The schools hours are:
Morning starts 8.45am
Afternoon finishes 3.20pm
Early 11.45am - 12.45pm
Late 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Children should not arrive at school before 8.30am unless they are attending a school club. At 8.45am, the school gates in the playground are closed and children arriving after this time must report to the office, to indicate their arrival. Unexplained lateness may result in an unauthorised absence being recorded. Children who need to leave during the school day must sign out.
“No wonder parents are overwhelmingly satisfied with the education that their children are receiving, with many making comments such as ‘This is a truly fantastic school’, ‘ inspirational’,
‘a wonderful learning environment’,
‘my daughter loves going to the school’ and ‘I cannot praise this school enough – all schools should be like this.’ “
In the event of an individual’s absence from school, parents are asked to send a letter or absence slip to the class teacher giving the reason for absence. Parents are asked not to keep their children away from school for reasons other than illness. A list of holiday dates is included to help you arrange holidays without using up valuable term time. Parents are respectfully reminded that holidays taken over and above the normal school holidays are strongly discouraged by the LA and Government as ‘every lesson counts’ (please see Department for Education website for further details). Holidays in term-time will not be authorised by the Headteacher except in 'exceptional' circumstances determined on a case-by-case basis.
Children are required to bring a packed lunch each day in a clearly labelled lunch box and as we work hard to be a healthy school, we encourage parents to include food items that promote a healthy lifestyle. Break time snacks are also encouraged to consist of a range of fresh fruit or vegetables, (not sweets or crisps). Since intake of water is a vital part of every child’s ability to learn, we suggest that all children bring a water bottle every day. Water fountains are available in the playground.
“Pupils say that 'we treat each other like a family and no one is left out'”.
SIAMS Inspection 2014
Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy is a Voluntary Aided School for pupils aged between 7 and 11 years. Our admissions policy, together with LA and Church application forms can be found on the school website. Alternatively a copy can be obtained from the school office.
“…the school has demonstrated by the improvements made over the last few years and by its consistently exceptional performance that it has excellent capacity to improve”
“Staff are proud to be at this school and work with commitment and enthusiasm to ensure that they meet the high standards set. Leadership is exceptionally well distributed throughout the school.”
VISITING THE SCHOOL
Visits to see the school in action, are warmly welcomed by the Headteacher with guided tours being provided at regular occasions during the term. Appointments to view the school should be made by contacting the school's office.