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H A N D B O O K

2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 4 Headmaster’s Introduction

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School Mission Statement

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Section A People, Places & Routines

1. Organisational Structure ……………………………… 2. Staff List…………………………………………………. 3. Who can help you? ……………………………………. 4. Parents’ & Teachers’ Association …………………… 5. Arrival & Departure …………………………………... 6. Your child’s first day…………………………………... 7. The School Day ………………………………………… 8. Absences ……………………………………………….. 9. Transport ………………………………………………. 10. Communication between parents and school ……… 11. Change of details ……………………………………… 12. Policies …………………………………………………

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Section B The Curriculum

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Class Structure ………………………………………… Reading ………………………………………………… Homework …………………………………………….. Assessment…………………………………………….. Transfer to Senior School……………………………… Parents’ Evenings & Reports …………………………. Learning Development………………………………… Educational Visits ……………………………………... How can parents help at home? ………………………

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Section C Extra-curricular Activities

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Music Lessons ………………………………………… Speech & Drama ……………………………………… Sport …………………………………………………… After-school Clubs …………………………………… After School Care …………………………………….. Holiday Club ………………………………………….. Charities ……………………………………………….

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Section D Pastoral Care & Discipline

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Pastoral Care …………………………………………… Pupil Records ………………………………………….. Bullying ………………………………………………… Safeguarding Children ……………………………… Equal Opportunities & Disability ……………………. The House System …………………………………….. Rewards & Sanctions ………………………………….. Supervision of Pupils in Early Years ………………….

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Section E Health & safety

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Health & First Aid …………………………………….. Fire ……………………………………………………… Safety …………………………………………………… Sun Safety………………………………………………. No-smoking Policy ……………………………………. Out of Bounds …………………………………………. Babysitting ……………………………………………..

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Section F School Uniform and Personal Possessions

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Personal Possessions ………………………………….. Mobile Telephones …………………………………….. Money …………………………………………………... Valuables ……………………………………………….. Lost Property ………………………………………….. Uniform ………………………………………………… Second-hand Uniform Sales ………………………….. Uniform list………………………………………………

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HEADMASTER’S INTRODUCTION _________________________________________________________ I am delighted to introduce this Parents’ Handbook, in which we aim to tell you more about what the school sets out to achieve, and how we hope to achieve this. The handbook begins by setting out our Aims and Vision for the school, a list of ideals to which we aspire. The handbook contains sections describing the structure of the school, the curriculum and the wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities on offer. The section on the pastoral system contains information about how we aim to ensure that the children are happy and healthy in school and how we help them to flourish and achieve their potential. Giving a child the best foundations for a bright future is a true privilege. Our fantastic facilities give pupils tremendous scope for achieving the academic, sporting and creative excellence that we encourage. Just as important is the safe, secure and caring framework that we provide, giving children the support and self-belief they need to make their own individual strides forward. Close contact between home and school is an important factor in ensuring a child’s school years are both happy and fulfilling, and I hope you will feel free to contact me or any other member of staff should you have a matter of concern. May I wish you and your child a very happy association with RGS The Grange and with RGS Worcester. Gareth Hughes Headmaster

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SCHOOL’S MISSION AND VISION ________________________________________________ Our Mission RGS The Grange strives to enable all children to achieve full potential in all their educational, social, physical and emotional needs, and to create an environment to foster a caring, sharing sense of community involving all members of the school: children, staff, parents and governors. Our Vision Through excitement and challenge, children at RGS The Grange develop a joy of learning in an inspirational environment. -

Children experience a sense of beauty, awe and wonder.

They are given opportunities to acquire a sense of responsibility within the community, and to nurture a compassionate and respectful attitude towards others. Children develop their moral values by gaining attitudes of sensitivity, fairmindedness, and honesty. There are opportunities to develop a sense of individuality, to increase their self esteem and to take pride in themselves and their achievements. Children learn both independently and co-operatively and acquire the lifelong skills of perseverance, communication and initiative. They experience physical and mental well-being through leading a healthy lifestyle.

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Section A : PEOPLE, PLACES AND ROUTINES __________________________________________________

1. Organisational Structure The School is divided into two distinct sections: The Pre-Preparatory department: which encompasses the Early Years Foundation Stage (Pre-School and Reception: 2 - 5 year olds), Years 1 & 2 (5 – 7 year olds) In Nursery and Pre-School children are in Key Groups with a Key Person looking after them. From Reception to Year 2 children have a class teacher with specialist teachers for Music, French and PE. The Preparatory Department: Year 3 to Year 6 (7 – 11 year olds). Each child has a class teacher and in the younger years and he or she is taught almost exclusively by the class teacher with the exception is Music, Physical Education, French and ICT where we have specialist teachers. From Year 3 onwards children are placed in ability sets for Mathematics. As the children become older, in the top years of the Prep Department, we introduce more specialist teaching of different subject areas, which prepares them well for moving onto the Senior School, where all subjects are taught by specialists.

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2. Staff List Senior Management Team Mr

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Mr Mrs Mrs Mr Mr

S S V R I

Hughes Howkins Atkinson Kay Scase Roberts

Headmaster Deputy Head Head of Pre-Prep School Business Manager Director of Studies, Year 5 Teacher Bursar

RGS The Grange Academic Staff Miss Mr Mr Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Miss Miss Mr Mr Mrs Mrs Miss Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs Miss Miss Mrs Mrs

K T D S M J A M N P J R A J K G C T E L P L L W M

Arr Barnes Bousfield Coleman Corrie Davies Dimond Egginton Evans Hill Hodgkins Millard Parish Sach Singleton Southwell Sykes Turner Walker Walsh White Willis Winer Wreghitt Yarnold

Year 1 Teacher Year 6 Teacher, Head of Science, Charities Co-ordinator Director of Sport & Head of Boys’ Games Year 4 Teacher, Head of Drama & Design Technology Head of Music Maths & ICT Head of Learning Development Year 4 Teacher Reception Teacher Year 1 Teacher Year 3 Teacher, Head of Geography Year 5 Teacher Reception Teacher Year 6 Teacher, Head of PSHE & RE Year 5 Teacher Year 3 Teacher Year 2 Teacher Year 3 Teacher, Head of Maths, Girls Pastoral Care French Specialist Year 1 Teacher, KS1 English Co-ordinator Year 6 Teacher Year 2 Teacher, Head of Girls’ Games Year 4 Teacher Year 6 Teacher, Head of English Year 4 Teacher, Head of Art 6


Educational Support Staff Mrs Miss Miss Mrs Mrs Mr Mrs Miss Mrs Mrs Mrs Miss Mrs Mrs Mrs Miss

