Information


Important Dates

Important Dates for Parents 2019 - 2020
Term Dates 2019-2020
Term Dates 2020-2021

Our School Day

Most of our days follow a similar pattern as detailed below. 

 

Nursery

Reception

Y1-2

Y3-6

Playground gates open

8.45am

Cloakroom doors open

8.45am

8.45am

8.45am

8.45am

Registers taken

9am

8.55am

8.55am

8.55am

Lesson 1

9am

9am

9am

9am

Assembly (except Friday)

N/A

10.15am

10.15am

10.15am

Playtime

N/A

N/A

10.30am

10.30am

Lesson 2

N/A

10.30am

10.45am

10.45am

Lunchtime

11.30am

11.45am

12noon

12.15pm

Afternoon session

12.45pm

12.45pm

12.45pm

1pm

End of the day

3pm

3.15pm

3.15pm

3.15pm

Fridays start and finish at the same times but assembly is during the afternoon when parents are welcome to attend our Good News Assembly.  Although there is no timetabled afternoon break on any day, classes take part in the 1k during the afternoon when they complete 4 laps of our playground.


Policies

Pupil Premium Information

We receive Pupil Premium funding to support those children that have been eligible for Free School Meals for at least one day in the last 6 years.  Once a child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding, they remain eligible for the next 6 years.  The school receives £1320 per year for each child eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  This means that if a child is eligible for pupil premium funding in Reception, they would attract nearly £8000 for the school.  This is in addition to the money that the school receives to pay for the meals that they must provide free.  Pupil Premium funding can be used to support your child with their education.  If you think your child might be eligible for free school meals, even if your child brings a packed lunch, please let us know so that we can support you with an application and bring this additional funding into the school.

For information about our Pupil Premium provision, how we spent our Pupil Premium funding last year and how we intend to spend it this year, please follow these links.

Pupil Premium and Service Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Impact report 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019

Primary PE and Sports Premium

We receive additional funding to support the development of PE and sporting activities within school.  We aim to ensure that this funding benefits as many of our children as possible to create active and healthy children.

For information about how we spent our PE and Sports Premium funding last year and how we intend to spend it this year, please follow these links.

PE and Sports Premium impact report 2018-2019

PE and Sports Premium plan 2019

Behaviour Policies

We have well-established reward and behaviour system in place.  Children receive Dojo points for positive learning behaviours which result in bronze, silver and gold badges or platinum wristbands.  Children who consistently meet our 'Green' behaviour expectations are also invited to the Always Green playtime each week and attend the half termly Always Green treat.  We encourage positive behaviour expectations but, on occasions, we recognise that children make mistakes.  Where children display behaviours which do not match our core values, they receive a consequence which includes time for them to reflect on their behaviour.

For more information, please see our Behaviour policy.

Although bullying is rare, when it does become apparent that it is happening, we take it very seriously.  We work with the families of the perpetrators and victims to ensure that it is resolved quickly.  

For more information, please see our Anti-bullying policy.

School Uniform

It is important to us that children are proud of being a Withinfields' pupil and this is helped by them wearing our school uniform with pride.  We expect all our children from Reception to Year 6 to wear correct school uniform.  Although it is not compulsory in Nursery, we encourage our Nursery children to wear the uniform so that they feel an integral part of our school community.

Our uniform consists of:

Grey trousers/shorts/skirt/pinafore

White or navy polo shirt (with or without logo)

Navy jumper or cardigan (with or without logo)

Plain black shoes or trainers (suitable for playing out in)

Grey tights or grey, white or black socks

During the Summer term, a blue and white striped or checked summer dress can be worn.

Each child should also have a PE kit in school in a drawstring bag comprising of:

Navy shorts or leggings

Plain white t-shirt or a white t-shirt with the logo on

Pumps or trainers

For further details about uniform including hair styles, jewellery and make-up, please see the School Uniform policy.

Charging and Remissions Policy

Most of our provision is clearly free of charge however, in some circumstances, we do charge for additional or optional services.  Please see our Charging and Remissions policy for further details of these.

Complaints Procedure

We are always willing to communicate with parents and listen to parents' views.  If a parent ever feels though that they need to make a formal complaint, the complaints procedure is detailed here.


Admission Arrangements

Admissions to Reception in 2020

We are holding an Open Day on Tuesday, 26th November when prospective parents can visit the school to meet with the headteacher and experience first hand the ethos and organisation of our school.  Appointments for this day can be made through the school office or prospective parents can arrive any time during the school day.  If this is not convenient, please contact the school to make arrangements for a different day and we will seek to find a mutually convenient appointment. 

Applications for admission into our Reception Class for September 2020 need to be completed through the Local Authority's Primary Admissions portal.  Further information about this can be found at: Calderdale Primary Admissions

Admissions into school at other times

If you are interested in moving your child to our school, please contact the school office so that an appointment can be made for you to look around the school and meet with the head teacher.  

Admissions to Nursery

If you are interested in a place in our Nursery for your child, we take children from the start of the term after they are 3 years old.  E.g. If your child is 3 prior to 31st August, they may start in September, if they become 3 before 31st March, they may start in the Summer term or if they become 3 before 31st December, they may start in January.  For further information, please see our Admissions Policy.


General Data Protection Regulations

We take seriously our responsibility for the protection of any data which the school holds about individuals.  Please see the following bank of resources which outlines our procedures for GDPR.

Privacy notice for parents and carers

Privacy notice for staff

Privacy notice for visitors

Privacy notice for governors and volunteers

Privacy notice for job applicants

Data Protection Policy