Access to the school
Parents are strongly encouraged to walk their children to school. You can access the school site via the Wokingham Road or Crescent Road entrances. All gates will be closed at 9.00am. All children should be supervised until they have entered their classroom, the only exception being children in Years 5 & 6 who walk to school alone.
The car park is for the use by staff only. To ensure the safety of the children, parents seen using the car park at any time will be asked to remove their vehicle and park elsewhere. The only exception to this is before 8.15am and after 4pm when dropping off/collecting from after school club. To ensure the safety of children and adults arriving at or leaving school, parking is not permitted on the zigzag and double red lines outside the main entrance to the school.
You MUST turn off your engine when stationary.
Length of School Day
Our school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.10pm. This equates to 6 hours 30 minutes each day, and 32 hours and 30 minutes each week.
The Foundation Stage doors are opened promptly at 8.40am. All children must be in school ready to be registered at 8.50am. Classroom doors are shut at 8.50am. Gates are shut and/or locked at 9.00am.
If the doors are shut on arrival, please take your child to the school office from where you will need to sign them in. They will then go to through to their classroom.
At the end of the school day, 3.10pm, your child must be collected by a known adult from the classroom doors. Please stand back from the doors: your child will be sent out to you.
Any children who have not been collected by 3.20pm will be brought to the office where staff will contact their parents.
No dogs are allowed on school grounds at any time.
Going to aftercare and after-school clubs
Foundation Stage children attending aftercare or after-school clubs will be taken there by a member of staff.
There are two options available to children during lunchtime at Alfred Sutton Primary School.
All children in Reception to the end of Year 2 are entitled to a meal free of charge under the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.
Children can bring a healthy packed lunch from home.
Pease note we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL. We have children in school who have severe nut allergies and touching or eating nut products can provoke a severe allergic reaction. Please ensure NO nut products or foods are brought into school. This includes chocolate spread, peanut butter sandwiches, cereal bars, cakes and sweets.
Reduce, reuse and recycle
Alfred Sutton Primary School Eco Council requests that reusable, washable pots are used where possible to reduce single-use plastics like crisp bags and yoghurt pots. Water is freely available in the hall.
The school kitchen can provide a hot and healthy lunchtime meal with a choice of meat (not halal), vegetarian or jacket potato daily. The menu changes on a three-week rota. Lunch bookings must be done before 8.00am on the morning your child needs lunch.
Any meals booked will be charged – so if you know your child is bringing a packed lunch or is not coming to school due to illness, it is important to cancel your child’s booking through ParentPay by 8.00am.
The class teacher/receptionist will take meal bookings during your child’s first few days here. However, you will need to register an account with ParentPay and book online going forward- your child will come home with a registration letter during their first week. A member of the office team will be able to assist you if you require support with this.
Milk and Snack
Milk is provided free throughout your child’s Reception year.
Every child in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 is offered a piece of fruit or vegetable daily.
Every child should bring a clearly named water bottle into school every day. This must only contain water (no fruit juice or squash please). Children have access to this throughout the school day.