|Wanborough Primary School|
|The Beanlands, Swindon,SN4 0EJ Wanborough|
We accept all children in our catchment area, subject to our admissions limit. Out of area children are subject to our having room, based on our admission limit. This is at present 30 for children coming into Reception.
Children are able to start school in September of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. Children whose birthday is between April and August are part-time only for the Autumn Term. This is currently being reviewed by the Local Authority. It is important that you register your child for Wanborough School in the Autumn Term (by mid December) before your child is due to start school. Admission forms can be obtained from the school office.
Request for Absence Form .
Holidays will not be authorised during Key Stage 2 SATs week. In 2008, this will be 12th – 16th May.
My child would like a school dinner
Please send in payment on a Monday, in a named envelope, stating the days required for that week. The current cost is £1.85 per day or £9.25 a week. If you prefer, you can pay for a half term in advance, please send in your payment on the first Monday. Credit will be carried forward for any days where dinners are not taken eg due to absence or school trips.
We ask for your co-operation in maintaining our high standards of uniform.
All school clothing should be clearly labelled.
Our school uniform is as follows:
Long or short grey trousers to be worn with a black school sweatshirt and yellow polo shirt. Sensible footwear should be worn.
In winter, a black/grey pinafore, skirt, culottes or trousers to be worn with a black school cardigan/sweatshirt and yellow polo shirt. In summer, a yellow and white checked or striped dress may be worn instead. Sensible black shoes or sandals.
Yellow or black T-shirt either with school logo or plain and black shorts. Plimsoles, trainers and tracksuit for outdoor use. Girls may wear a leotard for gymnastics. All PE kit must be stored in a suitable bag and kept in school at all times.
We advise that children are provided with an art and craft apron to protect their clothing during Art and Craft.
Sunhats, fleeces, waterproof jackets, bookbags etc. are also available with the school logo.
My child is absent
Please telephone the school office by 9am on the first day of absence. Absences will then be recorded and you will not need to send in a note. Alternatively you can email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org.
My child is late
Please enter school via the front door and sign in at the office. Remember to confirm lunch arrangements so that hot dinners can be catered for.
My child has a medical appointment during the school day
Where it is not possible to make this outside of school hours, please send a note in to the class teacher in advance. On the day, please sign your child out, using the book in the entrance porch, so that we have accurate records of children on the premises. If you return to school, please sign them back in.
We want to take a holiday in term time
We actively discourage this as it disrupts teaching and learning. However, if it is unavoidable, requests for up to 10 days in a school year will be considered. Forms are available from the school office, or by downloading
Parents of new children are welcome to visit the school, please make an appointment for this. We have a well-established induction procedure developed with the local playgroup so that ‘School Risers’ have a real feel for the school before they begin in September.
Preparing You and Your Child for School!
In order for you to prepare your child for school we have opportunities for your child to spend time in the Reception Unit with Staff, during the Summer Term. All parents are invited to a meeting with the Headteacher and the Reception Unit Staff to discuss ways in which the children can be prepared for starting school, their induction dates and any queries.
To get your child ready for school and their new environment, you could:
- Allow your child to become familiar with the school by walking past it. If you visit the school for any reason bring your child along with you
- Encourage your child to try to dress and undress themselves without help
- Get them to use a knife and fork
- Encourage them to independently use the toilet and wash their hands
- Encourage them to be apart from you for short periods of time with relatives and neighbours and at playgroup
- Talk to them, listen to them and play with them
- Read/share books together
- Sing number and nursery rhymes
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