General Information

Statue in school grounds

School Hours

8.55am 9.10am Registration
9:05am 9:30am Worship
9:30am 10:30am First Session
10:30am 10:45am Break
10:45am 12:00pm Key Stage 1 Second Session
12:00pm 1:00pm Key Stage 1 Lunch Break
10:45am 12:15pm Key Stage 2 Second Session
12:15am 1.10pm Key Stage 2 Lunch Break
1:00pm - 1:10pm 3:15pm Afternoon Session
(Reception and Key Stage 1 may take break of no more than 10 minutes)

The playground is supervised by a teacher before school, from 8.45am. Teachers supervise the morning break and lunchtime supervisors are employed between 12 noon and 1:15pm.

The Nursery runs Morning (8:40-11:40am) and Afternoon (12:30-3:30pm) Sessions.

Children should not arrive before 8.45am, unless under prior arrangement. They should use the appropriate gates for Key Stage One and Two pupils, and parents should use the main entrance at all times. Key Stage One parents are welcome to wait for their children in the playground, but we request that once children are in Key Stage Two their parents should wait outside the gate, so as to avoid congestion.

The registers are kept open for 15 minutes from the beginning of both morning and afternoon sessions. After these times, a child is marked officially absent unless previous notification has been given.

Children who have not been collected by 3.25pm are asked to wait by the School Office for the person collecting them.

Please confirm an absence with a telephone call on the day, by 10am and a subsequent letter on returning to school.

The SCHOOL OFFICE is open from 8:45am.

For details of Inset Days and other important events, please see the School Calendar here.

Parents and the School

We like to work closely with parents and value theirinput to the school. Our regular newsletters keep parents informed as to what is going on in the school and how they can get involved. We operate an “Open Door Policy” and welcome discussion with parents regarding all aspects of the school. All Saints Benhilton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To read our Child Protection Policy and our Safeguarding Statement please see our School Policies page.

Behaviour and Discipline

At All Saints Benhilton everyone is expected to behave in a responsible manner, to show care, consideration and courtesy towards others and to have respect for property. There is emphasis on praise and encouragement for either individuals or groups of children, in order to foster good relations within the school and to maintain high standards of behaviour. We aim:

  • To maintain and enhance a good standard of discipline.
  • To provide an appropriate and positive atmosphere where effective learning can take place.
  • To ensure that children, teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and governors are made aware of the standard of behaviour that is expected.
  • To foster the development of self discipline and self esteem.
  • To encourage a group responsibility which maintains standards.

Unfortunately there will be occasions when punishment is necessary. This normally takes the form of individual reprimand, withdrawal from an activity or referral to the Head teacher.

Homework

Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude to work at school and at home on the part of both parents and children. Parents can do a great deal to support the work of the school by helping to develop their children's vocabulary, number awareness and general knowledge.

Homework is set according to our school policy, available on request, which provides for increased opportunity for out-of-school study as the children progress through the school.

All children are encouraged to read widely at home and will have access to the school library for this purpose. Children throughout the Primary age range should spend some time reading every evening.