The School Day

Good Attendance = Good Learning

At St Philip’s all staff are committed to helping children to achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. In order for children to get the greatest possible benefits from school, good attendance and punctuality is essential. Please ensure that children are in school everyday. Holidays will not be authorised. 

The school day starts at 8:50am. The children need to be in school everyday and on time. Our current annual attendance is 95.7%. Our school target is 96.6%.

Attendance Badges 

Children achieve termly attendance badges for their good attendance in school. See below for this term's expectations for earning a badge! 

This term (Summer) is 63 days: 

0 days absence - 100% attendance = GOLD

0.5 days absence  - 99.1% attendance = SILVER 

1.0 days absence - 98.2% attendance = SILVER

1.5 days absence - 97.4% attendance = BRONZE

2.0 days absence - 96.5% attendance = BRONZE 

2.5 days absence - 95.6% attendance = NO BADGE

Times of the School Day

From 8:00 am

Breakfast Club

8:50 am

The bell goes and children are collected from the playground by their teachers

9:00 am

Classroom doors are locked and late children must be brought to reception to be signed in

9:00 am

Daily Act of Worship:
Monday: Worship with Miss Kinch or Ms Jackson
Tuesday: Singing worship with Mrs Jordan
Wednesday: Worship led by Mister Rick
Thursday: Class worship
Friday: Celebration worship – Parents invited to attend

10:30 am

KS1 playtime

10:45 am

KS2 playtime

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime

3:00 pm

School finishes

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Care4Kids After School Club

Snack Time

We have mid-morning break when the younger children have fruit provided by the national fruit scheme for all children under 7 years of age. The older children can purchase or bring a healthy snack.

Children under 5 and those on free dinners are provided with a carton of milk each day. Milk is available to the other children at a small cost levied by the LA. Milk is paid for in advance, per term.

School Dinners

Dinner money should be paid on Monday morning for the whole week. Failure to pay dinner money
will result in your child being asked to bring in a packed lunch or they must be taken home for their
dinner. Any debt incurred for dinners will be passed on to Citywide Catering for collection.
A free dinner is currently provided for every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

If you feel you may be entitled to free school meals call at the school office and Mrs Lewis will give
you advice on how to apply. You should still apply even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2.

If you wish to change the arrangements for your child’s dinner e.g. from school lunch to packed
lunch we need to know 2 weeks in advance. This is to help the cook with the ordering of the food.

Packed lunches should contain nutritional food i.e. a sandwich, piece of fruit, yoghurt, a cereal
bar biscuit.

Sweets, chocolate bars and chewing/bubble gum are not healthy and therefore not
allowed. On special occasions, children are sometimes given sweets or chocolate at school
as a treat. St Philip’s is a NUT FREE school due to some children having nut allergies.