We encourage regular attendance and give termly prizes to children who gain 100% attendance. In addition, at the end of the school year classes who have had the best attendance during the year are rewarded with a very special treat.
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Our children thrive on the positive expectations held by staff and their behaviour is usually very good both in and out of school. A copy of our behaviour policy is available from the school office.
Before and After School
We offer breakfast, after school and holiday provision for children from 4 to 11 years.
Brandhall Foundation Stage and Brandhall Tots & Nursery
Children can attend Brandhall Nursery from the age of 3 years for 15 hours per week. We work in partnership with Brandhall Tots to provide wrap around care, (this is at an additional cost.). If you would like more details about the wrap around service please contact our Day Nursery manager on 0121 506 6726.
Children’s safety is of paramount importance to us at Brandhall and we have taken every step to ensure this including ensuring safety within the school building and grounds.
Visitors are most welcome and must sign in at the school reception office and collect a school visitor’s badge.
We are committed to safeguarding every child who attends Brandhall Primary school and hold monthly safeguarding meetings with our school nurse and local health visitor.
Children participate in collective worship each day. This is a time for reflection about issues which may directly affect them or thinking about a range of faiths and beliefs. We encourage all our children to respect the religious beliefs of others and to explore their own ideas of religion and faith.
In RE lessons we teach the children about all major faiths and religions.
As a parent you have the right to withdraw your child from RE sessions. It is rare for parents to make this request, however if you would like to discuss this option please feel free to make an appointment to see the Headteacher.
Our office staff are welcoming and helpful.
Office hours are as follows:
Monday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Remember to keep us up to date with your mobile phone number so that that we can text school message updates.
When the office is closed there will be an answer machine service in operation.
Copies of any documents found on the school website can be requested from the school office.
A variety of staff are first aid trained here at Brandhall and should any children need first aid administering then you will be informed as soon as possible. Should a child have an accident in school an accident slip will be sent home.
We do not expect children to take holidays during term time. Parents may request a holiday however this will not be routinely authorised by the school. If you require a leave of absence please read the letter below and if a request is still required click on the 2nd link for an application form.
As you no doubt understand staff are not able to administer any medication to children and children are not yet of an age to take responsibility for medicines within school themselves.
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Parking for disabled people is available on school premises via a badge scheme collectable from the school office.
There is no parking allowed outside of the school which is enforced for the safety of our children.
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Punctuality for all children is an expectation here at Brandhall. Lateness especially repeated lateness has a big impact on your children’s learning and social development. It also disturbs classes who are well under way when late children arrive.
Children need to be in school by 8.45 am ready to be in class by 8.55am.
The school nurse is a regular and supportive visitor in school and liaises with staff and families to their well being.
Our school uniform is about belonging to our school family; children take pride in wearing their uniform and always look extremely smart. Black shoes or black trainers are acceptable forms of foot wear. Please see the separate uniform tab for information on purchasing school uniform.
Special Educational Needs
Brandhall is an inclusive school and the needs of all children are well catered for. We are fully committed to supporting individual children who may be experiencing difficulties in a variety of areas and to supporting children with particular gifts or talents.
Valuables and Jewellery
Children should not bring items of value such as mobile phones, computer games and ipods into school
Due to health and safety reasons children are not able to wear jewellery to school. However a sensible inexpensive watch is acceptable for older children.
Plain stud earrings may be worn but must be removed on P.E days.