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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School


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Keeping your child safe

As a school, our priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. Under the OFSTED framework safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school. Keeping your child safe means:

  • Providing first aid.
  • Caring for children’s personal needs.
  • Ensuring our school is secure and safe.
  • Ensuring the children know who to speak to if they have a problem.
  • Ensuring all adults who work in school have undergone safety and security checks.

Before school

Parents and carers are responsible for children until they enter the school gates from 8:45.

During school hours

We follow clear rules about behaviour and use of play equipment in the playground. Adults supervise the children to ensure every playtime is a happy and safe one for all children. If children hurt themselves staff are First Aid trained and will deal with the injury promptly and accordingly. 

Key Stage 1

In the  winter months, Reception children play in their own playground  whilst Year 1 and 2 play in a zone in the larger playground.   Children can avail of the Buddy zone for smaller games or chat to friends. When the weather is dry, children play in a section of the school field. 

Key Stage 2

Weather permitting, children can play on the field  during playtimes and on the playground during the winter months.  If children prefer a more relaxed playtime, they can stay in the Buddy zone and chat to friends or help in the school gardens.

After school

Parents and carers are responsible for children in the playground after the teacher dismisses. Dogs are not permitted on school premises, unless they are guide dogs.