J Allen L Askew C Baker S Cox M Duncalf J Gerrish E Guest C Lee A Lees K Llewellyn A Lymer F Marskell I Rose T Smith E Stephens J Taylor

Nursery Co-ordinator After School Care Early Years Early Years Prep Sports Assistant Pre-Prep Pre-Prep & Art Pre-School Co-ordinator Pre-Prep Early Years Pre-School Leader Pre-Prep, After School Care Early Years Prep Early Years, After School Care & Holiday Club

Administrative Staff Mrs Mrs Mrs

M S L

Baldwin Mitchell Skett

Headmaster’s PA/Administrator Receptionist 8.30am – 1.30pm Receptionist 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Mrs

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Weeks

Health Administrator

Mrs Mrs

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Burrow Cook

After-School Care & Holiday Club Co-ordinator After School Care & Holiday Club Deputy

Mr

K

Breese

School Caretaker

Visiting Staff Mr Mrs Mrs Mrs Mrs

M S D S R

Adlington Ashby Devanney Bratt Hopkins

Brass Piano Singing Piano Speech & Drama

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Mrs Miss Mr Mr Mr Mr Mr

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Humphries Donovan Neville Rooney Phillips Porter Pooley

Flute Singing Strings Guitar/Piano Guitar Clarinet/Saxophone Singing

3. Who can help you? Parents Your son or daughter will have a class teacher who has the responsibility for overseeing the academic and pastoral care of your child. It is the class teacher to whom you should turn if you are concerned at any time about your child’s work or social relationships. It is our hope that a constructive relationship will grow between the family and the class teacher and that the class teacher will be able to deal with everyday problems swiftly and satisfactorily. Class teachers can be spoken to for brief conversations at the start or end of the day. For a longer discussion, please arrange a mutually convenient appointment. The class teachers are supported by the Director of Studies (Mr Scase) in monitoring the academic progress of each child. They are also supported in pastoral matters by Mrs Atkinson (Head of Pre-Prep) and Mr Howkins (Deputy Head). Mrs Turner, in her role as Head of Girls’ Pastoral Care for Prep is also available for pastoral support. Mr Howkins or Mrs Atkinson, will deal with serious pastoral or academic matters. If you are unsure who to turn to, please contact the office and they will gladly point you in the right direction. Should parents not be satisfied with the help they have received, or if the matter is of sufficient gravity, they are advised to contact the Headmaster. Queries regarding school accounts should be made, in the first instance, to the school office or by contacting the Business Manager, Mrs Kay. RGS The Grange welcomes suggestions and comments from parents and takes parental complaints and concerns very seriously. We encourage parents to mention these as early as possible, so that we have the opportunity to rectify a problem or explain the school’s position, before a matter of concern becomes more serious. We appreciate parents’ views and believe them to be positive contributors to improving our school.

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There is a whole school policy and procedure regarding complaints from parents which is available from our website. You are also welcome to request a hard copy from the school office.

New Pupils We hold an induction evening in the Trinity Term for new parents where they can meet the staff who will be teaching their children and also get the opportunity to allay any concerns they may have. We subsequently hold an induction day for pupils when they can experience a morning in school. Each child is given a ‘buddy’, an experienced pupil to help them to settle in during the first couple of weeks or so. Please do tell the class teacher if anything is making it difficult for your child to settle in. We hold a ‘Meet the Teacher’ induction meeting for new parents early in September followed by a more formal consultation meeting in November to discuss how things have gone in the first few weeks at the school, but parents should feel free to contact the class teacher at any time before that should they wish to.

4. The Grange Parents’ & Teachers’ Association The school has a very active Parents’ and Teachers’ Association which organises social events, e.g. barn dance, quiz night, fireworks night, Summer Fete, throughout the year in order to raise funds for the benefit of pupils in the school. All parents are automatically members of The Grange Parents’ and Teachers’ Association. The Association has a committee of volunteers which organises these events. If you would be interested in helping in any way, please let the committee know during their Annual General Meeting in the Michaelmas Term. The names of the Officers of the committee will be circulated to you soon after the Annual General Meeting.

5. Arrival & Departure Arrival Children may arrive at any time between 8.00am and 8.40am. It is imperative that all drivers keep to the speed limit of 5mph for the safety of the children. To aid the smooth flow of traffic we would ask you to drop off your children (certainly the older children) in the drop-off area, allowing them to make their way safely into school without the need for you to stop and park up. If you do need to park, please reverse into spaces so that getting out again is easier and safer. Please do not park along the driveway or in areas designated no parking and visitor areas.

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Children should drop off their bags and blazers in the classroom before going to the assigned collection areas as follows: Pre-School Pre-School Area Reception Classroom Years 1 & 2 Old Hall Years 3 – 6* Side Playground *In bad weather prep children will stay in their classrooms under the direction of duty staff.

Breakfast Club Breakfast Club is available daily to help parents who need to drop their children off before the school day officially begins at 8:40am. Parents know that their child will be offered a nutritional and fulfilling breakfast to set them up for the day. Breakfast is available in the dining hall from 8:00am - 8:20am and Pupils can buy breakfast credits in advance from the School's Reception. All the menu choices are £1.00 and credits can be bought and topped up at any time. All the children sit and eat together, usually with the radio playing, meaning they are then able to enjoy a relaxed and quiet start to the day in a friendly environment.

Departure Collection Points 3.35pm (after school) Pre-School children Reception-Year 2 Years 3-6

From the Pre-School entrance (from 3.20pm) Old Grange front door. From outside the school’s main entrance.

4.45 pm (after clubs or Homework) Pre-Prep (Y1/2) From the New Hall Prep (Y3-6) From the New Hall Additional after-school care is available between 4.45pm and 6.00pm which is inclusive in our fees. This should be booked in advance through the clubs forms. Please note that the school closes at 6.00pm and a penalty will be charged at the rate of £20.00 per 15 minutes for any child remaining after this time. For further information, please refer to the After-School Care Handbook. Children pre-booked into After School Care and collected after 3.45pm will have been signed into the After-School Care register, so parents must sign them out. Please see the After-School Care handbook for further information on where

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these registers are to be found. Children collected after 3.45pm who are not booked into After School Care may be collected from Homework Club. WHEREVER POSSIBLE CHILDREN SHOULD BE PRE-BOOKED INTO AFTER SCHOOL CARE TO ENSURE CORRECT STAFF/PUPIL RATIOS. Please note that the first and last days of term it can be particularly congested in the playground. On the final day of every term there is no after-school care and so all children must be collected at 3.35pm except the Summer Term when the school closes at 12.30pm after Speech Day.

6. Your child’s first day at the school To make your child’s first day run as smoothly as possible we would advise the following: • • • • •

Please arrive at school in good time for registration at 8.40am. New children will be met by a member of staff who will take the children to their classroom. They will be soon teamed up with their ‘buddy’ who will look after them and make sure they know what’s going on! Parents are asked to depart fairly promptly to allow the staff time to settle the children and to show them round. Make certain you have confirmed where and when you will be collecting your child at the end of the day.

7. The School Day If your child ever arrives late, please ensure that you inform the School Office so that they may adjust the register. An outline of the school day: 8.00

School opens

8.40

Morning Registration

8.50

Assembly

9.10

Lessons begin

10.10 Break 10.40 Lessons 11


12.10 Lunch Pre-Prep 12.40 Lunch – Years 3 - 6 1.15

Afternoon Registration Pre-Prep

1.45

Afternoon Registration Prep

3.35

End of school day

3.45

Clubs, including Homework for Prep, begin; After School Care begins (Pre-Prep)

4.45

After School Care begins (Prep)

6.00

School closes

Morning and Afternoon Break In the course of the morning there is a break, during which the children, segregated by age, play on the three school playgrounds, astro or fields. During the morning they can have a drink of milk or water and some fruit provided by the school. Children in Years 1 and above are encouraged to bring a drink, preferably water, and a small healthy snack, no crisps or chocolate pleas, and remember we do not have refrigeration facilities available. Children staying on for After School Care may be provided with a ‘little tea’ which can be eaten at 3.35pm onwards.

Lunch The school has its own catering staff and provides a well balanced and nourishing diet. Menus are published a week in advance in the school Weekly Bulletin and/or eLink and are displayed inside the dining hall. Lunch takes place between 12.10 and 1.15 in the main dining hall. Nursery have a family service lunch in Pre-School, Pre—Prep have a family service lunch in the dining hall and Prep children have a canteen style lunch with a hot or cold option. During lunch, we aim to encourage good table manners, such as correct use of cutlery and quiet, civilised conversation, which we hope you will reinforce at home. Children going on an educational trip will be given a packed lunch. Please discuss any special dietary requirements your child may have with the school.

8. Absence If your child is to be absent through illness, please phone the School Office between 8.00am and 9.00am. Please also send 12


in a written note explaining the reason for absence on your child’s return to school. Any medication, which may be necessary after your child returns, must be handed in to the School Nurse. We encourage you, wherever possible, to arrange visits to the doctor or dentist out of school hours. Only the Headmaster may legally give permission for pupils to be absent from school for a valid reason except illness. Permission to miss school for a holiday or other reason should be sought in writing from the Headmaster, although it is preferred that family holidays will not take place during term time.

9. Transport We run a minibus service between RGS The Grange and the Senior School site. Places are allocated on a strict ‘need’ basis and priority is given to pupils who use public transport or for siblings who attend the two sites. The timetable of this service is approximately as follows:

Depart RGS The Grange

Arrive RGS Worcester

Depart RGS Worcester

Arrive RGS The Grange

8.00am

8.15am

8.25am

8.40am

3.40pm

3.55pm

4.00pm

4.15pm

This service incurs a small daily charge. Please enquire about this service at the School Office We also run a minibus service from Kidderminster along the A449 each day. This service is available for any children who may live along this access route and further details can be provided on request. This service will incur an additional charge.

10. Communication between parents and school The school operates an open-door policy and recognises that the child will develop most fruitfully if supported by the triangular relationship of school, home with the child at the apex. Good communication is therefore essential.

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These are some of the main methods of communication: a) The school website – www.rgsw.org.uk Grange).

(follow the link to RGS The

b) The weekly eLink which is sent via email every Friday. c) Other letters throughout the term will be sent via email to your main email address. These are also to be found on the school website in the Current Parents & Pupils Section. d) Termly calendar, containing advance notice of events, including trips, sporting fixtures, concerts and parents’ consultation evenings. e) Reading Diary/Homework Diary. Parents are encouraged to write any information in it that they would like their child’s teacher to see. We will include any informal notes for your attention. Please check regularly. f)

The school’s email address is grange@rgsw.org.uk. Any messages to particular members of staff can be forwarded from here. Teachers may also be contacted direct on their personal email which can be found on the website and in the year group handbooks.

g) Details of changes to arrangements (for example cancelled matches) will be posted on the website so is worth checking if you are ever in doubt. The school texting service will also be used to inform parents quickly of any cancellations, return times for trip/fixtures etc. h) Out of hours messages can be left on the school answer-phone (01905 451205). i)

Parent Portal – our Parent Portal is still currently under development although basic details are available here. Access to the parent portal is by password only and provides information specific to your child.

In addition please feel free to contact the school at any time should you wish to discuss any aspect of school work with any member of staff, though it is usually most productive to start with the class teacher.

11. Change of Details It is clearly vital that we are able to contact you should your child be ill. Please ensure that if contact details change (addresses and telephone numbers) you let us have new details as soon as possible. This applies also to details of any medical conditions or allergies. We send home a summary of details we hold on

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your child annually for you to check. You may also change basic contact details yourself via the Parent Portal.

12. Policies The following school policies are available on the school website: -

Anti- Bullying policy Safeguarding children policy Mission & Vision policy Complaints procedure Admissions policy Equal opportunities policy Health & Safety policy Missing Children Policy Uncollected Children Policy Bursaries and Scholarships

Hard copies are also available from the School Office.

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SECTION B : THE CURRICULUM _____________________________________________ The primary aim of the RGS The Grange curriculum is to provide opportunities for the children to be taught so that they become active, moral, fulfilled, confident and happy citizens of the 21st century and to ensure a smooth transition into the next stage of their education. All pupils have appropriate entitlement to all aspects of a curriculum that will be broad, balanced, differentiated, rigorous, relevant to pupils’ needs and contribute to their academic, personal, spiritual, moral, cultural and social development. The curriculum at RGS The Grange is aimed to surpass the National Curriculum and to meet the requirements of the Senior School, RGS Worcester. It is enriched by a special emphasis on achievement in the performing arts and sport, as well as a wide range of other opportunities. It is also supported by specialist teachers in various subjects.

1. Class Structure Until Year 3 the children are taught as a class and most of their lessons are with their class teacher. From Year 3 the children are put into ability sets for maths and they begin to receive more specialist teaching. The Early Years (Pre-School and Reception) work towards the Early Learning Goals. These are as follows:

• • • • • • •

Personal, social and emotional development Physical development Communication and Language Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design

Year 1 to Year 6 The school offers the following subjects:

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English History Mathematics (in sets from Year 3) ICT Science Music Art & Design Religious Education Design Technology Physical Education and Games French Personal, Social and Health Geography Education In the lower years, many of these subjects will form part of a topic. In later years they are studied discretely. Details of topics and individual programmes of study appear in the handbooks for each year group which parents receive at the Induction Evening in September. Games are organised as follows over three terms: Michaelmas Lent Trinity

Boys Rugby Football Cricket/Athletics

Girls Hockey Netball Rounders/Athletics

From Reception to Year 5 the children have swimming once a week for a term at either Sansome Walk or Droitwich as follows: Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5

Monday pm Monday pm Monday pm Thursday pm Thursday pm Thursday pm

Trinity term Lent Term Michaelmas Term Lent Term Michaelmas Term Trinity Term

Further information about swimming will be sent out prior to it starting.

