St Giles Primary School News
Reminder of contact details:
The school website is: http://www.stgilesschool.net/
Telephone:01978 318880 (Mrs Robinson) or 01978 318891 (Mrs Browning)
If phone lines are busy then please use email address.
This term we will be introducing a texting service – please ensure that we have your up-to-date mobile numbers.
Our School Day
Two sessions – 9.00am to 11.30am / 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Break-time is integrated into daily sessions
Children should be collected from the rear entrance to the lower end of the building (near field/soft play area). Could afternoon nursery parents please wait by the seated area.
Foundation Phase (Nursery-YearOne):
School opens at 8.50a.m. in order to start the day promptly at 9.00a.m.
Please accompany your child to the cloakroom/class entrance and do not leave children unaccompanied on the school yard.
At end of the day, Class KW parents should wait at the end of the ramp.
Foundation Phase (Year Two):
The school is open at 8.50 a.m. in order to start the day promptly at
Please accompany your child to the classroom door (near field) – your child will be able to enter the classroom on their own – a member of staff will be in the classroom.
Foundation Phase (School Day):
10.25-10.40 Morning Break (flexible)
12.00-1.00 Lunch Time
1.00 Registration/Afternoon Session
2.10-2.20 Afternoon Break (flexible)
3.00 Home Time
Break-time is integrated into daily sessions.
Reception children can be collected from the rear entrance to the lower end of the building.
Year 1 children can be collected from the first rear entrance – within first enlosed play area.
Year 2 children can be collected from their external classroom door.
Key Stage Two (Year Three-Six):
9.00-9.05 Registration (followed by Morning Session)
10.45-11.00 Morning Break
12.25-1.25 Lunch Time
1.25 Registration/Afternoon Session
3.15 Home Time
Children should not arrive at school before 8.50 a.m. unless accompanied. If they do, the school cannot accept responsibility for their safety.
Year3/4 children should enter/leave via the doors nearest the fence.
Year 5/6 children should enter/leave through the main entrance.
These costs are increasing from Monday 8th September:
Infants: £2.15 a day
Juniors: £2.20 a day
Payments should be made on a Monday, in an envelope indicating days.
Please could all items be labelled clearly with your child’s name – including lunchboxes.
We are also promoting the use of school PE kit – white t-shirt and black shorts. T-shirts can be ordered/purchased from school.
We will maintain a stock of PE kit in school for those pupils who fail to bring in their own kit.
Work is now near completion – we are still waiting for an external door to be installed into Class BN and hand rails to the ramp at the front of the school. We have installed new pupil toilets in the main site. The main entrance is also near completion and Mrs Robinson should soon be able to access the new office. Obviously, this will alter entry to the school – parents/visitors will not have direct access into the main building.
We will shortly be updating the playground areas – following consultation with our School Council last year:
developing the grassed area near the ramp (between the sites) into a quiet/reflective area
introducing seating areas around the site
covered area in the Early Years playground
wooden train to Year 1/ 2 playground
traverse wall to KS 2 playground
Dates for next Academic Year:
Training Day Monday 1st September
Term Opens Tuesday 2nd September
Half Term Close Thursday 23rd October
Training Day Friday 24th October
Half Term Open Monday 3rd November
Term Closes Friday 19th December
Training Day Monday 5th January
Term Opens Tuesday 6th January
Half Term Close Friday 13th February
Half Term Open Monday 23rd February
Term Closes Friday 27th March
Training Day Monday 13th April
Term Opens Tuesday 14th April
May Day Monday 4th May
Half Term Close Friday 22nd May
Half Term Open Monday 1st June
Term Closes Friday 17th July
Training Day Monday 20th July
Common Transfer Day
Thursday 2nd July Year 6 pupils visit High School/All other pupils visit new classes
Fixed Penalty Notices:
The Local Authority will have powers to issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £60 for unauthorised absence from school with effect from September 2014. These Fixed Penalty Notices could be issued to address any unauthorised absences from school in excess of five school days in one term.