Children should be in the playground at 8.50 am ready for the bell to ring at 8.55 am. Teachers will meet the children on the playground. No children, except those arriving at school by taxi, will be allowed into school before 8.55am. Water Voles are invited straight into their classroom from Terms 1 to 4.
Morning lessons 8.55 am – 12.10 pm
Afternoon lessons 1.10 pm – 3.30 pm
A nourishing, well balanced two course meal is served. Children have a choice of two main courses or a salad and various hot and cold puddings. Hot lunches can be ordered on a daily basis.
In England and Wales, local education authority maintained schools must provide a free midday meal to pupils if their parents receive income-based jobseekers allowance or income support, or if they are receiving support as asylum seekers. We will also provide a free meal if a pupil's parent receives Child Tax Credit and their income is below a certain level or if they get the guarantee part of Pension Credit.
Children whose parents do not wish them to have a school meal may bring a packed lunch, which will be eaten in the dining hall. If you wish to send a cold drink then please ensure it is in an unbreakable container. Please do not send fizzy drinks. If you include a yoghurt in your child’s lunch box, please include a small spoon.
Milk is available, daily, for children until the week they reach their fifth birthday.
Activities offered wholly or mainly during normal teaching time are available to all pupils regardless of parents’ ability to help meet the cost. We invite voluntary contributions to support some activities organised by the school. No child will be excluded from an activity due to failure to pay a contribution. However, activities may have to be cancelled if sufficient funds are not available.
Parents/careers that can prove that they are in receipt of income-based jobseekers allowance or income support, or if they are receiving support as asylum seekers, will be exempt from paying the cost of transport, board and lodgings. This also applies to parents who receive Child Tax Credit and their income is below a certain level or if they get the guarantee part of Pension Credit.
We have a school uniform and ask parents to encourage their children to dress in the following school colours:
School logo uniform can be purchased from Kids & More, 9 Crown Walk, Oakham LE15 6BZ. It comprises the following:-
Girls: Grey skirt or trousers, white/red polo shirts, red school sweatshirt or cardigan. Red or grey tights in the winter, and red gingham dress, white socks in the summer, shoes.
Boys: Grey trousers, white/red polo shirts, red school sweatshirt. Grey/black/white socks and shoes.
P.E. Kit for girls and boys school logo T shirt and school logo shorts or skort, plimsolls for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor activities. Optional black school tracksuit (or similar), outdoor sports in cold weather. P.E. Bag.
The school discourages open toe footwear for health and safety reasons.
For safety reasons, if a child comes to school in boots, they must change into indoor shoes and the only items of jewellery allowed are ear studs, which must be taped for all PE activities, or age-appropriate watches. No nail varnish or make-up is permitted.
Parents are requested to ensure that all their child’s clothing is clearly marked with their name.