“A Caring Christian Community”
BOSTON AVENUE SITE (Upper Phase)
Children should arrive at school at 8.45am ready for an 8.55 am start.
They are unsupervised before this time, so we request that children do not arrive before 8.45am.
School day begins 8.55am
Morning break time 10:10-10:25am (KS1);
10.30am - 10.45 am (KS2)
Lunch break (see Arrangements below)
12 noon - 1.05pm (KS1)
12.15pm – 1.05pm (KS2)
Afternoon break time
2.30pm – 2.40pm. (KS1 only)
End of school day
3.10pm finish for all children on Fridays.
To encourage independence, we ask parents to wait in the playground after school behind the ‘yellow line’
to allow staff to see children as they exit the classroom and find their ‘collector’.
When collecting your child we do ask you to leave the playground promptly as this helps us to identify any uncollected youngsters.
For children under 9 years old, parents are asked to complete a form advising the school as to who will collect the child each day.
If parents are not in the playground at the end of school the teacher on duty will take any children awaiting collection to the school office.
Should there be occasions when someone other than the named person comes for the child the collecting adult will be required to sign a register held by the School Office.
In this case the child’s parent will ALSO need to be contacted by the school office to gain permission for the child to be taken by that adult PRIOR to the child leaving the site.
Assemblies take place every day:
Monday 10:00 - Whole School worship (Mr Booth)
Tuesday 2:40 - Singing/Music (Mr Withams / Mrs M van Looy)
Wednesday 9:05 - Church Service
Thursday 2:30 - KS1 Assembly
- KS2 Year assemblies
Friday 2:40 -Celebration assembly
Other special assemblies advised to parents for special occasions or class events.
School Lunch Arrangements
Hot school meals can be provided and parents should send the correct money/cheque on a daily basis or in advance for the week.
Children may bring a packed lunch in a small named container. There is a growing concern with regard to the children who suffer from ‘nut’ allergies. It is therefore important that, as these allergies can become life threatening to some children, parents make sure that no peanut butter/peanuts are provided in your child’s lunchbox.
Please click here for important information Food allergies and Intolerances
No fizzy drinks, glass or sweets please.
There are free school meals available for those families who qualify, (please see School Office for details).
Children who go home to lunch should be collected at either 12.00 noon for infants or 12.15pm for juniors and returned to school between 12.55 and 1.00pm. Please inform the office on their return to school for the afternoon session.
EAST STREET SITE (Lower Phase)
The school gate will open at 8:40am
The hub will also be open from 8:40am.
Start of Day This is phased from 8:40 am to 9:10am
Reception children. Please sign your child in on their class register which will be in the hub.
Year One children. Please sign in at the class entrance.
There will also be a column on the register for you to add any variation in collection at home time. You may then settle your child in class or take an opportunity to take spend time with them in our hub reading or changing home reading books.
All children to be settled in class and parents to have left site by 9:10 am.
The formal bell and close of register will be 9:15 am. Any child arriving after this time will have to be signed in via the school office and will be marked as LATE.
School office: this will be open from 8:40 am to 11:00 am. Mrs Stokes will be on duty to answer any queries or take any messages. After this time any phone calls need to be directed to our Boston Avenue site on: 01702 354012 and will then be forwarded onto us.
Snack: We will provide a daily snack of fruit with milk (in Reception) or water to drink each morning. Water is also available throughout the day.
Lunch: All children have school dinners. Menus are available from the School Office or on the School website.
End of Day: This is phased from 2:45 to 3:00pm
The gate will be unlocked from 2:45 pm. There is a signing out register. This is to safeguard your child so please ensure the adult collecting your child signs them out. Children can then be collected from the classroom.
Letters etc will be placed next to the register for you to collect.
Homework: At the start, your child’s homework will be daily reading practise and a phoneme (sound) to learn & practise each week. There will be a PACT book in which you can comment on your child’s progress. Further information on this will follow.
Minibus shuttle: Letters to follow for those who signed up at the meeting in July.
Assemblies take place every day:
Monday 10:30 – Mrs N Cashell
Tuesday 10:30 – (Church Service) Revd Paul
Wednesday 10:30 – Mr N Booth
Thursday 10:30 – (Singing assembly)
Friday 10:30 – Ms M Brewer
PE kits will not be needed for Reception until after half term. Year one will need indoor and outdoor kit.
Children do not need plimsolls for indoor PE. Trainers are needed for outdoor PE.
Wellington Boots are needed so that your child can access the outdoors on rainy days
Spare clothes: Please could you provide your child with spare underwear and socks in a named bag just in case they have an accident during the day.
Please ensure that all of your child's belongings are labelled.
Book bags, reading and PACT books need to be in school each day.
Bikes and Scooters We have a secure area to store bikes and scooters but it is not covered
Staffing at East Street:
Mr N Booth – Headteacher
Mrs N Cashell – Deputy Headteacher for East Street site
Mrs M Hersey (St Matthew Class –Reception) Senior Teacher
Miss L Pawsey (St Luke Class –Reception)
Mrs L Mackay (St Mark Class –Reception)
Mrs J Muttock (St John Class –Reception)
Miss E Wicker (St George Class –Yr1)
Mrs R Pankhurst (St Andrew – Yr1)
Mrs A Soar (St Patrick – Yr1)
Miss J Cook (St David Class –Yr1)
Miss V Saunders (LSA) responsible for outdoor provision
Mrs K Loker - Assistant Catering Manager, East Street site
Mrs M Dawson – Midday Supervisor
Mr T Flint –Site Manager. Mr B Gates (Apprentice)
Parent Helpers: Anyone who would like to volunteer, please see your child’s class teacher. Just to make you aware, you will need to have a DBS check and an interview with a senior leader before you start.
If there are any concerns regarding your child please speak to the class teacher as the first contact and if the matter is not resolved then speak to Mrs Cashell. If there is still an issue then please make an appointment to see Mr Booth.
Parents/Carers should not use a mobile phone on site. This is to safeguard our children.