2018 - 2019

 

Open on morning of

Close at end of

Autumn Term 2018

 

Monday 10th September

Monday 29th October

Friday 19th October

Wednesday 19th December

Spring Term 2019

 

Thursday 3rd January

Monday 25th February

Friday 15th February

Friday 5th April

Summer Term 2019

 

Tuesday 23rd April

Tuesday 4th June

Friday 24th May

Wednesday 24th July

Staff training days:

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Thursday 6th September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Other School Closures in addition to school holidays listed above:

(Bank Holiday) Monday 6th May 2019

 

Session times 2018 - 2019

Nursery *

Reception (R)

Lower school (Y1-Y2)

Upper school (Y3-6)

8:55am - 11:55am
or
12:25pm - 3:20pm

8:55am - 11:45am
and
12.45pm - 3:20pm

8:55am - 12:00pm
and
1:00pm - 3:20pm

8:55am - 12:15pm
and
1:15pm - 3:20pm

From the 2017-18 academic year, all Nursery pupils will be entitled to a minimum of 15 hours of FREE provision each week; families who meet the new government criteria, will be entitled to 30 hours of FREE provision each week; families who only qualify for 15 hours of free provision will be able to increase this to a maximum of 30 hours per week for an additional charge.

 

2019 - 2020

 

Open on morning of

Close at end of

Autumn Term 2019

 

Wednesday 4th September

Monday 4th November

Friday 25th October

Thursday 19th December

Spring Term 2020

 

Tuesday 7th January

Monday 24th February

Friday 14th February

Friday 3rd April

Summer Term 2020

 

Monday 20th April

Monday 1st June

Friday 22nd May

Friday 17th July

Staff training days:

Monday 2nd September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Monday 6th January 2020

Monday 20th July 2020

Tuesday 21st July 2020

Other School Closures in addition to school holidays listed above:

(Bank Holiday) Monday 4th May 2020

 

Delivery and collection

  • We expect all children in the Nursery and in Reception to Year 3 to be brought to school and collected at the end of the day by a responsible adult - i.e. someone over 16 years old.
  • Parents must inform either the secretary or the class teacher if there is to be a change in the person who normally collects the child.
  • Children in the Upper School (Y4 - Y6) may go to and from school unaccompanied if their parents so wish.
  • All children, except those in the Nursery, must arrive at school between 8:45am and 8:55am. The school cannot accept responsibility for pupils prior to 8:45am when staff begin supervision of the playgrounds.
  • Children who arrive after the bell has rung at 8:55am are late and must report to the school office.
  • Parents who are collecting or returning pupils to school during the school day MUST report to the office to sign them both in and out. This is essential to comply with fire regulations.
  • It is assumed that all children will stay at school at lunch time. Anyone wishing to take their child home to lunch should inform the school in writing.

 

Transition at 11 plus.

  • In common with all other schools in Buckinghamshire, the options for Year 6 leavers are influenced by the 11 + examinations.
  • To facilitate the smooth and effective transfer from Highworth, the school is actively involved in liaison with a number of local schools - both grammar schools and upper schools.
  • The headteacher holds a meeting for the parents of pupils in Year 5 to explain the 11 plus testing process prior to it starting. This is held annually in the Summer term.
  • Additional information is provided by Bucks County Council to the parents of all pupils in Year 6.