To ensure our children keep safe while outdoors, please remember to send your child to school with a hat and water bottle each day. We recommend for children to apply sunscreen of SPF30+ before school to protect them from the sun whilst playing outside. Please note, children do not spend prolonged periods outdoors whilst at school and are reminded to play in the shade when on the playground.
For safety reasons, balls brought from home are not permitted on the sports pitch. Before school, teachers will provide the balls and bibs when they are supervising from 7:45am and will allow 20 children on the pitch at one time. After school from 2:50pm, no balls are allowed on the sports pitch.
We thank you for following these rules to keep everyone safe at school.
Permission to leave slip
We would like to remind all parents that school identification badges must be shown and worn at all times when on any of our three campuses (including weekend and evening events). If not, you will be asked for some form of identity and be required to wear a visitor’s badge.
If you are collecting a child without the ID card, you will need to visit Reception for a ‘Permission to leave slip’ before collecting your child from the classroom and exiting the campus together.
We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and school site safe and secure.
Health and Safety
As in all major cities petty crime does occur, as a reminder to all of us please always take care of your personal belongings, especially when walking across roads and along the pavements.
Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility
It is every parent’s wish to capture memorable moments on camera of their child at school either performing in an assembly, on their birthday or simply playing with their friends on the playground before the start of the school day. Any photos that are taken by parents on personal devices must be kept private. They must not be shared publicly on social media or between non-family members such as, other parents in the school. By following these guidelines, we ensure our BIS safeguarding policy is adhered to and that our children are kept safe.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Leader.
I have noticed recently that some children have been wearing shoes to school that are not in line with our uniform policy. It is important that children wear appropriate shoes to enable their feet to grow properly. As the Parent Handbook states, ‘All children from F3 to Year 6 are required to wear sensible black leather shoes, preferably without laces for the younger children.’ If you need to check the details regarding uniform, please click here:
Parent Handbook - Uniform
Have a lovely weekend.
Ian Battersby, Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus