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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Catholic
Primary School

Useful Information

Please be reassured that although the school is closed we are still here to support you and your family. If you have any safeguarding concerns please email admin@st-marys-ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk and Mrs Berry will contact you.

Mental Health Support and First Response for All Ages

Online Safety

These resources are designed to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online:

 

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Term Dates

Term Dates 2019-2020

Autumn Term 2019

Wednesday 4th September to Wednesday 18th December 2019

Half Term: 21st – 25th October 2019

Staff training days: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September 2019

 

Spring Term 2020

Monday 6th January to Friday 3rd April 2020

Half Term 17th – 21st February 2020

 

Summer Term 2020

Monday 20th April to Friday 17th July 2020

Friday  8th May - Bank Holiday (School open as usual Monday 4th May) 

Half Term 25th-29th May 2020

 

Term Dates  2020-21

Autumn Term 2020

Thursday 3rd September to Friday 18th December

Half Term:  26th – 30th October 2020

PD Days: 1st and 2nd September 2020

 

Spring Term 2021

Tuesday 5th January to 26th March 2021

Half Term: 15th - 19th February 2021

PD Day:  4th January 2021

 

Summer Term 2021

Monday 12th April – Friday 16th July 2021

Bank Holiday:  3rd May 2021

Half Term: 31st May – 4th June 2021

Attendance Policy

Concerns or Issues Flow Chart Guidance

School Uniform

Outcome following visit from the Diocesan Inspector and our Section 48 Inspection

School Nursing Update

School Nursing  ChatHealth number is  07507 333356.  Children, young people and their families are able to access a school nurse from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday all year round for advice, guidance and support. 

Acceptable Use of ICT and Mobile Phones Policy

Home School Agreement

School Meals

School meals are provided by Eats Catering, a subsidiary of Vertas.

School dinners cost £2.30 per day. Payments for school dinners should be made in advance via Parentmail using a card, or by cash using via a Paypoint with a Parentmail barcode. Nearest Paypoint to St Mary's is the Co-Op opposite school  entrance. 

The latest school dinner menu and allergen information can be found at  www.eats-catering.co.uk. 

Find out if you are eligible for free school meals quickly by following the link below:

Menus

The menus are rotated across 3 weeks and changed at the October half term and April holiday. Below is the PDF for the menu and a link to the allergen information.

Menu 2019.20

Child Safety Online - A practical guide to parents and carers whose children are using social media

Severe Weather

In the event of adverse weather conditions please listen to the local radio stations for regular updates.   Please assume we are OPEN unless you hear otherwise via one of the official methods of communications – school website, Parentmail or BBC Radio Suffolk.    In the event of snow, please ensure your child/children come to school in wellington boots (with shoes to change into) and coat. They will not be allowed out to play unless they have the appropriate footwear and warm clothing.

If anybody who lives nearby feels able to volunteer to help clear snow from the school playground and car park entrance early in the day (7.30am) on “severe weather days”, we are compiling a list of volunteers in the office and would be very grateful to hear from you! 

Equalities Information and Analysis

If you would like a paper copy of a document on our website please contact the school office 01473 728372.

If you would like to comment on our school performance, the link to Ofsted Parentview can be found under the performance tab.