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Bushey Primary

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Educating Today's Child For Tomorrow

New to Reception 2022

Admin Information from the School Office

 

Although not an exhaustive list hopefully the information below will answer some of your questions and queries.  If there are any questions you would like to ask please do not hesitate in emailing the school at admin@oxhey.herts.sch.uk

 

School meals

 

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are all automatically entitled to a free school meal, that’s a saving of over £400 a year!  There is a choice of three hot meals every day: a meat option, a vegetarian option and a jacket potato.   I can confirm that the meals are very tasty and I’m in no doubt that you will hear about Cook Jo and her team in no time at all!

 

It is really important that you inform our caterers directly, (Herts Catering Limited) if you child has a food allergy or food intolerance.  This must be done prior to your child having a school meal, otherwise they will be unable to have a school meal.  More information can be found by following this link: https://hcl.co.uk/allergy-overview

Did you know that you may be able to help increase our school budget?  (Pupil Premium)

 

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best.  This funding is called ‘Pupil Premium’. If you qualify you can help increase our school budget by £1320.00 simply by registering.  We are asking all our families to complete the form as often families are surprised to learn that they can qualify.

 

If we find your child is eligible for this additional financial support, your child can also get contributions towards the curriculum, extra-curricular e.g. after school clubs and family support that might not otherwise be available to you.

You may be eligible if you are receiving any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 

Please click on the link to see if you are eligible

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/ufs/CHSERV_FSMREG.eb?ebd=0&ebz=1_1593176549308

 

Uniform

 

We work with two uniform companies, Beat and Mapac, please see below our uniform list and our uniform suppliers’ leaflet.

 

But please remember uniform will get scuffed, discoloured, marked, torn, buttons missing and LOST.   You must have a healthy perspective on this – ensure everything that you can is labelled, check lost property and resign yourself to a few years of getting incredibly frustrated around this!

Breakfast club

 

A company called Topkidz is contracted to provide our school with a breakfast club, this starts at 7.45am and finishes at 8.45am, in time for the start of the school day.  The club is held within the dining room and is available for all children at the infants; from Reception to Year Two.  For more information please contact the owner Dupe on 07549 998435.  Dupe will be able to help you with any queries or questions that you may have.

After-school club

 

We currently run our own after-school club from Bushey Manor Junior School and is eligible for all children from Reception-Year 6. This starts at the end of the school day where a member of staff walks the children up to the school. They are then provided with snacks and activities. It runs until 6pm Monday-Thursday and until 5:30pm on Friday. When you arrive to pick up your child and they are outside please call this number 07709779154, otherwise ring the doorbell.

 

You can book after-school club on the day, so there is no pressure to book in advance and if you ever need to cancel a session just let the school office know and then your account will have a credit on it to book a further session.

 

Absences

 

Recent changes to legislation make it clear that schools may not grant any leave of absences during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Our current levels for school attendance are very good and our families and parents are really on board with us on this.

 

If you do need to take your child out of school please request an absence form from the school office or download from our website to fill in.

 

If your child is unwell please contact the school by 9:30am at the latest, either by phone or email and please let us know the type of illness.  If your child has had diarrhoea or sickness please keep them off school for 48 hours after their last bout of illness to ensure they are completely recovered.

 

Change of pick up arrangement

 

We understand that there may be times when there will be a change to the pickup arrangements for your child.  If you know this in advance please write down who will be picking up your child on the form or board located in your child’s classroom.  If plans change during the day please make contact with the school office by calling or by emails, ideally before 3pm.

 

Starting school leaflet

 

Please see the attached leaflet below with regards to starting school.

Medical

 

Please let us know if your child has any medical conditions.  If your child has an inhaler or epipen please request a medical form from the school office to fill in.

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