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The School Day

Morning    8:55am to 11:50am (Garnet and Topaz Classes) or

                    8:55am to 12 noon (Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond Classes)

 

Afternoon  1:00pm – 3:15pm

Lunch and Snacks

School lunches are cooked and eaten in the Church Hall.  Children can choose between the meat, vegetarian or packed lunch option daily.  Currently, the infant children (Reception to Year 2) are entitled to free school meals as it is funded by the Government. 

 

Children may bring a packed lunch if preferred (no nuts please). Lunch money is payable half termly in advance. Children whose parents are in receipt of income support are entitled to free school meals. Further details are available from the School Secretary if required and are always kept confidential.

 

A piece of fresh fruit or vegetable is offered free of charge at break-time to children in Garnet, Topaz and Emerald Classes in accordance with the Government’s Free Fruit and Vegetable for Schools Scheme.  Children in Sapphire and Diamond Classes have the option to have a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable at break-time for a small charge per term.

 

School milk is available for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Details are available from the School Secretary.

School Council
The school has a thriving School Council with two representatives from each class, elected biannually. The Council is led by the Year 6 representatives and supported by the Leadership Team and meets regularly to discuss ways in which the school can be improved, taking suggestions from the other children as well as bringing their own ideas. Amongst numerous ventures the School Council has organised the purchase of a range of playground games, an annual talent show and a tea party for parent helpers. As part of their work, the School Council also consider environmental issues such as litter and waste, healthy eating and biodiversity. The Year 6 representatives have the opportunity to present a short report on their time in office to the full Governing Body.
Houses
This sense of pride and belonging is also reflected in our House system. Every child belongs to one of our four Houses, each named after one of the four saints of the British Isles. Good work, behaviour or effort is rewarded by house points.  The House Captains are Year 6 representatives from St. Andrews, St. Davids, St. Georges and St. Patrick.  The role of the House Captains is to organise a number of inter-House events throughout the year and special, fun activities sessions are held termly. The Year 6 children complete an application form that outlines their past contribution to the school. The applications are reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team and a Governor in order to select the eight House Captains.
School Clubs
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, both at lunch time and after school. The majority of these clubs are available for children in Year 3 and older. A small charge is made for some clubs where they are run by outside professionals.  Clubs vary each year and in the past have included but are not limited to netball, football, country dancing, chess, orchestra, choir, multi-sport and athletics.
Outings and Residential Trips

During the year each class will make at least one visit to a place of interest.  This will be linked to the topic being studied and is designed to enhance the children’s learning. Local outings are also planned as appropriate. Children in Year 6 have the opportunity to go on a residential trip for a week and Year 5 pupils participate in an overnight trip.

 

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