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.

AUTUMN TERM 2013
First Day Monday 2 September 2013
Half Term 28 October to 1 November 2013
Last Day Friday 20 December 2013
SPRING TERM 2014
First Day Monday 6 January 2014
Half Term 17 February to 21 February 2014
Last Day Friday 4 April 2014
SUMMER TERM 2014
First Day Tuesday 22 April 2014
Half Term 26 May to Friday 30 May 2014
Last Day Tuesday 22 July 2014
AUTUMN TERM 2014
First Day Monday 1 September 2014
Half Term 27 October to 31 October 2014
Last Day Friday 19 December 2014
SPRING TERM 2015
First Day Monday 5 January 2015
Half Term 16 February to 20 February 2015
Last Day Friday 27 March 2015
SUMMER TERM 2015
First Day Monday 13 April 2015
Half Term 25 May to 29 May 2015
Last Day Monday 20 July 2015

 

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.