INSET DAY – Thursday 2 September 2021
INSET DAY – Friday 3 September 2021
Term Starts – Monday 6 September 2021
Term Ends – Wednesday 20 October 2021
INSET DAY – Thursday 21 October 2021
INSET DAY – Friday 22 October 2021
Term Starts – Monday 1 November 2021
Term Ends – Friday 17 December 2021
Term Starts – Tuesday 4 January 2022
Term Ends – Friday 18 February 2022
Term Starts – Monday 28 February 2022
Term Ends – Friday 8 April 2022
Term Starts – Monday 25 April 2022
BANK HOLIDAY – Monday 2 May 2022
Term Ends – Friday 27 May 2022
Term Starts – Monday 6 June 2022
Term Ends – Thursday 21 July 2022
A child who is a full time pupil should attend school on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of parents/carers to see that this happens. We ask parents/carers to inform the school in writing or by telephone if they know in advance that their child is going to be away (e.g. medical appointment). We also request that parents/carers inform the school of any reason for absence, preferably by telephone on each day of illness by 9.30 am. If they are unable to do so on the day of absence, then they should do so immediately on the child’s return to school. Please ensure that you inform the Transport section of any changes in transport.
North Somerset School Transport Team telephone no. is 01934 434715.
We ask that parents/carers endeavour to ensure that all family holidays are taken during the school holidays. In exceptional circumstances parents/carers who wish their child to accompany them on a family activity or holiday during term time should request this beforehand in writing to the Headteacher, along with a holiday request form available from the school office. Absences are recorded as unauthorised if this is not done or clear information is not provided to the school.
Please ensure that you give the Transport Section adequate notice of known absence on 01934 434715.
Our school Healthcare Team are responsible for meeting the medical needs of the children in school with the support of the Primary Care Trust. They are able to administer any medication your child needs throughout the school day after a care plan has been drawn up by a parent/carer. Any medication brought into school must be signed over to a member of staff by a parent/carer or transport escort and must NOT be brought into school in your child’s bag. The care plan and medication forms are available in school or on our school website Medication Information Form. Please provide clear instructions for use of medication on form or in child’s school diary.
On admission, parents are asked to provide at least two contact numbers in case we need to reach them during the day. It is helpful if any changes to these are notified promptly. If a child should have an accident during the school day, we notify parents as soon as possible and advise of the child’s condition. Where a hospital check is felt necessary, parents are asked either to come and take their child or to meet school staff at the hospital, depending on the nature of any injury. Our school Nurse will usually advise the Headteacher about a child’s fitness to attend school and is most likely to make contact with parents over these issues.
If your child suffers from an episode of sickness or diarrhoea they must not return to school for at least 48 hours after the last episode. Please note that in line with Health Protection Guidance, your child will not be able to swim or have hydrotherapy for two weeks following an episode of diarrhoea.
There is a choice of main meal and deserts which always include fresh fruit. The kitchen caters for medical and religious dietary needs of all pupils. Prices for meals are available from the school office. Meals can be purchased individually or paid weekly or termly in advance. If preferred, parents/carers may send in a packed lunch for their child. Free school meals are available for those pupils who qualify under the usual terms. Apply for Free School Meals. Members of the class teams support pupils during meal times and pupils are encouraged to eat a balanced meal and develop independence. The school is also able to manage tube feeding where this is prescribed.
Transport arrangements are supervised centrally by North Somerset staff who are responsible for placing the contracts with transport companies. Many different vehicles are used and each has an escort who accompanies the pupils to school. Escorts and drivers are not allowed to make any changes in route without the authority of the transport section at North Somerset. If you wish to make arrangements for your child to travel to or from a different location (eg to respite care) please give confirmation at least 4 days before by contacting the school transport section.
North Somerset School Transport Team 01934 434715.
School sweatshirts, polo shirts or fleeces are available with the school logo. To order go to www.schooltrends.co.uk
White or red polo shirt
Grey trousers, skirt or track suit bottoms
Girls may prefer red/white check dress in the summer
White or red T-shirt
Daps or trainers
White or navy polo shirt
Black or navy trousers, skirt or tracksuit bottoms
White or navy T-shirt
Daps or trainers
One-piece costume or trunks.
Post 16 students do not have a school uniform, but have agreed a dress code.
If it is likely that a change of clothes will be necessary please send sufficient changes of clothes and a polythene bag to return any soiled/wet clothes home to you for washing.
If there is an emergency and school clothes have to be borrowed by your child please wash and return articles as soon as possible as we only have limited supplies.
If your child requires disposable nappies / pads, wet wipes and lotions please send in a regular supply. Senior girls will need a supply of sanitary towels to be sent in for them to use when necessary.
However, it is sometimes necessary to ask parents/carers for a voluntary contribution towards the cost of a particular trip out or visit. This can help to pay for fuel for the school minibus, or perhaps help towards the cost of admission.
Charging is the making of a request from parents to contribute financially towards a school visit or activity.
Please note, however, that if activities take place during the normal school day, then no pupils will be excluded from taking part if parents are unable to make a voluntary contribution. We do expect parents to meet the full cost of:
We do ask parents/carers for a termly voluntary contribution towards the cost of snacks etc. (amenity money).
Bibic is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. We specialise in understanding the causes of challenging behaviour and can even offer support if your child has not been diagnosed with a condition.
The North Somerset Branch of the National Autistic Society works to provide information and support to individuals and their families.
It is believed that, although there is no ‘cure’ for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, people who are affected by them, can be helped to adjust to the world around them. By doing so, both the individuals and the community can benefit from the unique perspectives and abilities that people living on the Autistic Spectrum have to offer.
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