Chestnut Avenue, Queens Park, Bedford MK40 4HA

01234 352901

[email protected]

Queens Park Academy

An adventure in learning together

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Parents information

 

Class Dojo

One of the best ways to find out about your child's learning is to sign up to Class Dojo. It is a classroom communication app used to share reports between parents and teachers. Teachers track student behavior and upload photos or videos to share with families. Ask your child's class teacher for more details.

Our schools hours are:

Early Years (Nursery)

Morning session:  9.00am-11.30am

Afternoon session: 12.30pm-3pm

All other year groups:

Year group

Gates open

School Starts

Lunch time

School finishes

Reception and Y1

8.40

8.50

12.00-1.00

3.15

Year 2, 3, 4

8.35

8.45

12.00 – 1.00

3.30

Year 5 and 6

8.35

8.45

12.15-1.15

3.30

 

Arriving at School

The gates on the Chestnut Avenue site are open from 8.35am to allow parents to escort their children onto the playground. Registration begins at 8.45am and parents are asked to leave their children at this time (unless advised by the class teacher). The school gates will remain open until 8.45am - children arriving late should report to the office. Children who miss the morning (or afternoon) register will receive a late mark.  We do encourage the children to be punctual so as to ensure a happy start to the day. Absence and lateness are reviewed on a regular basis by the Education Welfare Officer, who may visit families where attendance is poor. Our best learners attend every day and are on time!

Absences

If your child is ill or absent for other reasons, please ring the school before 9.00am in the morning so that the registers can be marked appropriately. The telephone number is 01234 352901.

Holiday Absence

From September 2011 the Governors of the school decided that all requests for holidays during term time will be denied. Any un-authorised absence will appear on your child's report and may trigger further action. There is a full copy of the school attendance policy in school for parents to read on the school website. If you are considering extended absence please see Mrs Anna Thwaites or Mrs Susan Kirby.

Healthy Snacks

The children in Nursery to Year 2 are given a snack every day. Pupils in Key Stage 2 may bring a healthy snack to school to have during their break time. All children in the school at the Chestnut Avenue Site are offered toast in the mornings before school starts.

Medicines in School

Please see the school office if your child needs medicine at school. This is particularly important if your child is in Years 5 and 6 and walk to and from school themselves. In many cases medicine can be administered outside of school hours and we would ask that parents are mindful of this whenever possible. Please seek advice from your doctor if you are unsure.

Safeguarding Children

At Queens Park Academy the health, safety and well-being of all the children in our care are of paramount importance. We respect our children. They have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture and disability and a right to be safe in our school.

We ensure that all staff in our school are clear about the actions necessary with regard to any safeguarding issues.

Visits

Our children go on many interesting and exciting visits linked to the curriculum. We take advantage of our local community, particularly the variety of places of worship and local shops available in Queens Park. When your child starts school we ask you to sign a general consent form for these. We always send you a letter when visits by bus, train or minibus are taking place and ask you to complete and return the permission slip.

Charging for visits

The governors’ policy on charging is to ask for a voluntary contribution from parents for school trips. However if we do need receive enough support the trip will not go ahead. We will engage in fund raising activities to support our visits.

MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES

Please make sure that the school has your current mobile telephone number and email address as we send messages to parents to inform them of various school events and other events. We will also use these details if we need to contact you in an emergency.

It is very important that this information is kept up to date so if you change your details please let the school office know immediately.