Keep up to date with a range of useful information about our school
• TERM DATES
You can download a copy of this academic year's term dates below:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Positive Handling Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Sex and Relationship Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Social Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Inclusion Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Charging and Remissions Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Special Educational Needs & Disability Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Whistleblowing Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Equality Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Pupil Premium Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's More Able & Talented Policy:
Below you can download a copy of the school's Complaints & Procedure Policy:
Absence from School
If for any reason a child is absent due to illness or accident parents/carers are asked to notify the school by telephone on the first day of absence by 9:30am. When the child returns to school a letter explaining the absence must be sent in. The school currently administers a first day calling system and the families of all children who are absent without a reason will be contacted...
If a child has a dental or medical appointment parents are requested to inform the school well in advance and forward a copy of the appointment card/letter to the school. If the appointment takes place during the day, parents usually call in to the school office and meet their child in the school entrance hall. Children are not allowed to leave the school unescorted at any time during the school day.
Please make every effort to get your child to school on time. A pupil arriving late can disrupt not only his or her continuity of learning but also that of others in the class. Should your child be late for whatever reasons please use the main entrance to school and report to the School Office.
School Attendance Records
Schools maintain attendance records in relation to all pupils and are required to submit an annual return in relation to any unauthorised absences. These figures are sent to the Local Education Authority for statistical purposes and these in turn are forwarded to the Department of Education.
• EMERGENCY CLOSURE
You can see the school's status via LGFL's Open Check service, which provides parents and pupils with convenient methods for checking whether a school is open, re-opening, or closed on a given date: http://map.lgfl.org.uk/opencheck/
• SCHOOL DAY TIMETABLE
You can download a copy of the school day timetable below:
• SCHOOL UNIFORM
You can download information on school uniform below:
You can download a Uniform Price List below:
• PARTNER SCHOOL
The RJ Mitchell Primary School is twinned with SZKOŁA PODSTAWOWA NR 11 / MIROSŁAW FERIČ PRIMARY SCHOOL No. 11 in Poland.
You can visit their website at http://www.jedenastka11.osw.pl/
• PASTORAL CARE
The welfare of our children is of paramount importance. We operate a system in school called Student and Family Support Systems or SAFSS as it is known. The system provides a holistic approach to supporting children, the idea being to provide clear, responsive and targeted support to children and families. If a child is unsettled or unhappy we would invite the parents into school to discuss the matter. If a child has an accident in school or is unwell, parents are notified as soon as possible.
You can download the school's homework below:
• BREAKFAST CLUB
Our Breakfast Club is open every day during the school term from 8:00-8:45. Mrs Avery is in charge and along with other members of staff provides a hot or cold breakfast and a drink for the children who attend. The daily cost for the Breakfast Club is dependant on choice of breakfast taken and should be paid each day that your child(ren) attends. The children are escorted to their classes at 8:45 when the Breakfast Club finishes.
Sample daily menu:
Cereal and Toast
Beans on Toast
Scrambled Egg on Toast
Please come to the school office to complete a form if you wish your child to attend.
• FREE SCHOOL MEAL AND PUPIL PREMIUM ENTITLEMENT
Below is a link with full information about free school meal and Pupil Premium entitlement:
• COOL MILK
Our school milk scheme
Did you know our school provides a school milk scheme? By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day...
How much does it cost?
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.
Why should I register my child?
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.
Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk
How do I register my child?
If your child is under 5:
1) Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2) Just register by a Tuesday for your child's free milk to start the following week.
3) Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child's fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time - if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.
If you child is over 5:
1) Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2) Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
3) Just pay by a Tuesday for your child's free milk to start the following week.
How do I find out more?
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 142 2972.
• DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION PERFORMANCE TABLES
• USEFUL CONTACTS
Click below for a list of useful contacts...
The R J Mitchell Primary School 01708 551684
The R J Mitchell Nursery 01708 523540
London Borough of Havering 01708 434343
School Nurse 01708 796500
School Admissions 01708 434600 (option 4)
School Meals – Payment by phone 01708 433119
Free School Meals 01708 433929
Sue's Schoolwear 01375 377253
Carole Warrington HSSW 07563177066
Aardvark 07961 765919
• HOME SCHOOL COMMUNICATION
We aim to send all communications by email or text unless the parent/carer does not have an email or mobile. In this case communications are sent home in paper form via the pupils bookbag. All parent(s)/carer(s) may request a paper form of the information on our website free of charge.
Page Links:• Term Dates
• School Policies
• Emergency Closure
• School Day Timetable
• School Uniform
• Partner School
• Pastoral Care
• Medicines in School
• Leave of Absence
• Breakfast Club
• FREE School Meal and Pupil Premium Entitlement
• Cool Milk
• Performance Tables
• Privacy Notice
• Useful Contacts
• Home School Communication
• Governing Body Attendance & Declaration of Interest