Andrews Lane Primary School
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Andrews Lane is a friendly, welcoming environment where each child is valued as an individual and is expected to work hard to fulfil their potential. Our school mission statement is…
“Aspire, Learn, Succeed”
We would like to wish everyone a warm welcome back at the start of a new school year. We hope your children are enjoying getting to know their new teachers and have come back fresh and eager to learn. We look forward to working with you this you this year to help your children achieve their very best.
Look what we've been up to!
Important attendance information
Although our attendance is improving, we are still not achieving the 96% attendance required for all schools by the Government. We can only reach this goal by all working together to ensure that children are in school and learning whenever possible. Please take time to read the Attendance Newsletter which contains all the information you need to know about the school's expectations for attendance.
Winter Lunch Menu
After October half term children will be able to make choices from our winter lunch menu. Copies have been sent home, but feel free to click below to see what's available.
Helping to support your child with Literacy
We are offering an exciting new opportunity for you to take part in a five week course to support you child's Literacy skills. You'll have a chance to find out more about how your child learns in Literacy and make games and fun activities that you can both enjoy at home which will help them with their learning. If you are interested then click here to download the form, which you can complete and return to the office. Although the form was meant to be returned by Thursday September 14th we are extending the deadline to Wednesday 20th September as places are still available.
Summer Fun day update
Thank you to everyone who helped set up and came to the Summer Fun Day. We raised a brilliant £1300!
Summer Diary Dates
Please see dates to take us until the end of term.
Summer Fete - Friday 7th July 2-4pm
KS2 Evening performance-Tuesday July 11th July 6:30
KS2 Morning performance - Wednesday 12th July 10:30
Transition Morning ( children only ) Thursday 13th July AM
Sports Day - Friday 14th July
Leavers assembly - Thursday 21st July 9:30am - (year 6 Parents only)
End of Term- Thursday 21st July - 1PM
SUMMER HOLIDAYS- School starts Monday 4th September at normal time
Summer Fun day
This Friday is our annual Summer Fun Day from 2-4pm. Please make sure you bring in your filled bags for the bag stall. On Thursday a plate will come home with each child ready to be filled with yummy cakes and brought in on Friday morning.
See you all there!
Check out our amazing Gaelic Football team at their tournament. They learnt lots of new skills and worked well as a team trying their hardest in every game.
We are looking for a new Parent Governor. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team. Please click on the link below to see the advert.
Summer term part 1
What a busy half term we have had! Around the school I have spotted; art classes, outdoor learning, English, maths and science lessons as well as SATs and Secret Agent problems. I have also spotted lots of children following the ALS way and wearing the correct uniform, well done! We hope you have a restful half term and we will see you back ready to go on 5th June.
School Gateway to make online payments for dinner money
Make online payments to school via instant bank transfer, credit or debit card
Use School Gateway to make online payments with a debit or credit card any time 24-7, via smartphone app or website. You can also view school meal balances and top them up. Plus, you can give online consent where required, for your child to take part in school trips and other activities.
We would encourage you to use it as part of our move towards becoming a cashless school.
Download the app:
If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS it saves the school money when we send you a text message.
*** We’re aiming to get 50% of parents using the app – please help us achieve this ***
Visit the website:
www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log in to School Gateway.
Trouble logging in? It may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please contact the school and we’ll update the details on our system.
We hope that you will find School Gateway to be a fast and easy way to pay for school items.
Click the logo below to visit the website
Fixed Penalty Notice regarding attendance - advice for parents
Regular attendance and punctuality at school is essential for the high achievement of our pupils. We have worked extremely hard over recent years to improve attendance and reduce the number of days absent for children. Our strategies to improve attendance/punctuality are numerous and we aim to ensure that any barriers to attendance are overcome by supporting parents and pupils.
Regrettably, there are occasions when this support is ineffective and school attendance /punctuality does not improve. With this in mind, I must inform you that from Sept 2017 Andrews Lane Primary School will be adopting the Hertfordshire Code of Conduct “Penalty Notice” for unauthorised absence. A copy is attached below.
Any questions please talk to Mrs Kanuni (Family Liason Officer)
"Teachers have good subject knowledge and high expectations for learning. They ask challenging questions to probe pupils’ understanding and extend their thinking."
Ofsted March 2015
ALS is a Rights Respecting School
Our focus rights at the moment are;
Article 12- Every Child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them and to have their views taken seriously.
Article 24- Every child has the right to the best possible health
Article 31- Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.