Westwood Farm Schools

Westwood Farm Schools

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Our Schools

The Westwood Farm Schools are located in Tilehurst, West Reading.

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School Day

The School Day

The schools’ daily timetable is as follows:

Activity
Foundation
Key Stage 1
Lower
Key Stage 2
Upper
Key Stage 2

Doors open

8.45am

8.45am

8.45am

8.45am

School day starts with registration

8.50am

8.50am

8.50am

8.50am

Lunch break

12.00 – 1.20pm

12.00 – 1.20pm

12.15 – 1.15pm

12.15 – 1.15pm

School day ends *

3.20pm

3.20pm

3.30pm

3.30pm

*Please be on time to pick your children up – if you do think you are going to be late for any reason, please telephone the office and we will keep your child at the school office until you arrive.  If you regularly need to pick your children later than the end of the school day – please make use of the After School Club.

 Getting to School

We encourage all children to walk or cycle to school but if the children are brought to school by car, please drive carefully and considerately and have respect for our neighbours.  Please do not park in front of private driveways. Parents are responsible for their children until school starts and at the end of the school day.

We have a dedicated cycle rack to the right of the main school gates where scooters may also be left.  Please do not let pupils cycle or scooter around the school site.

 Registration

Registration is at 8.50am. Children who arrive after the register is closed will be marked late and recorded as an unauthorised absence.

 Lunchtime

Children can either have school meals – freshly cooked in school or packed lunches.

Find out more about our school meals, including the menu, on our website or at the school office.

 Snacks and Drinks

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack for morning break. Foundation and Year 1 and 2 children will receive a free piece or fruit every morning under the Government Healthy Eating Initiative.

 All children are asked to bring a bottle of water daily, clearly marked with their name, and will be encouraged to drink regularly throughout the day.

 Out of Hours Clubs

We run daily Breakfast Clubs between 7.45 to 8.50am and After School Clubs between 3:20pm to 6:00pm (see p22 for more details). These clubs are for 4-11 year olds.  (Note: we do not have the necessary insurances and key workers for under 4 year olds).

 We also run a number of extra-curriculum clubs. For further information about our school clubs please contact the school office.

School Closure

Very occasionally, due to extreme weather conditions (such as heavy snow) or failure of key services (such as heating, water or electricity), it may be necessary to close the school. In these circumstances, we aim to inform parents as quickly as possibly by text message, posting information on our website or recording a message on the school answer-machine. Announcements will also be made on local radio stations such as BBC Radio Berkshire and Heart FM102.9.