Flitcham Primary Academy

Key Information

Academy Day

BEGINING OF THE DAY

MORNING BREAK

LUNCH TIME

END OF THE DAY

8:45 - 8:55

11:00-11:15

12:15-13:15

15:30

 

Academy Lunch Menu

Academy Lunches

Children can bring a packed lunch from home or School meals can be ordered daily at a cost of £2.47 per day.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically get free school meals if they go to school. It's called universal infant free school meals. You do not have to apply to get these meals, but if you do receive one of the benefits listed below, you should still apply. This is because it can help raise extra funds for your child's school (called Pupil Premium). This Government funding can help with extra tuition, teaching and after school activities.

If your child is in Year 3 or above, you must receive one of the following benefits to get free school meals:

  • Universal Credit - with an annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190

You must apply for these free school meals.

For more information please visit https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-meals-and-milk

After School Clubs

Flitcham offers a wide range of extra curricular activities outside lesson times. These are dependant on the children’s interests and over the year can include cooking, art, dance, speed stacking, soft archery and a variety of sports. There is usually a small charge per session and clubs run 330-430pm several days a week.

Attendance

School opens at 8.45am all children are expected to be in school by 8.55am. Children arriving after 8:55am should notify the office of their late arrival so they can be registered. Any child who arrives after this time will be marked late. In case of illness the Academy should be contacted by 9.30am by telephone, a personal visit or letter.

Attendance 2021 - 2022
Number on role 76
93.16% Attendance
 

Bad Weather

Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to close the Academy because of severe weather problems or other emergencies. The Academy will only be closed as a last resort, and the times when this actually happens are rare.

Before deciding upon closure the following considerations are made:

  • Are access roads safe?
  • Are there on-site hazards?
  • Will there be enough staff to supervise?
  • Can a reasonable temperature be maintained?
  • Are toilet facilities and water operational?

Guidelines we follow:

  • Should it be necessary to close the Academy during the day we will telephone parents.
  • If we are unable to contact parents we will keep the child at school until normal time.
  • If there are serious weather problems- floods, storms or snow, the Headteacher will inform Norfolk County Council and local radio stations of the decision.
  • Parents are advised to listen to local radio stations: BBC Norfolk, or North Norfolk Radio, where updated lists of schools closing will be read at regular intervals and check Norfolk County Council’s website www.norfolk.gov.uk/education. Select ‘Emergency school Closures’ from the list on the right for a regular updated list of school closures.

Breakfast Club

We offer a breakfast club every morning from 8:00am where children can enjoy social time together before school starts. The cost of this is £2 per day.

Class Letter Miss Bartrum Autumn 22

Class Letter Mrs Cressingham Autumn 22

Class Letter Mrs Keir Autumn 22

Class Letter Nursery/Reception Autumn 2022

Class Timetable Miss Bartrum Autumn 22

Class Timetable Mrs Cressingham Autumn 22

Class Timetable Mrs Keir Autumn 22

Class Timetable Nursery/Reception

Collective Worship

There is daily Collective Worship for every child which reflects the fact that we are a Church of England Academy. Themes promote the teaching of Christian values and are taken from the Old and New Testaments and from other religions. The children are encouraged to consider ‘the bigger question’; their thoughts, words and deeds in relation to people and the world around them. Our Rector, Father Paul, leads assemblies on Wednesdays.

We also visit our village church regularly to take communion and to celebrate special festivals such as Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join us. 

As a parent you have the right to withdraw your child from Collective Worship.

Community Links

At Flitcham we have strong links with local primary and high schools, enabling us to take part in inter-school sports, science, maths and music activities and develop staff skills.

We hold services and end of year celebrations in our local church and many visitors are welcomed into the academy, including theatre groups, orchestras, scientists, sports coaches and artists.

Local businesses support us and are very generous when fund raising for equipment. The community police officer, road safety advisor and local residents support the teaching staff in class work on particular topics throughout the year.

Children from the academy support the community by taking part in local events such as art exhibitions, music festivals, local church services and charities.

Disabled Access

If you have any questions about disabled access please call us before you visit. We have a disabled parking space as well as various entrances, some of which are wheelchair friendly.

DNEAT CEO Letter _reopening 8th March

Homework

Parents play a vital role in their child’s education and homework is an important part of this progress. We ask parents to oversee the tasks but encourage their children to complete homework tasks on their own. Parents can help their children by providing an environment that allows a child to do their best by giving them a quiet working space, discussing it with them and by visiting the local library or giving access to the internet.

Children will be given homework every Friday. Every child is encouraged to read at home each evening from the books provided. Whilst teachers will ensure that home reading books are at the appropriate level, they will use other books and reading material in school each day to teach children to read.

Newsletter 1 Autumn 2022

Newsletter 2 Autumn 2022

Parent Overview Miss Bartrum Autumn 22

Parent Overview Mrs Cressingham Autumn 22

Parent Overview Mrs Keir Autumn 22 Y456

Parent Overview Mrs Keir Autumn 22 Y56

Parent Overview Reception Autumn 22

Partnership with Parents

We are committed to working with parents and carers in a positive partnership at all stages of your child’s education.

The Academy is dedicated to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with you and share information about your child’s progress and actively seek your support and involvement in our work.

When your child joins our Academy you will be invited to an informal meeting where you will be given information about Academy life and offered an opportunity for a Home/Academy visit where there will be an opportunity to share information about your child with their teacher.

A Home-Academy Agreement is given to all new parents and children.

Celebrating the Royal Wedding with all the community

There many opportunities for families to come in and ‘learn’ alongside their children during ‘Family Links’ sessions and family clubs after school.

You are also very welcome to join us for special family lunches and our Monday morning ‘sharing assemblies’.

PTA, (Parent Teacher Association)

We are really lucky to have a fantastic PTA, (Parent Teacher Association) who organise many fun family events and raise huge amounts of money for the academy!

Reading at Home

School Uniform - Dress Code

School Uniform - Ordering