Bishop Carpenter CE Primary School
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is Roots, the other, Wings"
In being rooted in knowing we are all loved by God, we are then able to be more aware of our God given wings to fly and to flourish, to bear fruit in our lives, fruit of the Holy Spirit, fruit that will last. (John 15 v16)
We want our children to grow by being contemplative, compassionate and courageous
If you have a question that you think ought to be on here, please let us know.
At what age will be child start in primary school?
All children start 'Reception' in September after their fourth birthday.
How do I apply for a school place?
Please look at the school admissions policy here.
Does the School have wrap around provision?
Yes, we do. Our 'Breakfast Club' happens every morning from Monday to Friday, from 7.50am, the school office will be able to give full details.
We also have 'High Flyers', our onsite after school provision which runs until 5.30pm www.highflyers.org.uk
Does the School provide hot lunches?
Yes, our lunches are provided by, The School lunch company. Menus can be viewed here.
Does the School have an After School Club?
Not at the moment because there isn't enough demand. We canvass parents every year to assess needs and will put on a club as soon as there is sufficient demand. In the meantime, we provide lots of 'after school' clubs.
How will I know how my child is doing at school?
There are plenty of opportunities to talk to staff, 'meet the teacher' sessions, parents evenings and many others. The teachers will contact you if there are any issues or concerns. A Parents' Evening is held in late October to early November to discuss how children are progressing socially and academically. Another Parents' Evening is held in the spring term. Annual reports are issued toward the end of the summer term. Parents will be given the opportunity to discuss this report.
How should my child search for lost property?
Please make sure that anything belonging to your child is labelled with his/her name. We have a lost property cupboard in the foyer area. If it is not in the cupboard, it will probably be somewhere within the classroom. Please ask your child's class teacher.
What time does school start and finish?
Mrs Stevenson will open the school doors at 8:30am and welcomes people into the school. Lessons start at 8:45am. Any children arriving after 8:50am are marked as late. School finishes at 3:00pm. (this is under review for September 2023 in order to meet the 32.5 hours per week provision)
What happens if my child needs to take medicine at school?
Please speak to the school office.
Who was Bishop Carpenter?
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Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions