Working in strong partnership with parents is immensely important to each child’s learning. Here at Phoenix St Peter Academy we welcome parental involvement in a number of ways.

We believe that a warm welcome, positive approach and easy access to information are key to securing effective home/school relationships.

  • Admissions
  • Complaints
  • Uniform
  • Remissions
  • Term Dates
  • Calendar
  • Times of Day
  • Friends
  • Early Help
  • Parent View
  • MarvellousMe
  • School Meals
  • Absence

Admission Arrangements

REAch2 2018 Admissions Consultation by fiona on Scribd

Applications for school placements can be made directly to the school or via Suffolk County Council admissions here. The school will liaise with you about a school place and will contact you with the outcome of your application.

Nursery Admissions 2017/18

Applications for a nursery place for September 2017 at are now open for children who were born between 02/07/13 and 01/07/14 to apply directly to the school. Application Forms are available from the School Office. A separate application for a place in Reception needs to be made to the school.

Reception Admission 2017/18

Applications for reception class 2017 need to be made by 15th January 2017 for children born between 02/07/2011 and 01/07/2012.

We have a waiting list for next year and if you wish your child to be placed on this list, please make an application. There is no automatic transfer from nursery to reception; an application must be made and you must apply before the closing date. Parents/carers should be aware that they must apply for a nursery place even if there is a sibling already in the school.

Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

Parents inform the school via the school’s application form. The Special Needs Co-ordinator is alerted and, if the child has an EHCP , a formal meeting is set up with the parent, head teacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator to discuss whether the school can meet the needs of the child.

The site manager is informed if any adjustments to the school building need to be made e.g. further ramps, toilet facilities, heights of chairs and tables etc.

Resource implications are discussed – both staffing and equipment.

The Special Needs Co-ordinator from the previous school is contacted

The child’s needs are discussed and his or her SEN records are requested.

Liaison with outside agencies takes place and the class teacher is consulted.

An individual education plan is put in place on admittance.

For more information on our SEND policy, click HERE.


Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Disabilities

The school can be accessed by a wheel chair via a ramp. The school is all on ground level. Doorways are wide enough to allow wheelchair access.

The parent informs the school via the School’s Admission form if they would like their child to have a place.

If a child has an EHCP, a formal meeting is set up with the parent and the SENCO, to discuss whether the school is able to meet the child’s needs.

The Special Needs Co-ordinator attends regular training which she or he cascades to other members of staff through school INSETs. Staff also attend a range of courses to ensure that they have the expertise to support the pupils in their care.

Peer Mentors have been set up in order to provide support and guidance to other children in the playground at lunch time. This builds pupils’ confidence and gets them involved in helping to improve our school.


Complaints Policy

Click below to read our Complaints Policy for the Academy.

Reach2 Complaints Policy Academy

Click below to read our Whistle Blowing Policy.

Whistleblowing Policy

Click below to read our Complaints Policy for the Trust.

Complaints Policy Trust

Click Below to read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for the Trust.

Safeguarding Policy Reach2

Uniform Requirements

Phoenix St Peter Academy has worked with parents, carers and pupils to implement a uniform that works for everyone.  Our expectations are set out here.  Please note that there are only a small number of Phoenix St Peter Academy branded items which are compulsory to buy.   All other branded items are optional, allowing for cost to be kept to a minimum.

The link for our branded schoolwear is:

Reception to Year 4 pupils wear:

  • Phoenix St Peter Academy branded round neck jumper
  • plain black shoes or trainers (with no markings or logos of other colours)
  • plain black tights or socks
  • plain black skirt, dress or trousers
  • plain (or optional Phoenix St Peter Academy branded) white polo shirt


Year 5 and 6 pupils wear:

  • Phoenix St Peter Academy branded tie
  • Phoenix St Peter Academy branded v-neck jumper or cardigan
  • plain black shoes or trainers (with no markings or logos of other colours)
  • plain black tights or socks
  • plain black skirt, dress or trousers
  • plain collared white shirt or blouse


On PE days, pupils are to come to school in PE kit.  This is:

  • Phoenix St Peter Academy branded PE t-shirt
  • plain black tracksuit trousers or plain black shorts
  • plain black socks
  • plain black trainers (with no marks or logos of other colours)
  • usual Phoenix St Peter Academy branded jumper or cardigan, or optional Phoenix St Peter Academy branded hoodie.

