Mon 4th Sep – Thurs 21st Dec 2023
Half Term – Mon 23rd Oct – Fri 27th Oct 2023
Inset days: Mon 4th – Tue 5th Sept (no school for pupils)
Mon 8th Jan – Thurs 28th Mar 2024
Half Term – Mon 12th Feb – Fri 16th Feb 2024
Inset day: Mon 8th Jan (no school for pupils)
Mon 15th April – Fri 25th July 2024
Half Term – Mon 27th May – Fri 31st May 2024
Eid Ul Adha break: Mon 17th Jun – Tues 18th Jun 2024
Inset day: Mon 15th Apr and Fri 26th Jul (no school for pupils)
This calendar gives a total of 195 days (190 pupil days plus 5 inset days).
Islamic New Year: Sun 7th Jul 2024
Ramadan begins: Around Mon 11th March 2024
Last 10 days of Ramadan: Sun 31st Mar – Tue 9th Apr 2024
Eid ul-Fitr: Around Wed 10th April 2024
Eid ul-Adha: Around 16th June 2024
Start of Dhul-Hijjah: Wed 7th June
*Subject to change
Noor ul Islam Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. Everyone working in or for our school shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
• Providing a safe environment for children to learn and develop in our school setting.
• Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school setting.
Please also see our Safeguarding policy in the ‘School Policies’ section.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School dinners are £14.00 per week and freshly cooked by HMC certified caterers. E-mails 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.
Your child’s daily school food routine will be as follows:
The school strongly advocates healthy eating. Chocolates, chewing gum, fizzy drinks and sweets are not permitted.
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 via bank transfer direct to the school account.
Account Name: Noor Ul Islam Primary School
Account Number: 60852813
Please put your child’s name and year group as reference (please see below) and also email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us you have made the transfer.
Payment Code Prefix / Class / First Initial and surname of pupil (not parent).
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.
After School Club
Miscellaneous(none of the above)
The school offers a range of different clubs, some examples of the last few years include:
Arts and Crafts Club
Brush Calligraphy & Mindful Colouring Club
Digital book club
Audio Drama Club
Magical Maths club
Wacky Science Club (One for KS1 & another for KS2)
Spanish Amigo’s Club
Spanish Club (Cont.)
Cooking and baking club
NUIPS Bake Off Club
Sunnah Foods Club
Little Stars, Islamic Arts & Crafts Themed Club
Lessons from the Prophets and Sahabas Club
Pupils attend a variety of trips throughout the academic year to supplement their learning. Local trips are free (to the park, fire station etc.). Trips further afield are priced to account for travel expenses and entrance fees. Parents are welcome to volunteer for trips after successful completion of the School’s Safeguarding Induction.
Some places our classes have gone to include:
The V&A Museum of Childhood
Natural History Museum
Tesco From Farm to Fork
Drawing in the gardens of Buckingham Palace
The Royal Mews
Tower of London