The School Day
Please note due to COVID-19, temporary arrangements for arrival and departure are in place for the school day.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is important that your child arrives at school on time in order to benefit fully from the educational provision.
If your child is absent, please contact school either in person, by telephone or by note to school by 9:10am.
In line with Council policy, it is school policy to discourage leave during term time and to define it as ‘unauthorised’ absence unless causes are exceptional. Any parent considering leave must contact Miss Rakhra, Home-School Liaison Officer, who will arrange a meeting with the Headteacher or Deputy head. If any leave is taken, families must complete a form prior to departure stating the expected date of return. After four weeks’ absence (20 school days), a child’s name is removed from the school roll and the place offered to a child on the waiting list.
We work very hard to aim towards attendance that is at least in line with national average. Children who achieve 100% attendance during the year are rewarded by receiving a commemorative trophy. Those with attendance over 96% at the end of the year are also offered an end of year treat (this has recently been a pizza or ice cream treat).
Please click here to view the Attendance Policy.
The school has a healthy food policy and this is reflected in the quality of the menu.
We provide four options at lunchtime:
- A range of hot meals offering vegetarian and halal options as well as meeting other specific dietary requirement
- A salad bar and jacket potato and sandwich alternative
- Packed lunch from home
- Children going home for lunch
All children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are entitled to a free school meal. Entitlement to free school meals after that is determined according to family circumstances. For further information, please see below.
Dinner money should be sent to school in a clearly marked envelope (available from school) and handed into the classroom at registration time.
We ask that packed lunches are healthy and balanced and do not contain sweets or chocolate.
School provides water or, alternatively, a fruit juice drink can be purchased daily. As we strive to promote a healthy life style for our children, fizzy drinks are discouraged.
Free School Meals
Could your child get free School Meals and free school uniform worth £26? Your child may be entitled to free school meals and uniform if you receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit
- Universal Tax Credit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Registering for free School Meals means our school gets extra money from the government, known as pupil premium. For more information on free school meals please telephone: 01274 432772 or email: [email protected] or check /apply online at https://online.bradford.gov.uk/ufs/ufsmain?formid=FREE_SCHOOL_MEALS&ebd=0&ebp=20&ebz=1_1400237921928
Children in Nursery and Reception receive free milk. In addition, children in Year 1 and 2 whose parents are entitled to the benefits mentioned above may also be able to receive free milk.
For all other children, if you would like to order milk then this should be paid for termly in advance. You will be contacted by letter about how to order milk.
As a morning snack is available for all children in school, it is our policy that snacks should not be brought from home. Snacks available are as follows:
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
The school is part of the government’s ‘5-a-day’ initiative which provides free fruit and vegetables at morning break for children in these year groups.
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Parents of children in these year groups are able to pay for fruit termly in advance. You will be contacted by letter about how to order fruit. Toast is also available at morning break. This can be paid for termly in advance following receipt of a letter from school. Toast can also be paid for daily.
Children may not wear any form of jewellery except stud earrings or items of religious significance e.g. Ta’wiz worn by Muslims, crosses worn by Christians, Kara worn by Sikhs or Singi worn by Hindus.
Whilst we do not wish to discourage the wearing of watches, we must point out that these are the children’s responsibility if they are removed.