Primary Information

EASTBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL - PRIMARY PHASE

Parent/Carer Booklet

Getting the best from and for all our learners’

We are a new type of school, an ‘all through 3 to 19’ facility. Eastbury is already a very successful Secondary School, promoting high levels of achievement.

Ethos and Values

We promote pupil leadership opportunities and treat all our pupils as individuals with different talents to be nurtured. In the primary phase, Values Education will be at the heart of our new school in order to build thinking, caring and responsible community members.

We continue the strong pastoral care approach already established to ensure all our young learners are safe, healthy, happy and successful.

Pupils who start in our 2 reception classes are guaranteed a place in the Secondary Phase when they reach Year 7.

The School Day

Nursery              

  • AM session – 08:30am -11:30am
  • PM Session – 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Primary School     

  • School gates open at 8:50am
  • School gates close at 9:00am
  • Lessons start 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Afternoon session 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Uniform

Our Primary uniform is very similar to the smart Secondary dress code, in the Eastbury colours of black, white and red. Our sweatshirt are available to purchase from the school along with items of PE kit and school bags. Black trousers, skirts and white shirts can be purchased from any major retailers.

Boys – Black trousers and shoes, white socks, red sweatshirt (with the ECS logo), white shirt or polo shirt underneath. Summer uniform – Black knee-length shorts (optional), white short-sleeve shirts with the ECS sweatshirt and shoes and socks as before.

Girls - Black skirt and shoes, white socks, red ECS sweatshirt with a white shirt or polo shirt underneath. Summer uniform – red and white gingham check dresses or short sleeve white shirt, black skirt and ECs sweat shirt with shoes and socks as before.

School Lunches

In line with Government requirements, our school canteen provide free, fresh, healthy lunch choices from the Local Authority Silver ‘Food for Life’ menu. Dietary needs are catered for. The menus displayed on a rolling 3-week basis. A mid-morning snack of fruit and a drink will also be provided for our Reception pupils.

Curriculum

Our curriculum focuses upon developing our pupil’s understanding and experience from a global as well as a local perspective, also drawing on the current Foundation Stage Curriculum for Reception. From September 2016, the new National Primary Curriculum will be used in Year 1.

Our facilities provide high quality indoor and outdoor space that allow for adult directed and child centred learning. In addition, ‘free flow’ play based sessions encourage exploration and independence.

Learning and Behaviour

We promote positive behaviour choices by recognising and rewarding good behaviour and values led actions on a regular basis. For each pupil, we have a Home School Partnership agreement between the parents and the school. We establish weekly achievement assemblies, ‘Special Person’ recognition and ‘Star of the Week’ within classes. We also maintain a focus on regular attendance and punctuality for our learners – these are key in establishing good learning habits! A school house system establishes as the school grows.

‘All through’ Learning Opportunities at Eastbury Community School

Being an ‘all through school’ enables us to share unique and expert teaching personnel and bespoke resources. Within our first year, we linked up with the PE, Music and English departments to enhance the learning of our youngest pupils. Our Christmas production and parent assemblies benefit from involvement with specialist music teachers and we are hoping to be involved in the current partnership project with other local schools and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Term Dates for 2017 – 2018

Autumn Term: Wednesday 6 September 2017 - 20 December 2017 (HT 23-27 October 2017)

Spring Term: 4 January 2018 - 29 March 2018 (HT 12-16 February 2018)

Summer Term: 16 April 2018 –19 July 2018 (HT 28 May - 1 June 2017)