Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water each day to keep themselves hydrated. There are also water fountains available in each cloakroom for the children to use.
Milk is available for your child at the start of the day. This is free for children under five years of age. Payment for all other children must be made at the beginning of each term through the "cool milk" website [Click here]. Children are also provided with a free piece of fruit to eat during morning break.
The school is keen to promote healthy eating and all school dinners are cooked according to County guidelines for healthy meals. The terms menu is located on the publications page. They are cooked on the premises and are currently provided at a cost of £2.10 per day. Children may choose on a daily basis whether to have school dinner and will be able to make their choice of two selections of main meal or a sandwich meal in the morning. Payment is made on line. Information about online payment is available from the school office. School meals are available free if parents are in receipt of Income Support. Parents should apply to the school office if they feel they qualify. Special dietary requirements can usually be accommodated - please come and talk to the office.
To pay on line click here.
As an alternative to school dinners, your child may bring a packed lunch. Once again we encourage our children to have a healthy lunch. These should be provided in a packed lunch box with a drink. No peanuts (or peanut related products), sweets or fizzy drinks are permitted in packed lunches.
The children are supervised by dinner supervisors during lunch break. This includes help while the children are eating their lunch and then supervision on the playground whilst the children are playing.
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The school day is from 8:50am to 3:10pm. There is a 15 minute morning break at 10:30am
and lunch time is from 12:15pm to 1:15pm. Reception childrenhave
a slightly earlier lunch break from 11:45am to 1pm. Children are
taken to their classroom by parents in the morning and are collected from the classroom door by parents each day.
Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude towards attending school, by both parents and children. We have therefore established procedures whereby parents and the school understand, appreciate and support the need for regular attendance.
If a child is ill, then parents are requested to telephone the school before 10am explaining the nature of the illness and if possible the expected date of return. On return, parents are asked to send in a note confirming the illness and period of absence. If the school has not been informed by 10am the school will contact the parents. If parents know in advance that their child needs to be absent for a good reason e.g. medical treatment, religious observance, then parents are asked to fill in the relevant form “Request for Absence” – medical or holiday form; giving times, dates etc. and the headteacher will consider the request and authorise it by returning a note of authorisation. Within government guidelines a child may only have 2 weeks annual holiday absence.
You may download these forms here.
HOLIDAY ABSENCE FORM | MEDICAL ABSENCE FORM
The teacher takes a register of the class at the start of the morning and afternoon sessions. If a child is absent an accurate reason for absence is recorded in the register. The teacher is responsible for keeping this up to date. The office is responsible for keeping completing the records on to the computer. The education welfare officer makes a regular check of these registers and will follow up any concerns. All unauthorised absences are recorded on the Government’s annual report and each parent is informed in the child’s annual report.
We actively discourage lateness. The register is taken at 8:55am and a parent must inform the office of late arrivals after 9am. If a child is persistently late the Headteacher will discuss this problem with the parents and inform the Educational Welfare Officer. The Register closes at 9.15 a.m. and an U is put into the register if the child arrives after this time. At the end of the school year this will appear as an unauthorised absence.
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The school community works together to ensure a happy environment. As part of the sense of belonging our children are expected to wear the school uniform outlined below.
|Grey long or short trousers
|| Grey skirts or tunics in winter
| Bottle green sweatshirts*
|| Grey trousers (in very cold weather)
| White polo shirts*
|| Bottle green sweatshirts* or cardigans*
| Grey socks
|| White polo shirts*
| Black shoes or sandals
|| White/green/grey socks or tights
| Bottle green baseball cap*
|| Green & white striped dresses in summer
| Bottle green woollen hat*
|| Black shoes or black/white sandals
|| Bottle green baseball cap*
|| Bottle green woollen hat*
|| School bag*
Boys and Girls PE kits
White T-shirt with school logo*
Bottle green shorts*
Plimsolls or trainers
* These items can be purchased from Brendas Uniform Shop in Frimley Road.
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