SCHOOL INFO FAQs
Basildon C.E. Primary School is committed to a policy of equality, inclusion and accessibility in the education of all pupils and its engagement with all stakeholders, and in the employment opportunities afforded to existing and future employees. Basildon C.E. Primary School fully recognises the diversity of cultural, religious and individual abilities of its pupils, stakeholders and employees, and is active in ensuring that any potential sources of discrimination are addressed in both the physical attributes of the buildings it uses and in the management practices and procedures it adopts.
We have tried to answer some of the most frequent questions people ask about life in school…
How can I find out if the school is closed due to bad weather?
An unscheduled or emergency closure will be notified as early as practically possible, using the School Communication system. It will also be announced on the School Website and on local radio (Heart, Reading, BBC Radio Berkshire).
Can I take my child on holiday during term time?
West Berkshire discourages children being taken out of school for family holidays. We would encourage parents to discuss any term time holiday plans with the school.
West Berkshire discourages term time family holidays. West Berkshire discourages children being taken out of school for family holidays.
‘The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 previously allowed headteachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in “special circumstances” of up to ten school days leave per year. The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 which came in to effect on 1st September 2013 removes references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.’
If you plan to take a holiday with your child/children during term time, please contact Miss Cliffe on 01491 671445 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.