Parent Information

Letters Home

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

Letters & Forms

Diary Dates

2019

October 4th – Masks for MASKS day
October 9th – Mulberry Department Harvest Festival
October 10th – Early Years Harvest Festival
October 10th – Maple Department Harvest Festival
October 11th – Magnolia Department Harvest Festival
November 6th – Parents Evening

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.

Attendance Policy (Opens a new Window)
Letter & Forms

Lunch Menus

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.

Lunch Menus & Allergen Charts

Term Dates

Open on morning of Close at end of afternoon of
Autumn Term 2019 Wednesday 4th September
Monday 4th November
Friday 25th October
Thursday 19th December
Spring Term 2020 Wednesday 8th January
Monday 24th February
Friday 14th February
Friday 3rd April
Summer Term 2020 Monday 20th April
Tuesday 2nd June
Friday 22nd May
Tuesday 21st July

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

Monday 2nd September 2019
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Monday 6th January 2020
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Monday 1st June 2020

Additional dates

Friday 10th April 2020 – Good Friday
Monday 13th April 2020 – Easter Monday
Friday 8th May 2020 – Bank Holiday
Monday 25th May 2020 – Bank Holiday

Holiday Dates 2019 - 2020

Departmental Assemblies

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

Silver Birch department has assemblies every Friday at 2.30 in the main school hall.

Redwood

Redwood department has a half termly inclusive assembly on a Thursday afternoon.

Oak

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.

P scale Descriptors (Opens a new Window)

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

Price and Buckland (Opens a new Window)