Useful Information


Home School Communication

We know that good communication links between home and school are essential to build a positive partnership in the interests of every child. Apart from the daily informal contact we include a range of other methods of communication.

Parent emails

We send out emails to remind parents about specific events that are taking place in school.  We also send home letters about outings and other important information.

Newsletters

Every Friday we send home a “Friday notes and reminders” newsletter which tells parents about upcoming events the following week, school lunch menus as well as upcoming events.  It also contains photos and information about things which have been happening around school.

You can download the latest version from the Events section on our homepage.

Social Media

If you are on Facebook and you haven’t found the school page/group already there are two places you might like to look for.

The School Facebook page is a great place to keep up with public posts. This is called Annan The Froebel School. @Annanschool  Please like and follow the school.

There is also a parent group which is called Annan School Community Noticeboard
This is a closed group which you need to request to join and we will join you up. This is where parents can share events, swap things or ask for recommendations etc. It does also have reminders about events in school.

Minibus

Annan School owns its own minibus which is used for outings.

We also operate a minibus pick up service from 4-5 points around Lewes including Houndean Rise, Wallands, Harveys Way car park, Malling Hill and can incorporate other points if required. It picks up from around 8am and the last drop off is around 4.30pm. Speak to the office for more details.

The minibus is non-profit making and costs £2.50 per journey for the first child and £1 for siblings.

 

Lunches and Snacks

We operate a healthy eating policy in school. At snack time children eat a healthy snack such as fruit and nuts. In kindergarten the children help to make bread, smoothies, muesli and other healthy snacks to share each day.

On three days per week children bring a packed lunch and on Mondays and Tuesdays everyone in main school has a school lunch which is vegetarian and organic. All dietary needs are catered for and parents made aware of any allergens contained in food or non-food items used in school.


Clothing for School

Children wear their own clothes to school.  Annan has a clothing policy which expects children to come to school in clothes suitable for the busy school environment.  This means they should be comfortable and tidy.  Long hair must be tied back and we do not allow slogans, sports clothing or large images on clothing. Trousers are usually best for both boys and girls.

Do you have a uniform?

We do not have a uniform at Annan School as we like children to feel comfortable in their own choice of clothes.  However there is a clothing policy which we do expect parents to support.

What happens at playtime?

Children in the kindergarten and infant classes have regular time outside during their morning.

Children in the Junior classes have a break time outside.  The large playground is used for running games and skipping.  There is also an area with a climbing frame which is popular for active games on the monkey bars and slide.  There are also quiet places to sit and talk or draw.

What time does school start and finish?

Infant and Junior classes start at 9.00am and end at 3.30pm.

Kindergarten starts at 9.15am and ends at 1.15pm for the morning session and 3.15pm in the afternoon.

 

Can I take holidays in term-time?

Like all schools we are not able to authorise holidays in term time and ask that as far as possible holidays are taken in school holidays.

Is there a car park for parents?

There is a car park on site for parents to use for dropping off and collecting.

What do I do if my child is ill and unable to attend school?

If your child is absent from school please telephone the school first thing on 01825 841410 with a reason for their absence. If your child is absent for more than two days please inform the school office. All messages can be left on the school’s answering machine, these are checked regularly throughout the day.

Do you have a Parents Information Pack?

We have a detailed Information Pack which parents are given when they visit the school. This is full of practical information relevant to all age groups.

Click here to access a copy

How do I make a complaint or raise a concern?

Most complaints or concerns can be dealt with by speaking directly with the class teacher or one of the Principals, Mark or Debby Hunter. Should you not be happy with the response or would like to make a more formal complaint please follow the complaints procedure which can be found in the Policy section of the website.

How many complaints were made in the last academic year 2015-16?

There were no complaints received at formal stage of the complaints procedure during the academic year 2015-16, and there were no panel hearings.

Lunches and Snacks

We operate a healthy eating policy in school. Children bring a piece of fruit in every day for snack time. In the infant House the children help to make bread, smoothies, muesli and other healthy snacks to share each day.