Flitcham Primary Academy

Key Information

Academy Day

Children may arrive from 8.35 when they are supervised in the playground by a member of staff.

BEGINING OF THE DAY

MORNING BREAK

LUNCH TIME

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END OF THE DAY

8:45

10:15 – 10:30

12:00 – 1:00

2:00 – 2:15

3:20

 

Academy Lunches

Hot dinners can be ordered for the week or odd days, but the correct money should be sent in a named purse or envelope at the beginning of the week. At present meals cost £2.30 per day.  Any family who feels they may be eligible for free meals should speak to the school secretary.

After School Clubs

Flitcham offers a wide range of extra curricular activities outside lesson times. These are dependant on the children’s interests and over the year can include cooking, gardening, art, dance, speed stacking, fencing and a variety of sports. There is usually a small charge per session.

Attendance - 2018 - 2019

All children are expected to be in school by 8.45am. Children arriving after 8:55am should notify the office of their late arrival so they can be registered. Any child who arrives after this time will be marked late. In case of illness the Academy should be contacted by 9.30am by telephone, a personal visit or letter.

Attendance 2018 - 2019
Number on role 71 (compulsory school age)
96.1 Attendance
0% persistent Absence

Autumn Term Newsletter

Bad Weather

Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to close the Academy because of severe weather problems or other emergencies. The Academy will only be closed as a last resort, and the times when this actually happens are rare.

Before deciding upon closure the following considerations are made:

  • Are access roads safe?
  • Are there on-site hazards?
  • Will there be enough staff to supervise?
  • Can a reasonable temperature be maintained?
  • Are toilet facilities and water operational?

Guidelines we follow:

  • Should it be necessary to close the Academy during the day we will telephone parents.
  • If we are unable to contact parents we will keep the child at school until normal time.
  • If there are serious weather problems- floods, storms or snow, the Headteacher will inform Norfolk County Council and local radio stations of the decision.
  • Parents are advised to listen to local radio stations: BBC Norfolk, KLFM or North Norfolk Radio, where updated lists of schools closing will be read at regular intervals and check Norfolk County Council’s website www.norfolk.gov.uk/education. Select ‘Emergency school Closures’ from the list on the right for a regular updated list of school closures.

Breakfast Club

We offer a breakfast club every morning from 8:00 until 8:30 where children can enjoy social time together before school starts.

Collective Worship

There is daily Collective Worship for every child which reflects the fact that we are a Church of England Academy. Themes promote the teaching of Christian values and are taken from the Old and New Testaments and from other religions. The children are encouraged to consider ‘the bigger question’; their thoughts, words and deeds in relation to people and the world around them. Our Rector, Father Jonathon, leads assemblies on Thursdays.

We also visit our village church regularly to take communion and to celebrate special festivals such as Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join us. Each year we are privileged to be invited to join her Majesty the Queen at the Prize Giving Service at West Newton Church.

As a parent you have the right to withdraw your child from Collective Worship.

Community Links

At Flitcham we have strong links with local primary and high schools, enabling us to take part in inter-school sports, science, maths and music activities and develop staff skills.

We hold services and end of year celebrations in our local church and many visitors are welcomed into the academy, including theatre groups, orchestras, scientists, sports coaches and artists.

Local businesses support us and are very generous when fund raising for equipment. The community policy officer, road safety advisor, academy nurse and local residents support the teaching staff in class work on particular topics throughout the year.

Children from the academy support the community by taking part in local events such as art exhibitions, music festivals, local church services and charities.

Disabled Access

If you have any questions about disabled access please call us before you visit. We have a disabled parking space as well as various entrances, some of which are wheelchair friendly.

Flitcham Fledglings - Application Form

Governor members

Homework

Parents play a vital role in their child’s education and homework is an important part of this progress. We ask parents to oversee the tasks but encourage their children to complete homework tasks on their own. Parents can help their children by providing an environment that allows a child to do their best by giving them a quiet working space, discussing it with them and by visiting the local library or giving access to the internet.

Children will be given homework every Friday. Every child is encouraged to read at home each evening from the books provided. Whilst teachers will ensure that home reading books are at the appropriate level, they will use other books and reading material in school each day to teach children to read.

Immunisation Poster - 2019

Newsletter - Autumn Foundation Stage

Newsletter - Autumn Year 1

Nursery Proposal

Parent Overview - Autumn EYFS

Parent Overview - Autumn Year 1

Partnership with Parents

We are committed to working with parents and carers in a positive partnership at all stages of your child’s education.

The Academy is dedicated to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with you and share information about your child’s progress and actively seek your support and involvement in our work.

When your child joins our Academy you will be invited to an informal meeting where you will be given information about Academy life and offered an opportunity for a Home/Academy visit where there will be an opportunity to share information about your child with their teacher.

A Home-Academy Agreement is given to all new parents and children.

Celebrating the Royal Wedding with all the community

There many opportunities for families to come in and ‘learn’ alongside their children during ‘Family Links’ sessions and family clubs after school.

You are also very welcome to join us for special family lunches and our Friday morning ‘sharing assemblies’.

PTA, (Parent Teacher Association)

We are really lucky to have a fantastic PTA, (Parent Teacher Association) who organise many fun family events and raise huge amounts of money for the academy!

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