Click on the link below to read our ‘Welcome Back’ letter:
Drop-off and Collection
At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged to come into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between you and us – we want to have good links with all parents. There is always a member of staff on each school gate to welcome you and to give you the chance to relay any information.
Children must not be left in the playground unsupervised and are not to ride bikes or scooters for the safety of others. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let the class teacher know or call our office on 0117 9030050.
Lunchtime / Free School Meals
EYFS & KS1 lunchtime is from 11:45am to 12:50pm and KS2 lunchtime is from 12.35pm to 1.40pm (times are staggered for each year group). Children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. We encourage children to make healthy food choices and ask that packed lunches do not just contain crisps or chocolate / sweets. Children must not bring in any glass bottles or cans.
Our school meals are booked using Parent Pay and are £2.30 each unless your child qualifies for Free School Meals. We’ve provided a helpful user guide below as well as the link to access the Parent Pay website:
E-ACT have provided a range of tutorial videos to help you support your children with their learning at home. Click here to see these videos.
Health & Safety
We have a proactive approach to health & safety. This is not intended as a barrier to the learning process, but to enable us to learn in a safe environment.
Adults in School
The safety and well-being of our pupils and staff is really important and we want every child and staff member to feel safe in their learning and working environment. We have very robust safeguarding procedures in place and do not allow any visitor to wander freely around the academy, unless accompanied by an up to date DBS and photo ID.
All the adults who work within our academy have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will not be allowed to work with children until this is complete. All our staff receive Safeguarding training on a regular basis and we have designated Safeguarding Officers and a Safeguarding Lead.
A number of our staff are paediatric first aider trained. Should your child have a bump or graze, they will bring a slip home with them. In the unlikely event of a more serious accident, the appropriate medical care would be called and you would be contacted immediately to inform you of the incident.
We will endeavour to keep our school open at all times, however there are occasions that we cannot predict e.g. weather and equipment breakdown. If there are any such occasions we keep our families informed by text message, school website and the local radio stations. Please do keep us informed of any changes to your phone numbers so we can always get in touch with you.
Local radio stations:
- BCfm – 93.2FM
- BBC Radio Bristol – 94.9FM
- Heart Radio Bristol – 96.3FM