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
pupil targets are set
so that children and
parents can work
together on special
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
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.