General information about attending St. Peter’s
Times of the school day
Start of the Day – Our school gatesl open at 8.40 am, when children are invited to bring themselves into class to get settled and ready to start their learning by 8:45 am. Parents should not enter the school without signing in at the school office for safeguarding and in case of a fire. The gates to the playground are closed at 8.53 am promptly with class registration for all children being taken at 8:55 am.
|8.45 am: School begins
|10.30 am – 10.45 am: EYFS/KS1 break
|10.45 am – 11.00am: KS2 break
|11.45 am – 12.30pm: EYFS/KS1 lunch break
|12.15 pm – 1.00pm: KS2 lunch break
3:15 pm: School day ends
End of the Day – School finishes at 3.15pm. If you are going to be late in collecting your child, please either call Mrs Reynolds in the School Office on 01273 492447 or email email@example.com before 2.45pm, to ensure there is sufficient time for the message to get to the Class Teacher. We cannot guarantee that messages received after 2.45pm will be passed to the class in time for going home.
Absence from School
Illness: Should your child be unwell and unable to attend school, please either email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the main office – 01273 492447 on each morning of their absence before 9.20am. Messages can be left on the school voicemail before 8.30am and on Mrs Reynolds’ voicemail (option 1) from 8.30am. Failure to report an absent child may result in an unauthorised absence being recorded. The office is open from 8.30am. Parents/Carers will be telephoned if a child is absent with no reason recorded.
Holiday: There is no entitlement to absence from school for holidays during term time. Absence will not be granted unless it is in very exceptional circumstances. In the event of any unacceptable or unexplained absence or persistent lateness, the Education Welfare Officer will be informed and will make contact with parents. An attendance printout with any absences authorised and unauthorised will be included with your child’s school report.
Lateness: Children who arrive after registration (8:55 am) should report to the main school office and be signed in by the Parent/Carer. A late mark will then be recorded.
At St Peters we have 14 fully qualified first aid staff on duty at different periods during the day. Should your child require attention only these staff are permitted to offer first aid support. Parents will be contacted immediately by telephone in any emergencies.
Should your child need to take any prescribed medicine, a form will need to be completed. These are available from the school office or our website. For information and guidance on what medication can be administered, during the school day, please refer to our policy available on our website.
Emergency Contact Numbers
It is essential that we have appropriate emergency contact numbers. Please make sure that the School Office is made aware of any changes, especially relating to mobile numbers.
We hold two parents’ consultation evening a year in October and March. In addition, teachers are available whenever possible to meet with parents. Please contact the School Office for an appointment to be made.
A weekly Newsflash is emailed home every Friday. Other correspondence will be emailed on a Tuesday and Friday. Where a parent and a child are not living at the same address, we are happy to email additional copies of school letters. Please ensure the School Office has an appropriate email address for correspondence to be sent to.
Unless parents notify us in writing withholding their agreement, we will from time to time take children out within the locality. This would include walking to church, to the common or around specified footpaths. For any visit that involves transport, parents will always be contacted and permission sought.
Events for families to come in to school
A welcome evening for each year group takes place in September to which Parents are invited to get an overview of the teaching and learning that will take place throughout the coming year.
Celebration of work
An open afternoon will be held each term in order that familiess can visit their child in the classroom to share and celebrate their learning.
Curriculum Events and Parent Workshops
Various other events linked to the curriculum changes and improvements being made will be scheduled throughout the academic year.
All the dates for the above events will be included in the school newsletters.
The leisure centre is very happy for parents to use their car park at the beginning and end of the school day. The school car park is for staff and visitors to the school and must not be used by parents to drop off or collect children. Please be considerate to the local neighbourhood when parking your car.