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from him.” Psalms 127:3

“Not all of us can do great things but we can do
small things with great love.” Blessed Mother Teresa

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Welcome to St Mary's Catholic Primary School


We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.

 

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Key Information

  • There are currently 152 on role.

 

After School Care

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School aims to provide after school care for children from Reception to Year 6. After School Care can be pre-booked and is available from 3.15pm to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday during term time. It is run by experienced and dedicated Senior Teaching Assistants, who provide children with a variety of activities, creative play and access to visit our Computer Suite, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.

It is our aim to:

  • provide a happy and safe, healthy and stimulating environment for children after school hours.

  • provide appropriate activities that promote the development of self-respect, awareness of others, independence and enjoyment.

Costs

At present After School Care costs £1.00 per 15 minutes and must be paid for in advance.

Booking After School Care

On booking your child's place, they will be placed on our daily After School Care register. We expect places to be booked and paid for in advance on a Monday morning. Payment can be made by cash or by cheque made payable to St Mary’s RC Primary School.

Snack

Your child is welcome to bring a healthy snack for After School Care. They can fill their water bottle at any time. If they would like to purchase a snack from school, each snack is charged at a cost of 50p.

Code of Conduct

Children attending the After School Care are expected to behave according to the expectations set out in the School Behaviour Policy. The school places an emphasis on promoting positive behaviour. The staff expect children to co-operate well with other children and respond appropriately to requests made regarding behaviour.

Accidents

If your child hurts him/her self during after school care, first aid will be administered. All our staff are First Aid trained. A record of the accident will be made and parents/carers informed.

 

Parents/Carers should use the pupils’ entrances to collect their children until 4.30pm, after this time, you can collect your child from the main entrance. If anyone other than an authorised person is collecting your child, school should be notified by parents/carers in advance.

 

After School Clubs

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School aims to provide a varied programme of After School Clubs for pupils in Year 1 to Year 6. After School Clubs run from 3.15pm to 4.15pm and are scheduled over a full term.

They are run by experienced and dedicated Teachers, Senior Teaching Assistants and professional sports coaches who provide children with an opportunity to take part in a favourite activity or perhaps discover a new and exciting one, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.

It is our aim to:

  • provide a happy and safe, healthy and stimulating environment for children in their after school club.

  • provide appropriate activities that promote the development of self-respect, awareness of others, independence and enjoyment.

Costs

Each club cost just £1.00 per week, with the exception of Cookery Club, which cost £2.00 per week. The full term of clubs must be paid for in advance. Therefore, if the term has 10 weeks, the payment should be £10.00 per child per club. Children can attend as many clubs as they like. There will be a selection of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 clubs as well as Whole school clubs each day.

Booking After School Care

The start of each term, each child will receive an After School Clubs letter and booking slip. The booking slip should be completed and returned with payment. Some clubs have limited places, therefore places on these clubs will be allocated on a first come basis. Payment can be made by cash or by cheque made payable to St Mary’s RC Primary School.

Appropriate Clothing

If your child is attending a sporting club such as Football, Gymnastics or Zumba, they must bring appropriate kit to wear. Football is an outdoor club and children should bring a tracksuit to keep warm in the winter months.

Code of Conduct

Children attending the After School Clubs are expected to behave according to the expectations set out in the School Behaviour Policy. The school places an emphasis on promoting positive behaviour. The staff expect children to co-operate well with other children and respond appropriately to requests made regarding behaviour.

Cancellation

If St Mary’s Catholic Primary School has to cancel a club for any reason, we will refund that week. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible.

Accidents

If your child hurts him/her self during after school care, first aid will be administered. All our staff are First Aid trained. A record of the accident will be made and parents/carers informed.

Collection of Children

Parents/Carers should use the pupil’s entrances to collect their children at 4.15pm. If anyone other than an authorised person is collecting your child, school should be notified by parents/carers in advance.

 

Breakfast Club

Children who eat breakfast concentrate and perform better during the morning than children who skip breakfast. Children can arrive at school any time after 8am for a healthy breakfast, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Aims

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School aims to:

  • provide the highest possible standard of care in a secure, caring and supportive environment, where children feel comfortable and happy before starting the school day.

  • enable children to eat breakfast before school in a pleasant, relaxed environment.

  • help children be more aware of healthier foods to have for breakfast.

    We will provide:

  • a healthy breakfast including cereal, toast, fruit and a drink.

  • a choice of activity after breakfast ... such as drawing,board games, crafts and play!

  • a calm atmosphere, where children can relax ready for the day ahead.

  • respect for any dietary, religious or medical requirements

    Code of Conduct

    Children attending Breakfast Club are expected to behave according to the expectations set out in the School Behaviour Policy. The school places an emphasis on promoting positive behaviour. The staff expect children to co-operate well with other children and respond appropriately to requests made regarding behaviour.

    Staffing

    There is one Breakfast Club leader, Mrs Lowrey, and at least one other member of staff; both have an enhanced CRB and a certificate in Food Hygiene. Volunteer helpers, with enhanced CRB, will also be on duty. In addition to this a First Aider and the school caretaker are on site.

    Key Stage 1 children will be escorted to their classroom after Breakfast Club, ready for registration.

    Menu

    Children will be served a choice of foods, including cereals, beans, toast, crumpets, fruit, yoghurts, milk and fresh fruit juice.

    Cost

At present, Breakfast Club costs just £2.00 per day. There is no need to book a place. Children can arrive between 8.00am and 8.40am. They should enter through the pupil entry gate and use the Key Stage 2 door to enter the building. Breakfast Club is held in the school hall and children should make their way there and register to Mrs Lowrey.

 

 

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