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  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Times of School and Attendance Reception - 8.40am-8.50am start and 3.10pm finish Year 1 - 8.40am-8.50am start and 3.10pm finish Drop off and collection on Reception playground All other year groups drop off and collection via main playground Year 2 – 8.40am start and 3.10pm finish Year 3 - 8.50am start and 3.15pm finish Year 4 – 8.50am start and 3.15pm finish Year 5 - 8.50am start and 3.20pm finish Year 6 – 8.50am start and 3.20pm finish our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 School times for Academic Year 2021-2022. ​ Please wear a mask (unless medically exempt and have shown proof to school) when dropping off and collecting, arrive on time and queue/stay at least 2 meters apart from other families/parents. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Malala Yousafzai Attendance Children who come to school every day stand the best possible chance of achieving well at school. ​ Lessons are like building blocks. Every block that a child misses will affect their knowledge and understanding and it is not easy to make up for this lost time. One of the best ways you can help your child achieve well is sending them to school every day. ​ For this reason, we ask you to support us in providing your child with a high quality education by ensuring they are in school and on time every single day, unless there are exceptional circumstances. ​ If your child is ill, please contact the school office by 9am on each day they will be absent. If your child is ill with vomiting and/or diarrhoea, the school’s policy asks that your child does not return to school until 48 hours has passed since they last exhibited symptoms. ​ Please book routine appointments such as dental check-ups outside school time. Attendance should be 95% or above. Any attendance below 90% is classed as persistent absenteeism and school will need to get involved to improve it. Leave of Absence Requests The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the case of Platt v Isle of Wight Council which has clarified the law on unauthorised leave, including holidays, during term time. The parents of children of compulsory school age are required to ensure that they attend school on a regular basis. The Supreme Court has made clear that attending school ‘regularly’ means that the children must attend school on every day that they are required to do so. As such, the parents of any child who are absent from school without authorisation for any length of time are likely to be considered as committing an offence under s444 of the Education Act 1996. Head Teachers retain the ability to authorise leave in accordance with the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. When considering such requests for a leave of absence, the school are obliged to act within the law. Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application. If the leave is granted, Head Teachers are able to determine the number of school days a child can be absent for. It is for the Head Teacher to decide what is ‘exceptional’ and it is at their discretion if the circumstances warrant the leave to be granted. The school can only consider Leave of Absence requests which are made by the ‘resident’ parent. Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a case by case basis and on its own merits. Where applications for leave of absence are made in advance and refused, the child will be required to be in school on the dates set out in the application. If the child is absent during that period, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, which may result in legal action being taken against the parent(s), by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice. Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued to the parent(s). Applications should be made at least 28 days in advance to allow for an informed decision to be made. Your child’s progress academically as well as socially is our shared priority. IF NEED TO MAKE AN APPLICATION FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR THE HEADTEACHER TO CONSIDER, PLEASE COMPLETE THE REQUEST FORM AVAILABLE ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE OR FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE, AND HAND IN TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE OR EMAIL TO office@rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk You will receive a formal response letter to your request from the Head Teacher. Application for Leave of Absence

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    1 Bailey Road Rugby, CV23 0PD England, United Kingdom Read more LATEST NEWS Science Week At the end of April we celebrated Science Week. Each day the children had a different experiment which made them question, investigate and test. The school is part of the Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) Trust. Our sister school in the Trust is Rugby Free Secondary School which is located on the other side of Rugby to us. The Trust and our Local Governing Body provide us with the support and challenge to grow and develop. DSC02998_web_square DSC02998_web_square 1/1 Read more DSC02848_square DSC02782_square DSC02866_square DSC02848_square 1/4 DSC02808_square DSC02790_SQUARE DSC02810_square DSC02808_square 1/5 Welcome to RFPS Rugby Free Primary is a 4 – 11 school serving pupils from the local community. The school opened in 2015 with just 42 pupils in Reception and will reach its full capacity with 420 pupils from Years R – 6 in September 2021. our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 DSC02882_square DSC02831_square DSC03062_square DSC02882_square 1/4 RFPS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Read more

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Newsletters Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr Seuss Please have a look at our latest school newsletters below to keep up to date with everything that's happening in our school. Make sure you check back regularly! ​ ​ 16th July 2021 21st May 2021 19th Mar 2021 22nd Jan 2021 13th Nov 2020 18th Sept 2020 9th July 2021 14th May 2021 12th Mar 2021 15th Jan 2021 6th Nov 2020 11th Sept 2020 2nd July 2021 7th May 2021 5th Mar 2021 18th Dec 2020 23rd Oct 2020 25th June 2021 30th April 2021 26th Feb 2021 11th Dec 2020 16th Oct 2020 18th June 2021 23rd Apr 2021 12th Feb 2021 4th Dec 2020 9th Oct 2020 11th June 2021 1st Apr 2021 5th Feb 2021 27th Nov 2020 2nd Oct 2020 28th May 2021 26th Mar 2021 29th Jan 2021 20th Nov 2020 25th Sept 2020

