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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

Parents Information
Please find attached OFSTED report for June 2023:

To access information on School admission, oversubscription & application process please click on link: 

www.leicester.gov.uk/admissions

School opening and closing
Children in reception to Year 6 should be in class at 8.50am
School finishes at 3.20pm.
Total hours: 32.5 hours per week
Nursery children: morning sessions start at 8.45am and finish at 11.45 am.
                           : afternoon sessions start at 12.15pm and finish at 3.15pm
                                
There are full time places available also.
School uniform
Children look very smart in their school uniform.

Stokes Wood uniform is as follows:
•    grey/black skirt/pinafore
•    grey/black trousers
•    white or light blue polo shirt
•    royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan, with or without school logo
•    royal blue fleece with or without school logo
•    low-heeled shoes
•    white or grey socks or grey/black tights
•    blue and white checked dress for summer.

Trainers should only be worn for outdoor games.
School sweatshirts, cardigans and fleeces with the school logo may be purchased from school. Order and pay on line using SCOPAY and collect from the office.
Uniform without the school logo can be purchased from a range of supermarkets and other clothes outlets
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Children with pierced ears should wear a small stud earring or a small sleeper which must be removed or covered for P.E. and swimming. We advise that children do not wear jewellery for health and safety reasons unless it is a religious requirement.  It would be helpful if parents remove earrings/studs on PE days or send in micropore tape to cover them. Thank you.
SMART WATCHES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN SCHOOL.
Trainers should only be worn for outdoor games or at break times, not all day.
As the children wear similar clothes, it is essential to label them with your child’s name as you purchase new items.

PE Kit: children are required to have black plimsolls, blue polo shirt (supplied and washed by the school) and navy or black shorts in a PE bag (ALL CLEARLY NAMED PLEASE).
Games Kit: as for PE with tracksuit/sweatshirt for cold weather and trainers (plimsolls not suitable for outdoor PE) (ALL CLEARLY NAMED PLEASE).
Swimming (Year 5 and 6 only): towel, swimming costume or trunks, swimming hat and suitable bag.  Goggles may be worn with a permission letter.
Boys and girls with long hair MUST tie it back to avoid hair hanging in the eyes/face of themselves or others. This also helps to prevent the spread of head lice.
All school clothing and footwear should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
Assemblies

Friday 9.05am: Nursery/Reception and KS1 Celebration Assembly Parents/carers invited

Friday 2.45pm: KS2 Celebration Assembly Parents/carers invited.

Other special assemblies occur throughout the year to celebrate religious events and parents and carers will be notified and invited by letter, newsletter and the outdoor screens.

Documents that may interest you

Curriculum

Stokes Wood Primary School follows the New National Curriculum 2014. You will find information and detail about the curriculum in the prospectuses and handbooks below as well as by clicking on the links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4

https://www.stokeswood.leicester.sch.uk/our-school/curriculum

Stokes Wood Primary School teaches phonics from the nursery class using the validated ALS programme. This is a whole class approach combined with small group work and interventions to ensure all pupils receive the support they need to learn to read accurately, fluently and with understanding and enjoyment. Early readers use books which are phonically matched to their reading ability. Reading is also taught using whole class shared reading and guided reading ability groups. A range of books are used for guided reading which are benchmarked using the PM scheme. The school also uses Accelerated Reader for pupils' individual reading which is a library scheme which encourages children to read a range of books and genre through quizzes and rewards. A dedicated member of staff in the library supports pupils in selecting appropriate books, encourages reluctant readers and maintains the standard and selection of books available for all levels of individual reading.

The importance of staying ACTIVE
Prospectus, handbooks etc.

Stokes-Wood-Prospectus-2023-2024

Reception-Prospectus-2023-2024

Nursery-Prospectus-2023-2024

Parent-handbook-KS1-2023-2024.pdf

Parent-handbook-KS2-2023-24.pdf

Parents-Information Booklet-Nurture Group

Safeguarding-Leaflet-Parents-Sept 2023

Parent survey specific questions Sept 2023

Parent Survey results summary Sept 2023

Ofsted

If you would like to make a comment about anything concerning the school, its performance, activities, teaching and learning, leadership and relationship with the community, you are encouraged to use the link below:

http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

Ofsted  are keen to hear positive feedback about schools and it also gives you an opportunity to record any concerns you may have. However Ofsted encourage you to speak initially to the school about any concerns.

A message and invitation to our parents/carers and wider family members and friends

You are all most welcome to take part in any way you can, in the learning of your child.

Please feel welcome to offer your support in classrooms, reading with children in school, attending focus days, assemblies and school visits.

We also encourage you to support your children at home, especially in reading. Evidence shows that children, who read regularly and if possible, daily at home with an adult, achieve considerably better than children who don’t. This can be the adult reading to their child or child reading to the adult, or even better: both!!

Parents and carers are so important to your child’s future success. Please get involved in how ever you can and if you are not sure of the best way to do this, ask your child’s teacher or Mrs. Gadsby. They will be delighted to help.

Safeguarding and Early Help information

For any information you require about Safeguarding of children or Early Help please click on the link below:

http://www.stokeswood.leicester.sch.uk/Safeguarding-children

No Outsiders

Please find attached information on a new part of the curriculum called No Outsiders.

  

‘No Outsiders’ is an exciting part of our curriculum.  Being a ‘No Outsiders’ school means that we celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of inclusion and equality.  Everyone is welcome at Stokes Wood Primary School. It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected.  We are a caring community where whole school values are built on mutual trust and respect for all, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or gender.  The ‘No Outsiders’ project fulfils our duty to promote diversity and prepares your children for life in modern Britain.  ‘No Outsiders’ is British Law and supports the Equality Act to ensure that everybody is treated equally and without prejudice.

No Outsiders is part of our Relationships, Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (RSHE/PSHE) curriculum and will be taught through a series of picture books addressing the different areas of the Equality Act. 

If you would like to look at the books, you would be most welcome. Please ask at the school office and Mrs Gadsby or Mr Hill will get back to you and arrange a time convenient for you.

Internet Safety at home and school

 
 

Child safety on Fortnite

Fortnite-Factsheet.pdf

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

If you have parental responsibility for your child but live apart from each other, you are still entitled to information about their progress and participation in events at school.  If you would like to receive a copy of their annual report, copies of school photos or information on assemblies and exhibitions please e-mail office@stokeswood.leicester.sch.uk for more information.

Paper copy request

You can request a paper copy of any document available on our website. Please contact the office.