School Life

School Lunches

Uniform

Our Day

School gates open: 8:40am

Bell rings & children are welcomed into school: 8:50am

Registration: 9-9:10am

Morning Break: 10:40-11am

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:15pm

Afternoon worship: 3:00pm

End of day: 3:30pm

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 where feasible. 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 Fresh Start Catering providing our children with a healthy ‘home-cooked’ meal each day.

Fresh Start Catering meals are freshly prepared in our on-site kitchen every day. Everything is cooked from raw ingredients. For example, pizza bases are freshly prepared, fresh bread is made, pasta sauces, puddings…all lovingly made by our wonderful cook, Nicola, in the St Loys kitchen.

The weekly menus have four meal choices each day. The current menus can be found here. Summer Term Week A is w/c 18.4.22, Summer Term Week B is w/c 25.4.22, Summer Term Week C is w/c 2.5.22. The menus then rotate for the remainder of the Summer Term e.g. Summer Term Week A starts again w/c 9.5.22 and rotate until the end of the Summer Term, Friday 22nd July 2022. 

The cut-off for ordering is midday on the Thursday of the previous week. If you have missed the weekly deadline, don’t worry, a jacket potato or deli option is still available to order up until 9am of the morning of the day you wish your child to have a meal. A salad bar is available in addition to every main meal.

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/schoolmeals or email freeschoolmeals@northamptonshire.gov.uk to check eligibility.

A freshly prepared Fresh Start lunch costs £2.30 per meal. Once children are registered directly with Fresh Start, meals are easily ordered through their Meal Manager system. Meals can be ordered for one or two days, or the whole week, on a weekly basis, up to a half term in advance.

Fresh Start can be contacted on 01869 226675 or by emailing support@freshstartcatering.uk

All our children, from Foundation Stage to Year 6, eat together in the hall, supervised by school staff.

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, egg, beans or hummus
  • Fruit or vegetables
  • 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. Drinking water is available throughout the lunchtime period.

Please do not include nut products in your child’s lunchbox.

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.