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Education Resources

Mindfulness Exercises

School Dog Doyle Social Story

Hand Washing Advice

Sensory Activities

Signalong

Sensory Sound

School Dog YouTube Channel

 

Paper Copies

You may request a paper copy of any information on our website free of charge. Please contact reception on 01296 427 221

Letters Home

You can download copies of the latest letters that have been sent home along with relevant consent forms.

Letters & Forms

Diary Dates

2020

March 18th – Parents Evening
June 22nd – Sports Week
July 3rd – New Parents Morning

The School Day

08:50 School open to pupils
08:50 Registration
09:20 Lesson 1
10:10 Lesson 2
11:10 Break
11:25 Lesson 3
12:25 Lunch break
13:20 Registration
13:25 Lesson 4
14:25 Lesson 5
15:00 End of school day

Absence

Whenever a student is off school due to sickness, it is helpful if you phone the office to let us know. Alternatively, we require a short note on their return, stating why they were absent.

For other absences e.g. appointments, please give us advance notice where possible.

If you are not able to supply us with details of any absence, this results in an unauthorised absence, which may be investigated by the Educational Welfare Officer.  Please refer to the attendance policy.

When your holidays do not coincide with the school term dates, it is necessary for you to complete a Holiday Request form beforehand, to get permission from the Principal. Forms are available from the office or you can download one from the link below.

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Letter & Forms

Lunch Menus

Students have a choice of either a packed lunch or school dinner.

The cost of lunch is £2.50 per day. Payment can either be made in advance for the week (£11.00) on a Monday morning or, if you would prefer, you can pay for the whole of the half term in advance.

An administration charge of £2.00 will be made for each letter or telephone call the school has to generate to individual parents informing them of outstanding dinner money.

Payment for any meals that have been paid for and not taken due to your child being absent from school will be carried forward to the next week/half term.

Please note, your child will receive either the meat or veg option, as chosen when initially selecting to receive a school lunch.  We cannot change your meat/veg option each day.

Lunch Menus & Allergen Charts

Term Dates

Open on morning of Close at end of afternoon of
Autumn Term 2020 Thursday 3rd September
Tuesday 3rd November
Friday 23rd October
Friday 18th December
Spring Term 2021 Tuesday 5th January
Monday 24th February
Friday 12th February
Friday 3rd April
Summer Term 2021 Monday 19th April
Tuesday 7th June
Friday 28th May
Wednesday 21st July

The INSET Day dates are as follows. Children do not attend school on these days:

Tuesday 1st September 2020
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Monday 2nd November 2020
Monday 4th January 2021
Thursday 1st April 2021

Additional dates

Friday 2nd April 2021 – Good Friday
Monday 5th April 2021 – Easter Monday
Friday 3rd May 2021 – Bank Holiday
Monday 31st May 2021 – Bank Holiday

Holiday Dates 2020 - 2021

School Uniform

Uniform comprises of grey/black trousers, skirt or jogging bottoms, royal blue or white polo shirts and royal blue sweatshirts or cardigans. It is very important that all clothing is clearly and permanently marked with the child’s name.

For PE and swimming, children will need shorts, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, plimsolls or trainers and a towel, swimming hat and swimsuit. Pupils who swim at the Booker Park swimming pool do not need a swimming hat, but those who go out to swim at public swimming pools do.

Some uniform is still available from the school office at a reasonable price or plain coloured clothing without a logo may be purchased locally. Book bags, PE bags and swimming bags are only available via the School.  You will find sample sizes of all the uniform in our family room for you to try before ordering.

Uniform which pupils have grown out of is also available in the school family room for a donation towards school funds.

Our school uniform policy aims to keep costs to a minimum and allow for different cultures. Where a pupil is not adhering to school uniform policy the school will be sensitive and act in a considerate manner.

Please see the links below for details of the uniform ordering forms, where an item is out of stock you will need to order online through the Price and Buckland website

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Assessment

At Booker Park, we assess against the ‘Booker Park Steps (BP Steps)’ for all pupils in Year 1 and above. To see how these steps correspond with other assessment systems, please see below. For our Early Years pupils, we assess using the developmental bands within the EYFS Development Matters framework.

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