INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
At Eskdale Academy we welcome parents as partners so that, together, we can promote high standards of learning, behaviour and attitudes to enable every child to be the best that they can be.
We also welcome your involvement in all aspects of school life and would welcome you into our Parent Group. Thank-you for choosing our school and I hope that our website provides you with a flavour of what our school has to offer you and your child.
Morning Nursery starts at 8.45 am and finishes at 11.45 am.
Afternoon Nursery begins at 12.30 pm and finishes at 3.30 pm
School starts for all children at 9.00 am for Key Stage 1 & 2 children but doors are open from 8.45 am.
Pupils in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 & 2 end the day at 3.15 pm.
Children in Key Stages 1 and 2 have a 15 minute morning break and 50 minutes for lunchtime. Key Stage 1 has a 10 minute break on the afternoon.
TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE
At Eskdale Academy we use a texting service to contact parents.
We also have a mobile phone number that parents can text us on – tel: 07926845256
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AT HOME
Talk about their day.
Ask your child if they have any notes or letters which will inform you of events at school.
Support with homework
Read with your child. If they have been given a home/school reading book comment about their reading.
Encourage a "can do" attitude towards all aspects of school life
School provides a P.E. Kit for each child (your child is still required to bring in their own pair of trainers) Suitable footwear is essential
Hair should be tied back and ear studs removed.
Your child will need a note if they are to be excused from P.E.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle which they can refill daily.
PARENT & CARERS GROUP
PACT continue to meet the last Friday of every month. New recruits are welcome to join us.
PACT continue to raise money for school equipment and have so far been able to install a new stage and sound system.
Contact us for more information or pop in and enjoy a chat over a coffee or tea at 8.30 am onward on the last Friday of every month.
Our breakfast club is sponsored by Greggs and is free to all pupils. The breakfast club runs from 8:00 - 8:30 am and includes a breakfast & activities.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
Our after school club runs from 3:15 -5:15pm and costs £3.00, this includes a snack and activities.
Telephone 01429 272255 to book your child’s place.
Bring a packed lunch and a soft drink
Art & Craft
There’s something for everyone! Suitable for ages 6-12.
Children from all schools welcome
£4 per day
Educational visits form an important part of our curriculum, as we firmly believe that children learn best when engaged in first-hand experience.
Visits are organised to comply with relevant guidelines and procedures. Educational experiences cannot take place without the cost of such visits being partly funded by parents. Parents will always be advised of the total cost for each child and the amount that they will be asked to contribute.
Each visit / activity will only take place if sufficient voluntary contributions are received to enable us to fund it. The school does subsidise educational visits and every effort is made to keep the cost to a minimum. If the shortfall on voluntary contributions is so great that the visit / activity cannot proceed, all monies collected will be returned to parents.
HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME
For resources and advice on helping your child with their homework take a look at these useful pages.