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Everyday Information

Timings

  Reception, KS1 & KS2
8:40 am Gates open for children to enter the playground (parents are responsible for children on site before this time)
8:50 am First bell  - Children enter school
8:55am Second bell - Registration
8:55 am- 10:30 am Morning Learning Session
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break time
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Morning Learning Session
12:15 pm - 1:10 pm Lunch time
1:10 pm - 1:15 pm Children go back into school for registration
1:15 pm - 3:10 pm Afternoon Learning Session
3:05 pm Gates open for parents to wait
3:10 pm End of the School Day - Children to be collected from classrooms (see arrangements below)

 

Important Drop off Information

For Pre-School timings and drop off please see our  Penguins Pre-School   page.

If your child is late to school (after the second bell has gone at 8:55 am) then please bring your child through the main entrance to ensure that they are registered as being in school.

All parents/carers must be off site by 9:05am so we are fully aware of who is on our school site and to allow vehicle access for deliveries. If the school gates are closed please ensure that you close them again behind you for the safety of our children. Please drop off and pick up with consideration for the safety of children and adults and other road users. Please also do not obstruct the school gates at any time, park in the taxi pick up area or turning circle, or block the free flow of traffic moving.  

Collecting arrangements for the end of the school day:

Robin and Pre School parents walk around to the right side of the school, to the side entrance of Robins class, and we will release children (both Pre School and Reception) from the side door under the covered area. This gate will be open from 3pm.

Owls, Falcons and Sparrow Hawks to be collected from the rear exit of the classrooms via the back playground at 3:10pm.

Once you have collected your child/children please make space for those who have not yet collected. If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know by ringing the office or informing a member of school staff in the morning. This helps to avoid any confusion or upset. Please ensure that children do not play with any equipment at the end of the school day.

 

Uniform

We have a practical and smart uniform, easily obtainable locally or online, of black or grey trousers or knee length skirt/pinafore dress (no jeans,leggings or short shorts), white polo-shirt with collar and navy school sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo of a stag’s head. Footwear must be sensible black shoes or boots (no trainers, crocs or open toed sandals). In the summer Girls can also wear a blue and white checked school dress and Boys can wear black or grey knee length shorts.

N leggings or shorts must be worn underneath skirts or dresses.

The Penguins Pre-school have a red sweatshirt with penguin lego. Pre-School children must also wear practical clothing and sensible footwear. Children can also bring in named wellies to wear outside in wet weather. 

School age children also need to have a named PE kit in a drawstring PE bag consisting of a sky-blue polo shirt, black/blue sports shorts (they can wear tracksuit bottoms in the winter but not leggings) and trainers to change into for PE lessons.

No jewellery is to be worn apart from a watch and one pair of discrete stud earrings.

No nail varnish, make up or temporary tattoos to be worn in school.

Long hair must be tied back (boys and girls). No extreme hair-styles or hair dye. Children must also have no nail polish or make up.

Please ensure that all uniform, including PE kit, is clearly labelled with your child's or family's name so it can be returned to them. Lost property items are put in a basket in the cloakrooms at either end of the school.

Our main uniform supplier is Maritime Motifs who are  based in South Molton.  Here is a link to their website https://www.maritimemotifs.co.uk                They have a shop at Griffins Yard, North Road with on site parking.  They hold some stock which can be seen and tried on. Alternatively give them a call to discuss your requirements on 01769 572727. 

Uniform can also be brought  online via the links below....

School Books Bags & Back Packs

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 must have a school book bag.

Children in Years 3-6 must have a school book bag or back pack. These will be compulsory from 2020.

Book bags and back packs can be purchased from the School Office.

These bags must be brought with them every day along with their reading books and reading records. 

Healthy Snack

We try to encourage healthy eating as a school. All children in Pre School, Reception, Year 1& Year 2 get a free fruit snack during the morning. Pre-School & Reception children have theirs at an allocated snack time within the classroom with a drink of Water or Milk (as part of the free milk funded for children under 5).

Children in KS2 (Years 3-6) are allowed to bring in 'real' fruit and cereal bars containing fruit only for morning playtime. No cereal bars containing chocolate, fruit winders or similar processed fruit, crisps or chocolate bars etc are permitted. Please put this fruit snack into a separate container to their lunchbox in order to avoid children eating their lunches during morning playtimes

Payments

The school office accepts cash or cheque payments for school lunches, trips and Penguin Pre-School fees but do now prefer you to use our online payment system.

Please make cheques payable to "Devon County Council".

Make online payments to school via credit or debit card

Use School Gateway to make online payments with a debit or credit card any time 24-7, via smartphone app or website.

To make things easy, we notify parents of new items for payment by text or email.

Aside from saving the school time and money on administration, School Gateway also makes paying for school items easier and more flexible for parents and reduces the amount of cash being carried by children on school premises. We would encourage you to use it as part of our move towards becoming a cashless school.

Not used School Gateway before?

Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

Download the app:

If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS it saves the school money when we send you a text message.

 

OR

Visit the website:

http://www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log in to School Gateway.

Trouble logging in? It may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please contact the school and we’ll update the details on our system.

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