About our school

fieldThis page is devoted to general administrative information concerning the school's status, times of operation etc. Additional details regarding specific topics are available in the school Prospectus. An online copy of the School Prospectus is available for download here.

Status:

Peterchurch Primary School is a co-educational school for pupils aged 4 – 11 years. Current number on roll is 141

The address and telephone number of the Local Education Authority is:
Herefordshire Council
Childrens and Young People's Directorate,
Herefordshire Council,
Plough Lane,
Hereford.
HR4 0LE Tel No: Hereford (01432) 260900

The School Day

The school day begins at 9.00am and is divided as follows:
Morning Session 9am - 12.00 noon
Afternoon Session 1.00 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.

There is a mid-morning break at 10.30 a.m. for 15 minutes for both Key Stages and an afternoon break at 2.15 p.m. for 15 minutes for Key Stage 1.

Children should not arrive at school early. A teacher is on duty from 8.50am. If it is necessary for your child to be at school earlier, at any time, you must ensure that the Headteacher has been consulted.

The time spent on teaching during the normal week, including Religious Education but excluding the statutory daily act of worship, registration and breaks (including lunch), is 23.5 hours.

For information regarding weather related closures please visit the Transport page.

Golden Valley Collaboration

Peterchurch Primary School belongs to a group of four primary schools (Clifford, Longtown, Michaelchurch Escley, Peterchurch and Fairfield) known as the Golden Valley Collaboration of schools.

The aim of the collaboration is to further improve educational opportunities and standards for our children and to meet the ever increasing financial challenges for small schools.

Governors, Headteachers and staff work closely together where all aspects of education are discussed and strategic decisions for the collaboration are recommended to individual Governing bodies for consideration, particularly regarding finance resources and buildings.

Child Protection

Under the terms of the Children's Act 1989 teachers have a duty of care for each child and therefore will do what is reasonable to safeguard the child's welfare. This includes, if necessary, involving other agencies. A full copy of Peterchurch Primary School's Child Protection Policy is available in the School Office.

Taking Photographs and Videos in School

During your child's life at school we may wish to take photographs of activities that involve you child. The photographs may be used for displays, publications and on a web-site by us, by the Local Education Authority or by local newspapers.

Photography or filming will only take place with the permission of the head teacher and under appropriate supervision. When filming or photography is carried out by the news media, children will only be named if there is a particular reason to do so (e.g. they have won a prize), and home addresses will never be given out. Images that might cause embarrassment or distress will not be used nor will images associated with material on issues that are sensitive.

Before taking photographs fo your child for publication, we need your permission and would ask you to sign and return the consent form.

Arrangements For The Consideration And Disposal Of Complaints About The School Curriculum and Related Matters
A copy of the Local Education Authority arrangements for dealing with matters of complaint is available in the office. Also available is the Local Education Authority's Statement of Curriculum Policy.

Charging and Remissions Policy

In accordance with the Education Reform Act 1996, no charges are made for books, materials, equipment or apparatus used in school hours. The School's policy on charging reflects the Act and allows charges to be made as follows:-

The Education Reform Act 1996 states that there is no obligation to contribute and no pupil may be left out of an activity because his/her parents have not contributed. However parents should realise that declining to contribute will make such activities more difficult to organise and an activity/trip may not take place if parents are unwilling to support it.

Residential activities are offered as an optional extra and will incur a charge for board and lodging, travel cost, activities and insurance. Residential trips are offered on the basis of parental choice and a willingness to meet such charges.

A cost will be incurred for the provision of individual instrumental tuition, not deemed to be part of the National Curriculum syllabus.

A charge will be made for the cost of replacement or repair of damage to School property or equipment caused by pupils' misbehaviour.

Occasionally the School will seek voluntary contributions for materials used in activities such as cooking and D.T. where the product is taken home.