Our school day begins at 9.00a.m. and finishes at 3.10p.m.
Pupils are supervised from 8.50a.m. inside the school building by a member of the teaching staff. For their own safety, children should not arrive before this time.
Our school day begins with Collective Worship, followed by a session of Brain Gym in the class room, leading into either a literacy or numeracy lesson.
Within school the children are organised into three main teaching groups. The Foundation Stage Group comprises of all those in the Reception Class aged between 4+ -5+, this is a maximum of 15 pupils. The Keystage One Group has all those aged between 5+ to 7, the Keystage Two Group has all those aged between 7 to 9.
Teaching Assistants are employed to support pupils across the school. They may work in the classroom with groups of children or with individual children.
Children are encouraged to bring a snack for mid-morning playtime. As part of the Healthy Schools initiative we encourage healthy snacks. In addition a third of a pint of milk, at a subsidised rate through the EU Milk Scheme, is also available for purchase.
At lunchtime hot lunches are available five days a week for all pupils. (Currently every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in State funded schools is offered a free hot school lunch. This is a Government initiative and therefore the DfE fund it.) The service is provided by Meg@bites, and a varied menu is sent out in advance for pre-ordering of meals via ParentPay. Please click here for advice on accessing Free School Meals and additional funding towards school uniform etc. If your child does not wish to have a hot lunch then parents must provide a packed lunch with a drink (no fizzy drinks, glass bottles, sweets or chocolates please) in a lunchbox of a standard size. All children are encouraged to eat all of their lunch so please ensure it is of an appropriate size and contains food your child enjoys eating.
During afternoon playtime pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 2 receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable (e.g. banana, apple, carrot, pear, satsuma) as part of the National School Fruit scheme.
Children are encouraged to bring a clear plastic 500ml water bottle, containing water only, to sip at regular intervals throughout the day. This is in addition to any other drink supplied for lunchtime. Please note water bottles should be replaced on a regular basis to avoid bacterial contamination.
At the end of the day (3.10p.m.) all the pupils are seen safely onto the playground where are met by a parent/guardian. If at any time, you have difficulty getting to school on time then please telephone as soon as possible and we will care for your child until you arrive.
Whilst the school does not provide a daily before and after school club, we are able to signpost parents to Crowle Pre-School before and after school club, and local registered childminders with whom we have very strong links.
The school offers a variety of after school activities throughout the school year.
Our school is in the first tier of the Pershore "pyramid" with seven other similar village schools.
Pupils from the school transfer to St. Nicholas C.E. Middle School ( The Pinvin Federation of Schools) at Pinvin at 9+, where they stay until the age of 12+, when they transfer to Pershore High School.