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Extra-curricular activities

Educational visits both local and further afield are organised for all age groups. These are seen as a vital

part of the children’s learning – we seek parental support in order to make these happen. These trips are

valuable and enjoyable experiences for all the children.

At other times we arrange for various workshops and theatre groups to perform in school and welcome

our community police officer and other professionals to present advice on all aspects of safety.

Depending on the availability of staff, community support and the time of year, clubs in football, fun

phonics, skipping, sewing, craft, gardening, multi-skills and choir, to mention a few, are arranged out of

school time. In addition, we have various booster clubs as and when required.

Children are also encouraged to develop links with the local community. Staff and pupils celebrate

festivals throughout the year by arranging Harvest, Easter and Christmas celebrations. Christmas shows

are always a great success with performances that attract full capacity audiences and with every child

having a role to play. We support international and national charities through events such as Red Nose

Day and Children In Need which is in line with our promotion of British Values.

During the year we arrange three

Parents Meeting Days to discuss

pupil’s progress - one each term.

At the summer termmeeting,

parents will have their

child’s annual progress

report available to

discuss with the class

teacher. At these

meetings individual

pupil targets are set

so that children and

parents can work

together on special

areas needing


Reporting to



The school encourages parents/carers to be

closely involved with school through the Home-

School Agreement. All parties are asked to sign

the agreement when their child/children start at

the school. This document outlines the ‘promises’ that the teachers, pupils

and parents/carers agree to.

Parent/carers also show their support by attending school functions and

fairs. Parents/carers of our new intakes in September are also invited to

school prior to their children starting, for a transition meeting to familiarise

themselves with our protocols and procedures and to re-assure them of a

smooth transition through each phase fromFoundation Stage 1 to 2 and

fromFoundation Stage 2 to Year 1 (KS1).

As and when appropriate, we organise Open CurriculumMornings/

Afternoons and Reflection Learning presentations throughout the year.

Teachers cannot see parents after school begins as this disrupts class

work. However, most are available at the end of the day after 3.00 pm or

an appointment can be made via the school office. We always welcome

parent and community volunteers to assist in school.

The Dining Hall

All meals are taken in the school hall which is used as a dining hall at

lunchtime. Children are seated with others from their class. Children are

encouraged to eat in a quiet and polite way.

We have ample lunchtime supervisors who assist children throughout the

lunchtime period.


We have a school uniform, which we expect all children to wear daily.

School dress should be comfortable and practical. Designer fashion items

are not allowed. Shoes should have low heels and offer good support

- lace-ups are ideal.

Trainers should not be worn throughout the day

– trainers are only allowed for PE sessions.

We ask that indoors shoes,

preferably black plimsolls, are provided to be used inside school – we

are in a beautiful building and are trying our best to protect this beauty

for as long as we can. The school uniform items are green sweatshirts

or cardigans over a white T-shirt and grey or black trousers or skirts. In

summer, plain shorts and white T-shirts are acceptable for boys and green

ginghamdresses for girls.