Welcome to Ark Burlington Danes Academy!

We are so excited to welcome you to Ark Burlington Danes Primary Academy. We are really sad that we are not able to greet you in the usual way through visits to your home and lots of fun on-site activities to keep you busy through the summer term, but we are working very hard to make sure that we are able to provide you with all of the information that you will need to help make your transition as easy as possible.

We have put together this webpage to make it as easy as possible for you to gather information about your child’s transition to primary school.

If you have any further questions about anything at all, please do not hesitate to email us at primaryoffice@burlingtondanes.org remembering to include your child’s name and a return telephone number and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

 

We can’t wait to welcome you to our BDPA family in September!

Resources & Information

Please click the yellow links to view relevant documents, a brief description of each is found below.

Parent Handbook

Information about school vision, values, routines and expectations. This includes:

  • Welcome message from our Head of Primary.
  • Our Vision and Values
  • General Information and important dates for your diary
  • Our curriculum
  • Behaviour
  • Pupil information
  • Home/Academy communication
  • Safeguarding our pupils

Pupil Information Forms

Please complete the attached forms and return to primaryoffice@burlingtondanes.org as soon as possible. It's important that we have this information prior to September to enusre your child is set up on our systems before the start of term. Please let us know if you have any questions or require support to complete these documents.

School Uniform 'Pop-Up Shop'

Our school uniform provider, Khalsa Schoolwear, will be visiting school to run a 'Pop-Up Shop' for new students to try on and purchase school unform on Thursday 9 July 2020. Alternatively, you can order via the website for home delivery or click and collect. Follow the links on the attached document for a quick link to the relevant information and pricing.

Term Dates

A list of all term dates for next academic year. Please note that these dates are provisional and subject to change as we respond to updates to government guidance.

Summer Holiday Learning Pack

We’ve compiled a list of some ideas and guidance as to what activities you may wish to focus on over the Summer to provide your child with the best start to nursery / reception.

Summer Storytime

A selection of some of our favourite stories, read by our teachers, to listen to at home.

Keeping Children Safe

In light of COVID-19, we’ve put together a brief overview of some of the measures we’re taking to ensure we keep our children safe when they are in school.

ParentPay

We are a 'cashless' school. All payments are made online (For School visits, lunch, nursery fees, school events, fundraising etc.). A brief overview of this system can be found here. More information and training will follow as we approach September.

Free School Meals Application

Your child may be eligible to additional school funding. We encourage all parents to apply using this application even if they are not currently eligible; once you apply the system automatically checks and will alert us if you ever become eligible in the future.

30 Hours Nursery Entitlement (Nursery Only)

If you wish your child to attend our nursery full time, you may be entitled to 30 hours funding. Your eligibility can be checked here. If you are eligibile, please contact the school at primaryoffice@burlingtondanes.org with the following information to have this eligibility confirmed with our local authority:

  • Forename and Surname of both parents
  • National Insurance number of both parents
  • Date of Birth of both parents
  • 30 Hours Eligibility Code

Please note, you will be required to check and submit this information every 3 months to ensure you continue to receive this entitlement.

Welcome Presentations

Please find the welcome presentations shared at the 'Getting to know you' meetings, which took place on 07 and 09 July, for each class below:

Welcome to Rosen Class (Reception)

Welcome to Potter Class (Nursery)

Invoicing (Nursery Only)

Should you wish your child to attend our nursery full time and are not eligible to 30 hours of free childcare support from the government. We can still offer you a full-time place, should you wish. If you are interested, you should contact the school to provide you information regarding the costs of doing so. If you take up this offer, you will be invoiced in advance of each term and pay before the first school day.

Timeline