2. Reading From the Early Years onwards we expect all children to spend some time reading each evening. We encourage parents to listen to their child read, to ask questions about the text and to question their understanding. We aim to hear each child read every day in the lower years of the school. The class teacher will hear them once or twice a week and teaching assistants on other occasions. Much reading occurs elsewhere in the curriculum, for example in group reading sessions. Older children also have a class reader which they read around the class or in groups. Reading books are banded in different colours by difficulty level.

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Children are able to borrow books from the Library and librarians are appointed from Year 6 to keep the Library tidy.

HELPING YOUR CHILD TO READ AT HOME It is important for children to read aloud to an adult at home each evening to develop their literacy and language skills as well as to improve their reading. Please help to demonstrate to your children that reading is an important and enjoyable activity. They may be asked to re-read specified pages at home or to read on to a given page. More advanced readers may be given an independent reading book to read aloud at home as well as having a reading scheme book at school to read to their teacher. Your child’s reading diary is a link between parents and teachers. Please write down the page your child has read to and feel free to make any appropriate comments in the diary. Helpful hints on how to read with your children 1. Encourage your child to read daily at home – for older ones before bed is an excellent time. 2. Give them access to plenty of books, newspapers and magazines. 3. Let them read to you and do read to them too – even older children enjoy being read to. 4. Make sure you have a quiet time and place with no distractions. 5. Be comfortable; promote a feeling of closeness. 6. Encourage your child to read slowly in a clear voice, using expression and pausing at full stops. 7. Ask questions – “Why do you think that happened?” or “What do you think will happen next?” 8. Ask about the meaning of more difficult words and share the experience of looking words up in a dictionary to increase their vocabulary. 9. The public library is an excellent source of books and has reading material appropriate to your child’s interests. Please ensure that your child’s reading book and diary are returned to school daily.

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3. Homework Homework is an important part of the curriculum. The amount and scope of homework increase as children progress through the school. Below is a guide to the amount and type of homework your child may expect. We emphasise that if a child is struggling with a piece of homework, we would much rather you make a note on it or in the homework diary to say he or she has worked hard for the appropriate time rather than spending all evening trying to finish it. Year

Type of Homework

Amount

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Reading and Key Words

10 – 15 minutes per night

1

Reading and Spelling

20 minutes per night

2

Reading, Maths and English

30 minutes per night

English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Reading, French English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Reading, French English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Reading, French English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Reading, French

20 minutes per night plus 10 mins reading 30 minutes per night; reading at the weekend 30 minutes per night; reading at the weekend 40 minutes per night; reading at the weekend

3 4 5 6

It is important that your child is given a quiet area in which to work and is encouraged to spend the time on the homework as this helps them to develop good study habits and to keep on top of their class work. If your child is experiencing problems with homework, please discuss this with the class teacher.

4. Assessment From Year 1 in the summer term standardised tests in reading, spelling and maths are taken. There is also more regular assessment of progress in writing and maths. In most years we also take a measurement on children’s underlying ability and this enables us to ensure that their achievement is at least in line with this ability. For further information on testing procedures please see Mr Scase, the Director of Studies. For a discussion about your own child’s achievement and progress do get in touch with your child’s class teacher. They will be able to go through the data we have and to explain what the information means. In Pre-

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School and Reception children’s progress in all areas of learning is continuously assessed as part of the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Please see your child’s class teacher or Key Group Leader for further information.

5. Transfer to RGS Worcester Senior School Year 6 pupils at RGS The Grange do not sit the full entrance examination for transfer to the Senior School. It is expected that the vast majority of Year 6 children at RGS The Grange will be offered places at the Senior School. The criteria used includes each child’s level of academic achievement, their potential to improve, their level of effort and their record of behaviour. Year 6 children will also sit a verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests in November which will give a snapshot of their ability prior to confirmation of a place. Whilst your child has been at RGS The Grange they have been assessed regularly and their individual attainment and progress reported on a termly basis through parents’ evenings as well as an end of year report. This evidence is also used to select possible candidates for scholarships (taken in the Lent Term). If it is considered that the Senior School is an unsuitable learning environment for your child we would discuss this with you well in advance (Years 4 & 5), allowing you ample time to research a suitable Senior School.

6. Parents’ Evenings and Reports We hold an Induction Evening early in the Michaelmas Term when we speak to parents about our expectations for the year ahead and give out a copy of the Year Group handbook. This is also an opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher and other staff who may be teaching him or her during the course of the year. Parents’ Evenings are held halfway through the Michaelmas and Lent Terms and are an opportunity for you to talk with your child’s class teacher and subject teachers about progress and behaviour. These meetings are with your child’s class teacher and there will be an opportunity to talk to specialist subject teachers. All children receive an interim report at the end of the Michaelmas Term, Progress grades at the end of Lent Term and a full written report in the last week of the Trinity Term. Although there are a number of occasions described above for parents to meet their child’s teacher, you are very welcome to speak to staff at any time 20


throughout the year. Please make an appointment at the School Office if you wish to see any member of staff, giving 24 hours notice whenever possible.

7. Learning Development It might become apparent that a child requires individual help in some areas. In such circumstances we can provide one-to-one or small group tuition offered by a fully qualified specialist teacher. If this is felt desirable parents will be contacted at the earliest opportunity. If you yourselves have any concern that your child may need additional support above and beyond that provided by normal class lessons, please do make an appointment to see Mrs Angie Dimond, our Head of Learning Development.

8. Educational Visits We are keen to promote visits out of school to help bring the curriculum to life. Most year groups will go on at least one trip per term, advertised in the termly calendar. Year 2 to Year 6 will go on an annual residential visit, ranging from 2 to 4 days, usually in the Trinity Term. The cost of a trip is added to your termly account. We also organise visits to the school by various specialist groups. For example, we have a programme of visiting artists who work with each year group on an annual basis. There are also design technology workshops and drama sessions to tie in with topics being studied.

