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Parents information 

Useful information for parents will be posted here, please check back regularly


Lunches


We offer fresh, tasty meals, prepared on site by our Catering team. The menus are changed half termly, and lunch choices should be booked via the School Gateway system.


Children in Years R to 2 are entitled to a free meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative.


Schoolcomms


​We use the Schoolcomms (School Gateway) system for Breakfast & Tea Club bookings, Lunch bookings, and to collect payments for trips. It is also our main method of communicating with parents. We encourage all parents to sign up to this system. It is free of charge, and simple to use.


Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and the mobile number that the school holds on record for you. Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You will receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. Alternatively, if you have a smartphone, you can download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website.

If you are having trouble activating your School Gateway account, it may be because school does not have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the School Office and we will work with you to get your account up and running.


Clubs


We have a range of afternoon enrichment clubs that the children can book into, which are free of charge, and run from 3.30pm to 4pm. The programme changes regularly and includes activities such as tennis, gymnastics, iPads and singing. Spaces in these clubs are limited and there is a half termly allocation process.


Care from 4pm to 6pm is available through Tea Club.
 
If a child is staying for Tea Club, and they are not booked into an Enrichment Club that afternoon, they will be supervised by Extended Care staff between 3.30pm and 4pm


Trips and Visits


​We believe in enriching the curriculum and providing as many opportunities as we can for children to learn and grow outside of the classroom.


We aim to provide frequent opportunities for the children to learn about the immediate area in which they live (Newton Leys Development) as well as experiencing teaching and learning in the school grounds. We often take groups of children on local adventures such as trips to collect leaves, class trips to the shops or even to help Red Riding Hood to search for the "Big Bad Wolf"!


In addition to the above, each year group will enjoy class visits to support their curriculum once a year. We ask parents for donations of approximately £20 towards these trips.


As the school grows, we also plan to offer the opportunity for our children to enjoy residential trips, as follows:


Year 2 - one night camp in the school grounds (approximate cost £10)


Year 4 - three day residential at a UK based activity centre (approximate cost £200)


Year 6 - 5 day trip to Europe (approximate cost £500)


Residential trips will only proceed if there is enough support from parents and children to make them worthwhile.


 

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