Practical Arrangements

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Between 8.30 and 8.40 all children assemble on the school playground and when the whistle is blown they line up and are sent into school in an orderly manner. No child should arrive at school before 8.30 unless they are on the school bus.

At 3 p.m. pupils in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 are collected from the outside doors to their classrooms. Pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 walk round the back of the school. All pupils and parents exit through the pedestrian gate at the front of the school. If parents are late for any reason, the children will be asked to wait in the school entrance hall.

Bus children should line up in the school hall at 3 p.m. A school minibus, organised by the Local Authority is available for children living some distance from the school. Please contact the Transport Officer on 01296 383742 for details.

A TYPICAL DAY

08:30 School gates open
08:40 Whistle is blown
08:40 - 08:55 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Lesson 1
10:00 - 11:00 Lesson 2
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Lesson 3 (until 12:15 for Key Stage 2)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (until 12:45 for Key Stage 1)
13:00 - 15:00 Lesson 3 and 4
15:00 - 16:00 After school clubs

CARE OF PROPERTY

All pupils are encouraged to take reading and library books home to practise reading, and they will therefore need an appropriate bag in which to carry them. School book-bags are ideal and may be purchased from Sport Crest. If pupils in Year 6 decide to use an alternative bag, it must be of a similar size, since cloakroom space is extremely limited. PE/Games wear should be kept in a drawstring bag on the child's peg. No large sports bags or rucksacks are permitted in the cloakrooms. All clothing, games wear and property should be clearly named.

Please do not allow your child to bring precious personal possessions into school. If children bring money into school they should bring it in a named envelope or purse and always hand it in to their teacher for safe keeping.

WITHDRAWAL FROM LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES

You may ask permission to withdraw your child from assemblies and from Religious Education lessons if, because of your beliefs, you wish to do so. In all other cases, however, children are expected to take part in all activities, including all games and PE lessons.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photos are routinely taken in school and used as part of the recording and assessment of children’s learning and other achievements, and for display purposes. Photographs of the children may also be used on occasions to promote the school. This is all in line with current Data Protection Act legislation. Parents are requested to sign a consent form to indicate your agreement to their daughter/son's image being used in this way. 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The school expects all pupils to wear Bledlow Ridge School uniform. Please ensure all uniform is clearly named.

JEWELLERY

In the interests of safety it is important that children do not wear jewellery to school. If ears have been pierced, only sleepers/ studs should be worn and these must be removed for all PE/Games sessions.