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9. How can parents help at home? 1. The most important thing is to stay in contact with your child’s class teacher. This is best done through the reading/homework diary, which you should look at daily. 2. By all means help with homework by pointing your child in the right direction and encouraging good presentation, but do not do the work for them. 3. Write a brief note in the homework diary or on the homework itself to indicate that assistance has been given at home – teachers will find this very helpful. 4. Plan access to television and DVDs with your child. There are lots of fantastic programmes, but watching TV is essentially a passive occupation. Your child will benefit from doing more active things. 5. Encourage your child to play games with family and friends. 6. Computers are wonderful if used in the right way and there are some excellent games for children to play and enjoy. However, we would wish to advise against games which are excessively violent or which use bad language. Like DVDs, games come with age-suitability recommendations, which can help parents to assess content. Please do monitor your child’s use of the Internet, especially if you allow them to use it unattended. Please visit www.westmercia.police.uk/e-safety/ for more information or the follow the link to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) link via our website - www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 7. Make a note of the days your child has games and make sure they have the relevant kit at school. Please make sure they bring their kit home on a regular cycle for washing, especially when they have been playing out on wet and muddy fields. 8. Support the school, so that the child receives a consistent and reinforcing message that helps them to build their own positive patterns of behaviour. By the same token, if there is something you are unsure about or unhappy with, please do come in and discuss it with us.

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SECTION C: EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ______________________________________________

1. Music Lessons All children learn to play the recorder as part of their music lessons in Years 2 and 3. They also have the opportunity to learn other instruments on a one-to-one basis at an additional cost from visiting specialist teachers, and we are very keen for them to do this. We are able to organise tuition in most instruments (piano, strings, woodwind, brass and voice): please contact Mrs Corrie through the School Office to arrange instrumental lessons. We hold regular informal concerts (usually half-termly) for children learning an instrument to perform in front of friends and family.

2. Speech & Drama Mrs Rosemary Hopkins gives lessons in speech and drama and her candidates sit LAMDA exams and enter the Worcester Arts Festival. Again we are keen for children to benefit from this excellent training. Please contact Mrs Hopkins through the School Office to arrange lessons.

3. Sport We have a wide and growing spread of fixtures for children from Year 3 onwards. Our philosophy is that in Years 3 and 4 as many children as possible should be given the opportunity to represent the school, to enjoy travelling to another school and to experience a fixture. As the children become older, games become more competitive and we consequently need to be more selective. Wherever possible, in these circumstances, we will take a B or even C team to play alongside the A team. However, it is equally important that all children, whatever their ability, have the opportunity to participate and to enjoy the various sports on offer which now include sailing, karate, tennis and fencing, as well as the more familiar ones. Please note – details of music lessons, speech & drama lessons and sports fixtures (including teams, venues and times) can be found on the notice boards along the main corridor by the entrance to the dining hall.

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4. After-school clubs The school offers a wide range of after-school clubs that are arranged term by term. Before the end of the previous term the clubs on offer for the following term are published and children are invited to opt for their preferred clubs. We try to include as many children as possible and allocate places as fairly as we can. A full list of clubs is published on the termly calendar. Please see Mrs Skett in the office if you would like further information.

5. After School Care The School offers continuous care for children who are not collected at the end of the formal school day at 3.35pm and have not elected to attend a Club. This is supervised by a separate After School Care team and is operated via a booking in system.

6. Holiday Club We run a thriving and popular Holiday Club for RGS The Grange and RGS Springfield pupils during every holiday break. This is separated into two sections, Shrimps and Snappers for children aged 2-6 and Sharks for those aged 7-11. Holiday Club is open daily throughout the holidays from 8.30 – 5.30pm or sessions from 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30 and offers a wide variety of sports activities, art workshops, science or discovery sessions, visits to local, and not so local, attractions, as well as interesting visitors throughout the weeks. Booking forms and information are sent out prior to each break and it is charged at £30.00 per day (from September 2013 onwards).

7. Charities During the year a number of events are held in order to raise funds for local, national and international charities. We believe that it is important for the children to learn about the work of such charities and make a contribution to them. There are occasional non-uniform days in which children can come to school in their own clothes (or according to a particular theme) in exchange for £1/£2. For further information on the school’s charity work, please see Mr Barnes, our charities co-ordinator. 24


Section D: PASTORAL CARE & DISCIPLINE _______________________________________________

1. Pastoral Care Each pupil is an important individual in our school. We aim to work with parents to support the personal and social development of their children. Every pupil in the school has a class teacher who is responsible for and monitors their progress, both social and academic. The class teacher should therefore be the first point of contact for both pupils and parents when small problems arise. Mrs Atkinson (Head of Pre-Prep) is in charge of all pastoral matters in Pre-Prep, Mrs Turner is a point of contact for girls in Years 3 -6 and Mr Howkins (Deputy Head) for boys in Years 3 – 6. The Headmaster would be the point of contact for all safeguarding issues and serious pastoral matters.

2. Pupil Records We keep thorough records of pupils’ achievement in all areas of school life and anything that may affect their happiness and progress at school. Confidential material is kept securely but is available to those who are directly concerned with the children’s welfare. Pupils’ files are subject to the Data Protection Act. Records include: a) b) c) d) e) f)

Reports from previous schools Copies of official correspondence between school and parents Notes of incidents which affect a child’s welfare Details of any serious punishments and/or causes for concern Relevant medical information Academic records and copies of school reports

In Early Years Foundation Stage we keep two kinds of records on children: Developmental Records include observations, photographs and samples of work. We encourage you to contribute to these folders. These files are kept in the classroom.

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Personal Records include registration and admission forms, correspondence concerning the child, observations by staff on any confidential matter involving the child, such as developmental concerns or child protection matters. These confidential records are kept in a lockable cabinet securely in the school office. Parents have access to files and records of their own children but do not have access to information about any other child. Any request to see a child’s personal file by a parent or carer must be made in writing.

3. Anti-Bullying From time to time a certain amount of bullying may occur in all walks of life, and schools are no exception. We are concerned that no child should be unhappy at school because of any form of bullying whether physical, intimidatory or persistent teasing. A ‘Worries’ box is located outside the Headmaster’s office. Children are able to discretely pass on their concerns should they wish here. Children and parents can be assured that we will investigate any reports of bullying thoroughly and will handle the matter sensitively and discreetly. You will find the RGS The Grange Anti-Bullying Policy on the school website.

4. Safeguarding Children The school works in partnership with members of the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board who have responsibility under the Children Act for the care and welfare of all children in schools within the county. The Senior Designated Person for Safeguarding Children is the Headmaster (Mr Hughes) and the Deputy SDPs are Mr Howkins and Mrs Atkinson. The Safeguarding Children Policy is available on our school website.

5. Equal Opportunities & Disability The school has policies in both these areas. They are available on our school website.

