Parents

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The office in either school, namely St Alphege Infants or St Alphege Juniors is open to parents and carers from 8.30 am to 3.45 pm. There is an answer phone available to leave messages outside these times. All visitors must use the main school entrances.

The office  in the Infants School is staffed by: Mrs N Kirsch and Mrs F Little

The office  in the Junior School is staffed by: Mrs S Ray and Mrs M Balthazor

The School Office Team is available to help with any questions or information you may need regarding your child. You can request a paper copy of any information found on the school website, free of charge.

Please view our School Arrangements Document for more information: View Here

BEHAVIOUR

Welcome to the website of the Federation of St Alphege Church of England Schools in Solihull. Our Federation comprises of St Alphege C of E Infant and Nursery School and St Alphege C of E Junior School.  Our Christian School Vision is central to all we do.

At the heart of our vision is how we value children. We seek to welcome and cherish every child.  All staff are child centred and willing to go the extra mile for everyone at our schools.  We aim to ensure that every individual feels valued and loved by God.  Above all the central purpose of our Christian schools is to enable the children to come close to God and learn about Him.  In essence to experience ‘life in all its fullness.’

We aim to be inclusive and adaptable in both our practice and provision.  An important way in which we do this is to make the curriculum and God accessible to all.  To further help us in this we seek to see the school through the eyes of a child and in all matters ask how this will impact upon them.

Our vision also refers to the Kingdom of Heaven.  This is a phrase that is often interpreted as God’s will or His plan for how people should live on earth. In simple terms it is how we live out our Christian faith and values, how we act and think.  We believe in school this is about how we teach and model Christian faith to the children.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website.  It is a privilege to lead both schools and see each day the amazing things the children and staff are doing and learning.

Either school office is happy to answer any queries you might have about us or facilitate a visit.

UNIFORM

Pupils are strongly encouraged to wear uniform which we feel adds a sense of identity to the school.  The uniforms can be ordered from Monkhouse from the 2nd August.

Moving forward, from September all pupils will be required to wear the following; (the only exceptions will be for medical reasons)

Infant Uniform – View Here

Junior Uniform – View Here

Thank you for your cooperation.

SCHOOL TIMES

Nursery

Door opens at 8:30am , with morning session ending at 11:30am

Door opens at 12:30, with afternoon session ending at 3:30pm

Infants

School doors open at 8:45am and close at 8:55am

School ends at 3:25pm with parents and carers collecting from the playground

Juniors

School gates open at 8:35am and close at 8:50am

School ends at 3:10pm with parents and carers collecting from the playground

School Day finishes at 3.10 pm

LUNCHTIME

Infants

All children are provided with a free school meal as part of the universal free school meals scheme for infant aged children.  To view the current menu please click here.

Juniors

Parents and carers may wish to provide their child with a packed lunch.  If doing so please ensure it does not contain fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets or anything that contains nuts.

School meals are prepared on site.  To view the current menu please click here.  Please note that meals need to be paid for in advance.  Parents and carers may be eligible to have a free meal provided for their child.  For more details please click here

Special Educational Needs

The Schools of St Alphege are inclusive schools and we are proud of the diversity within our school community. Within the collaborative there is expertise and training of staff in relation to SEND pupils.

Miss Stanion, our SENDCo, has obtained the accredited ‘National Award for SEND Co-ordination.

You can contact her via the school offices on 0121 705 0443 (Infants) or 0121 704 2714 (Juniors), alternatively you can email  officeinf@stalphege.solihull.sch.uk
/  officejun@stalphege.solihull.sch.uk

We value our partnership with parents. Termly reviews for SEND Support Children and statemented/EHCP pupils occur with the SENDCo. Those at “Class Support” meet with the class teacher to discuss targets.

Where appropriate staff of both schools within the Federation signpost parents to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS).

Contact details of support services for Parents of SEND pupils can be found via council website: http://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/

Infant and Nursery Admissions

If you would like to apply for a Nursery place starting in September 2023 you should apply directly to the school. Applications will be accepted between 1 September 2022 and 1 December 2022. Offers will be made 31 January 2023.

If you would like to apply for a Reception place starting in September 2023 you should apply to Solihull Council by the 15th of January 2023. Please see the council website for further information

https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/School-admissions

Information can be found here for Federation Admissions policy 23/24

Supplementary Information Form 2023/24: View Here

Nursery Application Form – View Here

Junior Admissions

If you would like to apply for a Junior place in September 2023 you should apply to Solihull Council by the 15th January 2023.

Please see the council website for further information

https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/School-admissions

SCHOOL CLUBS

For a list of current clubs, please contact either school office. Contact Us

DaysInfants Clubs
MondayFootiebugs (reception) finishes at 4:30pm
French club (all years) finishes at 4:15pm.
TuesdaySpanish club (all years) finishes at 4:15pm
Dance club (all years) finishes at 4:25pm.
WednesdayTennis club (reception) finishes at 4:15pm
ThursdayDance and gymnastics club 8 – 8:45am (all years)
FridayCricket club club 8 – 8:45am (all years)
Footiebugs (years 1 and 2) finishes at 4:30pm
DaysJuniors Clubs
MondayFootiebugs (reception) finishes at 4:30pm
French club (all years) finishes at 4:15pm.
TuesdaySpanish club (all years) finishes at 4:15pm
Dance club (all years) finishes at 4:25pm.
WednesdayTennis club (reception) finishes at 4:15pm
ThursdayDance and gymnastics club 8 – 8:45am (all years)
FridayCricket club club 8 – 8:45am (all years)
Footiebugs (years 1 and 2) finishes at 4:30pm

SCHOOL TERM

You can download the pdf here: School Term 22/23

AUTUMNSTARTSENDS
INSET Day5 September 20225 September 2022
Autumn 16 September 202228 October 2022
Half Term24 October 202228 October 2022
INSET Day31 October 202231 October 2022
Autumn 21 November 202216 December 2022
Holiday19 December 202230 December 2022
SPRINGSTARTSENDS
Staff Inset Day3 January 20233 January 2023
Spring 14 January 202317 February 2023
Holiday20 February 202324 February 2023
Spring 227 February 202331 March 2023
Holiday3 April 202314 April 2023
SUMMER STARTSENDS
Summer 117th April 202326 May 2023
May Day 1 May 20231 May 2023
Half Term29 May 20232 June 2023
Summer 25 June 202325 July 2023
INSET Day24 July 202325 July 2023
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