Fir Tree School, Fir Tree Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2RA   |   Tel: (01635) 42129   |   Fax: (01635) 230484   |   Email: office@firtree.newburyacademytrust.org
Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery
Newbury, Berkshire
 
Fir Tree Primary School is part of the Newbury Academy Trust, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, company number 8142572, registered at Newbury Academy Trust, Love Lane, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DU
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The school’s daily timetable is as follows:

Mornings

Nursery | 8:45am to 11.45 am
Foundation | 8:55am to 12pm (break takes place within the unit)
KS1 and KS2 (Years 1 to 6) | 8:50am to 12pm (break 10:40 - 11am)

Afternoon

Nursery | 12:30am to 3:30pm
Foundation | 1pm to 3:15pm
KS1 and KS2 (Years 1 to 6) | 1pm to 3:15pm

We know you aim to be on time to pick your child up, but if you think you are going to be late for any reason, please contact the school office(01635 42129) and we will hold onto your child until you arrive.

Getting to School
Parents are responsible for their children until the doors open.
We encourage all children to walk, cycle or scooter to school , but we also understand that this can be difficult for working parents.

• By bicycle/scooter - We have a dedicated cycle rack for those pupils who wish
   to cycle or scooter to school (the school can't accept responsibility for these
   items).  Please respect the safety of our parents and pupils and do not let
   your children cycle or scooter around the school site.

Registration
Registration is at 8.50am. Children who arrive after the register is closed will be marked late and recorded as an unauthorised absence. Report a child’s absence by ringing the school office and leaving a message

Lunchtime
Children can either have school meals or packed lunches.
Children in Foundation to Year 2 are entitled to free school meals under the new government initiative. Please find out from the office if you think your child may be entitled to free school meals regardless of the government initiative or of your child is in Year 3 to Year 6.

Snacks and Drinks
Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack for morning break. Foundation and Infant children will receive a free piece of fruit every morning under the Government Healthy Eating Initiative. The Reception children are provided with milk as well. Pupils should bring a clear water bottle to school (labelled). Parents may purchase these from the school office for £1.30 and every Reception child will be given a free one upon starting school.

After School Activities
Our staff offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities on a voluntary basis. There are also some clubs run by outside agencies where fees may be applicable. Click here for more information on clubs.

School Closure
Very occasionally, due to extreme weather conditions (such as heavy snow) or failure of key services (such as heating, water or electricity), it may be necessary to close the school. In these circumstances, we aim to inform parents as quickly as possibly by text message, posting information on this website or recording a message on the school answer-machine. Local radio stations such as BBC Radio Berkshire and Heart FM 102.9 will also make announcements.
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assemblies
We are required by law to hold a daily act of worship.  We therefore have an assembly every day which meets the needs our multi faith community. We use stories from religious traditions, celebrate children’s achievements and encourage spiritual reflection. We also have a singing  assembly each week as well. Parents have the right to withdraw children from assembly and provide an alternative to assemblies if they prefer. One of our assemblies each week takes place in the class and is used as PHSE time or lower down in the school a special Circle Time. Class assemblies are now on a Thursday and you will have more information about these each term.

 
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