Welcome to your parents area
We hope your child’s experience at DPA is a great one. We have put some useful links on this page that will provide you with all the information you may need to know about our academy. We also have information about general academy life under the academy life tab.
If you do not find the information that you need, please contact the school office.
Infant site: 01322 223751
Junior site: 01322 224453
We actively ask that if you drive your child to school, you prioritise your child’s safety and others around you and consider our residents. Please drive carefully and do not block driveways or access to their properties. At our infants site, we recommend that you do not park in Waid close and park outside of the area and walk your child the last few metres into the school gate. At our Junior site, we ask you to ensure you keep the yellow lines clear and drive slowly on your approach to/from the school. Please do not allow your child to disembark from your vehicle in the middle of the road. This is unsafe. We ask, as parents you discuss how to cross the road safely at all of our sites and we encourage you to model this for your child and others around you.
With regards to keeping our social spaces safe for all, we ask the following:
Your support in ensuring your child does not ‘ride’ their bikes and scooters into the school grounds. Please ensure your child walks their bike or scooter into the entrances and playground and stores it away.
No animals are bought onto site, unless a service dog needed to support a disability.
In the event of any parental disagreements, these are undertaken away from the school site
We actively seek your support and welcome your feedback. Please look out on the newsletters for our regular Coffee mornings with the Principal and our termly Parents Forums.
Drop off and collection procedures
To help us keep your child safe, we are highlighting the following principles:
With regards to older siblings collecting from school:
We hope you will support the school with these arrangements.
If your child is being collected by someone other than the parent please inform the class teacher in writing or contact the school office.
If your child is in year 5 or 6 and you would like them to walk home on their own, we would need to receive a written note from a parent to give permission. They may also bring in a mobile phone which should be switched off and left at the office. We would advise you that we take no responsibility for mobile phones.
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.Ofsted
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.Ofsted
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.Ofsted
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