With God by our side, we can move mountains
School Day Timings
Monday - Friday 8.50 - 3.30pm
Kidzone runs before school from 7.45am - 8.50am
and after school from 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Mrs O Bates (Prevent Officer& DSL)
Mrs S Cowell (DDSL)
Mrs G Riach (DDSL)
Mrs Giddings (Pre school DDSL)
Every person in our academy community has been made in the image of God and is loved unconditionally by God. Everyone is equal and we treat each other with dignity and respect. Our academy is a place where everyone should be able to flourish in a loving and hospitable community. Each person in all their unique difference should be able to thrive, irrespective of physical appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to promoting the understanding of the principles and practices of equality – treating all members of our academy community as individuals, according to their needs, with an awareness of our diverse society and appreciating the value of difference. We actively seek to challenge discrimination and we promote an anti-bullying stance which makes clear the unacceptability of racist, disablist and homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language.
Admissions - please see the policies page
PE Grant - please see PE and school sport page
It is very important that children attend school regularly, are on time and ready to learn. When children are absent they miss a wide range of learning opportunities and this impacts on their progress and attainment.
The Local Authority has set us the attendance target of 97%.
Please read the attached brochure from the LA with how you can ensure good attendance at school. We can't reach our target without your support.
Kensworth CE Academy does not authorise holidays in term time. Further information on our attendance procedures can be found in our Attendance Policy.
Please note that children are not allowed to attend PTA events if they have been absent from school the same day.
To read Central Bedfordshire Council information for parents please click on the link below.
Holidays in term time
Illness at school
If your child is unwell, please inform the school office on the first day of illness. If children have vomiting and/or diarrhoea they need to stay at home for 48 hours following the last episode. This is to limit spread of infection to others. You may find information on the following website helpful.
Healthy Snacks and Drinks
All children in Holly and Cherry classes are given a piece of fruit as part of the Government's School Fruit Scheme.
The children may also bring in a healthy snack for playtime. They may bring in a piece of fruit or vegetable in a named snack pot. Crisps, sweets and chocolate biscuits are not allowed.
The children are also able to have milk each day; it is free for the under-fives. Once your child reaches the age of 5 you again can pay for them to continue to have the school milk as a healthy drink during the school day. You will need to contact Cool Milk (http://www.coolmilk.com/) to register your child for free milk and paid milk. If you need further information or help please contact the school office.
The children should all have a named water bottle in the classroom. These are available to purchase from the school office. They need to be taken home to be washed daily.
All children in year R, 1 and 2 are entitled to a school meal under the governments 'Universal free School meals' scheme. This is NOT the same as Pupil Premium and we would recommend parents check with Mrs Fox if they think they might be entitled to extra funding for their child (It is very easy to check, and we can help with this).
School lunches are provided by Hobbs. Any child in the school can book a school dinner and Pre school can also book a hot lunch too!
For more details please speak to Mrs Fox.
Autumn Term Menu - September 2020
School dinner menu Spring/Summer 2020
If you would like help with packing a lunch box or cooking at home with your child please take a look at the following links:
We value your comments and always want to hear how you think we can make Kensworth the best we can be.
We hold Parent Forum termly with Mrs Bates / Mrs Harrison and discuss a range of topics from parking to packed lunches, the curriculum to school developments. The minutes of these meetings are published in the half termly newsletters.
There is a suggestion box in the foyer for working parents and carers, if you cannot make the meetings.
We also send email alerts to help parents.
We hold meet the new teacher meetings in the summer term and parents' evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms.
We also send out a yearly questionnaire and the results of this directly impact the School Development Plan.
OFSTED also want your views. Please click the title above to see the Parent View web page.
There is a leaflet here that gives you more information.
Ofsted Parent View
https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ - Tell Ofsted what you think of our school
- First Aid - All staff have had first aid training and so are able to take care of children who are hurt or unwell. If we have any concerns about your child we will contact you. First aid boxes are located in the staff room and in the school hall.
- Accidents - Accidents can happen and although we have first aiders who can deal with minor cuts and bruises we prefer to contact you and to allow you to seek specialist help for more serious accidents. It is most important therefore that we have up to date emergency phone numbers in case we need to contact you if your child is unwell or has an accident.
- Medical Issues - Routine height and weight checks are carried out when the children are in Reception Class. Also eye and hearing tests are carried out. You will be contacted prior to the checks and given the opportunity to have your child removed from the checks if you so wish.
As inspections for headlice no longer take place we ask that you regularly check your child's hair. Unfortunately this is a common problem in all schools, particularly as headlice prefer clean hair! Leaflets on treatment can be obtained from the school office. If a case of headlice occurs in a class, all the parents of children in the class will be requested (by means of a letter home) to check and, if necessary, treat their child's hair. We will also let individual parents know if we think their child is infected and advise on treatment. The School Nurse will also give advise and will do a home visit if required.
- Medication - All medicines and inhalers must be taken to the school office and should be clearly named and labelled with instructions. Indemnity forms must be completed and signed, these can be obtained from the school office. We are legally only allowed to administer prescribed medicines.