Parents

Term Dates

2019 / 2020

AUTUMN TERM 2019

 

72 pupil days, 3 inset days (75 Total days)

 

Inset Days: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd September 2019 (no school for pupils)

First Day of Term: Wednesday 4th September 2019
Half Term: Monday 21st October 2019 – Friday 25th October 2019

Inset Days: Monday 11th November 2019 (no school for pupils)

End of Term Break:  Monday 23rd December 2019 – Friday 3rd January 2020

 

SPRING TERM 2020

 

59 pupil days, 1 inset day (60 Total days)

 

Inset Day:  Monday 6th January 2020 (no school for pupils)

First Day of Term: Tuesday 7th January 2020

Half Term: Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February 2020

End of Term Break: Monday 6th April 2020 – Tuesday 14th April 2020

 

SUMMER TERM 2020

 

58 pupil days, 2 inset days (60 Total days)

 

 First Day of Term: Wednesday 15th April 2020

May Day Bank Holiday: Friday 8th May 2020 (no school for pupils)

Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Break: Monday 18th May – Tuesday 26th May 2020

INSET Day: Wednesday 27th May 2020 (no school for pupils)

Pupils Last day/Half Day: Thursday 16th July 2020 (School finishes at 12.00 noon)

INSET Day: Friday 17th July 2020 (no school for pupils) 

 

This calendar gives a total of 195 days (189 pupil days plus 6 inset days). Pupils start back at school on Tuesday 1st September 2020 (TBC)

Please download a printable school calendar from below:

Term Dates

2020 / 2021

AUTUMN TERM 2020

 

71 school days and 3 Inset Days

 

Inset Days: Tuesday 1st September & Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (no school for pupils)

First Day of Term: Thursday 3rd September 2020

Inset Day: Monday 9th November 2020 (no school for pupils)

Half Term Break: 26th October to 30th October 2020

Lat Day of Term: Friday 18th December 2020

 

SPRING TERM 2021

 

58 school days and 1 Inset Day

 

Inset Day: Monday 4th January 2021 (no school for pupils)

First Day of Term: Tuesday 5th January 2021

Half Term Break: 15th to 19th February 2021

Last Day of Term: Thursday 1st April 2021

 

SUMMER TERM 2021

 

60 school days and 1 Inset Day

 

First Day of Term: Monday 12th April 2021

May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd and Monday 31st May 2021

Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Break: Friday 7th May 2021 to Friday 14th May 2021

Additional Holiday: Friday 25th June 2021

Last Day of Term: Thursday 15th July 2021 (school finishes at midday)

Staff Planning Day: Friday 16th July 2021

Eid Ul Adha: Tuesday 20th July 2021

 

This calendar gives a total of 194 days, 189 pupil days and 5 inset days

Safeguarding

Please also see our Safeguarding policy in the ‘School Policies’ section below.

Internet Safety

Our school approach to E-safety is focused around the acronym SMART

 

S – Safe – never pass on your personal information to anyone you don’t know.

M- Meet – never meet anyone on-line you don’t know in real life!

A- Accept – never accept friend requests/emails/files/rewards from people you don’t know in real life, likewise avoid accepting any emails from suspicious sources.

R- Reliable -make sure you check the information you have gathered is reliable by checking through alternative sources both on-line and off line.

T- Tell someone if anything worries you or concerns you about any aspect of your experience on line.

Advice for parents

As parents and teachers we are always protective of our children but are we aware of the possible dangers of the internet? Here are a few tips to follow in order to keep our children safe on the internet;

 

Be in control

Make use of the parental controls on your home broadband and any internet-enabled devices. You can find out how at your broadband provider’s website or by visiting internetmatters.org.

 

Search Safely

Use safe search engines such as swiggle.org or kids-search.com. Safe search settings can also be activated on Google and other search engines as well as YouTube. You can find out more at google.co.uk/safetycentre.

Agree boundaries

Be clear what your child can and can’t do online – where they can use the internet, how much time they can spend online, the sites they can visit and the type of information they can share. Agree with your child when they can have a mobile device or tablet.

 

Explore together

The best way to find out what your child is doing online is to ask them to tell you about it. Put the family computer in a communal area so you can see what sites they’re visiting.

 

Check if it’s suitable

The age ratings that come with games and apps are a good guide to whether they are suitable for your child. The minimum age limit is 13 for several social networking sites, including Facebook and Instagram.

For further reading please refer to the following booklet produced by the UK council for child internet safety.

Curriculum Maps 2018-2019

Below are the Curriculum Maps for all year groups.They provide information about what the pupils of  Noor Ul Islam Primary School will be studying over the coming academic year.

Learning Journeys

Learning Journey paints a unique picture of what a child knows and can do. This picture can then be used to pinpoint learning priorities and plan relevant and motivating learning experiences.

 

At Noor Ul Islam Primary School, we believe it can be hugely beneficial for children and parents to know where a child is in their currnent learning, to track progress – through self assessment, benchmarking and planning.

 

Below are the copies of the Learning Journeys for each year group.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

School Dinners

School dinners are £14.00 per week, emails will be sent out with information how to book and pay for school dinners. You may either pay for the entire half-term or choose which weeks you would like your child to have school dinners. Please note: there are no refunds for absences (including trips).

 

All pupils must bring a refillable water bottle to school in addition to any other drink, enabling them access to fresh drinking water throughout the day. This is not only much more hygienic but also ensures pupils can independently refill their own bottles especially at break and lunch time when plastic cups are not always readily available. Can we also remind parents that although it is not compulsory to bring in a snack for break time, we do recommend sending in two pieces of fruit or a healthy snack whether your child has school dinners or packed lunch. Please note that unfortunately our pupils are not encouraged to share their snacks with one another due to allergies.