6. The House System All children are put into a House on entry to the school and once a child enters Year 3 they are also given a coloured badge corresponding to their house

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colour, which they should wear. Worcester, are as follows:

Cash Cornwall Goodrich Perowne

The Houses, named after Bishops of

Green Red Blue Yellow

House points Children are awarded house points for good work, effort and behaviour. These are collected and totalled on an individual and house basis every half term. Once children have reached milestones in their house point total they receive a certificate in Pre-Prep and in Prep each child’s house badge is ‘upgraded’ to star badges in their house colours for reaching milestones in the number of house points gained in any single year – 1, 2 or 3 star badges. At the end of each half term all the house points are added up and the Deputy Head announces in a special house assembly the totals for each house. At the end of the year, the house with the most house points is awarded the House points Trophy. Lost badges can be replaced from the school office for 50p. There are also house assemblies and a number of inter-house competitions, including a quiz, rugby, hockey, cricket swimming, music, football and netball, plus Sports Day in the Trinity term.

7. Rewards and Sanctions At the core of an effective education is the growth of self-discipline in both social and academic spheres. The school has a comprehensive Behaviour Policy. We expect all pupils to maintain a level of self-discipline appropriate to their age at all times and to be courteous and polite to other pupils and adults alike. Pupils are encouraged to realise that they encounter choices throughout their education and the decision to behave well or badly has appropriate consequences. Those that ‘step out of line’ are encouraged to modify their behaviour and the more serious the digression the more serious the punishment. Similarly our philosophy is that good behaviour should be recognised and rewarded wherever possible. Underpinning our Behaviour Policy is an emphasis on having respect for one another and on the importance of good manners. In the same way that we

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expect the best efforts of children in their work, so we expect the best from them in terms of manners and behaviour.

Rewards We expect all pupils to maintain a level of self-discipline appropriate to their age at all times and to be courteous and polite to other pupils and adults alike. Pupils are encouraged to realise that they encounter choices throughout their education and the decision to behave well or badly has appropriate consequences. Our philosophy is that good behaviour should be recognised and rewarded wherever possible. The great majority of our pupils work hard and behave well in school. Staff are expected to recognise, comment upon and, where appropriate, reward such good behaviour. Such rewards include: · · · · · ·

Praise from the member of staff Showing work or sharing achievement with other members of staff or the Headmaster House points Golden time Class Merits Headmaster’s Award (certificate)

Golden Time (Pre-Prep) Each child's name appears on a peg attached to a large sun at the beginning of each week. If children misbehave or break the Golden Rules, they are told to move their peg first to two warnings and then onto a cloud. Subsequent misbehaviour involves the loss of Golden Time in five-minute periods. During the Golden Time these children miss the activity for the allotted time.

Golden Time (Years 3 to 6) From Years 3 to 6 we use a system of Golden Time, which acts as both reward and punishment. Each child begins the week with an entitlement to a period of Golden Time, usually 30 minutes, in which the class shares in some class-based activities chosen by the children (e.g. extra games, talent show or board games). Subsequent misbehaviour involves the loss of Golden Time in five-minute periods. During the Golden Time these children miss the activity for the allotted time. In Prep different classes use different methods but all are based on the same principle.

Class Merits (Years 5 and 6)

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A class merit is given when a class collectively works or behaves particularly well or achieves some form of class target. These are collected by the class teacher and once 30 merits have been reached these are converted to 30 minutes ‘free’ activity as chosen by the children in consultation with their teacher.

Celebrate Success Assemblies Every week in Pre-prep and every three weeks in Prep Celebrating Success assemblies take place. Teachers nominate a child in their class who has achieved something special. They are called to the front to be congratulated by the Headmaster, Deputy Head or Head of Pre-Prep. Their photograph is taken after assembly and displayed on the Celebrating Success board. Their name also appears in the weekly eLink.

Sanctions Pre-Prep In Pre Prep we use loss of Golden Time as our main sanction. Children who persistently lose Golden Time will be monitored by the class teacher and Head of Pre Prep. Where necessary parents will be consulted and an action plan will be drawn up together to address any poor behaviour.

Prep Instances of poor behaviour are dealt through the following system. It is expected that in most cases progress will be through the steps but a pupil may be referred to any step should his/her action merit it. In the case of bullying, please refer to the School’s Anti-Bullying Policy. Step 1:

A verbal warning

Step 2 :

White Card Recorded in the homework diary for incidents of poor behaviour, bad manners, disobedience or unkindness. If a pupil receives six white cards in a term the Deputy Head will automatically place them on a behaviour report and their parents will be informed.

Step 3:

Blue Card Recorded in the homework diary for more serious incidents or reoccurence of white card offences. The Deputy Head will inform parents if any blue cards are issued. If a pupil receives two blue cards in one term they will automatically be placed on a behaviour report.

Step 4

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how best to deal with the matter. Options might include meeting with parents, the setting up of a formal IEP to address behavioural issues, and temporary or permanent exclusion. Please note: It is not expected that every one of these steps has always to be followed in order. Clearly it is entirely appropriate for a child to be sent direct to the Headmaster if the behaviour warrants this. Detentions: These may be given at anytime by teachers should they feel a pupils behaviour warrants them missing some free time.

Expectations of Staff when dealing with Children As a staff we should be looking to praise good behaviour more than criticise bad behaviour. Repeated criticism, which rarely recognises a child’s attempts to behave well, is unlikely to result in improved behaviour. It is more likely to entrench poor attitudes. Sanctions should be applied as fairly and consistently as possible to all pupils, taking account of all circumstances, including the child's age. Punishments that are in any way humiliating or degrading should never be used. Children should not be shouted at or spoken to in such a way that they feel intimidated or humiliated. Previously won rewards should not be ‘taken back’ as a punishment for individuals or groups. Through its actions the school hopes to bring about improvement and so no absolute rules apply. Discretion will be applied to each case in the hope of effecting change. The school accepts and will make allowance for the fact that the mental health of some pupils is affected from time to time by their personal circumstances and during times of stress. We can do much to foster the emotional well being of our pupils, and to be of immediate and practical help to them when problems arise. The school operates a policy of Positive Handling, which enables staff to use minimal force to restrain a pupil deemed in danger of harming themselves, other pupils or a member of staff. RGS The Grange does not give corporal punishment.

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8. Supervision of pupils Teachers at RGS The Grange have a duty of care to all pupils in the School. It is the school’s responsibility to ensure that high standards of behaviour and discipline are maintained throughout the time that pupils are present on the School site, as well as during activities either on or off the campus. It is also our responsibility to ensure that there is effective supervision of the school buildings, and that the site is secure.

