General guidance on Uniform and appearance
It is our intention that all children and staff should look smart whilst at school or whilst out in the community when they are representing the school. Full school uniform should be worn at all times as stated above. Our uniform is currently available from SWOTS in Reigate, although we are currently looking at a range of alternative providers.
All children from Nursery and above are required to wear school uniform although Nursery uniform is less formal and suited to their curriculum.
Attendance & Punctuality
Children have a right to attend school and are expected to attend on all school days unless they are ill. Good (green) attendance is regarded as 96% and above, whilst acceptable attendance (yellow) is between 95% and 96%. All absences MUST be reported to the school, either by calling 01737 245467, pressing option 1 for the ansaphone or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupils should be in school on time. The pupil gate closes at 8.55 following which children will be marked as late. Learning the importance of good time-keeping and organisation is an important life-skill. Children arriving after 8.55 must enter the school through the main entrance and sign the late-book at reception, to ensure we have a record of their attendance.
In accordance with our attendance policy, holidays in term time will not be authorised and will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. The Educational Welfare Officer may decide to investigate any incidents of unauthorised absence.
We aim to signpost parents towards organisations, resources and websites that we feel could support children, families and our wider school community. If you are aware of any resources that we have not featured on this that would be beneficial to members of our school community please do let us know.
We have a whole range of needs within our school and use a wide range of external services to ensure we are able to offer an inclusive environment for all children. Sometimes the issues children face can impact on family life beyond school. The following links are by no means comprehensive but are organisations that have supported families in local schools.
ADHD together – A resource for parents and teachers to benefit children with ADHD
British Dyslexia Association
Dyslexia Surrey - Local support for children with Dyslexia
Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
Music and Arts Links
Surrey Arts - Music, Dance, Drama & Visual Arts
Surrey Music HubBringing music to every young person in Surrey through learning, training, performing, networking, inspiring and collaborating
Early Years Foundation Stage
We aim to work with parents to ensure the transition of children from Nursery in to our Reception class is as smooth and effective as possible. The following links to some useful information that you may find useful:
Information for Parents Living Apart