Under 16 year old to pick up a child after school
As part of our safeguarding procedures, a child can only go home with the usual person who collects the child. Nevertheless, we recognise that it may be difficult for working parents to collect their young child. Please press this link to be forwarded to a form so that a young person under the age of 16 can collect your child after school.
Once completed, the office will email an acknowledgment that your request has been received and granted.
Nursery Application Form
At Beam County Primary School we provide Nursery Provision within our school setting. We are able to offer:
- High quality nursery education in a stimulating and well planned environment.
- A caring and encouraging Nursery Team led by qualified teachers, supported by highly skilled and qualified staff.
- A large and secure outdoor environment which provides a range of learning opportunities.
- Fun and engaging learning mainly led by the children’s interests whilst still following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
- Access to the schools’ resources and equipment including the Library, ICT suite and hall. The nursery also has a kitchen for weekly cooking activities.
- Free child care within the Government’s 15 or 30 free child care scheme (subject to eligibility).
Every child is eligible for 15 hours free childcare from the term afterthey are three. If you are a working family you may be eligible for an additional 15 hours childcare.
To check if your child is eligible for 30 hours free childcare please click here.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school community.
Requesting Leave of Absence
Further to the Attendance Policy – please read the below information in regards to Requesting Leave of Absence
The Education (Pupil registration) (England) regulations state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Examples of exceptional circumstances where leave may be granted during term time:
- Funeral of a parent, grandparent or sibling – Headteachers should use their discretion having heard from parents about travel and funeral arrangements and taking into account the distance to be travelled
- Sudden loss of housing through eviction or domestic violence – up to a maximum of 3 days.
- Serious illness of a close relative – only if Headteacher is satisfied that the circumstances are truly exceptional
- Out of school programmes such as music, arts or sport operating at a high standard of achievement and agreed by the LA – as appropriate
- Time-off relating to Child Entertainment Performances, subject to a license being issued by the Education department.
There is no legal entitlement for leave in school time to go on holiday and in the majority of cases, the holiday will not be authorised.
Before deciding whether to authorise leave of absence Headteachers will consider
- The impact on the student’s academic progress of any absence
- The pupil’s attendance over the academic year
- Whether the leave falls within any key stage national tests or exams.
On occasion you may wish to raise a conern or complaint.
A concern may be defined as ‘an expression of worry or doubt over an issue considered to be important for which reassurances are sought.
A complaint may be defined as ‘an expression of dissatisfaction however made, about actions taken or a lack of action’.