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Thomas Whitehead (VA) Lower School
Angels Lane, Houghton Regis, LU5 5HH, UK Dunstable
+44 (0)1582 865466

We hope you will enjoy visiting our site. Our aim is to keep parents, children and friends as well informed as possible about the life of our school. 

If you click on to the "School Council" tab this will take you to the "Whitehead Weekly"  the part of the site run by our children  The children are writing new information for it and update it regularly. They hope it will give you a child's eye view of the school!

If you have any ideas about improvements we could make to the quality of information we give or the site itself please let us know.

We have added a facility to the Xtranet page which will enable visitors to view a fuller range of school documents. To log in to this click on the Xtranet button. The username and password is "visitor".

Recently we have created a page called BAS Club. This gives you information about our Before and After School child care facility.

Mr Robert Garrard B.Ed

All Saints Parish Church website

Thomas Whitehead School

Children's Work

Sharpener As each term passes by, we will be including a selection of work from various year groups in the school. This will include poems, stories, drawings and other work from the national curriculum.

Follow the links below to see examples of our work.

View Nursery Class
View Year 1 - Oak Class
View Year 1/Reception - Willow Class
View Year 2 - Chestnut class
View Year4 - Cedar Class

Chalkboard Classes section provides you with examples of our pupils work, our aims and details of homework assignments. Click on a classes folder to see details of the subjects and levels in that class.

The Angels Lane Before and After School Club
(Ofsted registration No EY348968)

Meets at
Thomas Whitehead School, Angels lane, Houghton Regis

Meets Monday to Friday in Term Time 7.45 – 8.45 a.m. and 3.15-5.15pm

Contact Phone No. 01582 865466 or 01582 867487
(for further information)

Bookings should be made by calling 07960364040
(this is also the Emergency Contact Number)

Open to all children aged 4-9 attending Thomas Whitehead School or Houghton Regis Lower School.

The Angels Lane Before and After School Club provides good quality childcare in a relaxed friendly environment, comprising of a classroom, formerly used as the school library at Thomas Whitehead School . Children also have access to the school hall and the school playground and playing fields. It is jointly managed by the two schools which it serves through a Committee of Management and is regulated by Ofsted Early Years Directorate, operating under the Children Act.

The Angels Lane BAS is committed to offering a equally accessible service to all families which respects the race, gender, religion and culture of each person using the service, and will endeavour to do the best of its ability to cater for any special need or disability, in line with the Equal Opportunities Policy which operates in the Club.

A range of policy and procedure statements covering such areas as accident and sickness procedures, health & safety and behaviour management, fire and child protection are available to be viewed at the Club, during Club hours.

Any children attending either Thomas Whitehead or Houghton Regis Lower schools and in school years R - 4 (aged 4-9 years) are eligible to attend the Club. (For more detailed information see the Admissions Policy).

Children will be supervised at all times by Club staff until they are collected by their parents or a named substitute. The Club works on a ratio of 1 member of staff for every 8 children. All staff have been subject to Criminal Record checks.

The current fees are £2 per hour. This is payable when booking or in advance when booking for a week or more.
(There is a cancellation fee of £2 if less than 24 hours notice has been given)

Routine & Activities:
Upon arrival in the morning children will be given a drink and a light breakfast, after school they will be given a piece of fruit or a light snack and a drink. Following this a range of activities will be available, and the children can make a free choice as to what they wish to do. Some of the activities will have been planned and laid out, and others the children can access as they wish from the entire selection available. Examples of the sorts of activities are:
Craft e.g. mask making, papier-mache, painting, Board Games & Puzzles, Dressing Up and other role play activities, Construction e.g. Lego, K’nex, Circle Games and Sports, Outdoor activities in appropriate weather may take place on Thomas Whitehead sports field . There may sometimes be access to computers in the school. There is be quiet area available for children who may wish to read or do homework

A qualified NVQ3 is Supervisor and responsible for Day to day management of the Club supported by two Playworkers
A First Aider will always be available. Staff will take children to schools in the morning and collect them from school in the afternoon

Before attending the Club a completed registration form should have been received by the Club Supervisor. This represents acceptance of the Club rules which are issued as part of the registration form.

Complaints Procedure:
A Complaints Procedure exists, and in the first instance any complaint should be made to the Club Supervisor, Mrs Sue Evans at Angels Lane Before and After School Club, Thomas Whitehead School, Angels Lane, Houghton Regis LU5 5HH in writing or in any other suitable media stating the name of the people involved, the relevant dates and the nature of the complaint. Further details regarding the policy can be found in the Complaints Policy.

Sickness & Accident
If a child becomes ill during a Club session, every attempt will be made to contact one of the people listed on the Registration Form, to arrange collection of the sick child. The child will be cared for until collected.
In case of a minor accident, basic First Aid will be administered. In case of an accident requiring more that basic First Aid , every attempt will be made to contact the parent/carer to advise or discuss with him/her the course of action to be taken. An accident book will be maintained.


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School Year 2007/2008

Autumn Term

Starts: Tuesday, 4th September 2007
Ends: Thursday, 20th December 2007
Half Term: 22 - 26 October 2007

Spring Term

Starts: Thursday, 3rd January 2008
Ends: Wednesday 19th March 2008
Half Term: 11-15 February 2008

Summer Term

Starts: Tuesday 8th April 2008
Ends: Friday 18th July 2008
Half Term: 26-30 May 2008

Closure days: Monday, 5th May - Bank Holiday                         


School Year 2008/2009

Autumn Term 2008
Starts: Tuesday, 2nd September 2008
Ends: Friday, 19th December 2008
Half Term: 27 - 31 October 2008

   Spring Term 2009 Starts: Tuesday, 6th January 2009
Ends: Friday 3rd April; 2009
Half Term:  16-20 February 2009

   Summer Term 2009 Starts: Tuesday 21st April 2009
Ends:  Friday 17th July 2009
Half Term
25-29 May 2009

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