Preparing for School and Transition
Starting school is a milestone for both you and your child and as the 'big day' grows nearer, you both may feel excited and nervous in equal measures.
Preparing your child for their new life in school and teaching them the basic skills they need will help them have confidence when the start of term arrives.
The links below have useful ideas and activities to help with preparation and transition; however it is important to remember that every child is different and may not learn at the same pace.
BBC Bitesize - Starting School
CBeebies - Independence Skills for Starting School
Hungry Little Minds
Pacey Organisation - Starting School Together
The following PDF documents provide useful checklists for Starting School
The school was inspected in June 2016. This was a short inspection and the inspector concluded that
the school continues to be good and has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
"Pupils' attitudes to their learning are good. They listen respectfully to adults and work hard in lessons. They also cooperate well in class, and play happily and safely together at lunchtime and breaktimes. Pupils greatly enjoy themselves outdoors, using the spacious grounds and school field, with many physical activities available to help them to stay fit and healthy."
Please click the image to download 2016 Ofsted Report
On the gov.uk website you can search for primary, secondary and special needs schools and colleges near you,
and check their performance.
You can view and download:
o exam and test results
o Ofsted reports
o financial information
Click here to compare and find information
Data Protection Information
Please find below all the information you need under General Data Protection Regulations that came into force 25th May 2018.
Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Helen Fountain, Community Governor at Thringstone Primary School. She can be contacted via email at email@example.com
We are proud to be using our working kitchen to provide our school dinners. The school kitchen is run by Leicestershire Food Support Services.
All children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for free school meals under the Universal Free School Meals Programme.
School meals should be paid for in advance, preferably via Parent Pay. Any money sent into school should be in an envelope or purse clearly marked with the child’s name, class and amount enclosed.
Up to date information about the cost of school meals is available from the office.
Your child may bring a packed lunch together with a fruit type squash or milk drink in a screw top container if they wish. Children are not permitted to bring drinks in cans or glass bottles. They should not bring fizzy drinks to school. Water is always available.
Many children bring a snack for break time. We encourage children to bring this in a container with their name on it. We prefer it if children do not bring sweets.Through the National Fruit Scheme, children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive a piece of fresh fruit each day and do not need to bring another snack to school.
Chilled water is available for the children at all times. We do ask the children to bring a small plastic bottle to school which can be filled during the day.
You are urged to avoid booking a family holiday during term time. Following government guidelines, we can only grant leave for exceptional circumstances. Please note that an unauthorised leave of absence could result in a penalty notice being issued.
If your child has unauthorised leave of absence you may either be issued with a Penalty Notice of £120 per parent per child (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days), or, your case could be referred by the Local Authority directly to the Magistrates' Court for the purposes of a criminal prosecution.
Applications to the Headteacher for term time holiday will be considered individually using criteria as detailed in our attendance policy.
If you need to take your child out of school for any reason you will need to fill in a Leave of Absence form stating the reason for absence. All requests will receive a reply advising whether the absence is authorised or not.
Please click the image to download the school leave of absence form.
A number of lunchtime and after-school clubs will be starting this term and will run up to the end of term break (exceptions to this are detailed on the downloadable form). The clubs involve hard work and commitment from the staff who run them and there is an expectation that if a child chooses to attend a specific club, then they make a commitment and attend each session.
Please indicate the club(s) your child would like to
attend and return the form to school as soon as possible. Some clubs
have a restricted number of places available and will be issued on a
first come, first served basis.
For clubs that run after-school, please inform us of how your child will go home.
For lunchtime clubs which require your child to change clothing, they will be able to obtain a lunchtime pass, allowing them an early lunch.
In addition to the activities listed members of staff run specific clubs aimed at certain groups of children and your child will get a separate letter for these clubs.
We also run a variety of lunchtime activities for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 each day and give opportunities for all our younger pupils to take part if they would like to.
Please click the image to download the school club form
With money raised from our sponsored walk and Christmas Fair the school councillors chose to spend the money on wet play activities for their classrooms and help fund a whole school theatre trip to Birmingham Hippodrome.