All groups of pupils make outstanding progress because they receive consistently effective teaching.
Ofsted 2010

General Information

School Dress

We are very proud of the appearance of all children at Beecroft Primary School. The uniform is worn by all and encourages a feeling of belonging and aids good discipline.

School Uniform for Boys and Girls

  • Navy blue sweater or cardigan with school logo.
  • Navy blue or grey school trousers, skirt or pinafore (school style clothes not fashion).
  • Pale blue or white polo shirt.
  • White, navy, grey tights or socks.

Cardigans and sweaters with an embroidered school logo can be bought from school.

Summer Clothes

As above or girls can wear a blue and white gingham dress.
Boys and girls can wear short grey or navy trousers (not beach shorts).

Outdoor Clothes

Any clothes but not denim. Denim jeans are not allowed.

P.E. Kit - All Pupils

  • White, black or navy blue shorts and a plain white round neck T-shirt.
  • Pumps.
  • Trainers for outdoor P.E. lessons in Key Stage 2.

You are asked to provide a pair of indoor shoes/black pumps for your child to wear in school. This helps keep our school clean and to encourage children to look after it.

Please make sure that all school clothing, including indoor shoes are clearly marked with your child's name.

For reasons of safety neither, chains nor earrings are allowed to be worn. A single stud in each ear is permitted.

Equipment

Children should come with their own pencils, ruler and rubber. Children will need a fountain or cartridge pen in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6). They are allowed to bring crayons if they wish. Book bags with the school logo are also available from school.

Discipline And School Rules

School rules are kept to a minimum. The general rule is, "behave sensibly and with consideration for others." Our philosophy is to positively encourage and promote good behaviour and we are very proud of the very high standards of behaviour in school.

Rewards In School

Children are rewarded by praise, colour points for good work and good behaviour which lead to a mention in the "Gold Book" in Family Assembly. Four mentions in the "Gold Book" in one term, results in a letter of congratulations being sent to parents.

Reporting To Parents

You will be able to talk with your child's teacher about his/her progress at Parents' Consultation Evenings, or at any other time that is convenient to you and the teacher.

You will receive a written report of your child's progress at the end of each school year.

As parents you are encouraged to come into school to discuss any concerns that you have about your child or about general school matters. It may be necessary to make an appointment to do this to ensure that the member of staff concerned can give the matter his/her full attention. Parents should never hesitate to contact the school if they have any worries concerning their children.

Dinner Arrangements

Children may:
Go home for lunch
Have a school dinner
Bring a packed lunch

The school meals service maintains a healthy eating policy. Pupils who pay for meals should bring the week's money on Monday morning in a sealed envelope or purse clearly marked with the child's name.

If you think you may be eligible for free school dinners, please contact:

The Leeds Benefits Service
2 Great George Street
Leeds
LS2 8BA
T. 08451270113
(as soon as possible)

At lunchtime children are cared for by four midday supervisors. Members of teaching staff are always present in school at lunchtime.

We ask parents to choose the dinner arrangement for a half term. After each half term parents can change the arrangement if they wish.

Absence From School

The school is required by law to keep information relating to levels of attendance (figures not personal information). Our attendance is very high and averages 97%.

Beecroft views excellent attendance as crucial to a child's success at school. Holidays during term time are not approved except in the most exceptional of circumstances. (This should not be more than once during a child's time at Beecroft). Holidays taken during term time result in an unauthorised absence. Holidays over twenty school days will result in a child being removed from the school roll.

Regular attendance is essential if your child is to make good progress at school. Unexplained absences, persistent lateness and erratic attendances are automatically investigated by school and the Educational Welfare Officer.

Parents should note that by accepting a place at this school for their child, they imply acceptance of school policies and school rules.

Charging And Remissions

The school operates the LEA's Charging and Remission Policy A copy of the policy is available in school.

Complaints Procedure

In the event of any concern regarding the curriculum or its delivery the first person to approach is the Headteacher. The Governing Body has a procedure to be followed if the problem cannot be resolved at this level. Details of this procedure are available on request. It is always the school's policy to resolve matters at the lowest level, firstly through discussion. We welcome parental feedback.
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