December 12th – Christmas Jumper Day
December 12th – Christmas Lunch
December 13th – Christmas Performance (Nightingale, Skylark, Jay, Starling, Firecrest, Dove, Hummingbird, Wren, Red Kite, Woodpecker, Swan, Kestrel, Falcon, Kingfisher)
December 14th – Christmas Performance (Puffin, Robin, Goldfinch, Parrot, Bluebird, Raven, Magpie, Owl, Red Kite, Wagtail, Sparrow, Jackdaw, Penguin)
December 14th – School Disco
April 25th & 26th – Year 6 Residential
The School Day
|08:50||School open to pupils|
|15:00||End of school day|
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.
Students have a choice of either a packed lunch or school dinner.
The cost of lunch is £2.25 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.
|Open on morning of||Close at end of afternoon of|
|Autumn Term 2018||Friday 7th September
Monday 29th October
|Friday 19th October
Wednesday 19th December
|Spring Term 2019||Thursday 3rd January
Monday 25th February
|Friday 15th February
Friday 5th April
|Summer Term 2019||Tuesday 23rd April
Monday 3rd June
|Friday 24th May
Wednesday 24th July
The INSET Day dates are as follows. Children do not attend school on these days:
Wednesday 5th September 2018
Thursday 6th September 2018
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Monday 28th January 2019
Tuesday 29th January 2019
Friday 19th April 2019 – Good Friday
Monday 22nd April 2019 – Easter Monday
Monday 6th May 2019 – Bank Holiday
Monday 27th May 2019 – Bank Holiday
Parents, carers and friends have an open invitation to our assemblies. In our assemblies we celebrate the work that the children have done and their achievements. We ask that any visitors to our assemblies model the behaviour we expect from our children and refrain from using mobile phones.
Silver Birch department has assemblies every Friday at 2.30 in the main school hall.
Redwood department has a half termly inclusive assembly on a Thursday afternoon.
Oak department has assemblies on Friday mornings at 11.00am.
P scales: attainment targets for pupils with SEN
In all schools, pupil progress is carefully tracked. At Booker Park, the majority of pupils are achieving within the P scales. The P scales are a set of descriptions for recording the achievement of pupils with special educational needs who are working towards the first level of the National Curriculum (level 1).
These levels are reported on the twice-yearly individual profile, and at the annual review of the statement.
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