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    School Meals It has been shown that when children eat a healthy, nutritious lunch their concentration and learning is better in the afternoon. It also has the added benefit of teaching children more about social interaction and encouraging them to try new and exciting foods. Back to Parents our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 For those parents who have children with specific food allergies, intolerances or cultural needs, please contact the school office to make them aware of your child’s needs and discuss how your child can enjoy delicious free school meals along with all their class mates and the choices available. Imagine a world where every child was educated about how amazing food is. Jamie Oliver Universal Infant Free School Meals Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all have a school dinner. This is compulsory unless they have a specific medical need not to. This is free through Universal School Meals funding. We have a team of talented cooks who work hard in our own school kitchen. They provide a very balanced menu with four meal options per day. Children select their lunch option as part of registration each morning and are then given a band in the colour corresponding to their choice. Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s meal choice with them in advance. School Meals for Children in Year 3 - 6 Pupils in Year 3 – 6 may bring a packed lunch or have a school dinner. The cost of school dinners is £2.50 per day and can be paid via ParentPay. If your child brings in a packed lunch from home, this needs to be balanced and healthy. Please avoid sending your child to school with any bars of chocolate, packets of sweets or fizzy drinks. At RFPS we teach and encourage healthy eating and hope that parents support us in this. We do not want to ban certain food items as we believe in parental choice, however, please be aware of the effect that sugar highs and lows have on concentration, learning and behaviour. If your child brings grapes into school as part of their lunch or at snack time, these need to be cut up length ways. We have a strict NO NUTS POLICY due to having children with serious, airborne nut allergies. Menus School lunch menus run on a three week rotation. Please find attached our latest menus. KSI Lunch Menu 2020-21 KS2 Menu Spring Term 2020-21 Lunch Menu 2021-22 Pupil Premium If you think you may be entitled to help towards free school meals, please click here . School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) is a government programme that entitles every child in England, aged 4-6 in fully state-funded schools to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day, this equates to approximately 2.3m children in approximately 16,300 schools. The scheme was introduced following the NHS Plan, launched in 2000, which included a commitment to implement a national fruit and vegetable scheme by 2004. The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is funded by the Department of Health. The Scheme is part of the national 5 A DAY programme. Fruit and vegetables are key to a healthy lifestyle and it is recommended that children eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Research has indicated that on average children in England only eat around three portions daily, with many eating fewer. Children in years 3 through to year 6 can still enjoy fruit and vegetables at break time but this must be brought in from home. Please ensure this is fruit and vegetables only and nuts must not be included and is separate from their packed lunch. Cool Milk in School Our school provides a milk scheme that gives all children under five FREE milk. Our milk is provide by Cool Milk who supply us with fresh, cool, dairy milk cartons. At this time this is only dairy milk and does not include other milk to cater for allergies & intolerances. Children under five will automatically be offered milk once they start with us and this will stop on their 5th birthday. If your child is over five and you would like them to receive daily milk in school, then please complete the application form below and send directly to Cool Milk. This is chargeable at around £14 per term which can be paid for termly or annually. More details are available here: https://www.coolmilk.com/ Lunch times are supervised in the hall by our team of Teaching Assistants and Sports Coaches, who know the children and can encourage them to eat well.

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Term Dates our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 Establishing and keeping a routine can be more important than having a lot of time. Below are our term dates for the current year and next year. ​ RFPS Term and Holiday Dates 2020/2021 RFPS Term and Holiday Dates 2021/2022 RFPS Term and Holiday Dates 2022/2023

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Working For Us Rugby Free Primary School has the following Staff vacancies - please click on the links below for further information: You can also set up alerts on the following websites: ​ WMJobs using "Rugby Free Primary School" as a search keyword ​ Government Teaching Vacancies using the search criteria available Back to About Us our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 I love working at RFPS because the team want the best for every child. We are currently recruiting for: ​​ ​ Teaching and Learning Assistant Please click here for more information Apprentice Teaching and Learning Assistant Please click here for more information ​ ​ Please click here for all job opportunities at Rugby Free Secondary School.

