Parent Prayer Group
Our lovely parent prayer group meet in school approximately every two weeks. Our aim is to make sure that Isham and its children are included in our prayers, as well as helping parents to become involved in the Christian life of the school. They meet on different days and times so that everyone can make at least one meeting a term if they want to and you are more than welcome to bring Pre- school children with you. We now have a prayer tree in school and invite parents and children to add their prayers to the tree for the next meeting - you don't have to be able to make the meeting to add a prayer.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 9th at 9 o'clock and we look forward to seeing many of you there.
Term Time Holidays
Isham Primary School does not authorise term time absence, other than in exceptional circumstances. All planned absence should be discussed with Mrs Howarth in the first instance.
Whilst all term-time absence impacts negatively on your child’s learning in school, parents should specifically avoid taking children out of school in the following periods and in the run up to these times:
- Y1 children: Wk commencing 8th June (DfE Phonics test)
- Y2 children: May (DfE SATs Assessment period)
- Y4 children: June (DfE Times Table tests)
- Y6 children: 11th-14th May incl (DfE SATS week)
We would like to remind you that a Penalty Notices (PN) will be issued with immediate effect if your child misses ten school sessions (a full day equates to TWO school sessions) in any 6 week period.
- Any absence marked as unauthorised - this includes holiday
- Persistent late arrival after the register has closed
If the absence is for longer than 15 days, a PN may not be appropriate & the matter may lead to a prosecution.
A PN is issued with an invoice of £120 per child, per parent. 28 days are given to settle. If this is paid within 21 days, it reduces to £60.
Please be reassured that, at Isham, we would rather work with you regarding attendance and appreciate all discussion with our parent body regarding planned absence.
Now is the time of year when potential applicants for our Reception class 2020 are asked to apply.
For those of you with children who will be 4 between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, our Open Hours for the 2020 intake are shown below. Please confirm your attendance by email or by calling 01536723956 and speaking to Sue Wood or Susanna Hogan. There are three remaining Open Hours for you to choose from - all run from 11am-12pm. Dates are:
- Thursday 17th October 2019
- Tuesday 26th November 2019
- Monday 13th January 2020
The invite is for the full hour. You will have chance to hear a little about our school, meet the team, have a look around and ask any questions. The Exec-Head Teacher will also talk through the admissions process and how to apply to us - slightly different given our Academy status and our VA heritage.
The hour is intended for parents only and, whilst we don't seek to be awkward, we feel it would be easier for you to come without children in tow. That said, if it's impossible, we do understand.
The closing date for applications is 15th January 2020 (5pm)