The School Day, Homework & School Meals

The School Day 

 

  • Children may arrive at school from 8.50am, when they can start ‘morning work’ set daily by their class teacher.

  • School starts at 9.00am.  Children arriving after this time (but before 9.05am) will be marked in the register as late.

  • Registration closes at 9.05am and children arriving after this time, according to guidance from Department for Education, will be marked in the register as absent without authority

  • Assembly is at 10.10am and includes a Christian act of worship.

  • Morning break is from 10.30 to 10.45.

  • Lunch time starts for KS1 pupils (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Classes) at 12 noon and at 12.15pm for KS2 (Years 3 to 6), and ends for all pupils at 1.10pm.

  • There is the opportunity for KS1 children to have an afternoon break at 2.30pm if the class teacher feels it necessary.

  • The school day ends at 3.10pm.

Homework 

Every pupil receives homework on a regular basis, beginning with reading and sounds work in Reception Class. Details of the amount and type of work to be set for each year group will be provided by the class teacher at the beginning of the year, in the Year Ahead information.

Please support your child in the completion of these tasks by providing them with a quiet place in which to work. If you have any queries about homework tasks, please speak to the class teacher.

All children are expected to read, or be read to by a parent/carer, every day.

Meals

We are very proud of our school meal service, which is managed in house.  This allows us to directly control meal content and portion sizes.  Most of our dishes are prepared on site and we endeavour to use local produce suppliers.   We encourage payments for school meals to be made via SIMSPay - please speak to the office if you don't have access to this.  

School Meal Charges for 2020-21

Pupil Daily  £2.35

Pupil Weekly £11.75

 

Universal Infant Free School Meals 

Free school meals are available for all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  This initiative has been developed with the purpose of aiding child development, supporting academic performance and improving levels of healthy eating.   For more information please visit the School Food Plan website.  

You will not need to submit an application because all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will automatically be entitled to the free school meal.  However, if you are on a low income, we highly recommend that you do still make a free school meals application as it will allow school l to unlock additional funding for your child/ren, which will go towards supporting their development.

Eligibility for Free School Meals

Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit - but no element of Working Tax Credit - and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190

  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (as from 1 April 2018)

For more information and to submit an application, please visit Cambridgeshire County Council's website.  

If you need further help, please contact the Education Welfare Benefits team on 01223 703200 or email ewb.fsm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk  

School Milk

School milk is available free for children under five and is subsidised thereafter, costing approximately £15 per term for over-fives.

The milk is not provided by the school but by "Cool Milk", a private company.  If you would like your child to receive school milk, you should contact them directly by email or telephone: 

 www.coolmilk.com  

08448542913.

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