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Welcome to Featherstone Primary and Nursery School

FAQs for Parents

Starting Nursery

When can my child get a place at the Nursery ?

*The new term after the 3rd birthday.

How do I apply for a place at the Nursery?

Please visit the School Office and request an Application form that needs to be completed and handed in. You will need to bring the child’s *Birth Certificate or Passport and the Council Tax document for your *home address.

Useful Link –[add link to this info] the 30 hours full-time Nursery place.

What happens once my child is selected ?

The teachers from Nursery will send you a letter for a Home Visit to be carried out. This is so they get to know the child and the family, time for any questions you may have and more importantly, so the child is familiar with them for when they start.

Start of a New Term Year

What should my child wear to Nursery/School ?

Please refer to the School uniform details [add link to this info]

Uniform is bought from an Online shop at www.stitchdesign.co.uk

On your first visit to this site, please enter the school’s postcode which is UB2 5JT.

What if my child prefers Packed Lunch ?

Please ensure your child has a healthy packed lunch, adhering to our communication [add link to this info]. They should hand their Packed Lunch to their teacher at Nursery or place on the Class Trolleys, for *Reception upwards. The Lunches/trolleys are taken to the Lunch Hall at Lunchtime.

What if I prefer my child to have hot school meals? What’s the process at this school ?

Initially, your child will be set up by the School Office and a password will be provided for you access the ParentPay system [add link to this info] that all lunches are selected and paid through. Pls ensure this is done before your child starts to avoid delay on their lunch. Any help can be given on navigating through this system.

For info, Nursery lunches are paid for per child in ParentPay.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have free school lunches and are charged at 0 in ParentPay.

Year 3 through to including Year 6 are again paid for in ParentPay.

What if I have a question/s or query/ies for the School ?

Please come through to the School Office main doors and form an orderly queue to the *right/left side. Once the doors open at 9am and the Late children have been allowed through, our staff will come and attend to your queries in the queue and assist or direct you to the staff of expertise.

Where should I drop my child on their first day/should my child queue up each morning ?

Nursery children: from school gates, walk straight ahead toward the School Office so the Nursery garden is along the left of you, enter through the double doors on the left before you reach the School Office, *take your child inside for them to hang their outerwear onto their pegs, select their Name Card and add to their Group Box and ensure the teacher has marked them as Present.

Reception children: from school gates, turn first LEFT to a large gate and the first 3 classes on the right, then form an orderly queue outside the child’s relevant class door.

Year 1: from school gates, turn first LEFT to a large gate, past the Reception classes, through a small gate in the centre of the playground and the next set of 3 classes on the right, then form an orderly queue outside the child’s relevant class door.

Year 2: from school gates, turn first LEFT to a large gate, walk to the end of the playground and turn right – children only will queue just there where the playground section ends and before the entry doors that are on the right.

Year 3: from school gates, turn first LEFT to a large gate, walk to the end of the playground and turn right – children only will queue just there where the playground section ends and before the entry doors that are on the right.

Year 4: *

Year 5: *

Year 6: *

What time should I drop my child?

From *8:30 to 8:55, at their designated waiting areas.

What if my child is late ?

After *8:55 and when the bell has gone, your child should come directly to the School Office.

In the Office Reception area, there are 2 screen monitors, where your child will enter themselves as Late Entry.

They must press the PUPILS button, then their YEAR GROUP, their CLASS name, FIRST INITIAL of their *FIRST NAME, Select their FULL NAME and then enter the reason for their Lateness.

The system will ask for a LUNCH CONFIRMATION. Enter relevant answer, *your child will collect their Late Card, go to their Classrooms and hand that card to their teacher.

Where do I collect my child from after school ?

Nursery children: The same as the Drop off doors. Parents should form an orderly queue outside until the doors are opened and continue this through to the Inside carpet area where the teacher can call out the children accordingly.

Reception children: Parents should form an orderly queue outside the same Drop off class doors.

Year 1: Parents should form an orderly queue outside the same Drop off class doors.

Year 2: Parents should walk on through past the Morning queue area, follow the building and turn first right to 3 Year 2 Classrooms and should form an orderly queue outside until the doors are opened.

Year 3: Parents should walk on through past the Morning queue area, follow the building and ahead of them they will see 3 Year 3 Classrooms and should form an orderly queue outside until the doors are opened.

Year 4: *

Year 5: *

Year 6: *

Who can collect my child other than myself?

Up to *4/5 family/trust members can drop/collect your child to/from the school. All names MUST be added to a form that the *teachers will hand out at the start of the Class Year as it’s very important for each Teacher to meet all named members on your list. Our School takes Safeguarding and Security very seriously and will not allow a child to collected by someone not named on the form you’ve completed.

 

What’s the process for After School Clubs ?

New Clubs are communicated at the start of * September, January and April terms via a letter and email.

These are also available to select and pay via the ParentPay system. *You should select an £19 and £2 class. There are limited places per Club so once all spaces have been taken, that Club will stop being visible in Parentpay.

You should also complete a form for each Club you’ve selected and paid for with the *matching reference details from Parentpay and hand into the Class teacher or School office.

The paper and email schedule shows all the days each Club is active and days * (in red font) it’s not, which could be due to Bank Holidays or Inset days.

Clubs finish at 4:30 and ALL children should be collected from outside the MAIN School office.

What if my child’s class is performing in an Assembly – can I/we come to watch ?

Our Newsletters/Website will list the current and upcoming terms Class Assemblies. You are more than welcome to attend the *Morning or Afternoon Assembly times listed to watch your child perform.

Once all children have been dropped to their Morning queues, please form an orderly queue outside the Hall gates – the tall single gate before the school office on the RIGHT.

The teachers will allow access when they are set up and ready to allow parents to enter and be seated.

For those with small children, pls park pushchairs outside the Nursery building and take seats on the ends or further back, allowing you to leave freely if you and the child requires and to avoid too much distraction to the Assembly.

 

 

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