowed. If they are brought into school they will be confiscated and will need to be collected by a parent.
We ask that all children wear the school uniform which is as follows:
Bottle Green jumper / sweatshirt Grey or black skirt / trousers / jogging bottoms White T-shirt Flat sensible shoes / trainers – it is particularly important that children do not wear shoes with high heels as the children take part in physical exercise every day. Checked green dresses in summer
For PE all pupils should wear a white or green T-shirt and black or green shorts. Children from Nursery to Y3 should also have a pair of soft PE shoes and are not allowed to wear trainers. For children from Y4 – Y6 trainers are permitted provided that they have flexible soles. During the winter months pupils may bring a track suit to wear for outdoor P.E. provided it is not also worn for the rest of the school day.
If children do not wear uniform for any reason they should wear something equally smart. Children are not allowed to wear sports clothing (such as football strips) or jeans in class.
Please note that we do not allow pupils to wear make-up, nail varnish, jewellery (other than small stud earrings), or other items such as indoor scarves in school.
If children are going out of school on trips or to represent the school in competitions they will be expected to wear a school uniform.
To help parents we sell bottle green sweat shirts, embroidered with the school logo, in school. They are available from the school office at a cost of £8.00.
We also sell PE kits all year round from the school office. The PE kits consist of a pair of green shorts at a cost of £4.25 and a green cotton t-shirt embroidered with the school logo also at a cost of £4.25.
Book bags and PE bags are also available for £3.50 and water bottles for £1.00
Two stores that also stock the uniform are: Dimensions Screen Print & Design, Unit 20 Lorne Street, Middlesbrough. Tel. 244604 or Tesco.com
It is helpful to school if all articles of clothing have the name of the owner clearly marked. If children lose clothing that is not named, especially coats, it is very difficult to find the item and return it safely to its owner. The provision of a named shoe-bag of the drawstring type is very useful. Large bags of this sort may be purchased from the school office at the cost of £3.50. Alternatively pupils should bring their P.E. kit in a plastic carrier bag. Parents should note that we do not allow pupils to bring large, expensive sports bags to school.
Children attending swimming lessons should be provided with a towel and costume from home. They should not bring toiletries such as talc or sprays.
SCHOOL TERMS AND HOLIDAYS
A calendar for the 2016/17 dates can be downloaded by clicking here.
PD Days: 23rd June 2017
Y6 SATs dates
The Y6 SAT TESTS will take place in the week of May 8th – 12th May 2017. We do ask that parents make sure that children are present throughout this week. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK HOLIDAYS DURING SATS WEEK. Thank you.
Please let us know if your child is absent… Under current laws your child will be regarded as truanting from school if you do not let the school know why he/she was absent. We do ask you, therefore, to let the school know, by telephone or letter, if your child is absent for any reason.
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