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Start and Finish Times

Just a reminder that children can be dropped off from 8.35am, when they will be supervised by a member of staff on the playground. Please note children should not arrive on site before this time as we are unable to supervise them. Children go into class at 8.45am ready to start lessons by 8.55am. Please avoid missing out on important teaching input and learning, by ensuring that your child is in their classroom ready for register at 8.55am. In the event of wet weather, parents and children will go in to the hall from 8.35am until 8.45am.


Please note some small intervention groups begin at 8.45am. Please ensure your child is in school at 8.45am if they are involved in these groups.


All children need to be picked up at 3.15pm, after this they will be sent to the office. This will ensure our teaching staff, who are kindly offering a wide range of after school clubs, can supervise children in their after school clubs straight away

Payments to School

All monies are to be paid directly into the white letter box outside the school office which will be emptied daily at 9am and 4.30pm. There will be no monies left in the post box overnight.  We are unable to offer change, please ensure the correct money or a cheque is placed in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, school and reason for the payment written clearly on the front. All cheques to school need to be made payable to Oxfordshire County Council.

Car Park Safety

It is the responsibility of all of us to ensure that the school car park is a safe environment for pupils, parents, carers and staff alike. To minimise the risk of an accident occurring and maximise everyone’s safety we request that the following protocols are observed:


Cars should be parked in the car park within a marked bay.


Cars may be parked on the tennis court; please park considerately.


All vehicles should be reversed into car parking bays.


Vehicles are never to be parked in a way that could obstruct entry/exit for emergency vehicles.


 A space is clearly marked for disabled users and may only be used by holders of a valid badge issued under the government Blue Badge Scheme. The badge is to be displayed in the windscreen.


Vehicles should not be parked and left in the “drop off” zone.


Normal high way rules apply in the car park (e.g. use of seatbelts and the non-use of mobile phones etc.)


Children should be escorted across the car park at all times to ensure their safety under supervision of a responsible adult.


Please drive at a speed suitable to a school car park environment. Children are very excitable and therefore unpredictable at the start and end of the school day and unfortunately may not be as traffic aware as everyone would wish.


Please drive carefully and considerately through the villages of Alkerton and Shenington, taking particular care whilst on the narrow approach to school along Stocking Lane.  


Break Time Snacks

As part of the Oxfordshire Healthy Schools initiative we encourage children to eat healthy snacks. The children in Class 1 and 2 are provided with a free piece of fruit at snack time.

Pupils in Class 3 and 4 are encouraged to bring in their own piece of fruit or vegetable to snack on. Please do not send them to school with snack items such as cereal bars, oatcakes or chocolate bars.


School Milk Reminder

Please be aware that when your child turns 5 you must pay for milk if you would like them to still receive it. Please contact Cool Milk to organise on 0800 0562146.


Hot School Dinners - Fresh Start

Please ensure you have ordered dinners by the deadline otherwise there will be a delay in your child accessing a chosen dinner and a jacket potato will be given during the interim period. This can take up to two weeks.


Fresh start would prefer that you order your child’s dinners electronically rather than use paper copies. Please ensure you keep a record of payments for dinners ordered in Key Stage 2.