The School Day

If you are late arriving at school please bring your child to the school front entrance and sign them in via the monitor system so that they can be marked on the register. The school playground gate is locked at 8.55 a.m. to ensure the safety of the children.

At the end of the school day the children are not allowed out of the classroom until we can see the adult who has come to collect them. If you are delayed in collecting your child you can be assured that they will be kept safely indoors. Please keep the

collection list up to date in the school office. If there are changes, due to an emergency, please telephone the office to inform them of the change.

If you are delayed in picking up your child they will be kept safe in school. However, if this becomes a regular occurrence then you will need to and you will be asked to contact Castle Kids to arrange for them to collect.

Before and After School Provision

Before and after school provision is provided by a private company called Castle Kids.

Castle Kids Information for Parents

Travelling to School

Road safety is an important issue and the school has restricted parking. We would ask that you refrain from parking in the school car park as it is for staff, deliveries and to ensure that there is access for emergency vehicles in the event that they might be needed.

We ask you to respect the local residents and please think of the environment and walk to school whenever possible. Parents can park on the car park at St. Andrew’s Church in Lyttleton Avenue, and walk the short journey to school.

If your child rides a bike or scooter to school then we can keep this on the school premises during the day.

Attendance

At St Peter’s we have a high standard of punctuality and attendance to ensure the children have a settled start to the school day. We discourage families from taking holidays during term time and this should be avoided. The school has a strict Attendance Policy which parents are asked to support.

If your child is absent from school due to illness please telephone on the first day of absence before 9.30 a.m. or email the absence email address (absence@stp.lourdesmac.org.uk) ensuring that you provide information about your child’s absence. If the illness continues please inform on the third day of absence. On return to school your child should bring in a letter to explain their absence.

If you need to collect your child during the school day for a special reason, e.g. an urgent or unavoidable medical appointment, you will need to go to the school office so that you can sign your child out.

Through the Confidential Data Form you were asked to list those who you give permission to collect your child from school. If this changes then please inform a member of the Reception staff, or telephone the school if arrangements are changed during the school day.

The school will reward good attendance and improved regularly through reward schemes and incentives.

• Weekly Collective Worship recognises the class with the highest attendance and issues the Gruffalo as a reward.

• Recognition in the weekly school newsletter for the class with the highest attendance

• 100% attendance is recognised at the end of each school term

• 100% attendance for the year is celebrated on the last day of the school year

Please use the link below if you wish to know the term dates for the academic year 2020-2021.

· Term Dates 2020 – 2021

Registration

The school day is split into two sessions, morning and afternoon. The children in Reception will be registered at 8.55 a.m. for the morning session and 1.00 p.m. for the afternoon session.

Winter Weather

On very rare occasions weather conditions have caused the school to close for the day. In the event of snow, please tune into the local radio stations for announcement of school closures – Radio Hereford and Worcester 104 FM.

We also offer a text messaging service, so you will be informed via text if the school is closed due to snow. Please note the test message system will use the first contact number that you submitted on your Confidential Data Form.

Our website will also be updated with school closures.

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