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The School Day

8.50am Children enter school and begin their learning
9.00am Bell rings for the start of the school day
9.10am Assembly
9.30am Lesson one begins
10.30am Break Time
10.45am Lesson two begins
11.50am Lower School Lunch Time
12.30pm Lower School Lesson three begins; Upper School Lunch Time
1.10pm Upper School Lesson three begins
2.00p.m Lesson four begins
3.15pm School ends for the day


Safeguarding Policy

The School Safeguarding Policy can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Internet Safety Link

For advice and tips to keep your child safe on-line please follow this link http://www.internetmatters.org/

Behaviour Policy

Good behaviour is an essential for effective teaching and learning to take place. Pupils and Staff have a right to learn and teach in an environment that is safe, friendly and happy. Click HERE to view the school's Behaviour Policy.

Anti-Bullying Policy

The school has zero tolerance to bullying. Bullying of any kind is totally unacceptable. If bullying does occur all pupils should feel able to tell a member of staff and know that it will be dealt with promptly and effectively. If anyone knows that bullying is happening they are expected to tell a member of staff. We are a 'telling school'. Click HERE to view the school's Anti-Bullying Policy.

Complaints Procedure

At Birches Green Junior School, we undertake to provide a friendly and safe environment in which pupils will be helped to achieve their potential, both academically and socially. We recognise that sometimes things can go wrong and parents, carers and members of the public may need to make a complaint or raise concerns they have with the school. Click HERE to view the school's Complaints Procedure.

Complaints Relating to Pupils with SEND

If there are any complaints relating to the provision for pupils with SEND these will be dealt with in the first instance by the headteacher. The chair of governors may be involved if necessary. In the case of an unresolved complaint the LA may be involved.

Charging and Remissions Policy - This policy can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Admissions Policy - This policy can be accessed HERE


School uniform allows the children to identify with and take a pride in their school. It also cuts down on the cost of clothing for every day use. We do ask that all children come in school uniform.


  • Green/Grey Skirt/Trousers
  • White blouse/ polo shirt
  • Green jumper or sweatshirt
  • Green and white check or striped dress
  • Flat, sensible, black shoes


White T-shirt

Black shorts

Pumps (Important)

Please click HERE to download an order form.
We order sweatshirts, T-shirts and polo shirts from school. PLEASE make sure all clothing is named.
Reminder to parents:
 a limited amount of uniform is still available from the school office if required.

Please click HERE to access the Tesco Uniform Embroidery Service

Healthy School Status

We have been awarded the National Healthy School Standard. We promote all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Please ensure that lunch boxes follow healthy eating guidelines.

Packed Lunch/Snacks Policy

We operate a healthy snack policy for break times. Please send only healthy snacks to be eaten. 

Children are allowed to bring a bottle of water to school to leave on their desk.

Please do not send crisps or sweets for snacks or lunch.

We do have a NO CHEWING GUM rule.


Attendance is monitored on a regular basis. Every school day is important in the life of a child. We are aiming for 95% or above for every child. Many children actually manage 100% attendance! If your child is absent for any reason please either telephone the Secretary on the day of absence or write a letter to explain the absence. The school monitors unauthorised absences, attendance that falls below 90% and persistent absences. These issues will be followed up by a home visit.


Holidays in term time are not permitted. If there are exceptional circumstances which require you to remove your child from school for a designated period please fill in the appropriate form which is available from the secretary (the form can also be downloaded here).

Late Arrivals

Children should be in school for the start of the school day. The names of latecomers will be recorded and parents will be invited in to discuss their child's lateness if it persists.

Legal Guidance for Parents

Free school meals

Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?  How do I find out?

If you are a parent of carer, and recive any of the benefits below, then your child is eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the immigration and Ayslum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are NOT also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190)
  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit run on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

What to do next?

If you application for Free School Meals is successful, Birches Green Junior School will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).

If you would like to apply for Free School Meals:

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