September 29th – Macmillan Coffee Morning
October 6th – Masks for MASKS Day
October 12th – Redwood Harvest Festival
October 13th – Linden & Silver Birch Harvest Festival
November 1st – Student Photos
December 2nd – MASKS Christmas Fayre 12-3
December 11th – Linden Christmas Performance
December 12th – Silver Birch & Redwood Christmas Performance
December 13th – Christmas Lunch
December 14th – Silver Birch & Redwood Christmas Performance
December 15th – Linden Department to Pantomime
December 18th – Silver Birch Carol Service
December 19th – Silver Birch & Redwood to Pantomime
The School Day
|08:50||School open to pupils|
|15:10||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.
|Open on morning of||Close at end of afternoon of|
|Autumn Term 2017||Wednesday 6th September
Monday 30th October
|Friday 20th October
Tuesday 19th December
|Spring Term 2018||Thursday 4th January
Monday 19th February
|Friday 9th February
Thursday 29th March
|Summer Term 2018||Monday 16th April
Monday 4th June
|Friday 25th May
Tuesday 24th July
The INSET Day dates are as follows. Children do not attend school on these days:
Monday 4th September 2017
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Friday 24th November 2017
Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Monday 25th June 2018
Friday 30th March 2018 – Good Friday
Monday 2nd April 2018 – Easter Monday
Monday 7th May 2018 – Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018 – 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 have assemblies every Friday at 2.30 in the main school hall.
Redwood department have a half termly inclusive assembly on a Thursday afternoon.
Linden department have 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