Lees Primary School

Caring, Sharing & Learning Together

Part of Bronte Academy Trust

Parent Information

Individual School Photographs

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Dear Parents                                                                                                                                                                                     

A reminder that the photographer will be in school on the morning of Tuesday 12thNovember 2019. Family groups who wish to have photographs taken with older or younger siblings who do not attend Lees Primary should arrive at 8.00am to take advantage of this opportunity. Please enter via the School Office.

 

All children and sibling groups who attend our school will have their picture taken.  If you do not wish to have your child to be photographed please inform us in writing.  There is no obligation to purchase the photographs.     

 

    

 

 

Useful reminders for the start of the new school year

Click here for Reception & KS1 Information

Click here for KS2 Information

Information regarding School Uniform, P.E. Kit and Book Bags

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Playground Safety

 Your support would be very much appreciated in helping us to keep children safe in the playground before and after school.

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Use of Social Media

Dear Parents/Carers

One of the great strengths of Lees Primary School is the fantastic community that surrounds the school and works together to support children and their families. This community spirit is very much built on mutual respect; between pupils, parents, staff, governors, Bronte Academy Trust colleagues and all those in the wider local community who are involved with the school.

 

We try extremely hard to provide clear channels of communication, to ensure that relevant information is shared and any issues are quickly resolved; however we are finding that a number of social media posts (often shared in the heat of the moment) are proving offensive and upsetting for staff and families.

 

We are increasingly concerned about the message this sends to children. Posts which are critical of staff or school are particularly upsetting as we are not able to give our side of the story often for reasons of safeguarding/confidentiality. It would be greatly appreciated, that if you have any issues relating to school, that you contact us so that we can address the matter directly with yourself. We are only human and admittedly do sometimes make mistakes – please allow us an opportunity to apologise and discuss the matter face to face.

 

Please could we ask you all to think carefully about the consequences of social media messages and how they may impact on others? The school is always happy to talk to parents and carers, and appointments can be made through the Office by ringing 01535 643320 or by emailing office@lees.bradford.sch.uk.

 

Thank you

Mr E Whitehead – Head of School

 

The School Day

Pupils should be in the playground ready to be collected by their Class Teacher at 8.55am. Responsibility of children before this time is that of the parent/carer. The school day ends at 3.15pm, children will exit via their Key Stage door. If you are late, please bring your child to the School Office and sign them in.

Term Time Dates

 

Term Dates September 2019 - July 2020 Click here for information

Please note some paper copies may have incorrect days - correct days are Monday 6 January 2020 & Tuesday 2 June 2020. Also change to May Day Bank Holiday which is now Friday 8th May 2020 not Monday 4th May 2020 - School will be OPEN on Monday 4th May 2020.

 

Term Dates September 2020 - July 2021 Click here for information

 

 

 

Holidays During Term Time

Message from Governors regarding impact on children & staff.

Please click here for details

 

 

Application for Term Time Absence

Information for Parents/Carers regarding term time absence

 

School Meals

NEW ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM FROM MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Children in Years Reception - Year 2 all receive free school meals so the information below applies to

Years 3 to 6 only.

School meals are currently charged at £1.80 a day/ £9.00 a week (as of 1st January 2019).

Payment for meals can be made online using the ParentPay system - please note that ParentPay is for payment of School Meals only, do not use Teachers2Parents which is for payment of Class Visits and Clubs.

Letters giving details of how to create an account with logon details for each child have been sent home to parents. Once an account has been created, payments can be made and parents can track the balance. If your child receives free school meals, you can still create an account so it is there should your circumstances change.

Whilst we would encourage parents to use this new system as it provides a more secure way of payment and easy access to track the balance, payment can still be made using cash or cheques payable to Bradford Council.

 

 

New Menu November 2019 - April 2020

 

 

 

Child Protection & S.E.N. Contacts

Designated  Person for Child Protection is Mr E Whitehead.

A description of the role can be found in the Child Protection Policy (School Policies Tab)

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs A Sharrock