Please note, there is no coat, school bag or water bottle uniform requirement.  A plain book bag is optional but not required.


Additional requirements:

  • hair bows or accessories must be red or yellow only
  • no make-up or nail varnish is allowed
  • we recommend no jewellery at all, but if earrings must be worn, only studs are allowed.  These will need to be removed for PE.  If this is not possible for any reason, please inform us
  • please ensure every item of clothing and all accessories are labelled clearly with your child’s name


Charging and Remissions Policy

  • Click below to read our draft Charging and Remissions Policy.

Charging and Remissions Policy

Term Dates 2018/2019

Please follow the link for our Attendance Policy:

Phoenix attendance policy


Please find here the term dates for 2018 – 19:

Term Dates 2018-19


Autumn 2 2018

End of term – Thursday 20th December 2018


December Dates:

Tuesday 4th December, during the school day – Christmas Pantomime for all year groups.

Friday 7th December, after school – Snowglobe family photos.

Wednesday 12th December at 10:30am – Nursery and Reception attending pantomime at Seagull Theatre. Parent helpers will be required.

Wednesday 12th December – Christmas lunch (£2.30)

Friday 14th December – Wear your Christmas Jumper in aid of Save the Children. Donation to the charity.

Monday 17th December at 2:30pm – Year 4 Christmas Performance – Parents of Year 4 pupils only

Wednesday 19th December – after school (times to be confirmed) – EYFS to KS1 and KS2 Christmas Party organised by Friends of Phoenix.

Thursday 20th December at 10am – Early Years Nativity and whole school carols at Phoenix St Peter church. Everybody is welcome.

Christmas cards can be brought in to school from Monday 10th December. Children can post their cards in the Christmas post box in school. All cards will need to have pupil’s names and class names on the envelope.


Times of Day

School starts       8:45 (gates open 8:40)

Morning break   10:25 – 10:45

Lunch                  12:20 – 13:20

School finishes   15:15

*Please note, nursery begins at 8:45 and ends at 12:00, or 12:30 for those who stay for lunch

Friends of Phoenix

Friends of Phoenix is a group of parents and carers dedicated to giving our pupils the best experience possible.  We regularly run events and fundraisers.

We have raised a significant amount of money which has been used to improve the school, for example paying for outings for our children, and for new homework books.

Friends of Phoenix do this on a voluntary basis and we appreciate any time orS assistance that parents and carers within the school can offer us.

If you would like to be involved, please contact Kelly Harris (Coordinator of Friends of Phoenix and Parent Governor) at school, or message us through the FOP Facebook page.

Friends-Of-Phoenix-Meeting-Minutes May 2018

Friends of Phoenix Meeting Minutes – June 2018

Friends of Phoenix Meeting Minutes Late June 2018

Early Help Offer

We know that life can at times be complex and challenging, and we are ready to support children and families during the more difficult times.  Please click this link to view our Early Help Offer:

Early Help Offer

Parent View

To access Ofsted’s Parent View, please click on the link below:




‘MarvellousMe tells you about the wonderful things that your child is learning, and pings you when they’ve been praised for good work or a great character skill.’

We use the online tool MarvellousMe as a way of helping parents and carers to be engaged in their child’s learning and success.  It’s used by staff and parents right through from Nursery to Year 6.  It’s free, easy to use, and you can find an explanation of how it works in the link below:

Free School Meals

Applications for free school meals need to be made online.  Please follow the link below:


Curriculum ™

Broadening children's horizons at Phoenix St Peter
The Horizon curriculum was written by school leaders and aims to develops a wide range of skills that supports the children to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world; preparing them for the future.

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