Apply for a place

Noor Ul Islam Primary School is a school in demand, as the number of applications exceed the number of spaces available it is necessary for us to have an admission list. This list contains details of those who have shown an interest in admitting their children.

 

To add your child’s name to the list you will need to include an Initial Application Form which you will need to complete and return to the school with a cheque for £20 made payable to Noor Ul Islam School Fund. (This fee is to add your child’s name to the list and does not cover any of the school fees.) We will then send you an acknowledgement of receipt via email together with a unique application reference number.

 

If you do complete the admission list form, you must advise us of any changes when they occur eg address/telephone number, child attending the pre-school.

We will not be in a position to advise you on the progress of your application until a place is available. When a place does become available we will review the admission list for that particular class, assess applications and implement our admission policy. The following are some of the points considered:

 

  • Whether the child attended the Noor Ul Islam Pre-School * (place not guaranteed);
  • Whether the child has a brother / sister already attending the Noor Ul Islam Primary school;
  • How soon after the child reached three years was the application submitted;
  • Proximity to the school.

At the meeting, the following documents must be produced:

 

  1. Child’s birth certificate
  2. Existing school reports

 

Once the meeting is held a place may or may not be offered to the child. 

Applications for entry at Reception class follows a slightly diffferent process. Please note the procedure below.

 

Parents may apply for their child to start in Reception from the age of three. The deadline for applying for a place is January 15th of the year that your child is due to start in Reception. For example if your child is due to start Reception class in September 2020, you must ensure your application is with the school (including the application fee) by midnight of January 15th 2020.

 

Once an application has been recieved the form is point scored against the admissions criteria (please see above). The children who receive the highest points will subsequently be invited for interview with the admissions panel (ordinarily the Headteacher and a Governor).

 

Thereafter an offer may or may not be made to the parents in writing via email. Parents will be expected to respond to the email stating their response and proceed to pay the registration fee. If a parent is not successful at any point in the process their application will remain on the admissions list. If a place does become available then the next highest application on the list will be contacted.

 

This process will be completed in early March, before the deadline for parents to respond to offers from local state schools which is typically 31st March. We always advise parents to ensure they have also applied to local schools via their local authority as we cannot guarantee a place for anyone until the process is completed.

Parents who choose to extend their child’s time in nursery because they are summer born should note that we do not offer entry points into Year 1. A place is only offered in Year 1 if a child leaves the Reception class. The offer of the place will follow our standard procedures as mentioned above.

The school reserves the right to amend its admission policy at any time. Please see our admission policy for more details.

If a place is offered and you accept it then a Registration fee (£500) must be paid within a specified time, usually one week. If a place is offered at the beginning of the academic year but not taken up at that point in time the child’s name will be taken off the waiting list. 

The school fees for the Reception class are £4550 per year (separate from the one-off registration fee). Parents are also eligible for a discount off the fees via the FEEE grant (typically £1000-£1500 depending on when your child turns 5). The amount of the FEEE grant is determined by the term in which your child turns 5. Please call the school office for more details.

 

The school fees for the rest of the school are £3450 per year (separate from the one-off registration fee).

The school offers discounts for any siblings that join the school. The sibling discount per child is £100 for those with two children and £300 per child for those with three or more children.

Parents are advised not to rely solely on their application to Noor Ul Islam Primary School but to also apply elsewhere as places are not guaranteed. Also note that the Noor Ul Islam Pre School is not an automatic feeder to the primary school. Attending the Pre-School does not guarantee your child a place at this primary school.

Payments

Pay by Cheque

Pay in cheque to the school office from 8.30am-4.00pm during normal school days.

Please make cheque payable to Noor-Ul-Islam School Fund and write your child’s name and year on the back of the cheque.

 

Pay by Bank transfer

Pay via bank transfer direct to the school account.

Account Name: Noor Ul Islam Primary School

Account Number: 60852813

Sortcode: 20-53-00

 

Please put your child’s name and year group as reference (please see below) and also email primary.school@noorulislam.co.uk to inform us you have made the transfer.

 

Payment Code Prefix / Class / First Initial and surname of pupil (not parent).

Payment type

Prefix

Example

Fees

FE

FE/REC/Akhan

School Dinners

SD

SD/Y6/ZAli

Trip

TR

TR/Y3/MAhmad

Application to School

AP

AP/Y3/Mali

Registration Fee

RG

RG/Y2/HMajid

After School Club

ASC

ASC/Y2/AMoham

Lost Book

BK

LB/Y3/LPatel

Miscellaneous(none of the above)

MIS

MIS/Y3/MAhmad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that when making payments for more than one child, you must make separate deposits and reference each one correctly. Failure to do so will result in an admin charge of £20 being applied.

School Clubs

The school offers a range of different clubs, some examples of the last few years include;

 

Mehndhi Club

Arts and Crafts Club

Microbit Club

Creative Club

Audio Drama Club

Sunnah Foods Club

French Club

Brush Calligraphy & Mindful Colouring Club

NUIPS Bake Off Club

Little Stars, Islamic Arts & Crafts Themed Club

Lessons from the Prophets and Sahabas Club

Spanish Amigo’s Club

Wacky Science Club (One for KS1 & another for KS2)

Survival Club

Spanish Club (Cont.)

Plaque Club

 

Magical Maths club, Crochet club, Games club, Cooking and baking club, Tennis club, Digital book club, Coding club, Karate club, Football club, Nasheed club, Phonics club, Canvas club