This is a very important time for you and your child. We want to do our utmost to make you feel at ease so that your child will feel happy and excited at the prospect of coming to school. As part of the induction process, during the Summer Term we hold a meeting for prospective parents. Prospective reception children and their parents and carers are given the opportunity to visit school on several occasions before the start of term in September. New parents are also given the opportunity of a home visit by the class teacher.
By law, your child must start school the term after their fifth birthday. However, in Somerset, children can start school in September when their fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August of that school year.
Our School Day
8 am Breakfast club opens
8.30 am Early Drop Off
8.45 am Child may arrive at school and go into the classroom.( parents are invited to come into school )
9.00 am Registration
10.00 am Breaktime ( children need all weather clothing-we do go out when it rains!)
10.15 am KS1 snack ( fruit is provided and free milk for 4 year olds for which you need to register)
12.10-12.25 pm Children go to lunch in the school hall (hot meals are provided by 4 Forks Catering 01278 6716781)
1.15 pm Registration and afternoon lessons commence
3.15 pm School ends ( parents of Class 1 children need to come into school to collect their children . Children in Classes 2, 3 and 4 will wait with their teacher until the adult responsible for collecting them arrives. Children not collected by 3.20pm will be taken to After School Club for which there will be a charge)
|How is it decided if your child can be offered a place?|
| The school policy regarding admissions follows the guidelines as laid down by the Local Education Authority (LEA) and children usually start part time for the first few weeks before moving to full time attendance. We will discuss with you how your child is progressing and, if necessary, try to respond to any particular needs.|
The LEA is the admission authority for this school and places are allocated in accordance with their published arrangements. A copy of these arrangements can be obtained by ringing Parentline on 0845 6045555. All calls are charged at local rates.
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|Your child's next school|
| In the Autumn before a child is due to move to Secondary School, the Local Education Authority will send to parents particulars of all schools available. The Headteacher can, on request, provide information about these Secondary Schools and all the schools organise parent information evenings during this Autumn Term. During the Spring and Summer Terms staff and pupils from the children’s chosen school visit our leavers to discuss the transfer. During the Summer Term those children due to transfer are invited to spend at least one day at their school and a parents' evening is organised. Whichever school you choose for your child equally supportive arrangements are made, so that the transfer can be as smooth as possible.|
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Spaxton Church of England School
Telephone: 01278 671409
Fax: 01278 671853
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Emergency Closure Procedures:
We do endeavour to keep the school open but in the case of severe weather, where it would be too dangerous for staff to be travelling in, we may need to close the school. If the school is to be closed you will be notified by text (about 7 am) and the information will be given out via the local radio and on the Somerset Learning Platform via Somerset County Council website. Please ensure we have an up to date mobile number. We will not be able to phone parents via land lines.