We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new entrants to school in September. We are using this page of our website to share information about starting school at Shawley as well as some videos for parents to share with their children to help them feel a part of Shawley life.
Useful Information & Links
Arrangements for Starting School at Shawley
Please click here to access the letter from Mrs Milner that was sent to all of our new Shawley Starters. We will be in touch with you again and will then give you all the information you require for starting in September. This will include
dates for your child to visit and meet the teacher and their classmates, details of our ‘New Entrants’ meeting for you to attend, and also forms which we need you to complete for our school records. In all our planning, we will need to be mindful of Covid-19 restrictions and the government guidelines for schools. However, we cannot let the pandemic get in the way of the excitement of your child starting school! You and your child are one of our top priorities and we cannot wait for you to join us!
For information on our school uniform please click here.
To access our school uniform provider's website, please click here.
You can see the termly school menu via the link to Surrey's school meal website here. Children can also choose to have packed lunches if they wish, but these do need to be healthy and must not include nuts due to allergies or sweets and fizzy drinks as we are a Healthy School. The children all eat together in the main hall.
Payment for school meals must be paid in advance, using our online payment method Scopay, information on how to register will be provided to you once your child has started with us. For ordering and administration purposes, we do ask that parents commit to either school meals or a packed lunch from home on a full half term basis. Children of parents who receive support payments such as Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance may be entitled to free school meals and milk. Please contact the School Office for further information.
Water is always available for children to drink at lunchtime and break times. Children may bring a bottle of water to school to drink during lesson times. No juice or squash is allowed.
You may also purchase a carton of milk for your child to drink during the morning which is provided by Cool Milk. Here is a link to the Cool Milk website. Milk is provided free for all under 5s, however, you will still need to register with Cool Milk if you would like your child to receive milk.
Before & After School Care
Shawley works in partnership with an Ofsted registered, private provider of before and after school care, called Club Vale.
They are based in separate buildings between the playground and the Early Years Unit, where they provide a breakfast club from 7.30am until 8.40am (providing children with a healthy breakfast before taking them to school) and an after school care (which begins straight after the end of the school day and runs until 6pm where a snack and light tea is provided).
In addition to this Club Vale offer a single hour of child care service charged at a lower rate than that for a full session. This is available from the end of the school day through to 4.30pm.
Shawley Fundraisers (PTA)
For information on Shawley Fundraisers, our PTA, please click here. All parents and carers of children who attend Shawley Community Primary School are members of Shawley Fundraisers and are welcome to attend meetings and to help at any of our events if they would like to. It is a great way to meet other parents and to feel part of our school community. We host a number of fun and exciting events throughout the year such as school discos, a quiz night, sponsored events, cake sales, Christmas Bazaar, Easter Fun, Summer Fete and Family Bingo evenings. We are always looking for new ideas and suggestions so please do get in touch if you have a new event that you would be interested in introducing.
Quick links to other pages that you may find useful:
Let's get school ready!
Please click on the links below to access advice, fun games and activities to help prepare your child for starting school.