The Breakfast Club – a good way to start the morning. Since September 2005 we have successfully run a breakfast club on the school premises. It is open to all St. Francis’ children.
The aim is to provide a safe place for the children to be before school begins and to ensure that they have a choice of food to enable them to start the day well.
The breakfast club is open from 7.30 in the morning until 8.45 am. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, crumpets, baked beans, fresh fruit, fresh orange juice and milk.
There is a charge of £3.00 per day for this service. Children are fully supervised during breakfast club hours and are escorted to the playground at 8.45 am.
Breakfast Club Policy and Application Form Please telephone Mrs Buckley on 01622 771540 for any enquiries.
We also find out which of the four houses – which the children are assigned to in Key Stage 2 – has won that week’s Housepoint Competition. The four houses are St Theresa Benedicta House, St Alphonsa House, St Martin de Porres House and St Maximilian Kolbe House – each one of course named after a special saint.
At 8:55 am the day begins. There is a morning break at 10:30 – 10:50 am. Lunch break for Early Years is from 11:45 to 1:05 pm, lunch break for KS1 is from 12:00 to 1:05 pm and lunch break for KS2 is from 12:15 pm – 1:05 pm.
The end of the school day for Early Years and KS1 is 3:00 pm and 3:15 pm for KS2.
For the safety of ourselves, our pupils, our neighbours and all who use Queens Road, nearby streets and/or the school’s drop-off zone, the following reminders are given:-
•Please do not park in a no standing area or across a local resident’s driveway.
•Please do not stop on a school crossing and/or drive over the crossing whilst the crossing supervisor or any pedestrian is on the crossing.
•If you are parallel parking in a designated spot, please don’t take up a car and a half position, be mindful of sharing the available parking space if more than one car can fit.
Using the school’s drop off zone
•The school’s drop off zone is only a 1-2 minute parking spot.
•When your car pulls alongside the footpath, this is when children need to get out of the car.
•Children are to get out of the car on the pavement side.
•Make sure your child has their bag ready so that they can get out of the car quickly. Stopping to get bags out of the boot, put coats on etc. slows the traffic down and adds to congestion.
•Parking in the drop off zone through the day is not permitted.
Pick up procedure
•At pick up time, drivers are expected to park their cars and collect their children by foot.
•At times, for safety and organisational reasons, the drop off zone will be temporarily closed owing to the arrival / departure of buses (eg. excursions, sport). Where practicable, prior notice will be given.
In the infant classes children are provided with fresh fruit at breaktime. A tuck shop is provided for the junior classes. Children are encouraged to bring their own fruit or plain biscuit. There is an option to have milk.
Money to be paid each Monday morning in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and the amount enclosed written on it. Price: £2.10 per day. Please look in the ‘Site Pages’ section of the website for the Dinner Menu. Payment may also be made by cheque at the beginning of each term, payable to St. Francis’ School.
Children may bring a packed lunch. It must be in a lunch box. No glass bottles, cans or vacuum flasks.