General School Information

School Dress
All pupils are expected to come to school sensibly and appropriately dressed. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Polo shirts and Sweat Cardigans with the school logo are usually worn and can be purchased from 'School Trends' via school. The school uniform is optional, however any purchases through 'School Trends' result in a small profit to school funds. All pupils must change for P.E. and are requested to bring the following items of clothing each week: T-shirt, Shorts, Plimsolls, (no black soles). It would be helpful if all clothing could be clearly marked with your child's name. For health and safety reasons we would ask that all children wear sensible footwear, ie. no flip flops or open toed sandals.


Jewellery

The wearing of jewellery is strictly prohibited for health and safety reasons. The Head or Deputy Head Teacher will contact the Parents/Carers of any pupil who comes to school wearing earrings and bracelets.

 

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Medication
We generally are aware of your child's particular medication. It is imperative, however, that you let us know of any changes (increase, decrease or cessation) or any treatment your child is having as recommended by a doctor. This should be sent to school in writing. Please also ensure that the Nursing Staff have a good supply of your child's medication, in its original packaging, for use in school. School is unable to give non-prescribed medicine to any pupil.

 

Swimming
Pupils in Foundation, Years One and Two will use our School Hydrotherapy Pool for their swimming lessons each week. Please ensure that your child brings their own clearly labelled swimming costume and towel on a weekly basis. Pupils in Years Three, Four, Five and Six will have the opportunity of swimming at Byker East End Pool. School asks for a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of tuition and transport. We very much value and appreciate Parental/Carer support for Swimming, Hydrotherapy and P.E. If you feel able to help in any way please feel free to contact school.

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Meals

All full time pupils stay in school for midday lunch which is provided on site every day. Pupils may bring their own packed lunch if they wish. Pupils who require special diets are catered for; all meals are prepared and cooked in our own kitchen. Free school meals are supplied in the same way and Parents/Carers wishing to enquire about their eligibility for free meals should contact Bev Heron. All dinner monies should be paid at least one week in advance. Please do not send drinks in any glass bottles. Water is always served with lunch and is readily available throughout the school day.


Transport

Parents/Carers and visitors are requested not to arrive at school during transport times (8.45 - 9.10am and 3.00 - 3.20pm) as access will be restricted until all pupils have safely embarked or disembarked from their own school transport. Most pupils travel to school on transport organised by the Local Authority. At 9.00am Learning Support Assistants will bring pupils to classrooms where they will be received by teaching staff. At 3.15pm all pupils will be escorted from their classes to meet the transport contractors. Any changes to transport arrangements must be given to the Transport Co-ordinator, Bev Heron, in good time in order to notify school transport.

 

Security
The school takes the welfare of the pupils and staff seriously and has procedures in place to restrict access to the building. The main doors have a key pad entry system, intercom and cameras to view visitors. All visitors have to sign in and wear a visitor's badge. All staff working with pupils have to undergo Enhanced DBS Disclosures.

 


Lettings Policy
The Education Act (1993) provides for the Governing Body of Hadrian School to have control over the use of school premises, both within and outside of school hours. We encourage the community to make best use of our excellent facilities and have a Lettings Policy, complete with hire charges and conditions of use available on request.


Mainstream Links

At Hadrian School we aim to give some of our pupils experience of socialising with, and being educated alongside, their mainstream peers. Links with mainstream schools have been established and will be developed at every opportunity. These links may involve pupils from Hadrian School being supported in a mainstream setting, as well as pupils from mainstream schools visiting our school on a regular basis.