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Paper Copies

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

Newsletters and Notices

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

Newsletters & Notices

Diary Dates

2023/24

Date Event

Thursday 8th February

Makachat Cafe at Stocklake Park School

Friday 9th February

Last day of half term

Monday 19th February

School reopens after half term

Wednesday 28th February

Parents evening

Thursday 7th March

World Book Day

Friday 15th March

Comic Relief Dance Festival

Thursday 28th March

Makachat Cafe at Stocklake Park School

Thursday 28th March

Last day of term

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

Pupil Attendance

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. If you wish to report an absence, please phone reception on 01296 427221 or use the Arbor App using the in-app messaging system

Attendance & Absence Policy

Lunch Menus

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

The cost of lunch is currently £3.00 per day. Payment can either be made in advance for the week (£15.00) 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.

Arbor and Flexible Meal Choices Guidance Notes
Winter 2024 - January to February Lunch Menus & Allergen Charts
Winter 2024 - January to February Textured Meal Menus & Allergen Charts
Winter 2024 - February to March Lunch Menus & Allergen Charts
Winter 2024 - February to March Textured Meal Menus & Allergen Charts

TERM DATES 2023/24

Open on morning of Close at end of afternoon of
Autumn Term 2023 Wednesday 6th September
Monday 30th October
Friday 20th October
Tuesday 19th December
Spring Term 2024 Monday 8th January
Monday 19th February
Friday 9th February
Thursday 28th March
Summer Term 2024 Monday 15th April
Monday 3rd June
Friday 24th May
Tuesday 23rd July

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

Thursday 4th January 2024

Friday 5th January 2024

Additional Dates

Friday 29th March 2024 – Good Friday

Monday 1st April 2024 – Easter Monday

Monday 6th May 2024 – Bank Holiday

Holiday Dates 2023 - 2024

School Uniform

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

For PE, children will need shorts, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, plimsolls, or trainers. For swimming, children will need 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 available from the school office for free, or plain coloured clothing without a logo may be purchased locally. Book bags, PE bags and swimming bags are only available via the and are optional. You will find sample sizes of all the uniform in main reception for you to try before ordering.

We gratefully accept uniform which pupils have grown out of as a donation. This will be available outside main reception.

 

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 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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