The Governors of the school are responsible for staffing, finance, premises, curriculum and the future planning of the school. The Governors work very closely with the Headteacher and Leadership Team in making decisions about the school and are jointly responsible for upholding the Christian values and ethos within our school.
At Stone St. Mary's Church of England Primary School we have Governors from the following groups:
- Foundation Governors (representatives of the Church)
- The local Community
- The teaching staff of the school
- The non-teaching staff of the school
- The Headteacher is also a Governor
We are all here to do the very best we can for your child. If you have any concerns please contact your child's class teacher or make an appointment to see the Headteacher.
Children will normally start school in the September prior to their 5th birthday. When there are more requests for places than the number of places available, children are admitted in accordance with our Admissions Policy.
Prospective parents are always welcome to visit the school by appointment and we hold an introductory meeting for the parents of Reception children in the term before their child starts.
Arrangements for Pupils with Physical or Sensory Impairment
Parents of children with physical or sensory impairment are asked to inform the Headteacher of their child's needs as soon as a place at our school is offered.
The Headteacher will endeavour to make any arrangements necessary to enable the child to participate fully in lessons and activities. These may take time to put into place and may require advice and assistance from the education office or specialist agencies, so parents are urged to see the Headteacher as soon as possible so that everything can be ready for the child's first day at school.
The School Day
The school day is from 8.40 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. in EYFS and KS1 and until 3.10 p.m. in KS2
Lunchtime: 12.00 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Children can go into their classrooms from 8.40am.
It is important that children are not late for school. Late arrival in the classroom can be upsetting for your child and can be detrimental to his/her education as well as that of his/her peers.
School dinners are cooked on site and details of methods of payment, free meals and menus are available from the School Office.
Children may also bring a packed lunch but this should not include fizzy drinks, cans of drink, sweets or chocolate bars.
We have a lunchtime Code of Conduct, where we encourage everyone to say "PLEASE"and "THANK YOU" and to sit appropriately at the table!
We are proud of our Healthy School's Award and encourage children in KS2 to bring a piece of fresh fruit for a morning snack. Children in the EYFS and KS1 are provided with a piece of fruit as part of the "Free Fruit for Schools Scheme".
Children are encouraged to bring a named water bottle, containing plain water only, into their classrooms. Water coolers are available in school to refill bottles.
We are also part of the "Cool Milk for Schools Scheme" and details can be obtained from the School Office.
The wearing of school uniform is firmly established at Stone St. Mary's Church of England Primary School.
Our uniform consists of:
- Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress
- White polo shirt
- Bottle green jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt
- Girls may wear bottle green, grey or black tights or white ankle or knee length socks
Children must wear sensible shoes at all times and these should be black - trainers are not allowed.
Sweatshirts with the school logo on are available through the school. Please enquire at the School Office. We also sell school bags, baseball caps and fleece jackets.
Sensible hairstyles are expected in school - Excessive hair gel and patterns shaved in heads are not allowed. Long hair must be tied back or braided using simple black, brown, green or white hair bands.
For P.E. the children need black shorts, a plain white tee-shirt and black plimsolls. Trainers can be worn by Key Stage 2 children for outdoor P.E. lessons. Children may wear a tracksuit for outdoor PE in the winter months.
Children with pierced ears may wear studs in school. These must be removed or taped over during PE lessons for Health and Safety reasons. Parents should provide tape in their child's PE bag.
Uniform can be bought from most department stores.
We encourage all items of clothing, lunch boxes, water bottles, bags, etc. to be named so that we can return lost items to their rightful owners.
Lost property is stored in the Entrance Hall.
Every term Lost Property will be displayed in the playground before and after school to encourage items to be collected. If items remain they will be disposed of as we do not have the space to store them.
Children requiring an asthma inhaler should ensure that a pump is kept in school.
Parents of children requiring medication during school hours need to complete the appropriate paperwork at the School Office.
We have fully qualified first aiders on the staff who deal with minor injuries. If we are at all concerned about your child, either regarding an injury or illness, you will be contacted immediately. All parents are asked to complete an emergency form and to ensure we have other contact numbers so that someone else can be contacted if you are unavailable. Until we have contacted you, we will take any action required in the interests of the child.
All serious injuries are recorded and reported to parents where it is deemed necessary.
At Stone St. Mary's Church of England Primary School we aim to promote a happy, secure and caring environment where children are loved and valued and are able to develop spiritually, morally and socially as well as acquire skills and knowledge in accordance with our Christian ethos.
We are Rights Respecting School and expect all members of our school community to act responsibly showing standards of behaviour at all times.
We have a clear Behaviour Policy. Please see our Policies section.
All complaints should be addressed to the Headteacher. The following procedure will then be followed
- Parents will be invited to discuss the matter with the Headteacher.
- Every effort will be made to settle the complaint quickly.
If your complaint has not been resolved satisfactorily, the Headteacher will give you information on how to make a formal complaint to the Governing Body.
All complaints will be recorded and treated as strictly confidential.