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East Bridgford St Peter's Church of England Academy

Term dates & Useful Information

Please note the 2021-2022 dates are subject to Governor approval

INSET DAYS this academic year (school closed for staff training)

Friday 2nd July 2021

Coming to school

Morning: Please enter through Kneeton Road gate and exit through the alleyway St Peter's gate. Adults to stay on the path in a one way system, children to leave the path and enter school.

Preschool and Reception parents may walk with their child (through the double gate, one side left open) to 'old building' entrance doors, then rejoin the path to exit.

Siblings, arrive at the earliest time.

Bus children will be met upon arrival between 8.30am-8.50am and enter school straight away through the double gate.

Please do not send your child to school unsupervised as the gates are locked from 8.50am.

At the end of the day the children will be waiting in the playground and join the one way system on the path, to exit the school with a parent/carer.

Mr Tomlinson will be present on the playground as much as possible.

This one-way system is to prevent congregation on the playground and congestion at the school gate. Your full support with this is much appreciated.

Please note parents and carers are not currently permitted to access the school building.

Thank you for your support!

Covid control measures

Bus children will gather in the playground at the end of the day at their bubble bus stops, supervised by members of staff until the bus is ready to depart.

If the weather is severe the children will remain/moved to the hall, whilst maintaining bubble groups.

Outside waiting is preferred as this reduces the risk of transmission.

If the bus is late parents will be informed via a school text message.

CCTV

For safeguarding purposes the school operates CCTV

Dinners

Please ensure your child's dinners are paid for in advance via ParentPay (preferred method of payment), or by sending payment to the school office. We would be grateful if any cheques for dinner money do not include any other payments.

Please be aware that we have pupils in school with nut allergies - we would appreciate your assistance by not sending your child to school with food containing nuts.

Link to Mrs. Plumb's delicious menus here!

Medicines in school

If your child requires medicine during school time a form will need to be completed and returned to parentcorrespondence@st-peters.notts.sch.uk. The form is available on the website. Medicines will be administered at lunchtime only (before or after), so we would ask you to bear this in mind when planning the timings for your child's medicine at home.

Milk (KS1 & KS2)

If you would like your child to receive milk and they are not already registered, please go online and register your child for school milk at www.coolmilk.com. If you require a paper form please contact the office. The subsidised price is around £14 per term for over-fives.

Newsletters

Keep updated with our weekly Headteacher's Newsletter and Week at a Glance - uploaded every Friday!

ParentPay

We would appreciate that where there is the option, payments to school are made via ParentPay. If you need a reminder of your log in details, please contact the office for a copy. For new parents, a letter will be sent to you shortly with this information. If you wish to pay cash please contact the office to discuss the option of paying via PayPoint card which can be used at East Bridgford News, Sainsburys in Bingham, Co-op in Lowdham, or wherever you see the PayPoint logo.

If you do need to send cash into school with your child, please always enclose it in a sealed envelope with your child's name written on the front together with details of what the payment is for.

Cheques should be payable to St. Peter's C of E Academy with a note of your child's name and details of what the payment is for on the back.

Parking

We would like to remind you of the need for consideration when parking outside of school, especially at the beginning and end of the school day (particularly avoiding parking on the zig zags outside of school, opposite school on the other side of the road, outside residents' driveways, on Cuttle Hill and also the Pub carpark).

Playground consideration

Dogs

Please can we kindly ask parents/carers not to bring dogs onto the school grounds. We would also request that dogs are not left anywhere that might block access or risk frightening a child.

Safety

Can we ask that children refrain from riding scooters/cycling in the school playground. In addition, please ensure children do not climb on the wall at the front of school.

Use of playground outside of school hours

Please can we request that you do not allow your children to use the playground out of school hours for games including cycling, skateboarding, scooters etc. This is in consideration of our neighbour whose house is at the end of the playground which forms her only access and driveway.

Request for withdrawal from school-based learning

For known absences please complete the form which is available on the website, and return to parentcorrespondence@st-peters.notts.sch.uk.

Please note that the school cannot authorise any time off school unless it is for a one off/exceptional circumstance eg family wedding, funeral, armed forces time off. A family holiday is not deemed exceptional to authorise unless there are circumstances around this. Should you choose to take your child(ren) away from school in term time it will not be authorised unless it meets the recommended guidelines. Children with poor attendance are monitored closely. Persistent lateness or absences from school may result in parents/carers being required to attend an 'Attendance Meeting' with the Head Teacher.

Our Yearly Attendance Target is 97+% as set by school Governors.

Twitter

Please follow our school twitter @StPetersEb

Uniform orders

In order to speed up the turnaround of uniform orders, we offer an online facility to allow parents/carers to purchase uniform directly from the manufacturers, Just Schoolwear. This enables payment by debit/credit cards, which further increases our ability to become a cashless school.

Please see further information on our 'school uniform' page.

Urgent messages for school

If you need to contact school regarding collection arrangements for your child ie after school, or for any other urgent matters - please ring the school office on 01949 20226 as there may be occasions when emails are not picked up during the day. Thank you!

Walking home - Years 5&6

Please ensure you have completed the relevant permission on the 'Parental Consent Form' and returned this to the office if you are allowing your child to walk home by themselves. Do remember to confirm with your child their home arrangements on a daily basis.  

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