School Life

Our Day

Opening hours 8:40am  – 3:30pm

Morning Break 10:20-11am

Lunch 12:15 – 1:15pm

Afternoon worship 3:00pm

Our School

It is an aim of St Loys Church of England Primary Academy to provide a happy, secure, calm and welcoming environment for all the pupils in our care and for the staff and others who are associated with us in many other ways.

Individual class rules are created in collaboration with children at the beginning of the school year with decisions made as to which rules will assist learning and create a happy classroom environment. Children from each year group are also elected onto our School Council along with House Captains. Our school Houses are Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and children are allocated a house along with siblings and/or buddy’s. Over the course of their time with us, children can win house points in class and within intra-school sports competitions, fostering a sense of belonging, team spirit and healthy competition with and for others.

Children’s achievements are celebrated in a special celebration assembly held every Friday and parents are welcomed into school to share this. Rewards presented, include; ‘Pupil of the Week’ Cup, reward certificates, House points, and the opportunity to share their work with other staff and children.

In our school, everyone has the right to:

  • feel safe, cared for and respected
  • be able to learn to the best of his/her ability and to develop whatever skills he/she possesses
  • be treated equally irrespective of gender, race, physical characteristics or any other factors
  • learn and play without disruption.

Everyone is expected to:

  • be responsible for their own behaviour
  • respect the rights of others.

We say No to Bullying, whether verbal or physical; it has no place in our school. We ask for all parents and pupils to help us by reporting immediately any incidents so that we can deal firmly and fairly with any bullies, involving parents if appropriate.

School Lunches

Lunch is an important meal for everyone especially our children, providing energy and nutrients to keep them going through the afternoon. We are fortunate to have the facilities to cook meals on site and these are provided by Nourish. Please email the school office for details of Nourish online ordering system and menus.

All pupils in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free meals under the Universal Infant School Meals Scheme. You can apply online for Free School Meals for older children in full-time education if you are in receipt of certain benefits on: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or call 01604 366656 to request an application form by post.

All our children eat together in the hall, supervised by school staff. Our Pre-school children often join us for this too.

Packed Lunches

Please click here to access St Loys Healthy Packed Lunch document. We actively encourage healthy choices in line with advice from The British Nutrition Foundation so that our children are provided with all the nutrients they need and enough energy to get them through the school day. The advice provided below is based on the governments ‘Eatwell Plate‘ so please try to include:

  • A good portion of starchy food, e.g. wholegrain roll, wraps or pitta pockets, pasta or rice.
  • A portion of lean meat, fish, egg, pulses or other non-dairy protein sources, e.g. chicken, ham, beef, tuna, sardines, mackerel, egg, beans or hummus
  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables, e.g. an apple, satsuma, handful of cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks, small tub of fruit salad or small box of raisins
  • A portion of semi-skimmed or 1% fat milk or other dairy food, e.g. reduced fat cheese, yogurt or fromage frais
  • A drink e.g. fruit juice, semi-skimmed or 1% fat milk, yogurt drink or a bottle of water.

Uniform

St Loys Uniform Requirements

Boys

SUMMER/WINTER UNIFORM

  • Grey St Loys Sweatshirt/Cardigan with logo. Red fleeces to be worn as an outside layer.
  • Red Polo Shirt
  • Grey Uniform Trousers or Shorts
  • Grey Socks – NOT white
  • Sensible black shoes – NOT trainers

Girls

WINTER UNIFORM

  • Grey St Loys Sweatshirt/Cardigan with logo. Red fleeces to be worn as an outside layer
  • Red Polo Shirt
  • Grey Skirt/Pinafore/Uniform Trousers
  • Grey or Red socks or tights – NOT white
  • Sensible low-heeled black shoes NOT fashion shoes or trainers

SUMMER UNIFORM

  • Traditional appropriate school style red/white gingham dress – NOT striped
  • Red cardigan.
  • White socks
  • Sensible sandals or shoes NO open-toed or backless fashion shoes

No trainers please. Any wellington boots, fashion boots etc worn to school must be changed in the cloakroom for the appropriate school shoes.

HAIR. Please ensure where possible long hair is tied back.

FOUNDATION STAGE AND KEY STAGE 1 PE KIT

Red shorts, white t-shirt with logo or without, gym shoes. All in a named shoe/PE bag and to be kept in school every day during the school week.

KEY STAGE 2 PE KIT

Summer: as above

Winter: Gym shoes, outdoor trainers, layers and tracksuit bottoms.

SWIMMING:

Girls: Traditional sports one piece bathing suit.

Boys: Traditional trunks NOT beach shorts (Rule of the pool).

All: Swimming hat. Verucca sock if necessary.

JEWELLERY/NAIL POLISH. NO JEWELLERY TO BE WORN except plain studs for pierced ears. NO NAIL POLISH TO BE WORN.

Uniform is ordered directly from School Trends. Please visit www.schooltrends.co.uk.

There is no order deadline date. You can have the orders sent to school free of charge or direct to your home, orders over £50 are free, under £50 postage is £4.95. If you have a child at senior school that also uses School Trends, you can have both uniforms in the same order. Please ask at the office for more information.

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum aims to provide an opportunity for parents and carers to meet with each other and with representatives from the Governing Body and staff to share ideas about the education of their children and to discuss matters of importance to the school as a whole.

 Meetings are chaired by the Head Teacher and minutes taken by an attending governor. The Parent Forum welcomes contributions from all parents, carers, governors and staff of the school.

 Meetings are held three times a year, dates are agreed to suit the majority and published in advance. Contributions to meeting agendas are invited.

 Notes of the Parent Forum meetings are available in school.

Parents are always welcome at St Loys.

2020_21 Update: Due to current restrictions and in line with government guidance we are not inviting parents in to school unless by prior appointment only.

An appointment is not always needed to see Ms. Crawford, our Head Teacher, however, please note that as her time is divided between St Loys and Chacombe schools, there will be occasions when she is off site. An appointment is advisable for anything that will take more than a few minutes, please email the school office to arrange a convenient time.

Our teachers are available at the end of each school day to talk over any minor issues.  If you wish to discuss anything for more than a few minutes, please make an appointment through the school office or speak directly to the teacher to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Although we welcome visitors to our school, we will act to ensure that it remains a safe place for pupils, staff and other members of our community.

Admissions: Northamptonshire County Council co-ordinates applications for places at our school. In order to submit an application, please refer to the local authority’s website. St.Loys admissions policy can be found here.