The closing date for applications to secondary schools is 31st October 2019!Open Mornings:
For new reception starters in Sept 2020, we have 2 open mornings on 16th Oct and 28th Nov. Please see letters page for info!Vacancy:
We have a new vacancy for a KS2 Class Teacher. Please see our vacancies page.Please Note:
There is a Bedford Borough camera monitoring parking on the yellow zig-zag lines. Stay safe.
Elstow School aims to encourage every pupil to achieve the highest possible levels of attendance in order to take full advantage of the learning experiences available to them. This is a successful school and your child plays their part in making it so.
Regular attendance is very important for each child. Parents/carers are asked to ensure that children arrive at school on time, ready to start the school day. Children who arrive late disrupt their own education and that of the other members of the class.
There are strict rules about children’s attendance at school and we have to record all authorised and unauthorised absence. Parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their child attends school on a regular and punctual basis, properly dressed, equipped and in a fit condition to learn.
If a child is prevented from attending for any reason, parents/carers are requested to notify the school on the first day of absence and every day thereafter. A pupil’s absence from school must be considered unauthorised until a satisfactory explanation is received from the parent/carer. Parents/carers should avoid wherever possible, making medical/dental appointments for their child during school hours.
Authorised absences are mornings or afternoons away from school for a good reason like illness, medical/dental appointments which unavoidably fall in school time, emergencies or other unavoidable causes.
Parents/carers are urged strongly to avoid taking family holidays during term time. Indeed parents/carers do not have the right to take their child out of school for such a holiday. Elstow Lower School will not authorise any holiday taken during term time.
Unauthorised absences are those which the school does not consider reasonable and for which no “leave” has been given. This type of absence can lead to the school using sanctions and/or legal proceedings.
If your child is absent from school, please telephone before 10.30 am on the morning of each day of absence. Please make sure that your child has recovered from their illness prior to sending them back to school.
RT @Missis_SCS: A lovely moment today when a Year 1 student @elstowsch proudly read his work to me. He read beautifully and explained what…
Amazing deep answers on making friends in Y6 today. This one from y6 really impressed me https://t.co/QBs7Olm6ll
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Next Thursday is the turn of Years 1 and 2 to provide cakes for our after school cake sale. I a… https://t.co/HiDBZnVy93
Year 5 children - Please wear P.E kit everyday next week. Classrooms will be occupied for SATs so year 5 will do sports in the mornings.
Tomorrow (Friday 10th May) will be the final day for SATs booster clubs for Year 6 children.
We have SATs next week… https://t.co/t2B6seizrZ
Year 2 - we have Secret Agent Training (SATs) this week. Please ensure all children come to school and are on time. Thank you
Dates have now been confirmed for our Year 6 transition days. Please see our latest diary dates.… https://t.co/OmMI2HuRGp
Year 5 and 6 girl's rounders fixture for today has been cancelled. The club will go ahead as normal and finish at 4.15pm.