School Organisation

Our school has 3 phases

  • Foundation Stage 3 – 5 years
    (Nursery and Reception classes)
  • Key Stage 1 5 – 7 years
    (Years 1 and 2)
  • Key Stage 2 7 – 11 years
    (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

The School Day

As of September 2020, the school is operating staggered start and collection times.
Please refer to the table below:

Year Group Arrival Time Dismissal Time
Nursery AM 8:45 11:45
Nursery PM 12:15 15:15
Reception 9am 15:00
Year 1 9am 15:15
Year 2 8:45 15:00
Year 3 9am 15:15
Year 4 9am 15:15
Year 5 8:45 15:00
Year 6 8:30 15:00

As of Friday 13th November 2020, the school will be starting a 4 and a half day Face to Face Teaching Week.

Pupils will come to school the whole day engaging in classroom face to face lessons from Monday to Thursday.

On Fridays, pupils will go home after lunch and participate in online learning via posted work on the Google Classroom or learning from study guides that the school will provide for all pupils.

Please click here for full details.

School Uniform

At Keir Hardie we pride ourselves on having the highest expectations of all our students to enable them to achieve their full potential.  These high expectations include all students wearing school uniform or school colours.

  • White shirt/blouse
  • Blue jumper/cardigan
  • Black or blue trousers/skirt
  • Black, sensible shoes

Students are permitted to wear only plain stud earrings; no other jewellery should be worn. Nail varnish is not permitted.

Please ensure all items of clothing including coats/jackets/fleeces are labelled with your child’s name!

PE Kit

  • House colour t-shirt
  • Blue shorts/joggers
  • Black plimsolls/trainers

Getting it right means…

  • You are part of a team
  • You are ready to take part in a sporting activity
  • You respect the school

Please label each item with your child’s name. Their PE kit should be kept in a bag, labelled with their name and class.

Please click here to visit the school uniform page.

Regular school attendance

Why is regular attendance at school important?

  • Your child will achieve better
  • They will make friends
  • They will have a bright future

Why must I send my child to school?

  • It is a legal requirement that all children attend school every day unless they have an acceptable reason
  • You are encouraged not to schedule holidays, family visits or routine appointments during school time

Do I need to let the school know if my child is away from school?

  • Yes you must let the school know the reason why your child is absent
  • You can do this by telephoning or visiting the school office, or providing a note to the class teacher.

Are you having problems getting your child to school for some of these reasons?

  • Won’t get out of bed in the morning
  • Won’t go to bed at night
  • Can’t find their uniform, books, school bag etc
  • Slow to eat breakfast
  • Hasn’t done their homework
  • Has a test to do or piece of work to hand in?
  • It’s their birthday

If so a set routine can help

  • Have a set time to go to bed
  • Have a set time to get out of bed
  • Have uniform and school bag ready the night before
  • Have a set time for starting and finishing breakfast
  • Set a time for homework activities
  • Speak about school positively
  • Be firm: send your child to school everyday, including their birthday and the last day of term!

What should I do if my child won’t go to school?

You should contact the school as soon as possible for advice and support.