INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
The School Day
At the start...
Both the school entrances are unlocked at 8.40am. Children are expected to enter their classrooms at 8.40am. School registers are taken at 8.50am. When entering the school site from Thornhill Road it is essential that all pedestrians use the pedestrian entrance, and not the drive, to walk onto our school grounds. In addition, we respectfully ask that parents do not try to access the school site by vehicle during the school day for safety reasons. Please ensure your child is at school for 8.40am and no later than 8.50am, each day. This ensures a smooth and happy start each day for your child. School registers are checked regularly by the Educational Welfare Officer and they may contact you if your child is consistently late for school. School finishes at 3.30pm.
Morning play: 10.25am-10.40am; Lunchtime: 12.10pm-1.10pm; Afternoon play: 2.20pm–2.30pm.
Children may have a hot school dinner cooked by our kitchen staff
Children may bring a cold packed lunch
Children may go home for lunch
We promote healthy eating in school, especially when it comes to snacks. Therefore, if children wish to have a snack at morning break, they may bring a piece of fruit. Children are encouraged to bring a translucent bottle of water to school each day. Due to the increase in numbers of children suffering food allergies we ask that you do not give your child any nuts to bring into school at any time.
At the end...
We would ask, as with the beginning of the day, that you are punctual in collecting your child from school at 3.30pm. Once again, the Educational Welfare Officer in their school visits, will ask questions regarding child collections and would contact families who are persistently late in collecting their children. Of course we will always support you in the case of an emergency, so please contact the school office if something arises to make you unusually late, preferably before 3.30pm, as we need to pass the message on to your child before they leave the school. Children attending after school clubs must also be collected promptly by an adult at the end of the activity, at 4.30pm.
Appointments, medical, absence
If your child is off sick please telephone the school office and leave a message on the first day of absence. School need an explaination of any absence so keep the office staff informed. If your child suffers from a period of sickness and/or diarrhoea, NHS guidance states that a child cannot return to school until they have been clear of the symptoms for a period of 48 hours. If your child has to leave during the school day please send a letter via your class teacher explaining the circumstances. You should come to the school office to collect your child.
If you have any concerns at any time over your child's health or medication, please contact the office for more information. If your child has a long term medical condition, e.g. asthma or allergies, please collect a school health care plan from the office. If your child has a temporary medical condition, please contact the school office for more information.
Text messaging service
We use a text messaging to communicate school news, reminders, events and other important information. This is a discreet, convenient, secure and reliable method of communication for us to use to communicate with parents. Please inform the office of any change of mobile numbers. This service is FREE to you as the recipient of the text message.
Uniform and equipment
We have a school uniform that all children should wear. This is a result of consultation with parents / carers who overwhelmingly request it. This decision is supported by our governors and the staff. Please name ALL items of clothing. Children's uniform should be selected from the following:
- Plain white shirt, polo shirt or blouse
- Grey or black shorts, trousers, skirts, pinafore or culottes. Skirts/dresses to be knee length (no shorter than an inch above the knee)
- Blue / white summer dress
- Royal blue sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan
- Royal blue fleece for outdoor wear only
- White, grey, black socks or tights only (no coloured socks, tights, footless tights or leggings. However, if there is a medical/religious reason for your child wearing leggings (under a skirt) please put this in writing to the Headteacher)
- Plain Black shoes / girls plain black ankle boots (in winter) / sandals. (Heels should be no more than 2.5cm for safety reasons)
- Trainers are not permitted as school footwear
- Sandals may be worn in hot weather (white/black/navy/brown).
If you have any queries about school uniform, please get in touch with the school.
Uniform with the school logo can only be purchased from:.
- Morleys, 446 Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, Derby. Tel: 281311
- Uniform Direct, Babington Lane, Derby
- HB Group Holdings (UK) Ltd. Tel: 01332 388883
Second hand uniform can also be sourced via the school office.
How to enrol
All applications for admission to our school are now dealt with centrally by Derby City Council. Please contact the School Admissions Team Tel: (01332) 642730.