Our School

Keep up to date with a range of useful information about our school


•  TERM DATES

You can download a copy of the school's term dates below:

2018-19




2019-20




2020-21


•  NEW PLAYGROUND

Please see below plans for our exciting new playground upgrade due during February 2018. Keep a look out and support our fundraising events over the next 3 years. A totalizer will be available soon!



•  ADMISSIONS

http://www.havering.gov.uk/Pages/Category/School-admissions.aspx



•  SCHOOL POLICIES

Below you can download a copy of the school's Equality Statement (ongoing):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (2018-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Positive Handling Policy (2017-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Sex and Relationship Policy (2016-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Social Policy (2017-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Inclusion Policy:


Below you can download a copy of the school's Charging and Remissions Policy (2018-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Special Educational Needs & Disability Policy:


Below you can download a copy of the school's Whistleblowing Policy (2017-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Equality Policy (2017-2020):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Pupil Premium Policy (2018-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's More Able & Talented Policy (2018-2020):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Complaints & Procedure Policy (2016-2019):


Below you can download a copy of the school's Attendance Policy (2018-2020):



•  ATTENDANCE/LATENESS

Please telephone or e-mail the school office email address (office@rjmitchell.havering.sch.uk) on the first day of your child's absence. In the subject heading of your email please put your child's name and class. Please contact the school on each day of absence. In line with guidance from the Department of Health to schools, please ensure that if your child has vomited or had an episode of diarrhoea, you allow 48 hours before they return to school. DfE regulations (Sept 2013) state that we are no longer able to grant leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Holidays are not classed as exceptional circumstances. Any request of absence should be sent into school via a letter addressed to the Headteacher giving full details. This should be sent into school at least 4 weeks before the period of absence...
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Lateness
Please make every effort to get your child to school on time. A pupil arriving late can disrupt not only his or her continuity of learning but also that of others in the class. Should your child be late for whatever reasons please use the main entrance to school and report to the School Office.

School Attendance Records
Schools maintain attendance records in relation to all pupils and are required to submit an annual return in relation to any unauthorised absences. These figures are sent to the Local Education Authority for statistical purposes and these in turn are forwarded to the Department of Education.

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•  EMERGENCY CLOSURE

You can see the school's status via LGFL's Open Check service, which provides parents and pupils with convenient methods for checking whether a school is open, re-opening, or closed on a given date: http://map.lgfl.org.uk/opencheck/



•  SCHOOL DAY TIMETABLE

You can download a copy of the school day timetable below:



•  SCHOOL UNIFORM

You can download information on school uniform below:


You can download a Uniform Price List below:


You can download images of the school uniform below:



•  PARTNER SCHOOL

The RJ Mitchell Primary School is twinned with SZKOŁA PODSTAWOWA NR 11 / MIROSŁAW FERIČ PRIMARY SCHOOL No. 11 in Poland.

You can visit their website at http://www.jedenastka11.osw.pl/



•  PASTORAL CARE

The welfare of our children is of paramount importance. We operate a system in school called Student and Family Support Systems or SAFSS as it is known. The system provides a holistic approach to supporting children, the idea being to provide clear, responsive and targeted support to children and families. If a child is unsettled or unhappy we would invite the parents into school to discuss the matter. If a child has an accident in school or is unwell, parents are notified as soon as possible.



•  SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

You can download a copy of the School Development Plan below:



•  MEDICINES IN SCHOOL

You can download a copy of the school's Medication Policy below:



•  HOMEWORK

You can download the school's homework below:



•  BREAKFAST CLUB


Our Breakfast Club is open every day during the school term from 07:45-8:45. Our staff provide a hot or cold breakfast and a drink for the children who attend. A half termly pre-payment is required via sQuid; please contact the school office for current cost details and to register your child. The children are escorted to their classes at 8:45 when the Breakfast Club finishes.

Sample daily menu:
Cereal and Toast
Beans on Toast
Scrambled Egg on Toast
Pancakes



•  FREE SCHOOL MEAL AND PUPIL PREMIUM ENTITLEMENT

Below is a link with full information about free school meal and Pupil Premium entitlement:

https://www.havering.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Free-School-Meals.aspx



•  COOL MILK



Our school milk scheme
Did you know our school provides a school milk scheme? By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day...
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How much does it cost?
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

Why should I register my child?
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk

How do I register my child?
If your child is under 5:
1) Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2) Just register by a Tuesday for your child's free milk to start the following week.
3) Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child's fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time - if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If you child is over 5:
1) Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2) Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
3) Just pay by a Tuesday for your child's free milk to start the following week.

How do I find out more?
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 142 2972.

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•  DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION PERFORMANCE TABLES

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance



•  PRIVACY NOTICE

You can download the school's privacy policies below:

Privacy Notice




Data Protection Policy




Emerging Data Retention Strategy



•  USEFUL CONTACTS

Click below for a list of useful contacts...
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The R J Mitchell Primary School 01708 551684

The R J Mitchell Nursery 01708 523540
London Borough of Havering 01708 434343
School Nurse 01708 796500
School Admissions 01708 434600 (option 4)
School Meals – Payment by phone 01708 433119
Free School Meals 01708 433929
Sue's Schoolwear 01375 377253
Carole Warrington HSSW 07563177066
Aardvark 07961 765919

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•  HOME SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

We aim to send all communications by email or text unless the parent/carer does not have an email or mobile. In this case communications are sent home in paper form via the pupils bookbag. All parent(s)/carer(s) may request a paper form of the information on our website free of charge.



•  GOVERNING BODY ATTENDANCE & DECLARATION OF INTEREST

You can download the school's Governing Body Attendance & Declaration of Interest document:





Page Links:

• Term Dates
• Playground
• Admissions
• School Policies
• Attendance/Lateness
• Emergency Closure
• School Day Timetable
• School Uniform
• Partner School
• Pastoral Care
• School Development Plan
• Medicines in School
• Homework
• Breakfast Club
• FREE School Meal and Pupil Premium Entitlement
• Cool Milk
• Performance Tables
• Privacy Notice
• Useful Contacts
• Home School Communication
• Governing Body Attendance & Declaration of Interest