Information for Parents

Springfield Primary School office is open to parents from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. There is an answer phone available to leave messages outside these times. All visitors must use the main school entrance.

The office is staffed by:

Mrs L. Kelly is the Office Manager, Mrs S. Hussain is the school Receptionist, Mrs S. Chohan and Mrs A. Carter are our Admin Assistants

All of us are available during school times to help with any questions or information you may need regarding your child.

Keeping Our Children Safe Online

The internet brings remarkable opportunities for our children however it is also creating new risks. Today, the majority of children have easy access to the internet through a range of devices such as phones, tablets and even games consoles. This allows them to explore new ideas, express themselves creatively and keep in touch with friends and family from all over the world. However, it is essential that our children are given the knowledge and understanding that they need to manage the potential dangers that are introduced by the internet.

The resources below to help you understand the risks associate with being online and help your child to be a safe and responsible digital citizen.

Lunchtime

Packed Lunch

If you are providing your child with a packed lunch please ensure it does not include the following: fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or chocolate, sweets.

School Dinners

From September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 & 2 are entitled to a free school meal, in line with the DfE initiative.

Pupils in Years 3 to 6, unless entitled to Free School Meals, will need to pay for dinners.

To see our menu click here

Attendance & Punctuality

The Local Authority Attendance team monitor all absences and lateness of pupils in this school. A member of the attendance team sends group call messages to all parents of children who are not in school and have not given a reason for this absence.

Please remember that you have a legal duty to send your child to school every day.

You can view our Attendance and Punctuality Policy here: View Poilcy

Term Dates

WeeksStartsEnds
Autumn 1Mon 3 Sept 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018
Staff TrainingMon 3 Sept 2018Tues 4 Sept 2018
Staff TrainingFri 7 Sept 2018Fri 7 Sept 2018
Staff TrainingMon 10 Sept 2018Mon 10 Sept 2018
HolidayMon 29 Oct 2018Fri 2 Nov 2018
Autumn 2Mon 5 Nov 2018Friday 21 Dec 2018
Staff TrainingMon 29 Nov 2018Mon 29 Nov 2018
HolidayMon 24 Dec 2018Fri 4th Jan 2019
WeeksStartsEnds
Spring 1Mon 7 Jan 2019Fri 15 Feb 2019
HolidayMon 18 Feb 2019 Fri 22 Feb 2019
Spring 2Mon 25 Feb 2019Fri 12 April 2019
HolidayMon 15 April 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019
WeeksStartsEnds
Spring 1Mon 29 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019
HolidayMon 27 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019
Spring 2Mon 3 Jun 2019Mon 22 July 2019
HolidayTue 23 July 2019Fri 30 Aug 2019

School Times

Children enter school at 8.45 am Formal lessons start at 9:00am

Doors close at 9.00am – any children who arrive after 9am will need to register at the office by the main entrance.

Wednesday Half day for Staff training – The school closes to children at 12:55pm

You can view our Start and End of school day procedure here: View Policy

You can also view our procedures for picking up your children at the end of the school day: View Policy

 Nursery Reception Year 1 - 3Year 4 - 6
School starts12.30pm8:45am8:45am8:45am
Registration9:00 - 9:059:00 - 9:059:00 - 9:05
Break time10:25 – 10:4010:25 – 10:4010:45 - 11:00
Lunch time 11:45 - 12:4012:00 - 12:4012:00 - 12:40
Afternoon Registration12:40 - 12:5512:40 - 12:5512:40 - 12:55
Wednesday Half Day
School Closes
12:5512:5512:55
School ends 15:3015:1515:1515:15
After School Clubs15:30 - 16:15 15:30 - 16:15 15:30 - 16:15

Our Uniform

Our children look very smart in their official school uniform. School jumpers and cardigans can be bought at a very reasonable price from the school office.

Our P.E. kit consists of White T-shirt and black shorts (during the winter children may wear plain black jogging bottoms), pumps or trainers for outdoor PE.

You can view of School Uniform Policy here: View our Policy and our Acceptable Shoes Policy here: View Our Policy 

Applying for a Place

Applications for in year transfers should be made direct to Springfield Primary School via the school office.

For those parents who have applied direct via School Admissions, upon notification from School Admissions, we will place that child on our waiting list.

Should a place become available, we will offer the place to the next pupil on the school waiting list. Should no response be gained within 5 days we will send a chaser letter. If we still receive no response the place will be withdrawn and we will then advise Admissions & Appeals.

If contact is gained and the family do not want the place, the child will then automatically be withdrawn and we will then advise Admissions & Appeals. There are 30 pupils per class for other year groups, which converts to 90 children per year group. Should a child wish to go on our waiting list, their parent / guardian will need to complete the necessary paperwork. Paperwork is held in the school office, and all admissions are now dealt with by the school directly. Pupils will be held on a waiting list following Birmingham City Council’s agreed admissions policy. Priority will be given to pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and pupils who are in the care of Birmingham City Council. Following this, applicants who already have a sibling currently attending our school will be the next given priority. If the applicant does not have a sibling already attending our school then an offer will be made depending on the direct line distance from school to the home address (this is advised by Admissions and Appeals).

School admissions are advised by the office of any pupils on the waiting list, and this is updated to them every time a new application is made.

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