Notice

Please note that some of this information may be subject to change if restrictions are in place regarding Covid 19. Parents will be informed of these prior to the start of the new term.

Start of Day

Our gates open at 8:35am and children can be dropped off from this time. The playground is supervised from this time but not before. Parents may take their child to the classroom door but will not be permitted to enter with their child. All children MUST be in school by 8.50am for registration. Pupils arriving after this time will be marked late in the register.

End of Day

At 3:20pm children will be dismissed from the classroom doors. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher at this point, please wait until all children have been dismissed.

Uniform

Please ensure that children are wearing the correct uniform, details of this can be found here.  Shoes should be dark and polishable– not trainers.  Boots may only be worn in bad winter weather.  All uniform MUST BE NAMED clearly.

PE

Your child’ s teacher will inform you when PE sessions are. They should wear their PE kit to school on these days. This should include plimsolls or trainers. In the winter they may wear tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirt as we may still have PE outside.

Hair

Long hair MUST be tied back at all times for safety reasons and to stop the spread of headlice.  More information can be found here.

Toys

Please do not allow children to bring toys or games into school as they are a big distraction and can easily get lost or stolen.

Fruit & Water

Children in KS1 are provided with a piece of fruit every breaktime. Children in Early Years have this in their class and KS1 children have this as part of their playtime. In KS2 your child may bring a piece of fruit in from home to eat at this time. Children should all have a water bottles which they may access during the school day. Water aids concentration and supports learning. However, any juice or flavoured water is not allowed and will be replaced if brought in.

Lunch

All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal. Chartwells provide the meals. They are heated onsite and served by Chartwells staff. The school has to pay (£2.30) for all meals (from a budget provided by the government) even those not eaten. Please ensure that you inform the office if your child is having a packed lunch and does NOT require a hot meal.

If your child brings a packed lunch please note that sweets, chocolate bars and fizzy drinks are not allowed. Please ensure that packed lunches contain a healthy balance – not just crisps and biscuits.

Children in Key Stage (Year 3 and above) can also have a Hot school meal but these must be ordered and paid for by parents online. (See above link).

Chartwells cater for special diets but these must be organised in advance with the company.

Pupil Premium

Some children (through the whole school) are entitled to Free School meals because parents are claiming certain benefits. If you think this might be you please follow this link to the Pupil Premium registration service.

Helpers

In Non-Covid times we welcome any parents, carers, grandparents or other relatives who have a bit of free time to come and help at our school. It is a great way of finding out about school life and becoming a part of our school community. You will need a special (DBS) check before you can help so please let your child’s teacher or the school office know if you can help so that we can organise this.

Heron Care Club

This club is part of our school and follows the school code of conduct, behavioural expectations and ethos. If you require before or after school childcare, please contact Mrs Cross in the school office. More information can be found here.

Communication

Electronic newsletters are sent out at the end of each week, you will be emailed a link for these. They will also be posted on the website, found here. Please check the school website regularly as it has up to information. We use an emailing service to send out messages to parents so please ensure that we have an up to date email address for you. If both parents would like to receive a copy, please email the school office at office@northmundham.w-sussex.sch.uk.

Parking

We are lucky that we have use of the parking area adjacent to the playing fields. Please park in there and walk your children in to school. Please DO NOT park on School Lane or in our turning circle as this must be kept free of cars (unless disabled) for emergencies.

Remote School

We have a Remote School Website for online learning. Up to date information about classes including homework can be found there.

Forest School

We value learning outside the classroom and are lucky enough to have a Forest School area (The Fuzzies) on site. Each class will have a series of sessions at different times of the year. Your child’s teacher will let you know when this is. Children should come dressed for forest school on these days. This is run by an experienced Forest School leader.

Attendance

It is very important that your child attends school every day from the beginning of their school journey. Regular attendance helps children to feel safe and secure in the school environment which will help them to be successful in their learning.

Attendance is statutory once a child is 5 years old. This means that any child who is absent must have a valid reason. If they do not then their absence will be unauthorised and will affect their overall attendance figure. If attendance falls below 90%, then parents will be contacted and support will be offered to ensure that this improves. In extreme cases parents are referred to the Pupil Entitlement service and this could result in legal action. Any request for absence must be made through the school office. Holiday will NOT be authorised in most circumstances. Please see our Attendance Policy for more details.