School Opening Times
The school gates open at 8.40am so that the children can be seated in their classrooms by 8.50am.
The school lunch period is from 11.55am until 12.55pm.
School finishes at 3.15pm. The gates will open at 3.10pm for you to collect your children.
Travel to school
We are keen to promote walking and cycling to school. This has health benefits, encourages road safety awareness and cuts car use.
Cars should not be driven into the school, but parked outside the school grounds in a safe and considerate manner. Parking spaces in the car park are for disabled drivers, staff and visitors only. Please do not park in Rainham Road as local residents have found it impossible to get out of their street in an emergency.
We encourage children to cycle to school, but would like all cyclists to wear a helmet. Cyclists must dismount at the gates and behave as pedestrians, pushing their bikes. Scooters and skates must not be used in the playground.
Dogs are not allowed on the school site.
The school has a no-smoking policy, which extends to include no smoking within the grounds.
Children under 5 and those entitled to free school meals will receive free milk, but you will need to register for your child to receive their free milk and instructions for registering are sent to all new parents.
If you wish to order milk through the cool-milk scheme for children over five, this can be done through the coolmilk website. Alternatively, children may bring a mid-morning drink of water, providing it is in a leak-proof container which children can manage to drink from without adult help. Drinking fountains for water are available in the school.
Letters to Parents
Please ensure that you are registered with our parentpay service. All school communication is sent electronically via parentpay.
PLEASE MAKE SURE WE ALWAYS HAVE UP TO DATE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR CAN BE CONTACTED. WE ALSO NEED AN EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER SHOULD YOU BE UNAVAILABLE.
Staff are not permitted to give children medicine
If your child has been prescribed medicine then they should not be in school. If the doctor considers them fit enough for school, you must make arrangements to come in to the school and administer the medicine yourself. Please call at the office and we will fetch your child.
If your child has been sick or had diarrhoea, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the symptoms subside. Infections of this kind spread very quickly where young children are concerned. If your child is receiving medicine for a chronic complaint eg, asthma, please come to make special arrangements with the Headteacher.
We consider it good practice for children who suffer from asthma to carry their own inhaler wherever possible. Individual health care plans, managed by School Health nurses, in consultation with parents, will be put in place for children who need Epi-pens.
Please check your child's head every week for head lice. If you are unlucky enough to find any, please inform the school.