FAQs

FAQs

  • 1. Our School

    What is EYFS?
    This stands for Early Years Foundation Stage. It includes Nursery and Reception classes.

    What is KS1 and KS2?
    Key Stage 1 (KS1) are years 1, 2, and 3. Key Stage 2 (KS2) are years 4, 5 and 6.

    The De Beauvoir Vision
    At De Beauvoir we have an unwavering belief that every child has the ability to succeed.

    • We understand that each child will learn and develop differently and so we strive to create a caring, stimulating and inclusive environment in which learning can flourish and every child can experience success;
    • We encourage every pupil to strive for excellence, understanding the importance of high expectations for those from traditionally underachieving groups;
    • We provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to enable all children to develop their full potential;
    • We create a sense of community based on mutual respect, co-operation and equality to all, working with families to support children’s learning and development at home and in the community;
    • We aim to be a centre of Lifelong Learning where the whole community feels empowered to achieve.

     

  • 2. School Policies

    How long before my child can return to school after an illness?
    Vomiting and diarrhoea- 48 hours. Any other illnesses- follow GP suggestions.

    Can my child walk to and from school alone?
    They are allowed to once in Year 5 & 6

    Can my child cycle to school?
    Yes, if they are accompanied by an adult (except Yr 6 pupils). We have a bicycle/scooter stand available. 

    On my child’s birthday, can they bring in cakes/sweets for the class?
    Sorry, no. We try to promote healthy living and eating. We do not permit sweets/chocolates/nut products or crisps in school. Party bags are also not permitted.

    What if my child cannot find their jumper?
    Please ensure all items of clothing are fully labelled. We teach the children to look after their property. Ask the class teacher/LC at the end of the day, who will try to help find the item. 

    Can I try to find my child’s lost coat by checking his classroom?
    Parents/children are not permitted into the school building after school unless they have an appointment. Please tell the class teacher/TA and they will look for it at a convenient time.

    Is a PE kit compulsory?
    Yes. This is for health and safety and hygiene reasons. Our PE kit consists of: white t-shirt, blue/black shorts or tracksuit bottoms, socks and gym shoes or trainers/plimsolls. No jewellery or watches. Long hair must be tied back. Your child needs their PE kit once a week. The same day every week.

    What is the school policy on jewellery?
    Earrings: small studs in ears are the only pieces of jewellery permitted. We do not take any responsibility for loss or damage.

    Can my child bring a mobile phone in to school?
    Children in year 6 may leave a phone at the front office.  It must be delivered there at the beginning of the school day and collected at the end.  It must be switched off during the school day. The school cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage.

  • 3. Parental Involvement

    What do I do if I need to see a teacher?
    Teachers are available for brief enquiries after school. If you need a longer appointment, please contact the class teacher or the office who will make an appointment for you.

    Can I go on my child’s class trip?
    We have sufficient trained teachers and support staff who are first aid trained that accompany the children.

    Can I go to my child’s class assembly?
    Yes please! Each class has a turn of an assembly. The dates and times are available on the school website, newsletters and on the class curriculum overview each half term.

    Can I attend the school’s church services?
    Parents, friends and families are very welcome.  Services take place at St John’s Church on the second Friday of each month at 2pm.  The dates are listed on the school website and in our weekly newsletter.

    How do I find out what my child is learning?
    Half termly curriculum overviews are sent home and available to view on the school web page.

  • 4. Uniform and Lunch

    How much is a school lunch?
     £3.00 child dinner can pay in the school office cash or cheque

    How much is school uniform?
    £10 Jumper, £10 Cardigan, £5.50 – T shirt each , £3.50 Book Bag, £12 large rucksack , £ 10 small rucksack , £5 PE Bag , £3.50 School Badge

    On what day can I purchase school uniform?
    School uniform purchased before and after school.

    What should I put in my child’s packed lunch?
    We recommend a healthy packed lunch. It may include: a savoury sandwich, a cereal bar, fruit, salad, vegetables, yoghurt and water. Nut products, chocolate, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks are not permitted.