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Starting School At Rugby Free Primary School, we believe it is incredibly important that children make a happy and settled start to their school life. Back to Parents our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 We want children to be excited about beginning their school journey with us and parents to feel informed and confident every step of the way. You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so... get on your way! Dr Seuss So you can make an informed choice about sending your child to us, we conduct regular tours of our lovely school so you can see for yourself the children at work. Once you have received confirmation of your child’s school place, we will be in touch with you to arrange a home visit. This allows us to meet your child in the environment where they feel most comfortable. It is an opportunity for parents to discuss your child and to ask questions about school life. It is a really valuable first opportunity to begin building the relationship between your child, family and our school, something which is so important to us. During the summer term before your child begins school, we will hold a parent’s information meeting and invite children for a play session in the Reception classroom. This is so helpful for children to visualise the setting and meet staff. You will be able to order specific items of uniform directly from the school during this time in preparation for September. We will also liaise with local nurseries children have attended to gain an understanding of their personalities, attainment and needs. In September, we will plan a staggered start for our Reception children during the first week. Children will attend school for shorter sessions at first, will then stay for lunch building up to a full days by the end of week one. We will let you know the timing of these days. Children do become physically and emotionally tired when they start school. Even when they are used to full days at nursery, the emotional demands of beginning school can be exhausting. We work hard to ensure the children have a settled beginning with us and become used to the setting and its routines as quickly as possible.

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Admissions At Rugby Free Primary School, we recognise the importance of a happy and positive transition from pre-school to primary education or changes in school mid-way through the year. Back to Key Information our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 We understand that this may be an emotional and stressful time for both pupils and parents but we also hope that it is an exciting one! We work hard in ensuring that transition is as smooth as possible and that you and your child have opportunities to visit us before starting at RFPS. My child is thriving at RFPS, and it's down to how much the staff care. Why don't you come and visit us? In order to help you make the decision about whether RFPS is right for you and your child, we hold regular parental tours of the school every month. This is where you have the opportunity to hear a bit about the school from a senior leader and see the children fully engaged in their learning. Please call or email the school office on office@rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk to book on to one of our tours as places are limited. School tours will hopefully commence again in September 2021, but in very small groups. Admissions for Reception for September start Admissions for pupils wishing to join us in Reception need to apply for a school place through Warwickshire County Council Admissions Service. The deadline for applications is usually mid-January for a September start. Please click the link below for more information: Applying for a school place in Reception – Warwickshire County Council Admissions for pupils moving schools Admissions for pupils wishing to apply to join us from January of their Reception year up to Year 6 can do so through the school. Admission decisions sit with the Trust of the school, Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2). All applications go to the Trust and the Board of Trustees make a considered decision on each application about whether the school has the capacity and space to accept the pupil. If you wish to apply for a school place at RFPS, please fill in the application form below and send it via email to: office@rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk . RFPS Admissions Policy 2021 RFPS Admissions Policy 2022 LT2 Application Form RFPS

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Science Week At the end of April we celebrated Science Week. Each day the children had a different experiment which made them question, investigate and test. It was lovely to see the buzz around school and the children were very vocal in their enjoyment! A huge thank you to Miss Tyler for her brilliant organisation and all of the time she has devoted to make sure the children had fun, engaged and passionate about Science and the world around us. ​ Click here for images! World Book Day We had a fantastic day celebrating our rescheduled World Book Day which also coincided with World Book Night and Shakespeare’s birthday on 23rd April. Everyone looked amazing in their costumes and the children took part in lots of activities; a catwalk show of costumes, drawing, describing book characters, animating dialogue from a book on the computer, book scavenger hunts, talking about their favourite books, creating book bunting and literary quizzes. We love books! ​ Click here for images! WOW! Challenge From 26th April RFPS are taking part in the WOW! - Walk to School Challenge. We want as many of our pupils as possible to travel to school sustainably at least once a week for a month. This could be walking, cycling, scooting or Park and Stride. We hope you enjoy the challenge and look forward to hearing about your journeys to school! Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr Seuss Latest News

  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Admissions At Rugby Free Primary School, we recognise the importance of a happy and positive transition from pre-school to primary education or changes in school mid-way through the year. Back to Key Information our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 We understand that this may be an emotional and stressful time for both pupils and parents but we also hope that it is an exciting one! We work hard in ensuring that transition is as smooth as possible and that you and your child have opportunities to visit us before starting at RFPS. My child is thriving at RFPS, and it's down to how much the staff care. Why don't you come and visit us? In order to help you make the decision about whether RFPS is right for you and your child, we hold regular parental tours of the school every month. This is where you have the opportunity to hear a bit about the school from a senior leader and see the children fully engaged in their learning. Please call or email the school office on office@rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk to book on to one of our tours as places are limited. School tours hopefully will commence again after May 17th but in very small groups. How do I add a new question? To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button. Can I insert pictures in my FAQ? Yes! To add a picture follow these simple steps: Enter App Settings Click the "Manage Questions" button Click on the question you would like to attach a picture to When editing your answer, click on the picture icon and then add an image from your library Can I insert a video in my FAQ? Yes! Users can add video from YouTube or Vimeo with ease: Enter App Settings Click the "Manage Questions" button Click on the question you would like to attach a video to When editing your answer, click on the video icon and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo video URL That's it! A thumbnail of your video will appear in answer text box RFPS Admissions Policy LT2 Application Form RFPS