Firstly, welcome to Awliscombe Primary School.
We are delighted that you have chosen to enroll your child/ren here.
At both Payhembury and Awliscombe Primary Schools we work closely together to offer the children the most varied and stimulating experiences to aim to always achieve the best outcomes for each individual child.
You can choose morning, afternoon or all-day preschool sessions from Monday to Friday. If your child would like to stay all day then they can either have school dinner (£2 a meal, payable via ParentPay) or you can provide a packed lunch. Free fruit and vegetables are provided at break time and you can choose to sign up to Cool Milk online
This term our topic is 'Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?'
This term in Swans class we will be learning about minibeasts' habitats, features and colours and we will be comparing them. Throughout this topic the children will become investigators with magnifying glasses in their hands to look under logs, in the gaps in our own bug homes and in piles of leaves. This lovely topic is perfect for the transition into spring and the changes that come with it and I'm sure that the children will love writing from the perspective of a spider and counting the spots on a ladybird.
The children are still having books sent home that match the phonics that we are learning in class, in addition to this, activities and books are being set on the Bug Club. Reading each night with your child is so beneficial and will really help them to make progress in their knowledge of phonics and blending.
Due to the pandemic and the staggered start and end times for all children, our pre-school session times are currently as follows: 9.30 - 12pm – morning session (2.5 hours)
12.30 - 3pm – afternoon session (2.5 hours)
9.10 - 3.15/30pm – all day session (5.5 hours) The morning or afternoon session charges will cost £10.50 and an all-day session will cost £23.10. This equates to £4.20 per hr.
When we are able to return to ‘normal’ hours then pre-school will adhere to the following timings: 9.00 - 12pm – morning session (3 hours) 12.30 - 3.30pm – afternoon session (3 hours) 9.00 - 3.30pm – all day session (6.5 hours)
The morning or afternoon session charges will cost £12.60 and an all-day session will cost £27.30. This equates to £4.20 per hour.
Funding for 15 or 30 hours is available the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. The 15 hours free funding will happen automatically, however, you will need to apply for the 30 hours free funding if you believe you are eligible. This needs to be done via the HMRC website and you will then need to provide us with the 30-hour code. Any non-funded hours will be invoiced to you termly by us and paid via Parent Pay.
This application pack includes all forms that will need to be submitted to the school office prior to your child/ren starting with the school.
See Pre school booking form
All school policies can be found on this website but should you require hard copies please be sure to request these from the office. If you have any questions or require further information on any aspect of joining our schools, please do not hesitate to contact either school office.