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Links with Parents

You will receive formal invitations throughout the year to meet your child’s class teacher in order to discuss his/her progress.

We invite parents into School as a group in order to talk about specific topics or to attend assemblies and concerts.

At the end of the summer term, you will receive a written report on your child’s achievements. If you ever have any concerns about your child do not hesitate to come and talk to us about it.

We encourage parents to help us in School in a variety of ways. If you have some free time please let us know.

 School Hours

School Hours

Infant classes: 8.55 am to 11.55 am and 1.10 pm to 3.10 pm

Teaching hours per week: 22 hours 05 minutes. This is excluding the statutory daily act of collective worship, registration and breaks.

Nursery Class: 8.45am to 11.45am and 12.15pm to 3.15pm

When your child starts school:

Please make sure your child gets enough sleep during term-time. Please encourage your children to dress themselves.

Please talk about their learning and answer their questions. Please read to them and listen to them read. It is important to talk about the story.

The Beginning and End of the School day

Breakfast Club is open from 8.20am daily. Cereal, toast, fruit, yogurt and juice are on sale.

School starts at 8.55am and parents are welcome to join their children for 10 minutes each morning in all classes.

School finishes at 3.10pm and children should be collected from the playground. If you are delayed, your child will be brought back into School to wait for you.

Children attending Nursery or The Ark use the separate entrances.

 Safety Issues

Safety issues

For reasons of safety, parents’ cars should not enter the School grounds.

Between 9.20am and 2.45pm the gates on Brackensdale Drive are closed. Entrance to the School is from Walthamstow Drive.

Nursery parents are able to use the Brackensdale Avenue entrance between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

 Organisation of classes

Organisation of classes

For the year September 2015 to July 2016, the children will be organised as follows:

  • Two Classes (mixed age) for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties
  • Four classes Key Stage 1 – two year 1 and two year 2
  • Two Reception classes (Foundation Stage 2)
  • One Enhanced Resource Nursery (Foundation Stage 1)

There are no more than 30 pupils in each infant class.

 Pupil Premium / PE Funding

Pupil Premium / PE and Sports Premium

This is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than 6 months.

For more information regarding Pupil Premium and how we have used the funding please click


Click to read our report on the Physical Education and Sports Premium Grant:

PE and Sport Grant 2016-7

Brackensdale Infant Autumn Term Report 2016

P.E Activity Wheel

 Jargon Buster

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