Pupil Voice

Communicating ideas and making our school a better place.

Pupil Voice

Our Early Years Foundation Stage includes Nursery provision. We offer 30 hours of provision alongside the Reception class: 8.45 – 11.45, 11.45 – 2.45, with the option of staying for the final half hour until 3.15 for a small cost. Our teacher Miss Stewart is a supported by teaching assistant Mrs McCormick.

For further information, or to apply for a place in Nursery, please contact the school or refer the Cumbria County Council’s School Admissions Section ‘Applying for a Nursery Place’. In the event of our Nursery being over-subscribed, our usual Admissions Policy applies.

The school day begins at 8:50am each day with registration. Children can be dropped off from 8.45am each day either to the classroom door (EYFS and KS1) or left on the playground (KS2) where there will a member of staff supervising. There is a morning break from 10.30 – 10.45 for Nursery/Reception and KS1 and 11am until 11.15am for KS2. Lunchtime is between 12:15pm and 1:15pm. There is an afternoon break for Nursery/Reception and KS1 from 2:30pm—2:45pm.

The school day finishes at 3:20pm. Parents are asked to wait in the front playground and teachers will direct children to the adult who is collecting them.

For our children in Nursery we offer a flexible approach to provision where parents can select the hours they wish their child to attend. Please contact us to discuss the options available.

School Council

The School Council is elected democratically during the first half term of each school year and comprises of two representatives from each year group. The children discuss any issues or views forwarded to them by their peers in person or through the suggestion boxes.

Each year the School Council holds fundraising events for different charities as well as the school. These have included sponsored events, dressing up days and cake sales.

The School Council are also working with some of our local partners to improve our environmental impact and understanding of issues related to this including the consumption of power through using filament light bulbs rather than LED light.

School Council also run the school healthy tuck shop throughout the week. This develops their skills of enterprise in purchasing and selling products whilst also keeping control of budgets.

Our reasons for having a School Council are:

  • To help teachers and governors make decisions
  • To communicate children’s ideas
  • To plan and organise fundraising
  • To make our school a better place
  • To help sort out problems

Some of the School Council’s priorities for this year are:

  • Planning fundraising events
  • Organising special children’s Worship Time e.g. pets, hobbies
  • Getting a cycle/footpath up Slackhead hill

Pupil Parliament

Our older children work with schools in the local area discussing regional, national and international issues. These issues are then brought back to school for further discussion as well as consideration of what actions can be taken regarding these. Pupil Parliament also regularly has guest speakers including members of Parliament and local councillors, to develop children’s understanding of democracy and law.