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Section E: HEALTH & SAFETY _______________________________________________

1. Health and First-Aid The class teacher or member of staff on duty deals with minor injuries; more serious injuries are tended to by our School Nurse or appointed first-aiders. In these circumstances we may contact you and ask you to collect your child. You will be given written notification of a head injury on a green letter and asked to sign and return the form. Similarly, if a child feels unwell and is obviously ill we may ask you to take him or her home. If you have elected to allow your child to have Calpol (or similar) administered if they feel unwell, our School Nurse will give this. If your child suffers from sickness or diahorrea we ask that you keep them at home for a minimum of 48 hours after the bout has ceased. If your child has something infectious, they should not return to school for 48 hours at least. Any prescribed medicines should be brought to the Medical Room first thing in the morning with a letter of authority giving the child’s name, class, prescribed dosage and time of delivery. Without this written permission we cannot administer medicines. The medicine will then be locked in the Medical Room cupboard and administered by our School Nurse. Antibiotics will be administered only at the end of a course. Any unprescribed medicines cannot be administered, apart from Calpol (or similar).

2. Fire The school has Fire Regulations posted prominently in all classrooms and spaces within the school buildings. Regular practices are held during the daytime to familiarise the children with procedures in case of fire. In the event of the fire alarms sounding, the fire brigade is contacted and the pupils and staff remain at the external assembly points until we are given the all-clear.

3. Safety The School has a thorough Health & Safety Policy. The RGS Health & Safety Officer liaises regularly with senior members of staff and regular checks are made of the premises and procedures to ensure that the policy is satisfied.

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Special regulations are in force for areas with particular hazards such as the Food Technology and Design Technology classrooms, minibuses and electrical equipment. Pupils are made aware of the importance of following rules for their own and other people’s safety. When pupils are to be taken out for educational outings or residential visits full details are given to parents, their consent is requested and a risk assessment is made. Parents wishing to obtain further details of School Policy or to discuss any safety matters should contact the Headmaster who has responsibility for monitoring Heath & Safety at RGS The Grange.

4. Sun Safety At RGS The Grange we acknowledge the importance of sun protection and want staff and children to enjoy the sun safely. We will be encouraging children throughout the school to avoid sunburn and overexposure to the sun by: -

Discussing Sun safety with all children in an appropriate manner Encouraging pupils to wear their regulation sun hats. Ensuring children are wearing clothing that protects the skin, particularly for outdoor activities and school trips Encouraging children to seek the shade, particularly in the middle of the day Encouraging children to keep hydrated by sipping water during the day

Some children are at greater risk of sunburn than others, however overexposure to the sun can cause overheating, dehydration and of course sunburn. We would ask all parents to apply ‘once a day’ high factor sunscreen to their child before they come to school each day (at least Factor 15). These are very effective nowadays and protect children for up to twelve hours.

5. No-smoking policy Smoking is not allowed on the school premises. The school is subject to the smoking ban in public places in England.

6. Out of Bounds No pupil may leave the school grounds during the school day unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or member of staff. Any pupil who has to leave the school within normal hours (e.g. for a

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hospital appointment) must be signed out and then back in again at the school office.

7. Babysitting Sometimes parents may ask RGS The Grange staff to act as babysitters. This is undertaken as a private arrangement made between the parent and that individual staff member personally, and not with RGS The Grange. We, the school, do not offer a 'babysitting' service and therefore the staff are not a representative of the school and we are not responsible for them outside of their contracted work hours.

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Section F: SCHOOL POSSESSIONS

UNIFORM

&

PERSONAL

_______________________________________________

1. Personal Possessions The following items are not allowed in school:

• • • • • •

Spray deodorant Hairspray, hair gel, hair wax, mousse etc Make-up and jewellery (see clothing list) Bottles of ink/correcting fluid Bubblegum/Chewing gum Firearms, fireworks, knives and matches

2. Mobile Telephones It is recommended that no mobile phones, including camera phones, be brought to school. Children are not allowed to walk around school wearing headphones or earpieces. Pupils needing mobile phones for their journey to and from school must leave their phone at the office on arrival where it will be stored safely until collected at the end of the day. The school cannot accept responsibility for any items that the pupils do not hand in for safe keeping. Pupils are always able to ask office staff to contact parents during the day should an urgent need arise.

3. Money Pupils should not carry money in school unless they are bringing it in for a book fair or charity event. No pupils may buy, swap or sell articles in school, except with permission and under direct adult supervision.

4. Valuables Watches should be named, preferably engraved, with the child’s name or initials. It is recommended that pupils do not bring in valuable or expensive items such as personal iPads, iPods, personal Kindle readers, to school. Pupils’ personal possessions are not covered by the school insurance. Parents should check 35


their own insurance policies if they wish the child’s possessions to be covered at school.

5. Lost Property Named items are returned to the owner as soon as possible. Unnamed clothing and other found items are placed in the store cupboard next to the School Nurse’s office near the Old Hall. Please contact either Mrs Weeks or the school office if an item has gone missing and cannot be found. Please remember to mark all uniform and other possessions clearly and securely. Unclaimed lost property is disposed of at the end of each term.

6. Uniform The current uniform list, giving details of uniform requirements is included at the back of this handbook. Please ensure that all articles of clothing are named so that they can be returned should they be mislaid. We encourage children to take great pride in their appearance and ask that all children, except Pre-School, wear their full school uniform, including their blazer, to and from school and on all trips and official school functions, unless otherwise advised. Girls should wear summer uniform from the start of the Trinity term. Summer uniform may also be worn up to the half term of the Michaelmas Term. For boys, ‘Shirt-sleeve order’, (i.e. no tie or blazer during the day), will be announced at the start of warmer weather. From that day pupils may decide whether or not to wear full uniform during the school day. Children should not wear jewellery to school and if girls’ ears are pierced, they should wear a small stud that must be removed for PE and Games lessons. Hair should be left in its natural colour and worn in a neat style that is practical for varied school activities. Girls’ hair should be of conventional style and, if longer than collar length, should be tied back. Hair accessories should be plain and in navy blue or dark green. Boys’ hair should not come over their ears at the sides or over the collar at the back. The shortest haircut the boys may have is number 3. Hair gel, mousse, wax or spray is not allowed.

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7. Second Hand Uniform sales At intervals throughout the year second hand uniform is put on sale. The weekly bulletin/eLink will give notice of when these are to take place. Please contact the second hand uniform sales team on 07826 842643 or 07810 678195 for further information.

