CRAGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Our aim is to have a happy school where everyone feels secure allowing all to achieve their full potential, removing barriers to learning committed and committed to fostering good health
Children are admitted into the Foundation Unit on a part time basis from the age of 3 years. You may put your child’s name down for a place any time before this age by calling into the school and completing an admission form. Children are then accepted into the Foundation Unit in strict birthday order until all the available places are filled. Before admission we will contact you and make arrangements for you to visit the school with your child. We also arrange information meetings for parents to explain our routines and the way we teach the children. Home visits by staff will be arranged at this visit. for a full time school place through Rotherham Council’s Education Admissions Office.
An application pack will be sent to your home address in the autumn term of the year before your child is due to start school. You should complete the form and return it to the Education Office stating your preference of schools. RMBC will then inform you at which school your child has been offered a place based on the admission criteria and the number of places at the school. Children wishing to enter the school at times other than at the beginning of their school career must complete both an admission form and transfer form and return them to school. Children will then be admitted to the school providing that the recommended admission limit of that year group will not be exceeded.
Children who attend the foundation unit part time do not automatically get a place at the school. Parents must apply
THE SCHOOL DAY
The school session times are as follows: Foundation Stage One 09:00 am – 12:00 pm 12:00 am – 03:00 pm Foundation Stage Two 8:45 am – 3:00 pm Key Stage One 8:45 am – 3:05 pm Key Stage Two 8:45am – 3:10 pm Dinner Time: Foundation 1: 12:00-12:30 pm Foundation 2: 11:30–12:30 pm Key stage 1: 12:00–1:00 pm Key Stage 2: 12:15–1.00 pm Assembly Daily 9:00am-9:15am At reception when taking your child out of school and also sign back in when you return your child to school. We are always concerned for the safety of our children, and request that parents bringing park in the school grounds.
Key stage 1 and 2 children have a free playtime for 10:00 minutes each day during the morning session
8:00 am-8:45 am You must inform the Head teacher either by telephone or letter, if for any reason you wish your child to leave school during the day. It is the responsibility of parents to collect and return their children from school and back to school as the school cannot be responsible for children not on the school premises.
Please sign the book when collecting children Do not drive up the school access road or Drivers are asked to be particularly vigilant as they approach the vicinity of the school, as many children make their way to and from school on foot.
THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
The curriculum for the children throughout school follows the Department for Education (DFE) curriculum guidance.
The Foundation Stage
Within the Foundation Stage great emphasis is placed on first hand learning experiences. The Foundation Stage Curriculum has six areas of learning. They are Communication, Language and Literacy. Mathematics. Knowledge and Understanding of the World. Personal,Social and Emotional development. Creative development and Physical development.
The children learn...