We believe in close liaison with pre-school settings and have good links with local pre-schools and nurseries. All Reception children have the opportunity to spend sessions in school in the Summer Term to make the transition as smooth as possible. During the first visit the Reception teacher and Head teacher gives the parents an introductory/welcome talk about the school and is ready to answer any questions which may arise. Parents will be issued with a copy of:
- Early Years Introduction booklets
- School Admission form
- School meals menu
- Latest newsletter
- Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy
A Teaching Assistant is employed, full time, to work alongside the Early Years teacher in a modern classroom designed for different work/play activities. We wish to provide support and resources to make initial school experiences as rich, varied and fulfilling as possible to create a productive passage through the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1.
Admission to school, whether it’s first admission into Reception or a transfer from another school, is made through Norfolk County Council. Please follow the link for more information. https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions
Headteacher - Alastair Ogle
Alderman Peel High School
Market Lane, Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk NR23 1RB
Telephone: 01328 710476
Children in our catchment area who leave school at the age of eleven years to transfer to secondary education will normally go to Alderman Peel High School, Wells-next-the-Sea. There is good liaison between Langham and the High School and our transfer pupils are given opportunities for viewing the school and meeting some of the teachers before they leave us in the form of 'Taster Sessions' in Year 5. Children transferring to Sheringham, Reepham and Fakenham also have the opportunity to experience their new school.
Periodical medical and dental checks take place during the year and parents are notified of these in advance. Children needing medication during the day can only receive it under specific circumstances, parents need to consult their child's teacher. An asthma register is kept, please inform your teacher if your child takes medication.
Coordinator: Polly Kossowicz
To support the work in school and provide first hand experience we organise trips to a wide variety of locations to stimulate questions and a sense of understanding of the world around them. Every year the older children are given the opportunity to go on a residential trip. Each summer we have a whole school visit to a local area of interest.
School lunches, consisting of two courses and a drink, are available for the children. These are prepared at Fakenham Junior School and served in our hall.
We recognise that children do not like all food they are offered and they are therefore able to choose the size of the meal they want and are not expected to eat anything they really dislike. Those children who are not having school meals are able to bring packed lunches. Supervision takes place at all times.
If you wish your child to have a cooked meal, please send the money on Monday morning in a named purse or sealed envelope, meals at present cost £2.30 per day. Please make cheques payable to Langham Village Primary School. Children can have milk or water with their cooked meal or packed lunch.
All children in Years R,1 and 2 are offered a free daily school lunch.
Free school meals are available if you are receiving Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance (Income Based), subject to the approval of the Area Advice Centre at North Walsham. Application forms are available from school or you can apply online at https://fiso.norfolk.gov.uk/synergy/Enquiries/Citizen/FreeSchoolMeals.aspx.
As part of the Enhanced Healthy Schools Initiative we encourage children to bring a healthy lunch to school which represents a balanced diet.
Attendance at school is vital to ensure your child achieves their full potential. When children have a lot of absences it can mean they have gaps in their knowledge which can lead to slower progress. At Langham Village School we encourage parents to ensure their children are in school, except for periods of illness.
Please see the information from Norfolk County Council:
Attendance Tips for Parents
If you are struggling with your child's attendance at school, here are some tried and tested tips to ensure good school attendance for your child:
1. Talk to your child about how important it is to attend school every day.
2. Show an interest in what your child has done at school each day.
3. If you think your child is trying to avoid school, try to find out why? Ask them, ask their friends, ask their teachers.
4. Help your child to keep to routines, going to bed and getting up at set times, completing homework on the night it is set etc.
5. Unless avoidable, please do not arrange medical or dental appointments during school hours.
6. Encourage after school and extra-curricular activities.
7. Talk to your child's teachers if you notice sudden changes in behaviour.
8. Remember that habits are formed early. It is much more difficult to get your child to school regularly if you have let them stay at home 'just this once'.
Please click here for our Attendance Policy
Children are only allowed home when their parents/carers are here to collect. For older children we would expect a letter informing us of any changes of arrangements ie, cycling home. Children may play on the field after school until 4pm if they are closely supervised by their parents/carers.
Please let us know in writing of any changes in personal information e.g. change of address, telephone number, email address or name, even if it is temporary. You can do this by calling in at the school office or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a complaints procedure available on the website and in the entrance corridor of school. If, for any reason, you have a complaint that cannot be answered within the normal channels, County procedures have been set up that will ensure the matter is dealt with. Please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/Childrens_services/Schools/Complaints_about_schools for specific advice to any parent of a pupil who wishes to make a complaint.