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School Day Information


8.50am - 12.00 noon ( Glebe)
8.50am - 12.00 noon (Picklenash)



1.00pm - 3.10pm


Children come into school at 8.50am (Glebe) and 8.40am (Picklenash) when teachers’ responsibility begins. The school cannot be responsible for the safety of children who arrive before these times.


Children must be in school by the times shown above for registration. The school gates at both schools are locked at 8.50am, so after this time please use the main doors. You will then have to sign the child in and give the reason why they are late. The same applies if you need to take your child out during the school day for medical reasons.


The school day for both schools ends at 3.10pm where the children leave through their classroom doors.


Absence From School


If your child is absent from school, YOU MUST telephone the school office 01531 820700 or 01531 820589 that morning before 9.30 am, giving the exact reason why they are unable to attend, otherwise it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. These will then be chased up and if needs be the Education Welfare Officer will be informed.


Time off school for family holidays is not a right. We have the discretion to allow up to 10 days in any 1 academic year for holidays, if we believe that the circumstances warrant it. This usually means that the child’s attendance is between 90% and 95% at the time a holiday is requested. Before booking a holiday, you need to fill in a holiday request form, asking permission. Permission must be granted 6 weeks before.


Getting to School


A School bus runs from the villages around Newent and applications for passes should be made to the school office.

If you bring your child to school by car please do not drop off or pick up children in the school car park. Serious accidents may occur if cars are moving freely in this area at the beginning and end of the day. The school gates are closed for safety reasons in the morning and at the end of the day. In order that we may keep on good terms with our neighbours, please do not park in Glebe Way (it is very narrow and you may be restricting access for the residents) or block the driveways of residents on Ross Road.


Emergency Closure Procedures


On rare occasions the school may have to be closed on very short notice eg. flooding, snow, significant health & safety issue.


On these occasions, when possible, a decision to close will be made by 7:30am and a message will be publicised on the Gloucestershire School Closures website: http://ww3.gloucestershire.gov.uk/closedschools/


The closure will be publicised on local radio and a text message will be sent to all parents.


Assemblies and Religious Education


The school has no affiliation with any particular religious denomination. The teaching of Religious Education is based largely on the beliefs and history of Christianity, but we do not seek to promote any particular form of religious belief. The Religious Education is provided in the school follows the guidelines laid down in the Gloucestershire County Council Agreed Syllabus.


All children take part in assemblies and religious education lessons unless you request otherwise. Please send in a note if you wish your child to be excused in these activities, as the law permits you to do on the basis of your religious convictions. We have a number of outside visitors who regularly take assemblies.


At our assemblies with celebrate the successes of our children whether it be academic, sport, music, behaviour etc. We reward children in Glebe with an acorn and in Picklenash with a leaf (see photo) at a joint Celebration Assembly every Monday at 2.30pm, parents of children receiving acorns and leaves are invited to attend.