The School Day
The school gates open at 8.45am and are supervised until 9.00am when a bell goes for registration. Pupils go straight to their classrooms to be met by their teachers. Parents are invited to accompany their child to his/her relevant cloakroom if they wish.
Please see that your child is at school for the beginning of each session. Children need to be in their classrooms ready to start work at 9.00am. They can be distressed as a result of a late or hurried start.
After the 9.00am bell, the only access into school is through the main entrance. Registration ceases at 9.15am. If a child is brought after this time, or is collected before 3.15p.m, the parent/carer must sign appropriately in the In/Out book, so that an accurate monitoring of attendance is in operation throughout the day.
At the end of the day parents are invited to wait on the playground to collect their children from the class teachers.
Break times and lunch times
All children have an outdoor break between 10.30am and 10.45am and 2.15pm and 2.30pm. Lunchtime is between 12 noon and 1.15pm. Each class has a lunchtime supervisor assigned to them. Children can choose to have a cooked meal which includes a drink. These meals are served on a cafeteria basis and even the youngest children behave independently and manage very well. Payment for school dinners can be on a weekly or half-termly basis. All cooked meals are of a high standard, are nutritious and varied and very popular.
Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch from home. As a healthy school we do ask that packed lunches are balanced nutritionally and do not include sweets and/or fizzy drinks. Thank you.
All children are asked to bring a water bottle into school. These are stored so children can access them at any time and are taken home to be cleaned and refilled each night. We believe that maximizing the hydration of the brain is essential to enhance learning.
More useful information
Lunchtime is between 12 noon and 1.15pm. Each class has a lunchtime supervisor assigned to them. From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been eligible for a free school meal. These meals are served on a cafeteria basis and even the youngest children behave independently and manage very well. Schools are legally required to provide meals that comply with the School Food Standards. These standards are intended to ensure that children get the nutrition they need across the whole school day. They govern all food and drink on offer within the school and apply across the school day. Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch from home. As a healthy school we do ask that packed lunches are balanced nutritionally and do not include sweets and/or fizzy drinks.
If you would like more information about the school dinners that are provided please ask at the office.
Click on this link to find information about Staffordshire County Council term dates. Information about dates specific to the school can be found on the calendar.
We are very fortunate in having a large number of school volunteers made up of parents, grandparents and local residents who give up some of their spare time on a regular basis to help out in school. All are police checked and are a valuable asset to our school. If you are interested please contact us.