Information for Parents

Our School Day

 

FS1         Morning 8.45am - 11.45am  or   Afternoon 12.25pm - 3.25pm

 

FS2         Morning 8.45am - 12.00am        Afternoon 1.10pm -3.25pm

               (Doors open at 8.40pm for Foundation Stage pupils)

Infants:   Morning 8.50am - 12.10noon     Afternoon 1.10pm - 3.25pm

 

Juniors:  Morning 8.50am - 12.10 noon    Afternoon 1.10pm - 3.25pm

               (School doors open at 8.45am and in Foundation at 8.40am)

 

Supervision of children before and after school                 

There is no official supervision of children before 8.45am.  All children need to be supervised by an adult before school until the doors open at 8.45 and after school once they have been released to a parent/carer or named adult.  Parents or carers must inform the school office or class teacher if someone else will be picking their child up as children can only be released to people named on their child’s collection form.

 

Breakfast Club and Walker Service

The school Breakfast Club runs from 7.30am each morning during term time and currently costs £4.50 per day.  Children attending this club are provided with breakfast and take part in a range of activities until the start of the school day.  A walker service costing £3.00 per child is also available to take children to the Phoenix After School Club held at Adwick Primary School.  Any Phoenix club fees are paid directly to Adwick Primary School. 

 

Dinner Money

School dinners are available at a cost of £10.00 per week. These are payable in advance on a Monday morning. Please ensure that all money is in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name. All cheques are payable to DMBC.

 

There is a new on-line service for parents wishing to apply for Free School Meals. If you log onto the Doncaster Council website and search for free school meals, there is now an option to apply on-line.

Once completed, the application is automatically checked against the Department for Education’s Eligibility Checking Service (ECS) and it will instantly tell you if you qualify for free school meals. The application is then automatically forwarded to the Free School Meals team who will process the application, usually on the same date it is received. An email confirming the entitlement will be sent to the school the following morning.

 

Click here to go to the online service to apply for free school meals

 

Water Bottles

Please provide your child with a water bottle in school, everyday. Juice is only allowed at lunch times if your child has a packed lunch for their dinner.

 

Fruit

Fruit is provided each day, free of charge, to all of the infants. If your child is in the Juniors (Y3 and above) and you wish them to have a snack at break time, they are allowed to fetch their own fruit into school. The children are not allowed to eat any other snacks during break times apart from fruit.

 

Jewellery

Please remember that jewellery is not allowed to be worn in school, except for small stud earrings.  For health and safety reasons, no jewellery (which includes earrings and watches) are allowed to be worn during P.E.

 

P.E

Please ensure that all children have an appropriate P.E kit in school at all times.  P.E kits can be brought into school on a Monday and left at school until Friday. This will ensure that they have a kit in school if there was a need to change the day of P.E.

 

Maintenance Fund

As a Catholic School we are liable for 10% of the cost of any capital building works to the school.  To raise this money the Governors have established a Maintenance Fund and each family in school are asked to make a voluntary contribution of £30.00 per year, or 75p per week.  A maintenance fund card is issued to each child at the beginning of each academic year and contributions are recorded by the school office as they are made.

 

Road Safety

Parents are requested to park thoughtfully in the vicinity of the school and not to park blocking access for local residents.  Parents must not park in the school car park.

 

School Nursing Service

If you have any concerns or would like some advice regarding your child’s health, the School Nursing Service has a single point of contact where you can speak to a health professional.  Our school nurse is called Anne Mulligan.  If no-one is available when you call, you can leave a message and someone will ring you back that day.  The telephone number is 01302 384138 or you can email cyp&fschoolnurses@rdash.nhs.uk 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a range of extra-curricular activities available to our pupils.  A termly timetable and further information about these can be found on the extra curricular page.

 

Please ask at the school office for more details about any after-school clubs and activities.

 

School Uniform

Please ensure that all items of uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name so that it may be returned if misplaced throughout the school day.  School sweatshirts and cardigans with a logo can be purchased through the Friends of School.  They can also be purchased from within our local Asda at Carcroft.

Girls' Uniform:

Grey Skirt, Pinafore or Trousers

White Shirt or Polo Shirt

Navy Sweatshirt or Cardigan

Red Tie (Optional)

Black Shoes

White Socks or Navy Tights

 

 

Optional Summer Uniform

Blue Gingham Dress

Blue Gingham Shorts

Grey School Shorts

(Shorts must be an appropriate length for school)

 

PE Kit:

Black Shorts

Plain White T-Shirt

Plain black, grey or navy tracksuit may be worn for outdoor games on cold weather.

Pumps or trainers.

 

Boys' Uniform:

Grey Trousers

White Shirt or Polo Shirt

Navy Sweatshirt

Red Tie (Optional)

Black Shoes

Grey Socks

 

 

Optional Summer Uniform

Grey School Shorts

(Shorts must be an appropriate length for school)

 

 

 

PE Kit:

Black Shorts

Plain White T-Shirt

Plain black, grey or navy tracksuit may be worn for outdoor games on cold weather.

Pumps or trainers.

 

St Joseph & St Teresa's Catholic Primary SchoolFederated with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School, Bentley, Doncaster.Tel: 01302 723320 Fax: 01302 728011Email: admin@st-joseph-st-teresas.doncaster.sch.ukDoncaster Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN6 7QN