Parents

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
  • School Meals
  • Times of Day
  • Friends
  • Early Help
  • Parent View
  • MarvellousMe
  • Breakfast Club
  • Absence

Admission Arrangements


Reception Admissions

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.

 

The most up to date Admissions Policy can be found within the Our School section of our website, under Policies.

 

Nursery Admissions

Applications for a nursery place can be made at any time.

Application Forms are available from the School Office.

 

 

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.

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Click below to read our Whistle Blowing Policy.

Whistleblowing Policy

Click below to read our Complaints Policy for the Trust.

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

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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:

http://pspa.hudsonschoolwear.co.uk/

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
  • yellow gingham dress

 

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
  • yellow gingham dress

 

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 2019/20


Please follow the link for our Attendance Policy:

Phoenix attendance policy

 

Please find here the term dates for 2019 – 20:

Term Dates 2019-2020

 

School Meals


Mrs Houghton is our Catering Manager, and works with the team of wonderful catering staff to provide us with mouthwatering meals every day!

As well as the main hot dinner, jacket potatoes or the vegetarian option; children can choose a school packed lunch.  Children love the lunchbox where they can choose a sandwich or roll, a savoury or pasta, salad pot and other items.  There is always a salad bar including fresh fruit and fresh bread available daily.

School meals are priced at £2.30 a day (£11.50 per week) and this can be paid online preferably, if you need a link for this please contact the school office, or in a named envelope to the school office please.

If your child has any dietary requirements that you would like to discuss with Mrs Houghton she is always happy to speak with you, please ask at the school office and we can put you in touch with her.

Are you eligible for Free School Meals? Even if you are in receipt of the Universal Free School Meals, you can still make an application as this generates a huge amount of funding for the school to benefit your child.  The link can be found here and we can assist with applications in the school office.

 

Please find the Menus below.

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Lunch Box Menu Summer Term

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 11:45, or 12:15 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, with our Summer and Christmas Fairs being incredibly popular and open to the local community.

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, we even raised £10,000 for a new library.

Friends of Phoenix do this on a voluntary basis and we appreciate any time or 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.

 

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:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

 

MarvellousMe


‘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:

https://marvellousme.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Parent-Walkthrough.pdf

Breakfast Club


Breakfast Club at Phoenix St Peter Academy is not only about providing children a healthy meal to start the day, it provides social opportunities, a reliable form of childcare and a calmer start to the day when transitioning into lessons.  This has proven to support an increase in educational outcomes.

The cost of Breakfast Club is £2 per child per day. There is an annual registration fee of £3 per child.

Please could we ask that Breakfast Club is paid for on the day or in advance.  Payment can be made online, please ask the school office if you need a link for this.  Cash should be received in a named envelope and handed directly to the Breakfast Club Supervisors.

Children arriving for Breakfast Club must use the front entrance and must arrive between 7.30am – 8am.  After 8am the doors will be shut.

 

Please speak to the school office for an application form.

Horizon

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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