Closure and Free School Meals
Following government guidelines during coronavirus we are closed. Where possible for students whose parents are Key Workers and Vulnerable pupils (subject to staffing and daily risk assessment) parents will be offered a place at Booker Park school. Parents will be notified if they have a place.
Students eligible for Free Schools Meals will receive an email link to the voucher system where they will be able to access vouchers for a major supermarket of their choice. Each eligible pupil will receive a voucher for £15 per week per student. If you feel you should be entitled to Free School Meals and are not receiving the voucher please email: email@example.com
Useful Links and Resources
You may request a paper copy of any information on our website free of charge. Please contact reception on 01296 423 507
Thursday 5th March – World Book Day
Friday 13th March – Sport Relief Day
Monday 23rd March 2.15pm – assemblies for Palm, Rowan, Sunflower and Dragon classes
Wednesday 25th March 2.15pm – assemblies for Elm, Cedar, Acer and Bonsai
Thursday 2nd April – after school cinema club
Friday 3rd April 9.45am – 11.00am – coffee morning
Friday 3rd April – break for Easter holidays
Monday 20th April – students return to school
The School Day
Students arrive by school transport or with parents between 9.10 – 9.15 a.m. and are greeted by friendly members of staff. They are accompanied to their classes for registration to take place.
Lunchtime is split depending on age. The younger students have lunch and playtime between 11.45 and 13.15, the older students do this between 12.30 and 14.00. Students are provided with a hot meal, or have the option of a packed lunch in the dining room, if they prefer.
Transport/parents arrive at the end of the school day at 3.15 p.m to take students home.
Whenever a student is off school due to sickness, it is helpful if you phone the office to let us know. Alternatively, we require a short note on their return, stating why they were absent.
For other absences e.g. appointments, please give us advance notice where possible.
If you are not able to supply us with details of any absence, this results in an unauthorised absence, which may be investigated by the Educational Welfare Officer. Please refer to the attendance policy.
When your holidays do not coincide with the school term dates, it is necessary for you to complete a Holiday Request form beforehand, to get permission from the Principal. Forms are available from the office or you can download the document.
Students have their lunch in the dining room, where we have two sittings; the first for our younger students (12.00-12.30pm) and the second for our older students (12.35-1.05pm).
Students can bring their own packed lunch, or eat school meals. We provide ‘family service’, so that members of each tutor group sit together with staff from their team. It’s the opportunity to not only eat, but to develop social skills.
Individual needs are catered for and staff are aware of students’ specific dietary requirements, where these apply.
The cost of lunch is £2.25 per day. Payment can either be made in advance for the week (£11.00) on a Monday morning or, if you would prefer, you can pay for the whole of the half-term in advance.
An administration charge of £2.00 will be made for each letter or telephone call the school has to generate to individual parents informing them of outstanding dinner money.
Payment for any meals that have been paid for and not taken due to your child being absent from school will be carried forward to the next week/half-term.
If you think your child is eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office.
|Open on morning of||Close at end of afternoon of|
|Autumn Term 2019||Wednesday 4th September
Monday 4th November
|Friday 25th October
Thursday 19th December
|Spring Term 2020||Wednesday 8th January
Monday 24th February
|Friday 14th February
Friday 3rd April
|Summer Term 2020||Monday 20th April
Tuesday 2nd June
|Friday 22nd May
Tuesday 21st July
The INSET Day dates are as follows. Children do not attend school on these days:
Monday 2nd September 2019
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Monday 6th January 2020
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Monday 1st June 2020
Friday 10th April 2020 – Good Friday
Monday 13th April 2020 – Easter Monday
Friday 8th May 2020 – Bank Holiday
Monday 25th May 2020 – Bank Holiday
Uniform comprises of grey/black trousers, skirt or jogging bottoms, dark green or white polo shirts and dark green sweatshirts. School sweatshirts and polo shirts bought from the school office have the Stocklake logo.
For PE and swimming, students will need shorts, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, plimsolls/trainers and a towel, swimming hat and swimsuit.
Please ensure that all clothing is clearly/permanently marked or labelled with your child’s name.
Uniform should be ordered using the link below.
Plain coloured clothing without a logo may be purchased locally.
Sizes Available – 30, 32, 34, 36 (Small), 38/40 (Medium), 42/44 (Large), 46/48 (X Large, XX Large)
Crew neck sweatshirt – £9.50
Polo shirt (Bottle green) – £7.50
Polo shirt (White) – £7.50
16-19 Bursary Fund 2019/20
The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund is money the government has given to local authorities, school, colleges and other education and training providers to give to students who need financial help to stay in education. There are various criteria an applicant has to fulfill to be eligible for this fund, please see the information below for more details and how to apply if you believe you qualify.