Entry to school (Foundation)
An open day is held each year, usually during the Autumn term for the parents of prospective pupils entering school during the academic year in which they are five. The Local Authority issues application packs to parents each year during November with return of preferences to be made by January. The Local Authority administers the admission process. Please see the school website for full details.
Starting school is a very important event in a child’s life and can be a cause of worry for your child and for you as a parent. We do have an established routine which is intended to ensure that your child has a happy start to school.
Pupils are admitted to school during the academic year in which they attain their fifth birthday. At All Saints’ pupils are admitted in September.
The parents of children just about to be admitted to the Reception/Foundation Year Group are invited to a parents meeting and a staff member of our Foundation team will visit your child in their pre-school setting. This enables the teachers to meet your child on an informal basis and in familiar territory. Parents and staff have reported that these visits are extremely beneficial.
In Year Admissions (Year 1-6)
The Local Authority administers all in year admissions. Please contact them for the appropriate forms and advice (01274 439200). If you would like to make an appointment to view the school please contact us.
There is a school uniform which consists of:
- Red sweatshirt
- White polo shirt
- Grey or black trousers or skirts
- Dark school shoes (not training shoes)
- White polo/t-shirt
- Black shorts
- Black leggings or sports trousers will be required for winter months (not required for Foundation)
- Dark trainers/pumps
- Dark trainers are required for Year 3/4 and 5/6 for outdoor games
Red sweatshirts and polo shirts with the school logo are available, please see the school website for a link to all our suppliers.
There are currently seven year groups in this School, as follows:
4 to 5 year olds
5 to 6 year olds
6 to 7 year olds
7 to 8 year olds
8 to 9 year olds
9 to 10 year olds
10 to 11 year olds
Our admission number is 60 and children start the school in a Foundation base of two classes.
The model below details the class structure of All Saints’ C of E School:
In essence, Year 3/4 and 5/6 teachers work and plan in teams of three. We follow a biennial topic cycle which ensures that even in our mixed aged classes no work is ever covered twice. Having rigorous structures for detailed planning of pupils’ work ensures that pupils undertake work at their own and appropriate level.
The class structure in KS2 will expand year on year in line with the school’s expansion
If your child is unwell please telephone school by 9.00 am to inform us. If your child’s absence is prolonged please keep us advised as to their progress and estimated return. For safeguarding purposes, if we do not have a reason for absence the school office will make telephone calls home after 9.30 am.
Leave of Absence During Term Time
To request Leave of absence during term time you will need to complete the “Application For Leave of Absence From School” form which you can get either from the office or download from the website and return it to school at least two weeks before the date of departure. In line with Bradford’s Leave of Absence policy, leave of absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.
When a pupil becomes ill in School and it is judged to be in the best interests of the child for him/her to be taken home, every effort is made to contact one of the parents, in order to request that he/she be collected from school. We hold a contact list for each child in school. Attempts are made to contact responsible adults in the order listed on that contact form.
The most common illness in school is sickness/diarrhoea. In an attempt to control sickness bugs, Bradford Education Authority has a policy that 48 hours have to pass since the child was last sick/bout of diarrhoea, before they can return to school.
Minor accidents are treated in school by qualified first aiders. We keep a record of such accidents and your child will either have a note in their school bag or you will have been contacted directly about it. If your child receives a bump to the head, treatment will be given by a qualified first aider. You would be informed in writing or verbally if this is the case and we will stamp your child’s hand.
Where we believe that hospital treatment is required, you will be informed so that you can be with your child as soon as possible. Transport arrangements would be made according to the seriousness of the injury. We would not hesitate to call an ambulance if we felt it was necessary to do so.
Medicines in School
Medication should not be brought into school unless as part of an ongoing long term health care plan. The School will only administer prescribed medication. Should a child need to take medicine during the school day then a form should be completed in line with the School Administration of Medicine Policy.
Our School Meals are locally-sourced and provide good homemade, nutritionally balanced meals for our youngsters. The meals are excellent and our catering arrangements have received a 5 Star Hygiene Award. The cost of a school meal to Key Stage 2 children is of £2.00 per day. Bills are issued half termly to parents and can be paid either weekly or half termly by cash, cheque or our online payments system Parentpay.
Key Stage 1 children are now eligible to receive a free school meal under the new government initiative of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). However, it is vital that parents who are eligible for Free School Meal benefits still apply for this support. The number of pupils receiving the free school meals benefit remains a major criteria in calculating the allocation of budgets and grants in school.
Packed lunches may be brought from home and encouraged to follow the Healthy Packed Lunch guidelines.
Milk is provided free of charge for children in Foundation.
Milk is also available to KS1 and KS2 children on request and is payable termly in advance.
As part of a Government Scheme, children in KS1 are offered a free piece of fruit at morning break. The children’s School Council operate a healthy snack Tuck Shop for children in Key Stage 2. Prices start from as little as 10p per portion and vary depending on seasonal availability. Sweets are not allowed in school as part of a Healthy Snack (see our Health Snacks in School document on our website). Foundation class snacks -Foundation class have their own healthy snacks at a cost of 60p per week, payable in advance on a termly basis.
We run a variety of clubs both during lunchtime and the after school. We rely heavily on a wonderful team of staff and volunteers who give their free time willingly.
All Saints’ School is of course affected by a number of roads, including the busy main Skipton Road, (A65). Parents and staff are very conscious that as much care as possible needs to be taken of the children. A Toucan crossing operates on Skipton Road. We also periodically arrange for talks by the Police on the subject of road safety. Pedestrian Training is delivered to children in Year 3 and cycle training to Year 5 and 6. The school has 16 cycle racks and 20 scooter racks.
Little Saints’ Club
We have the facility of wrap around care for all children who attend our school (subject to availability) please see the school website for details.
We do not encourage mobile phones in school. However, Year 6 children are only allowed to bring mobile phones for safety reasons such as the need to alert adults of walking home alone etc. A permission form is required and then phones should be given to the School Office during the day to be looked after.
The taking of and/or display of photographs/videos of children on the school site is not allowed unless specifically authorised by the school. Upon commencement at school and as part of our Admission Form parents are asked to sign to give permission for their child(ren) to be included in photographs or films for school or external publicity. Where that permission is withheld, staff are aware and will ensure the privacy of the children concerned. Anyone found ignoring this procedure will be requested to delete any material which offends against this ruling.
- Well-controlled dogs on leads will be permitted only through the Easby Drive school entrance into the car park area of the school grounds
- Dogs must stay on their lead with their owner, using the area by the bins to stand if they wish to see their child/ren enter the playground.
- Dogs must not be left unattended at any time – either in the school grounds or tied to any school gates, particularly Westville Road entrance.
- Dogs are not permitted in any of the playground areas.
- Entrances must be kept well clear so that children can pass through freely and safely. Children should not have to interact with dogs, if they prefer not to.
We are committed to ensuring that the parking of vehicles in and around school does not endanger children or adults and is considerate to the neighbouring residents. Therefore, please can we remind all parents and adults to adhere to the clear signage in the school grounds;
- Please do not park or wait in staff bays at any time
- Please do not park or wait in the drop off zone between 8.30 – 9.15am
- Please do not park or wait in the disabled bays unless a badge holder/permitted user
- Please do not stop and drop off/pick up in the turning circle