An independent day school for boys and girls aged 2 - 11 years.
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Recent Letters List

Parent communication is via letters in the children’s book bags and increasingly via email.  To help parents know if letters have been given to the children please check the list below:

DateLetterYear Group
11 October 2018Plans for Secondary SchoolsYear 6
11 October 2018Hooke Court Residential VisitYear 5

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How we teach maths

We know that the teaching of Mathematics has undergone significant developments over the years and parents sometimes tell us that they are unsure of the methods currently being used to teach their children. We have therefore created this new section on our website.

Below, you can access documents outlining the path that pupils take in learning the skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as they move up through each year group.

Progressions for Addition
Progressions for Subtraction
Progressions for Multiplication
Progressions for Division

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School Policies and Information

Please note that the following policies and information are available to download here:

Parents of pupils in the Nursery and Reception may contact the Independent Schools Inspectorate (www.isi.net, 020 7600 0100) if they believe that the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage are not being met.

A staff list (including qualifications) is available here on the School website.

Copies of all documents are available free of charge from the School Office upon request.

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Cooked Lunches

Cooked lunches are freshly prepared each day, with the menus rotated weekly.  The menu for the current week is on the School Notice Board (on the main drive).

Week 1 – commencing 12 November 2018

Week 2 – commencing 19 November 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Termly Fees

These fees apply from Summer Term 2018

APPROXIMATE AGEFEES (Cheque)FEES (Direct Debit)
Nursery (morning session)2+ years£28
Nursery (afternoon session)£27
Reception (mornings and any combination of afternoons, inc. full time)£2,475£2,425
Year 15 - 6 years£2,575£2,525
Year 26 - 7 years£2,845£2,795
Year 37 - 8 years£2,845£2,795
Year 48 - 9 years£2,985£2,935
Year 59 - 10 years£2,985£2,935
Year 610 - 11 years£2,985£2,935

Alternatively, please click the link below to download a copy of the Park School Fees.

Download 2018-2019 Termly Fees

Direct Debit Form

If you would like to pay by termly direct debit, please download and complete this Direct Debit form.

Download Direct Debit form

Fees Protection

If you are interested in Fees Protection, please speak to the Bursar for further information.

 

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Uniform and Equipment

The wearing of school uniform is an important element of Park School life. We are very proud of our school uniform.

The School’s outfitter is Schoolwear Solutions of Leicester. The outfitters visit the School twice each year (at the end of the Lent Term and during the Summer Term). To arrange an appointment or place an order please telephone: 0116 216 0665. Alternatively, follow the link below to order your uniform (parents should ‘Search by School’ select Park School and then enter the password: Park)

Visit Schoolwear Solutions website

Our uniform lists can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Boys Uniform List – Reception to Year 2

Boys Uniform List – Years 3 to 6

Girls Uniform List – Reception to Year 2

Girls Uniform List – Years 3 to 6

S2017 Shoe List

Recommended Pen List

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Friends of Park School

Friends of Park School (‘FOPS’) is an organisation which provides parents with the opportunity to share in the educational experience that the school offers their children, make an active contribution to the life of the school and meet other parents and families.

One of the purposes of FOPS is to organise social events for school parents and children. These may include Race Nights, Quiz Evenings and the Summer Ball for parents. Children in Need Day, the Disco and the school’s annual Summer Fair are for children.

Each year, FOPS raise funds which are divided between spending for our pupils and a chosen charity for the year (usually local).
FOPS is led by a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. Each class has a parent or two who act as FOPS Representatives who are involved in the following:-

– Arranging social events for their class, such as coffee mornings or evenings out.
– Acting as a point of contact for new parents and liaising with the class parents regarding school-wide social events and reminders from the school.
– Attending FOPS meetings (approximately three per school year) led by the FOPS Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.
– Assisting the FOPS Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson with school-wide social events.
– Parents who would like to be volunteer helpers on class trips out of school should contact the School Office, and/or one of the class teacher.

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Future Term Dates

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

Michaelmas Term 2018

Staff Inset (School Closed)Monday, 3 September 2018
Staff Inset (School Closed)Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Term beginsWednesday, 5 September 2018 at 8.45am
(new Reception pupils begin at 9.15am - 9.30am)
Staff Inset (School Closed)Friday, 19 October 2018
Half TermMonday, 22 October to Friday, 26 October 2018 inc.
Term endsFriday, 14 December 2018 (after the Carol Service 10.30am - 12 noon)

Lent Term 2019

Staff Inset (School Closed)Thursday, 3 January 2019
Staff Inset (School Closed)Friday, 4 January 2019
Term beginsMonday, 7 January 2019
Half TermMonday, 18 February to Friday, 22 February 2019 inc.
Term endsFriday, 29 March 2019
Staff Inset (School Closed)Monday, 1 April 2019
Staff Inset (School Closed)Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Summer Term 2019

Term beginsTuesday, 23 April 2019
May Day Bank HolidayMonday, 6 May 2019
Half TermMonday, 27 May 2019 to Friday, 31 May 2019 inc.
Term endsFriday, 12 July 2019 (after Speech Day 12.00 noon)
Staff Inset (School Closed)Monday, 15 July 2019

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

Michaelmas Term 2019

Staff Inset (School Closed)Monday, 2 September 2019
Staff Inset (School Closed)Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Term beginsWednesday, 4 September 2019 at 8.45am
(new Reception pupils begin at 9.15am - 9.30am)

Download Future Term Dates

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e-Safety Resources for Parents

Tips and advice for keeping your family safe online:

How to set up the parental controls offered by your Internet service provider (BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media), if you not using a more advanced solution like Sophos Home: Click here to download

Other resources for parents from the UK Safer Internet Centre: Go to UK Safer Internet website

Google Family Safety Centre: Go to website

Sophos Home – Free security and web-filtering

Sophos has recently released Sophos Home, a free security product for home computers. Sophos Home protects both Macs and PCs from malicious software, inappropriate websites and viruses. Listed as one of “The Best Free Antivirus Utilities for 2016” from PC Mag, you get business-grade security to protect your family online. https://www.sophos.com/lp/sophos-home.aspx

Advanced Computer Security

Sophos Home will remove malware, viruses, ransomware, and malicious apps and programs. It goes far beyond signature-based prevention of known malware. Sophos Home correlates suspicious behaviors and activities using real-time threat intelligence from SophosLabs.

Block Unwanted Content

Control the content your family can view with web filtering. Easily decide what to allow, warn, or block for each computer. Sophos will also automatically block websites that contain malware and viruses, bad websites pretending to be legitimate, and phishing attacks.

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