General Information

This page provides further, more specific, information about our school. 

Admissions

As a maintained school, school admissions, for children entering Reception to Year 6, are managed by Swindon Borough Council. This link will direct you to their online booking system. For places in Acorns and Nursery please request and complete a Registration Form and return to the school office.

Term Dates

These are the general term dates for schools in Swindon Borough Council. Please see our year overview for teacher training day dates. 
 
Times of the school day

School usually starts at 9 am and finishes at 3 pm.
 
At present, due to COVID19 restrictions, school times have been amended in order to minimalise the number of people accessing the school site at the same time.
 
Reception classes, Y2, Y4 and Y6 times are 8:45am start - 2:45pm finish
 
Y1, Y3 and Y5 times are 9am start - 3pm finish

There are assemblies as a whole school on Mondays and Fridays. The Friday assembly is very special and is our Awards Assembly. 
Due to current COVID19 restrictions, assemblies are carried out using Microsoft Teams and are only attended by children in school.

Absence

If your child cannot come to school because they are ill, please phone the school office to let school know. Attendance in school is very important and your child should be in everyday that they are well. 
 
If your child, or anyone in your household, has any symptoms of COVID 19 or has had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID19, please follow Government and Public Health Swindon guidance on self-isolating and arranging for a test to be taken. Please inform the school as soon as possible.

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they need to be kept off school for 48 hours after the last episode. This is to prevent it spreading to other children. Infectious illnesses such as chicken pox and measles have different periods where they are contagious. Please call the office if you are not sure – we will do our best to answer your questions!

95% attendance (which is about 1 day off every 6 weeks) is the school expectation. The school works closely with the Educaton Welfare Officer and reports attendance rates to Swindon Borough Council. If attendance is low, an Education Welfare Officer will contact you. Persistent low attendance can result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice and ultimately legal proceedings. We work with families to prevent this from happening so if you have difficulty getting your child to school please speak to their teacher.