The academy times of the day are:
- 8:30am – 8.50am Children can arrive for breakfast
- 8.50am Registration – The day begins
- 10:40 to 10:55am Morning break
- 12.00 to 1:00pm Lunch (EYFS & KS1)
- 12.10 to 1pm Lunch (KS2)
- 3:00pm The academy day ends for EYFS & KS1
- 3.10pm The academy day ends for KS2
Teachers and support staff carry out playtime supervision. Lunchtime supervision is carried out by academy staff and lunch time assistants.
We are unable to supervise children before this time and, therefore, we cannot be held responsible for their safety. Children who are late will miss important aspects of their education and also will disrupt the work of others because of their late arrival.
If your child is absent from the academy for any reason you must ring the academy and leave a message, or call into the office, on the morning of the absence giving an explanation. (01642 210704) If you do not inform us, you will receive a phone call from the academy checking that your child is safe and asking why they are not at the academy.
When children have lengthy absences, or frequently miss one or two days from the academy, we have to formally involve the Educational Welfare Officer to ascertain whether the absence is justified. This may necessitate a home visit. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their children attend the academy regularly and that they arrive on time.
The current cost of an academy lunch is £9.50 per week. Dinner money should be paid at the start of each week. If an over-payment is received, the additional money will be carried forward to the next week. A cafeteria system operates offering a daily choice of meals. Children enter the dining room on a rota system, thus ensuring that each class and each child has a turn of being served first.
The Education Authority provides free meals for children whose parents qualify. Some parents may not know whether they qualify or not, others may not wish to apply, but by doing so you can benefit yourself and the academy. This is because the registration for free academy meals is linked to the academy budget and contributes to the amount of money allocated to the academy each year. Therefore we would ask that all parents who qualify register for them (even if you choose not to take advantage of the system). We must stress that it is not possible for anyone in the academy to distinguish between children who receive a free meal and those pupils who pay.
Application forms for free academy meals may be obtained from the academy office.
Children may bring a packed lunch to the academy but fizzy drinks, hot drinks, soup, flasks, or glass containers are not allowed for safety reasons. Sweets and chocolate bars are also not encouraged in packed lunches, as we are committed to ensuring that the children adopt healthy lifestyles.