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30 Hours Free Childcare for Children Aged 3 & 4
Here at Meadow View Primary we offer additional hours in our Foundation unit for children aged 3 & 4. This additional funding is for working families in England with children aged 3 or 4. Children can start with us the term after their 3rd birthday.
You can claim up to a total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider.
To check to see if you are eligible for this funding or for further information please click on this link https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
We have an intake in September, January and April. You are able to add your child’s name to our waiting lists at any point. The earlier you apply, the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your needs.
Morning sessions are classed as universal learning which all children attend, however, children who are eligible for 30 hours can also stay for the afternoon sessions meaning that their day will be 8:45am-3:15pm. If you have personal working patterns that you would like to discuss, please speak to school.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. To have a look around, please contact our school office on 01709 740500 to make an appointment.
By attending the Parent Council Meetings, our Parent Councillors are making a positive difference to school life.
There will be occasions when parents or carers are dissatisfied with what is happening in school. Similarly, neighbours of the school or other members of the local community may be dissatisfied by some aspect of school life.
Section 29 of the Education Act 2002, places a duty on Governing Bodies of all maintained schools and maintained nursery schools in England, to have in place a procedure to deal with complaints relating to the school and to any community facilities or services that the school provides. The law also requires the procedure to be publicised.
Our Complaints Policy and Procedure is available to download.
We give careful consideration to all complaints and deal with them as swiftly as possible. We aim to resolve any complaint initially informally through dialogue and mutual understanding. We provide sufficient opportunity for any complaint to be fully discussed, and then resolved at an informal level.
Our school dinners here at Meadow View are excellent, with many of the meals freshly made onsite every day for our children to enjoy.
The latest Four Choice Menu is available to download. (Please click below)
All menus are designed to meet the national nutritional standards so that the children of Rotherham benefit in receiving the all the required elements for their growth and development.
Prices are £2.35 per day and £11.75 for the full week.
As we are now a cashless school, payments for school dinners must be made via the SchoolMoney Online Payment System, or at a Paypoint location (see below for more information about the SchoolMoney Payment System).
Our school dinners are proving very popular and we would like to thank our dinner time team who continue to provide the children with healthy and nutritious meals. If your child currently has a packed lunch, they may wish to try a school dinner - they are highly recommended.
Free School Dinners
Paper proof of benefits is no longer required to process a claim for Free School Meals. Proof will only be needed if entitlement cannot be confirmed through our systems. There is a new application form that can be completed online which can be found by visiting the following link: Apply for free school meals
We take a great deal of pride in our school and the community we serve. We want to encourage every child to be the best they can be. As part of this approach we have a uniform policy. All children must wear any of the following:
Plain black or grey trousers, skirts, culottes, shorts
White or light blue polo shirt or shirt
Navy blue cardigan or jumper
Black trainers or shoes
Blue gingham summer school dress
Navy or grey tights
It is personal choice as to whether you would like the school badge on the children’s uniform or not. If you would like to buy uniform with our badge on, it is available from Pinders which is situated at 16 College St, Rotherham S60 1QB or orders can be placed online at https://pindersschoolwear.com/schools/115/MeadowviewPrimary
Alternatively, you can purchase uniform from large supermarkets chains or store of your choice.
As a school we will provide your child with a free book bag to promote the importance of reading. Children will need to bring this to school daily with their reading books. If the book bags become lost or needs replacing it can be ordered from Pinders.
All children will do 2 hours of PE each week, there is usually one indoor session and one outdoor session. On PE days, we encourage children to come into school in their PE kits rather than their school uniform. Children stay in their PE Kits all day.
After starting at our school, your child will be given a house team that they will join. The houses we have are:
Children can wear a round neck t-shirt in the colour of their house team just like the ones below or a plain white round neck t-shirt if preferred. No logos please.
School Money Payment System
We are now a cashless school. All monies for dinner, trips, uniform and clubs must be paid online, using the School Money Payment System, or at a Paypoint location. The nearest Paypoints are on South Street, Fellowsfield Way or at the Co-op.
E-Safety Guidance for Parents
The following sites can help our children to stay safe online:
Useful Links & Telephone Numbers for Parents
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. We encourage you to share your views, as you'll be helping our school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about our school.
50 Things at Meadow View - 50 experiences during a childs time at Meadow View.
Department for Education - Lots of education information including School Performance Tables.
MASH (for concerns about a child) - 01709 336080