ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are now entitled to a free school meal. We hope parents will join us in actively encouraging their child/ren to take a hot meal at lunch time. There are 3 choices of main course each day. Menus are on a 3 week rota; copies are available to view or download on this website (or contact the school office).
For pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 a hot lunch costs £2.54 per day unless students are eligible for Free School Meal Entitlement then their lunch will also be free; call into the school office for further details.
Please pay in advance for paid meals via your ParentPay account:
Please Note: From 17th April 2023 there has been a meal price increase to £2.54 per day, £12.70 per week
Are you entitled to claim benefits-related free school meals?
You can apply via the link below:
Why should I apply?
For every child that is entitled to benefits-related free school meals the school receives extra funding to enhance provision and improve progress and outcomes for children. So please apply even if you do not wish to take up your free school meal.
School Milk is Available for ALL Children
OUR SCHOOL TIMETABLE
There is a ‘soft start’ to the day where children can arrive in school from 8:45 and go straight to class. Please do not arrive before 8:45;
9:00 to 3:15 - whole school.
With children arriving at 8:45 and leaving at 3:15, this amounts to 32.5 hrs in a typical week.
- Whole school worship on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Class worship on Tuesday and Thursday.
- Currently parents are not able to attend our Friday family celebration service, we are hoping that this will change in the near future.
FAQ Covid-19 and returning to school
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
All children are encouraged to wear school uniform.
grey skirt/pinafore dress
red gingham dress
red or white polo shirt
Children should wear sensible school shoes. Trainers are not suitable for everyday wear as advised by the medical profession. Summer sandals should be sturdy with straps around the back of the foot. Please wear socks with sandals to protect toes and toenails, unless the sandals are enclosed at the front.
P.E. KIT - It is helpful if children have a separate drawstring bag in which to keep their PE kit. Their kit must be left in school at all times.
plain black shorts
plain red T-shirt
HAIRSTYLES: Hair should be of natural colour and of one colour. Long hair should be fastened or tied back with neutral or school colours. Hair ornaments should not be worn - hair bands/accessories should be plain e.g. no sparkles, rainbows, flowers or novelty accessories. No extreme hairstyles please e.g.: No patterns or tramlines should be shaved into the hair or eyebrows. Hair should not be shaved below a grade 2
Make-up: Make-up and nail varnish is not allowed.
Children are not to wear any form of jewellery into school. Plain stud earrings are allowed but will be 'taped' over during PE lessons due to health and safety. Digital fitness bands and watches are permitted in school (please no novelty ones with toys inside etc)
READING/BOOK BAGS – it is advised that children will need a book bag.
The Friends of Ruardean School oversee the management of the online uniform ordering service in association with My Clothing. Uniform ordering can be accessed via the link below or via the Friends page on our school website Home>>Parents>>Friends of Ruardean School
Ruardean School Leaflet
GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS/CARERS ON TAKING VIDEOS/PHOTOS AT SCHOOL EVENTS
We do allow parents/carers to take video and photographs at school events.
However, we do ask parents/carers to respect privacy and so photography at events is on the understanding that photographs or videos that contain images of children other than their own will be for personal use only and will not be posted on the internet.
Parents have the right to refuse permission for the school to publish their child’s photo or video image on the school website or in local media and should notify the school, in writing, if they do not want their child’s photo published.
The school will work from the premise that parents/carers are happy for their child’s picture to be published.Parents are asked to inform the school if they do not wish their child’s image to be used or shared as outlined above.
PROCEDURES FOR EMERGENCY CLOSURES
In the event that we have to close the school this website will be updated. We will also send out a message via ParentPay to all families.
The status of the school will be shown on the Gloucestershire County Council website: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/closures/
and reported on local radio stations BBC Radio Gloucestershire FM104.7 and Heart FM102.4. There is also a twitter feed available @Glos_schools, where you can subscribe to text alerts.