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UNIFORM LIST PREP SCHOOL 2013/14 – BOYS BOYS DAY WEAR Yr3 – Yr4 Yr5 – Yr6 Grange Blazer X X Navy Waterproof Fleece Coat X X Grey Trousers X Grey Shorts X X Long Socks, Navy with bands X X Short Socks, Navy (summer) X X Garters X Blue Long Sleeved Shirt X X Blue Short Sleeved Shirt (summer) X X Navy Jumper with trim X X RGS The Grange Tie X X * Black Shoes X X Plain Navy Cap (summer) X X RGS The Grange Junior Back Pack X X Green Fleece Grange Hat optional optional RGS The Grange Scarf optional optional Green Fleece Gloves optional optional BOYS GAMES Yr3 – Yr4 Yr5 – Yr6 Jammer Swimming Shorts X Navy Swim Bag X Plain Towel or Towel embroidered with pupils X name from Schooltogs Black Pumps or White Trainers, no black soles X X Outdoor Trainers plain, no lights X X Blue or Black Nylon Pump Bag X X White PE Shorts X X Polo shirt in House colours X X White PE Socks X X Reversible Rugby Jersey X X Navy Base Layer optional optional RGS The Grange Tracksuit X X Navy PE Shorts (outdoor games) X X Plain Football moulded Boots & Shin Pads X X RGS The Grange Football Shirt X X Navy Football Socks X X RGS The Grange White Cricket Shirt optional optional RGS The Grange Navy Cricket Cap optional optional Initialled RGS The Grange Sports Bag or Plain X X Navy/Green Sports Bag Navy or Green Boot Bag X X Schooltogs will embroider initials on sports kit at no additional cost. Our school outfitters are Schooltogs, 31 New Street, Worcester, 01905 28658 Uniform marked * is not available from Schooltogs

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UNIFORM LIST PRE-PREP SCHOOL 2013/14 – BOYS BOYS DAY WEAR

PRESCHOOL

Grange Blazer **

REC

Yr 1

Yr 2

X

X

X

X

X

Navy Waterproof Fleece Coat

X

X

Waterproof Trousers & Jacket

X

X

White Trimmed Polo Shirt with logo

X

X

X

X

Green Jumper with logo

X

X

X

X

Grey Shorts

X

X

X

X

Long Socks, Navy with bands

X

X

X

X

Short Socks, Navy (summer)

X

X

X

X

optional

optional

optional

optional

X

X

X

X

X

X

Garters *

Black Shoes

X

X

*

Wellington Boots

X

X

Plain Navy Cap (summer)

X

X

Green Fleece Mittens

X

X

Green Fleece Gloves Green Fleece Grange Hat

X

X

X

X

Green Scarf

X

X

X

X

Blue Art Smock

X

X

X

X

Plastic Lunch Smock

X

X X

X

X

REC

Yr 1

Yr 2

Swimming Shorts

X

X

X

Navy Swim Bag Plain Towel or Towel embroidered with pupils name from School Togs Black Pumps

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

RGS The Grange Infant Back Pack BOYS GAMES

PRESCHOOL

X

Outdoor Trainers plain, no lights Black Nylon Pump Bag White PE Shorts

X

X

X

X

Polo shirt in House colours

X

X

X

X

Green Sweatshirt with logo

X

X

X

X

Plain White PE Socks

X

X

X

X

Navy Joggers

X

X

X

X

Navy Cotton Gym Bag X X X X X Item applicable to Year Group Item not applicable if greyed out Our school outfitters are Schooltogs, 31 New Street, Worcester, 01905 28658. Uniform marked * is not available from Schooltogs. **Separate order form from School Office.

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UNIFORM LIST PRE-PREP SCHOOL 2013/14– GIRLS GIRLS DAY WEAR

**

* *

PRE SCHOOL

REC

Yr 1

Yr 2

X X X

X X X X

X X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X X

X X X

X X X

X X X

White Ankle Socks (summer)

X

X

X

X

Navy Summer Hat Navy or Black Sensible Shoes Wellington Boots Green Fleece Mittens Green Fleece Gloves Green Fleece Grange Hat Green Scarf Blue Art Smock Plastic Lunch Smock RGS The Grange Infant Back Pack

X X X X

X X X X

X X

X X

X X X X

X X X X X

X X X X

X X X X

X

X

Yr 1

Yr 2

Grange Blazer Navy Reversible Fleece Coat Waterproof Trousers & Jacket Plaid Tunic White Trimmed Polo Shirt with logo Navy Tights or Socks, plain rib Summer Dress, Sailor Style Navy Cardigan with trim or jumper

GIRLS GAMES

PRESCHOOL

REC

Navy Swim Suit X X X Navy Swim Bag X X X Navy Swim Cap optional optional optional Plain Towel or Towel embroidered X X X with pupils name from School Togs Black Pumps X X X X Outdoor Trainers, plain no lights X X X Black Nylon Pump Bag X X White PE Shorts X X X X Green Sweatshirt with logo X X X X Polo shirt in House colours X X X X Plain White PE Socks X X X X Navy Joggers X X X X Navy Cotton Gym Bag X X X X ^ Pink Leotard } ^ Pink Cardigan } Optional Ballet Uniform when advised ^ Ballet Shoes } ^ Pink Socks } X Item applicable to Year Group Item not applicable if greyed out Our school outfitters are Schooltogs, 31 New Street, Worcester, 01905 28658. Uniform marked * is not available from Schooltogs. **Separate order form from School Office. Uniform marked ^ is also available from LaDance, Hop Market, Worcester.

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UNIFORM LIST PREP SCHOOL 2013/14 – GIRLS GIRLS DAY WEAR Grange Blazer Navy Waterproof Fleece Coat Plaid Skirt Blue Blouse – open necked, short or long sleeve Navy Cardigan with trim or jumper Navy Tights or Socks, plain rib Summer Dress, Senior Style Navy Ankle Socks (summer) Navy Summer Hat * Navy or Black Sensible Shoes Green Fleece Gloves Green Fleece Grange Hat RGS The Grange Scarf RGS The Grange Junior Back Pack GIRLS GAMES Navy Swim Suit Navy Swim Bag Navy Swim Cap Plain Towel or Towel embroidered with pupils name from School Togs Plain White Trainers, no black soles Outdoor Trainers plain, no lights Blue or Black Nylon Pump Bag Navy Skort with logo Polo Shirt in House colours White PE Socks White PE Shorts RGS The Grange Tracksuit Fitted Navy Games Shirt Navy Base Layer Plain Football moulded Boots & Shin Pads Navy Football Socks Initialled RGS The Grange Sports Bag Navy or Green Sports Bag

Yr3 – Yr4 X X X

Yr5 – Yr6 X X X

X

X

X X X X X X X X X X X X optional optional optional optional optional optional X X Yr3 – Yr4 Yr5 – Yr6 X X X X X X X X X X X X X optional X X optional

X X X X X X X X X optional X X optional

X

X

Navy or Green Boot Bag X X Schooltogs will embroider initials on sports kit at no additional cost. Our school outfitters are Schooltogs, 31 New Street, Worcester, 01905 28658 Uniform marked * is not available from Schooltogs

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