Drop-off and Collection
At the beginning and end of the academy day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and the academy – we want to have good links with all parents.
Children must not be left in the playground unsupervised. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let the class teacher know or call the academy office on 01922 721323. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Transition for Early Years
Please take a look at the video below to take a tour of the Reception classrooms and Academy.
Lunchtime / Free School Meals
EYFS & KS1 Lunchtime is from 12 noon to 12:45 pm KS2 Lunchtime is from 12.45 pm to 1.30 pm. Children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. We encourage children to make healthy food choices and ask that packed lunches do not just contain crisps or chocolate / sweets.
Children must not bring in any glass bottles or cans.
Please contact the academy office to let us know of any alterations to a child’s normal pattern of meals.
The cost of a meal is £2.15 (milk 20p extra). These can be paid for using ‘Parent Pay’ which can be accessed here:
If you feel your child may be entitled to ‘free school meals’ then please find the application form below:
We are now utilising the cashless payment system ‘Parent Pay’ within the academy. This can be used for school dinners, trips and to purchase uniform. To access Parent Pay, click here.
Health & Safety
At Reedswood E-ACT Primary Academy we have a proactive approach to health & safety. This is not intended as a barrier to the learning process, but to enable us to learn in a safe environment.
Adults in School
The safety and well-being of our pupils and staff at Reedswood E-ACT Primary Academy is important and we want every child and staff member to feel safe in their learning and working environment.
We have very robust safeguarding procedures in place and do not allow any visitor to wander freely around the academy, unless accompanied by an up to date DBS and photo ID.
All the adults who work within our academy have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will not be allowed to work with children until this is complete.
All our staff receives Safeguarding training on a regular basis and we have designated Safeguarding Officers and a Safeguarding Lead.
Visitors & Volunteers
We ask all our visitors and volunteers to sign in with the office, where we have a secure sign in process, Photo ID will be requested; they will receive a badge which must be worn at all times whilst they are in academy.
All our support staff within the academy are paediatric first aider trained. We also have 2 members staff with the higher qualification (first aiders at work certificate), Laura Bracey and Ava Southall.
Your child will bring home a letter should they have a bump or graze.
On the unlikely event of a more serious accident, the appropriate medical care would be called and you would be contacted immediately to inform you of the incident.
E-ACT have provided a range of tutorial videos to help you support your children with their learning at home. Click here to see these videos.
We will endeavour to keep our school open at all times, however there are occasions that we cannot predict e.g. Weather and equipment breakdown. If there are any such occasions we keep our families informed by text message, school website and the local radio stations.
Parents are urged to keep us informed of any changes to their phone numbers.
Local radio stations
Free Radio (Black Country 97.2 fm)
Heart FM (100.7 fm)
BBC Radio WM (95.6 fm)
Early Learning Documents