Welcome to our special page for pupils and parents in Year 2 who will be joining us in September 2021.
We know that you will have lots of questions and we are making plans for you to be able to visit in the Summer Term. In the meantime, we will provide lots of information, photos and videos on this page so that you can find out more about the transition.
If you are able to return your Application Form with your email address as soon as possible we will then be able to notify you with the latest updates.
Please do get in touch by submitting questions using the form at the bottom of the page and receive school updates by following us on Twitter @ilfracombejun
We made the videos below last year and hope that it gives you a flavour of the school. We pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming ethos and look forward to supporting you and your child in the next steps on their journey!
The School Day
8.45 - The school gates open and teachers will be on duty in the playgrounds. Year 3 children should be dropped off in the bottom playground which is adjacent to reception and the main driveway gates. Parents can wait with them until it is time to line up.
Teachers will take children to their class ready for registration.
If your child is absent due to illness or a medical appointment, please phone the school office before 09:30.
15:15 Home time- Year 3 children will be taken to the bottom playground ready for collection. Teachers will be available then if you have any questions or concerns.
*This information is subject to change if we are required to have additional COVID-19 measures in place.
Attendance/ Punctuality information
All children are expected to be in school on time, each day. If for any reason this is not possible, please ensure you have contacted the school office before 9.30am.
Our school uniform is compulsory. All children should come to school wearing:
Sweatshirt/cardigan with our school logo
White polo T-shirt
Black / dark grey trousers (not tracksuit bottoms), shorts or skirts
Black sensible shoes (closed toes, no heels)
Royal blue gingham summer dresses
On the days your child has PE, they should come to school wearing their PE kit (you will be notified about the days in September).
house t-shirt (the house your child will be in is attached to this letter)
black shorts or tracksuit bottoms
trainers / plimsolls
All our uniform can be purchased from Excel Embroidery in Ilfracombe (next to Lidl).
We work hard to ensure we give parents as much information as possible. To help us keep you up to date, we use the School Gateway app. We are a cashless school so this app allows you to pay for trips and school dinners and also enables the school to send updates via message alerts. If you already have a child in the school, their sibling will automatically be added once they are admitted in September. If you a new parent to the school, more information will follow in September about the app and how it can be set up once the children are admitted.
Free School Meals
School dinners will need to be paid for unless you have registered for free school meals. If you think your child is entitled to free school meals please register via
What to bring?
Your child will be provided with everything they need on the first day. They will receive a home-learning pack containing a Reading Journal, a water bottle and a book bag. For use in the classroom, they will be provided with their own pencil case including all of the resources/ equipment required.