Back to school

The new school year begins next Tuesday 5th September 2022.

Years 1 to 6

All children in Years 1-6 return to school on Tuesday 5th September.

Year R New Starters

New starters joining our Reception classes will have a phased start. Reception staff will be making home visits between Tuesday 5th and Friday 8th September. All new starters will start Reception part-time from Monday 11th September before they all attend from Thursday 14th September.

We expect all new Reception pupils to be wearing school uniform when they are in school.

Access points

As you can see from the map below, all entry points to our school grounds will be in use:
(1) and (2) the main entrance on Havelock Road;
(3) the gate on Havelock Road into the Reception playground;
(4) the gate on High Town Road on to the High Town Road Playground;
(6) the gate at the bottom of Cobden Street on to the North Street Playground.
Please use the entrance gate that is most convenient for you.

Click here to view and download a full-sized version of the map (opens in a new tab)

Entry to classrooms is through the external classroom doors or through the doors between the Key Stage 1 and 2 buildings below the canopies past the circular courtyard with the painted picture walls. Staff will be positioned at the entry points and around the site to guide anyone who is not sure where to go.

Drop-off & Pick-up times

On Tuesday 5th September, children may arrive at any time from 8.30 – 9.15am. (Registration closes at 9.15am)
From Wednesday 6th September, children should arrive at the normal time of 8.40am (Years 1-2) and 8.45am (Years 3-6).

Dismissal at the end of the day is at the normal time of 3.20pm for Years 1 and 2 and 3.25pm for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Children should be collected from the external door of their own classroom. Again, staff will be around the school site to direct parents who may not be sure where to go.

To avoid congestion in the Year 4 courtyard at the end of the day, the pick-up locations for two of the classes will be in the circular courtyard on the other side of the glass corridor. Badger Class will be dismissed from the doorway beneath the canopies, indicated on the map above with a pink star. Elm Class will be dismissed from the doorway from the glass corridor, indicated on the map above with a blue star. Bluebell and Goldfinch classes will be released from their external doors into the Year 4 courtyard.

Children in Years 5 and 6 only are permitted to leave their classes at 3.25pm unaccompanied as long as parents and carers have given their permission. A ParentMail response form will be available for this purpose from 8.00am on Friday 1st September.

Medication drop-off

If your child needs any medication during the school day, this can be handed over to Mrs Changara, our Health Care Assistant, who will be located in the Reception outdoor area (inside Gate 3) between 8.30 and 9.30am on Tuesday 5th September.

School lunches - new arrangements

You will already have received information about the changes to our school meals payment system. We will no longer be using the SCOPAY system – school meals will be ordered and paid for using the ParentMail app.

Existing credit from the Scopay accounts has all been transferred to ParentMail accounts. Don’t forget to top up your account in ParentMail ready for the new term.

Full details of the new arrangements can be found by clicking the button below:

Pupils in Year 3 are no longer eligible for free lunches under the Universal Infant Free School Meals funding. You can find out if you are eligible for Benefits Related Free School Meals by clicking the button below. If you are not eligible, you will need to add money to your ParentMail account to pay for meals. Meals cost £2.40 per day (£12 per week).

School uniform

Please take time to look at our school uniform page as a reminder of our expectations.

New school uniform items can be ordered using the ParentMail app.

We have a supply of pre-loved uniform items which are available at no cost, although items do need to be ordered — a form for this is available from our office in the main school entrance.

Don’t forget that the Level Trust charity offers free school uniform and support to all Luton families through their Uniform Exchange, located in The Mall.

Click the Level Trust logo above to visit their website and online catalogue of items.

Supervision out of school hours

Our Breakfast Club and After School Care Club are both open from Tuesday 5th September.

Breakfast Club opens at 8.00am; After School Club is open from 3.20pm – 6.00pm.

As with uniform and school meals, payment for Breakfast Club and After School Club is through the ParentMail app.

Any new families looking to join need to complete a registration form, available from the school office.