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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School Learning for Life

School Information

SCHOOL DAY

School Sessions are as follows:

8:40 am

Gates Open

8:45 am

Children enter classrooms

8:50 am – 12:00 noon

Morning session

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Afternoon session

School office hours:

8:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday to Friday

ARRIVING AT SCHOOL

School officially starts at 8:50 am but all children should aim to enter their classrooms at 8:45 am.  This gives 5 minutes to get settled.  Please be punctual.  The security gates are opened at 8:40 am for children to enter the school.  Parents may wait around the edge of the main playground or Year 2 playground.  Parents of Junior children may leave as soon as the playground is supervised by the teacher on duty.

In wet weather, arrangements will be made for classes to enter their classrooms at 8:40 am. 

COLLECTING CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL

Please collect your children promptly.  The school gates are opened at 3:10 pm.  If your child is not collected after school and we have not been able to contact you or your emergency contact number by 5pm we will inform the police.

EVENING EVENTS

All children in Years 3, 4 and 5 are expected to take part in their evening performance at Christmas.  Y6 children perform in an evening performance in the summer term and are expected to attend.  Also in the summer, all children are expected to attend Open Evening to take part in their class activities.  Parents, family and friends may look around the school and view the children’s work on display and see their child’s next classroom.

DATES OF EVENTS

The academic year calendar is published as soon as possible in the Autumn term.  We aim to send out reminder dates at the beginning of each term and any changes of dates are notified to parents immediately.

TERM DATES

Autumn Term 2016

Thursday 1 September 2016 to Wednesday 21 December 2016
(NB Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September are INSET days.  First day of term for pupils is Monday 5 September 2016)

Autumn Half Term Holiday

Monday 24 October 2016 to Friday 28 October 2016

Spring Term 2017

Thursday 5 January 2017 to Friday 31 March 2017

Spring Half-Term Holiday
Monday 13 February 2017 to Friday 17 February 2017

Summer Term 2017

Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017

Summer Half-Term Holiday
Monday 29 May 2017 to Friday 2 June 2017

SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURES

The decision to close the school is taken after assessing a number of factors such as heating, safety of the grounds and the number of staff able to get into school. In the event of us closing we will follow the procedure below:

  • An e-mail will be sent to you stating we are closed or opening late
  • A message will be put onto this website in the "Notices & Announcements" box
  • Parents can look on the Essex County Council’s website. For live updates. This page will be constantly updated as notifications of school closures are received and will list next day closures from 6:00 pm each evening.
  • Essex Radio stations will also continue to broadcast school closure messages

If none of the above occur, we are OPEN as normal and there is no need to telephone to ask. Perhaps parents could arrange a telephone tree amongst friends in classes to make sure the message gets to everyone.