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Prospectuus

About Viking Primary School

Viking Primary opened in September 1993 as a result of the amalgamation of Viking First and Middle Schools.

Children can start school in our Reception classes in September of the year in which they will be five. School year runs from 1st September - 31st August.   They remain until year 6 when they transfer to High School.

Nursery/ Children’s Centre

We also have a 25 place a.m. Nursery which can take children from the time they reach their 3rd birthday depending on the demand for places in September.

The School Ethos and Values

To create a happy, secure and purposeful environment offering children equal access to the whole curriculum. Develop self - esteem and respect for the needs and right of others. Ensure that the principle of partnership between the school, parents and the community is followed.

School Roll

At present our school roll is 246. 

The School Day

School starts at 8.55am

Break
10.40 - 10.55am

Lunch time
12.00 - 1.00 

School ends at 3.15pm

Nursery times
8.45am - 11.45am

All children will have a playtime in the morning (weather permitting).

Lower School children may have a short playtime in the afternoon.

Arrival at School

All children should be in the playground before the bell goes at 8.55 a.m.

Children in the Upper School should then line up and wait until the teacher collects them to go inside.

Lower School children should wait until their teacher opens the outside door to admit them into class.   

After School

School finishes at 3.15 and parents/carers are asked to be punctual. Five minutes waiting at home time can seem a very long time for a young child.   If there is an emergency, please try to ring school to let us know and please inform us if another adult is to collect your child.    Upper School children will be dismissed into the playground for collection.

Lower School children will be dismissed via the outside door only.   Please use the door as it is easier for staff to ensure that children are collected by known adults only.

Discipline in School

We aim to make school a happy and safe place for children and to develop a caring attitude to others. Good behaviour is rewarded. We all follow the Schools Code of Conduct.

We do not allow any form of bullying or racism in school. Fighting or swearing is not allowed. Please see the Schools Behaviour Policy for more

information.

Uniform

The school uniform comprises royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the School logo), white polo shirt (with or without the School logo), Black or grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress, black school shoes, white grey or black socks and white or blue hijab. Blue and white checked dresses may be worn in the summer.  Most items of uniform can be purchased from Kevin’s of Greenford or online from Tesco. Book bags are available in school. 

We would ask that children wear sensible shoes for school,(no high heels) and that they have a change of footwear for outdoor P.E. lessons.   Jewellery is not allowed at school unless of a religious nature.

Curriculum

All children follow the National Curriculum.   This includes English, Maths, Science and Computing known as the Core Subjects and History, Geography,

Art, Music, and P.E.

Religious Education is also provided.   We follow the Ealing framework and celebrate the major religious festivals in assemblies and class lessons.

(if you do not wish your child to participate you have the right to withdraw them from these activities).

Children's progress is carefully recorded and you have 3 opportunities, one per term to discuss this with your child's teacher.   Curriculum Targets are set every half term.    You will also receive a written annual report.   Children are tested using National Tests at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6) and you will be told the results of these tests.   Years 3,4 and 5 take optional SAT’s at the end of the Summer term.

Curriculum Statement

Most of the teaching is in mixed ability class groups with special arrangements for children with SEN.   Key Stage 2 are arranged in small groups for Literacy and Numeracy.

Sex Education

Sex Education is taught throughout the school as part of Personal and Social Education. 

Child Protection

The school has a duty to report concerns regarding Child Protection issues to Social Services.

Special Educational Needs

Children on the schools SEN register receive additional support in and out of the classroom.   Support can be from a teacher or classroom assistant and is usually in a group.

Children with a Statement of SEN may receive individual support.

The school’s policy is in line with the Code of Practice and London Borough of Ealing’s Policy Statement on SEN.

Sporting Aims and Provision for Sport

In sport the school aims to promote positive attitudes to health, hygiene, sportsmanship and leisure activities which may be carried through into adult life.

P.E., both indoor and outdoor, is provided to include dance, gymnastics, athletics and games. Children in Year 4 go swimming every week. Extra curricular clubs are run for various sports. The school takes part in inter school matches and borough competitions. Ealing Sports Development Team visit the school at regular intervals.

Complaints Procedure

Any Parent/Carer who has a question or complaint about the curriculum, Religious Education or Collective Worship at the school should first speak to the Headteacher, who will be happy to discuss the matter.

If the parent wishes to take the matter further, then further details can be obtained from the Headteacher, or the Director of Education and Leisure, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 2Hl.

Lunchtime arrangements

Children may eat a school lunch, bring a packed lunch or go home for their meal.

A team of S.M.S.A’s are employed to supervise all children who stay on the school premises at lunchtime.   The same Code of Conduct applies at lunchtime.

Dinner money should be paid in advance on Monday for the whole week.

If you are entitled to grants for meals and clothing you can find information at the Welfare Grants Office, Perceval House, Ealing.

Children on packed lunch are not allowed to bring glass bottles or sweets into school.

Medical

Classroom assistants administer First Aid should it be necessary.

They are not permitted to administer medicines.

If a child bumps their head during school time you will receive written notice of this.

Medical examinations take place periodically and your permission will be sought.

Children who have appointments at Doctors, Dentists or Opticians during school time will not be allowed to leave school unless we have received a note or appointment card.   We would expect parents to collect children to take them to appointments.

It is vital that we are able to contact you in an emergency. Please make sure we know of any change of address or home or work telephone numbers.

Please also keep us informed of any change in circumstances that you think may be relevant to our understanding of your child's needs.

Friends of Viking

All parents and Carers are automatically members of the Friends of Viking.   Throughout the year various fundraising and social events are organised for parents and children.   All proceeds go towards purchasing additional resources for the school.

Visits/Trips

Throughout the year several trips will be arranged both locally and to places of interest connected with the curriculum your child's year group is following.   You will be asked to sign a permission slip to enable your child to go on the trip.   You will be asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of the trip.   We do try to keep the cost of each such visit to a minimum but if we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions a trip may have to be cancelled.

Admissions Policy

The local education authority is responsible for deciding and administering the admissions policy for this school.   Parents have a right to express a preference for the school they wish their child to attend.   If a child lives in the catchment area for this school, he or she will have priority for a place.   If there are more children living in the catchment area than there are places, the authority will allocate places on the basis of the following criteria, in order of priority.   The same criteria will be used to allocate any vacancies remaining after all catchment area children have been accommodated.

1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order, or special guardianship order

2. Children with a brother or sister who will be attending the main school (not the nursery class) at the time of admission

3. Children with a brother or sister who will be attending the main school (not the nursery class) on the same site (this refers only to Berrymede Infant & Junior schools) at the time of admission

4. The distance from home to school is measured by straight-line, from a point in the property to a point in the school determined by the grid references for the centre of the school's postcode

More detailed information on the Authority's admission arrangements are contained in the booklet "Information to Parents about Choosing a School" and from the Council's website.

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