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Saltergate Infant and Junior Schools Nursery and Gateways

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Joining our school

We are delighted that you are considering Saltergate Schools for your child and family.

 

Our ethos is one of inclusive practice. Our highly skilled teachers and support staff will go the extra mile to ensure that your child is happy and settled. For our children with SEN or disabilities, we make sure that we work closely with you to fully understand them fully. Every child is unique and should be respected as such. On entry, each situation is different and we look forward to forming a plan with you to ensure the smoothest of transitions.

Through our nurturing approach, children learn to respect each other and themselves. No child is disadvantaged or treated less favourably by others because our 'team' ethos and care for each other wouldn't allow it.

 

Please contact the school office on 01423 508552 to arrange a viewing of our schools. We thoroughly look forward to meeting you and your family and answering any questions that you may have.

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Message from our Headteacher

 

Hello!

 

Thank you for looking at our school information. I would love to personally meet you and your family and show you around our wonderful schools. Please phone the school office to book a school tour.

 

If you are looking to join us our Reception intake in September 2022, you should complete your North Yorkshire preference form by 15th January 2022.

Once the places have been allocated in April, we will include you in our correspondence and inform you about things such as weekly newsletters, events and plans for transition. You are welcome to contact us at any time to answer any queries or questions that you might have.

  • Main school – 01423 508552
  • School Nursery – 01423 508552
  • Gateways pre-nursery (age 2+)  07895 887995
  • Kid’s Club – independent provider – owned by Mrs Sally Wray - 07812 935137

Please make early enquiries if you need before and after school wrap around care as the club is very busy.

 

Please do not feel that you have to do anything more in order to accept your school place. As far as we are concerned, all children on our allocations list have a place with us.

 

In the first few weeks we will send you some information regarding;

  • a meeting for parents
  • dates for your child to visit their new class
  • school uniform list
  • your child’s starting date in September
  • your child’s class and teacher's name.

 

A couple of important points for parents to consider

 

  • Free school meals for all infant children from September 2014. You may have heard about universal free school meals. All children in the infant school will be eligible for a hot meal. The food is locally sourced and of a high quality. We currently serve more hot meals than packed lunches. Our meaningful lunchtime experience for children is one of our key priorities; it is a lovely experience for all children. We will send out menus before the end of this term so that you and your child can select their choice of food.  A Packed lunch is the other dining option if children feel more comfortable with familiar foods.

 

  • Holidays in term time - You may have heard about the changes to taking holidays in term time. This isn’t acceptable anymore. There are a few exceptional circumstances to taking a child out of school. All family holidays are considered to be unauthorised and potentially, fines will be made by the local authority.

 

I think that is all for now. We are really looking forward to building relationships with both yourself and your family and working with you to ensure your child receives the best possible start to their education.

 

We have a happy school. Our last visitor shared these lovely words, “There is joy and laughter throughout the school”.

 

Happiness is everything.

My Best Wishes,

 

Linda Mortimer

Headteacher

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