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Please click HERE to view the newsletter dated: 08/09/17


Admissions

St John the Baptist RC Primary School is situated in the Diocese of Plymouth and is maintained by Devon Local Education Authority. The school serves the Roman Catholic parish of Dartmouth.

We welcome applications from both Catholic and Non Catholic families although priority is given to Catholic families.

The Governing Body of the school is responsible for determining and administering the arrangements. This process will operate in line with Devon co-ordinated scheme for admissions. If you are interested in your child attending St John's, please contact the Headteacher in the first instance. Formal applications can now only be made via Devon County Council.Please click HERE to apply online via their website or to obtain further information on the admissions procedure.

The school’s planned admission number is 12 pupils. The school operates a single point of admission. Therefore a child whose fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August will be admitted at the start of the Autumn term in September. We usually have places available in most year groups so please telephone the school if more information is required.

Please click HERE to view the 2017/18 Admissions Policy.

Please click HERE to view the 2018/19 Admissions Policy (proposed).


Uniform

Please click HERE to view the link to purchase school uniform.


School Dinners

Please click HERE to view the School Dinner menu.


Term Dates

Please click HERE to view Term Dates for 2016 - 2017.
Please click HERE to view Term Dates for 2017 - 2018.


Attendance

Children are expected to attend school everyday.
An absence is authorised if a child has been away for a legitimate reason eg. illness. The school should be phoned on the first morning of absence and then a written explanation sent on the child’s return.
An absence is unauthorised if the child is away from school without permission of both school and parent.
If attendance falls below 90% (an average of one day per fortnight) and continues the LA may be contacted.
Awards are given for good attendance. The LA sets attendance targets yearly. Attendance must be over 96% to be judged as ‘good’.
School has to inform the Education Welfare Officer of all unauthorised absences.


Emergencies

Please click HERE to view the Emergencies policy.


Prospectus

Please click HERE to view St John the Baptist School Prospectus 2016-17.


Keeping Your Child Safe Online

Keeping your child safe online is becoming increasingly important. Below we have included some important and useful links.

Please click HERE for information about talking to your child about safety.

Please click HERE for a really useful article entitled "5 Digital Parenting Rules that Really Matter".

Please click HERE for information on setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps.

Please click HERE for the latest edition of the Digital Parenting magazine.

Please click HERE to visit Parentinfo.org - a very useful website with lots of information on staying safe online.

Please click HERE to visit NSPCC net awate - a website prioritising social media safety.

Please click HERE for a fantastic leaflet by Avon and Somerset police on staying safe online.

Please click HERE for information from Devon County Council on staying safe online.

Please click HERE for detailed information on preventing online abuse.