This is the place you will find information to help you as parents support your child at school.
From this page you will find links to extra curricular information such as SEN provision, assessment and SATs.
The School Day
The school day starts at 8.45 am and finishes at 3.15 pm. Reception children finish slightly earlier at 3.05 pm.
Children attend assembly once a day, have a short break in the morning and lunch between 12 noon and 1 pm.
A link to Performance Tables can be found here: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/
A link to our school's results page can be found here: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118598/bidborough-church-of-england-voluntary-controlled-primary-school
2019 performance data
|Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths||74%|
|Average progress in reading||1.3|
|Average progress in writing||-0.6|
|Average progress in maths||1.1|
|Percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths||13%|
|Average 'scaled scores' in reading||108|
|Average 'Scaled scores' in maths||108|
This is pleasing data for this cohort of children. It shows above average progress in reading and maths with high average scores in both of these areas.
We are very proud of all the children achieved academically but, more importantly, how they have grown and flourished throughout the year and their time at our school.
Special Educational Needs
Mrs Willock is our Deputy Head and Inclusions Manager. She can be contacted via email at: email@example.com
No nuts or citrus fruits are permitted in school due to allergies.
School dinners are provided by Caterlink and cooked on site daily.
The menu for September terms 1 and 2 (September until Christmas holidays) can be found here.
School dinners cost £2.25 and must be paid for in advance, either at the start of the week or termly. Payment can currently be made by handing in cash in a named envelope to the School Office, or a cheque payable to 'Caterlink Ltd'. For online payment, please click here: https://meals.caterlinkltd.co.uk/meals/sign_up
Allergies and intolerances can be catered for. Please come into the School Office for a form.
School Dinners are now free for all pupils from Year R through to the end of Year 2. In addition, Free School Meals are available for pupils whose family are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
If you feel your child may be eligible for Free School Meals please come to the School Office for an application form. All applications are held in the strictest confidence.
Girls - Winter options (October half term to Easter)
Green skirts, green pinafore dress or smart grey trousers, white shirt, Bidborough school tie, Bidborough school green sweatshirt or Bidborough school green cardigan. Green or grey tights or white socks.
Girls - Summer options (Easter to October half term)
Dark green checked dress, sun-hat
Boys - Winter options (October half term to Easter)
Long grey trousers, white shirt, Bidborough school tie, Bidborough school green sweatshirt, grey socks
Boys - Summer options (Easter to October half term)
As above, but with short sleeve shirt and grey shorts and sun-hat
PE Kit - Bidborough School yellow T-shirt, black shorts or skort, black tracksuit.
Bidborough School branded items, ties and sun hats can be ordered from the school office. PE kit has a lead time of one term.
Non-branded items can be purchased from a number of high street shops and supermarkets.
Children should wear black/navy school shoes to school. These should have a heel with a sensible height - no more than 3cm. Sandals may be worn in the summer months; these should not be open-toed.
For PE, plimsolls and trainers are required. If your child takes part in football club, football boots are also required.
Jewellery and Accessories
Please note we do not allow any jewellery in school except a watch and small, studded earrings. If your child’s ears have been newly pierced and earrings cannot be removed then we insist that they are covered with tape during PE lessons. Hair should be tied back in in hairbands of school colours (green, yellow, white or black).
Are you looking for inspiring books for your children but don't know where to start? Click on this link to the Booktrust website.
Also, here are some grouped by age groups.
The PTA have set up an account with [STAMP]tastic.
This is a company which provides personalised stamps which can be used on fabric, metal, wood and some plastics.
No more sewing or ironing in labels into your children's clothes!
Please enter the school's unique code TN30UE when you order and Bidborough PTA will receive 30% cashback for every order placed.
One ink pad lasts 2-3 years and provides over 2000 impressions.
Successfully tested by an independent laboratory, the ink lasts up to 50 washes on most fabrics*.
See http://www.stamptastic.co.uk for more information.
tel: 020 8332 9781
* not wool, socks or Teflon coated products
Click on the link to visit the THINKUKNOW website which has a useful parents guide to keeping your child safe whilst they use the internet. Also find a copy of PC Barker's powerpoint shown at the e-safety meeting. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/
The link below will take you to the digital parenting magazine: