key information for new reception starters sept 2021
We want to give you as much information as possible before your child starts at Barrington Primary School in September 2021.
Please find below a letter that was emailed out to all new reception parents on Friday 28th May, regarding a meeting on Wednesday 16th June in school.
Below is lots of very useful information, along with the rest of the content of our website to try and help you and your family to be fully prepared for September.
Mrs McGreig and Mrs Smith are really looking forward to meeting you all. In the meantime below are some useful links and information to start getting you prepared to start in Reception in the Autumn term.
- A typical day in Reception
- Are you ready for school
- Starting arrangements letter 280521
- Starting school books
- Suzie Goes to School story
- Transition book 2021
School term dates
Our school term dates are:
School term and holiday dates for 2020 - 2021
|Autumn term 2021||Wednesday 1st September - Friday 22nd October||38|
|Half term Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October|
|Monday 1st November - Friday 17th December||35|
|Spring term 2022||Monday 4th January - Friday 11th February||29|
|Half term Monday 14th February - Friday 18th February|
|Monday 21st February - Wednesday 1st April (Good Friday 15th April, Easter Monday 18th April)||29|
|Summer term 2022||Tuesday 19th April - Friday 27th May (excl public holiday Monday 2nd May)||29|
|Half term Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June|
|Monday 6th June - Friday 22nd July||35|
Staff training days are as follows:
- Wednesday 1st September 2021
- Thursday 2nd September 2021
- Friday 3rd September 2021
- Thursday 21st July 2022
- Friday 22nd July 2022
The school day
8.50am – 12.00noon
8.45am – 12.15pm
10.30am – 10.45am
10.30am – 10.45am
1.00pm - 3.15pm
1.15pm - 3.15pm
2.00pm – 2.15pm
Key Stage One children must be brought to school and collected by an adult. Reception class children will be brought to the Reception class gate in the morning and collected at the Reception class gate at the end of the day.
Key Stage Two children can walk home alone if we have written permission from parents.
Parents can purchase uniform items from our school uniform outfitters which is Boffins, 37 Pickford Lane, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4QU. You can also purchase some of the uniform at many high street retailers.
We also have a 'nearly new' rail which is run by FOBA (our Parents Assocation) where you can purchase items of uniform that have been donated for £1 per item. You can find out more about this and FOBA under the 'Parents' tab.
Barrington is a school to be proud of and we reflect this in the appearance of all pupils.
Our school uniform is:
- Bottle green sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo
- White school shirt or polo shirt (with or without the school emblem)
- Grey skirt or trousers or pinafore dress (in the summer short grey trousers or a green gingham dress may be worn).
- White, bottle green or grey socks/tights (socks should be either ankle or knee length only).
- Children should wear sensible plain black shoes, flat or with a 1” heel. Please no flip-flops, sandals, trainers, crocs, sling backs or similar styles.
Our uniform for P.E. is:
- Bottle green shorts
- Plain white T shirt
- Plain bottle green sweatshirt and tracksuit bottoms
- Black plimsolls (KS1)
All uniform needs to be labelled - including shoes and a water bottle for the classroom. A recommended site to buy durable name labels is: www.mynametags.com and Boffins also sell name tags/labels in their shop.All children require a waterproof coat in case of changeable weather. If boots are worn, your child should bring a change of footwear for use inside school.
Children must wear socks for PE (except gymnastics). If your child wears tights to school they need to have a spare pair of socks in their bag.
Long hair must be tied back for PE, so it is a good idea for your child to have a hair band/scrunchy.
Reception class PE days are usually on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. On these days your child should come into school in their PE kit not their school uniform. If you can ensure they are not wearing any earrings and if they have long hair, it is tied back.
You can decide on a daily basis whether your child has a hot school dinner or a packed lunch. All children in KS1 are currently entitled to a free school meal every day. Our catering company, Independent Catering have an excellent menu which changes every week so there is plenty of variety and we have an amazing salad bar every day.
Please click here to see typical a lunch menu .
Reception class children will always be first to go to the school hall to have their lunch, and they sit together regardless of whether they are eating a packed lunch or a hot dinner. They are closely monitored by our Midday Supervisors.
If your child has any dietary requirements, these can be catered for. You will see on our menus that each allergen is numbered and this is clearly marked up on each daily menu. If necessary we can meet with you and the catering company to agree a specific menu every day for your child. We have also taken the decision to be a pork free school, as this allows our children that have religious preferences not to miss out on anything that is offered on the menu.
Cherry Tree Breakfast and After School Club
Additional information and guidance
Below is a guide called 'Steps to school' which might help you to prepare you and your child for starting school. There is also lots of other useful information on their website: