Useful Information

Absences/Medical Appointments
If a child is absent through illness for any length of time or has an infectious condition, please contact the school immediately.

Holiday Leave Of Absence
Please contact the school for up to date government policy and / or legal requirements.

Administration Of Medicines
All medicines must be kept in the school office and a medical form needs to be completed by the parent / carer. This form not only gives permission for the school to administer medicine that needs to be taken during school hours but ensures that the appropriate dose is administered correctly. Only medicine prescribed by a doctor should be sent into school.

School Milk
1/3 pint cartons of semi-skimmed milk are available to order from www.coolmilk.com.  Milk needs to be pre-ordered and paid for online. Children under 5 years of age are entitled to free milk. Should you wish your child to receive milk in school, please register online with cool milk who will then arrange for delivery to school.

School Meals

Hot school lunches are £2.30 per day and provided by Black Pepper. Lunches need to be pre-ordered and paid for online at www.blackpepperlunches.com. Packed lunches are welcome but please ensure that they are as healthy as possible. No chocolate, fizzy drinks or sweets.
Parents receiving DSS benefits may be entitled to free school meals for their children but the form FSM/4/88 must be completed first, which is availble from the office.

Behaviour Scheme
Teachers use Class Dojo to promote positive behaviors in their classroom and to strengthen lines of communication between school and home. This is done primarily through Class Dojo’s ‘Dojo Point’ system and messaging system that connects teachers and parents. Class Dojo is fully accessible on computers, tablets, smartphones, and can even be used on interactive whiteboards and projectors.

Positive values are

  • Helping others
  • On task
  • Participating
  • Perseverance
  • Teamwork
  • Working hard

Negative Values are:

  • Disrespect
  • No homework
  • Off task
  • Talking out of turn
  • Unprepared

Parents can access Class Dojo through the company’s website or by downloading the iOS or Android apps. Parents can access behavior information for multiple children across multiple classrooms by adding each unique access code assigned to them. Parents can view their child’s behavior ‘donut’, a circle graph that shows the breakdown of behaviors for the chosen time period. Parent profiles include access to Class Story, Messages, Notifications, and ‘Your Kids’ to move between multiple student profiles. Within the website or app, parents can receive and send messages to their child’s teacher.

School Uniform
Bredenbury Primary School uniform consists of gold polo shirt, burgundy sweatshirt and black or grey trousers or skirt. Our PE kit is black shorts and white polo shirt. Burgundy coats and sweatshirts and gold polo shirts are available to purchase from school. Uniform purchased in school has the advantage of including the school logo, which is particularly useful in identifying our pupils outside of school. Our current supplier offers good quality clothing for a reasonable cost. There is, of course, no requirement for you to purchase your uniform from us. We also have pre-loved school uniform for sale in school. Please speak to Miss Attwell to see what is currently available. Please ensure all uniform is clearly marked with your child’s name.

PE and Sport Funding
Swimming lessons for the whole school will take place during the Autumn term.  We make use of our extensive field and football pitch as weather permits and sports coaches attend regularly to provide specialist coaching. Primary School PE and Sport is constantly under review and curriculum enhancements made as resources are extended.

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