Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

admin@flookburgh.cumbria.sch.uk

Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

admin@flookburgh.cumbria.sch.uk

About Us

About Us

 

Flookburgh CE Primary School was opened in 1971 and is a Foundation School which means that the governors are responsible for the employment of staff and the delegated budget.

The school caters for children from three to eleven years of age. Children are admitted to the main school in September of the school year in which they reach the age of five, giving each child seven, full-years in school.

Our Nursery offers places for up to 26 children; children are welcome to join us the term after they reach the age of three.  All of our Nursery children are entitled to at least 15 hours per week of free-Nursery Education, which we offer over five mornings per week.  We also offer our families unto 30 hours Nursery Education per week; these additional hours are free for families who meet the eligibility criteria however, parents working over 16 hours per week can pay for additional hours, if they would like.

The nursery has its own playground and garden including a variety of activity equipment, including a climbing frame, sand-pit, stage and creative den space, to name but a few!  The children also use the very generous grounds, green spaces, allotment and woodland areas throughout the year to enhance and embed their learning experiences through learning outside the classroom as much as possible – wellies and wet-weather clothing is essential!

The main school is housed in an attractive building which is open in design, light and airy, with ample teaching space to accommodate our mixed-age classes.  Each classroom has their own access to the outside grounds and toilets. 

There is a good sized, multi-purpose hall used for our school dinners, Collective Worship, Assemblies, Events and indoor P.E. sessions, to name but a few uses!  The school is set in well-maintained grounds and has a tarmacked play area, fields, climbing frame and an allotment.

We welcome a range of other local groups to use our excellent facilities and especially support pre-school learning and development, including:

  • Activities linked to the area Children’s Centre. The Centre opened in October 2010, is based on our school site and is now run by Barnardo’s.
  • Flookburgh Youth Club
  • Hosting local cluster school events

Our daily routine:

Our school day starts at 8:45am. Our Nursery and Reception children go straight into Class 1 with their parents and/or carers where a wide variety of pre-lesson activities are ready for them to share and access. Our Key Stage 1 class, Class 2, is open to all of our Year 1 and 2 children and their parents/carers in the morning where, once again, a host of pre-lesson activities are available for children to share.  Key Stage 2 children are supervised in the main playground by our staff as they arrive each day, lining up at 8.55am ready to begin the school day promptly at 9.00am.

Children arriving after 8.55am later must report to the Main office, where they will be taken to their class by a member of the Admin Team.

Morning playtime is 10:45 am-11:00 am and afternoon playtime is between 2:05-2:15pm, for KS1 only.  KS2 children have an ‘active’ session part-way through the afternoon, completing their daily mile!

Lunchtime for our KS1 children is 12:00-1:00pm; KS2 lunchtime is 12:10-1:00pm.

Our home time is 3:15pm.

Each day we have an act of collective worship at 10.30am, led on a Monday by a member of our local church community; we have our Celebration Assembly each Friday morning, to which all of our parents/carers and families are invited, where we can all share in the achievements of our children.

Further information about our school can be found on the Department for Education Compare Schools site by clicking the link below:

www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance

School Announcements

Coronavirus Update

Please see below for the latest updates regarding the Coronavirus

IMPORTANT Re-Opening of School Update 22nd May 2020

Letter to Parents CCC May 2020

CCC Letter to Parents 12.5.20

Update Information for Families – 23 April 2020

We want our families to feel supported at this difficult time, find out what you can do if you’re struggling because of coronavirus (COVID-19):

GET SUPPORT HELPLINE FLOOK 200420.docx

Please see the attached poster for some exciting Early Years home learning activities:

Daily Home Learning Activities Poster.docx

Updated guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings

The guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated with additional information on the resources and support available to help parents educate their children at home.

The guidance can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

IMPORTANT Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse Information

Safeguarding DA flyer for Cumbria residents

Information for Parents

covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster

The Government have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and whenever you return home.

 

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