FAQs

 

We have tried to answer many of our frequently asked questions below. However, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any unanswered questions/queries – we are here to HELP and will try our best to answer.

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If your child is absent from school due to illness

All absences should be covered by either a telephone message or note on the first day of absence. If your child has been suffering from either vomiting or diarrhoea we ask that you keep your child at home for at least 48 hours after the vomiting or diarrhoea has stopped. If you require your child to remain inside the School at playtimes when they return after illness, please send a note to this effect.


If your child has a medical appointment

Please notify the School Office and your child’s teacher should you need to take your child out of school during the day i.e. for doctor, dentist and hospital appointments.  On these occasions we require you to sign your child out at the school office.


If your child needs to take medicine during the school day

Medicines can be administered but only if prescribed.


School Meals

School meals are cooked in the Junior School kitchen and are served in the Infant school hall.  A hot main meal is available daily with a vegetarian option which includes water.  Packed lunches may be brought from home and are also eaten in the school hall.  If you think your child is entitled to a Free School Meal please contact the school office.


Holidays during term time

On 1 September 2013 , the Education Regulations came into force, changing the rules about term-time holidays.

The amendments remove references to family holidays and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of 10 school days.

The amendments specify that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless they consider there to be “exceptional circumstances”. If leave is granted, headteachers  determine the number of days a child can be away from school.

You can be fined for taking your child on holiday during term time without the school’s permission.

Please see our policy for details about Exceptional Circumstances.


Snacks

The school provides a daily, healthy fruit or vegetable snack for the children in the morning.


Water

Fresh water is available for the children throughout the day. Children should have their own, named drinking bottle in school every day.


Breakfast Club

In association with the school there is a privately run breakfast and after school club on the school grounds. Further details can be obtained from Jane Banks on 07740 862 283.


After School Clubs

We offer a variety of clubs which run during lunchtimes and after school. The clubs on offer vary from term to term and further details can be obtained from the school office.


PTA

We have a very active PTA who organise events and raise money for our school. If you would like to get involved with the PTA please contact the Chair by e-mail ptachairemmbrook@yahoo.co.uk. The PTA welcomes new members and look forward to hearing from you.


School Uniform

Our school uniform consists of the following:

Bottle Green V-neck Pullovers* (available with embroidered school logo)

Bottle Green Cardigan* (available with embroidered school logo)

Grey Trousers / Skirts / Shorts / Pinafores

White Polo Shirt

Green or Grey Tights

Bottle Green School Book Bag* (available with printed school logo)

Black School Shoes – with rubber soles suitable for the playground (NO BOOTS / TRAINERS PLEASE)

Green Checked Summer Dress (optional between March and October)

 

PE Kit consists of:

Bottle Green T-shirt* (available with printed school logo)

Bottle Green or Black Shorts*

Trainers

Warm tracksuit for outdoor games (any colour)

 

Other items:

School book bag (available from the school office)

Water bottle

Goodies Embroidered items marked * must be ordered online by following the Gooddies link.

Parent/Helper Volunteer in School

Information which maybe useful to parents is displayed in the entrance of the school.

Parents are invited to help in the school alongside teachers and we welcome help with our outside environment.  If you are willing to offer your time and skills please let us know.

During the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms there are parents’ meetings to outline the term ahead and 1:1 parents evenings take place later in the Autumn and Spring terms.  In the Summer term there is an open evening where the children are able to show their parents around the school and teachers are on hand to discuss reports.  We also hold open mornings each term where parents can visit the school during the school day.  A written report is sent home at the end of the Summer term.  The Head Teacher and staff are available at the beginning of most mornings and at the end of the school day to see parents.  If, however, you require more than a quick chat, it would be advisable to make an appointment.


School Trips

At appropriate times during the year the children take part in organised educational visits.  There are opportunities for the children to participate in special events and days in school.  These include sports skills development, music and drama workshops and visits from authors.  Anyone who wishes to share their skills, experiences or talents with us are warmly welcomed.  Where possible, links within the local community are promoted within the school.


Dress Code

Jewellery is not permitted to be worn in school, other than plain studs for children with pierced ears. Pupils with earrings are responsible for removing or covering them with Micropore tape for PE, music and movement lessons. No responsibility can be taken by the school for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Shoes should be flat heeled to ensure your child’s safety at all times. This applies even on non-uniform days.

Hair must be neat and tidy, tied back for PE lessons where necessary.

Plimsolls. If your child has a verruca, plimsolls must be worn during activities when the children are normally barefoot.


School Hours

The school day starts at 8.50am.

Parents are responsible for their children until they enter the school building.  If children arrive after the start of the school day they must report to the school office.

Lunchtime is between 12pm and 1.15pm.

The school day finishes at 3.20pm

Pupils are collected at the end of the day from their outside classroom door.


Parking

If you bring your child to school by car, it is requested that you park at a safe distance from the school as we do not allow parents and carers to bring cars on to the school site as part of promoting a safer environment for the children.

We have received requests for considerate parking from local residents and ask you to respect their wishes.

Disabled drivers who need to drive on to the site must inform the school who will ensure parking is available.

The local public house The Dog and Duck have kindly agreed that parents may use their car park and sometimes use their coffee bar facilities.


School Library

Our library is at the heart of our school and the children regularly use this resource in their learning. It has a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction titles which pupils continually add to with their own requests. Junior Librarian allows the children to scan their own books in and out.


Collective Worship

Assembly is held in the school hall three times a week and includes a story, prayer, hymns, discussions, drama and visitors. On Friday we hold our celebration assembly. Parents may request that their child is withdrawn from collective workshop.

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