Key Information

Attendance & Punctuality at Kelmscott

  • Students who arrive late for school should sign in at student services, located at the front office

  • AM registration is at 8:40am, students need to be in the school building by 8:35am.  PM registration is at 1:40pm, The PM register is the register taken at the beginning of P5.

  • Any student arriving after 8:40am will be given a one hour detention to be completed after school, on the same day.  Failure to attend may result in additional consequences.

  • Arrival of a student after the register has been taken but before the register closes will be recorded as late (L) for that session.

  • Arrival more than 20 minutes after the register has closed requires a reason to be provided by the parent.  U code may be entered on the register.  13 or more U codes in one academic year may result in the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice fine of £120 per parent per child (reduces to £60 if paid within 21 days) 

Kelmscott School Summer Programme 2021

The school targeted students from Year 6, 7 and 8 as they had been the most disadvantaged by school closures over the lockdown periods.

The aim was to offer an informal opportunity to for students coming into the school (Year 6) to increase self-confidence by familiarising themselves with the school site, staff and peers in preparation for their start in September.

For Year 7 students, going into Year 8, the programme was focussed on increasing self-confidence in preparation for lessons out of ‘bubbles’, broadening horizons and self-awareness and raising expectations.

All students within those year groups were offered a one-week (4 day) programme consisting of literacy and numeracy catch-up, enrichment activities and activities to support the transition from primary to secondary school.

Split into three sessions per day, each day started with a free healthy breakfast. This allowed working parents to engage with the programme, established a positive morning routine and provided an informal supervised environment for participants to socialise with others outside of their year group and staff, building confidence and self-esteem.

This environment was repeated for lunchtime where along with a free hot lunch and live background guitar music, students were encouraged to explore and make use of all 3 outside areas of the school.

During the day, students were grouped and timetabled for the main three sessions of the curriculum which all included an aspect of literacy or numeracy.

These were:

  • Food preparation, healthy eating choices, healthy low-cost alternatives to family favourites such as pizza

  • Team building games and orienteering

  • Dance

  • Drama

  • Sports

  • Music

The programme was well attended with a total of 133 students attending for at least one day. In week one, the highest number of attendees was 86 and in week two this rose to 118 as many returned for a second week having enjoyed the first so much.

Our expenditure for the programme was £47,419.69 which covered the costs of:

  • Curriculum design, programme and lesson planning, site preparation and communications/marketing: £4,861.45

  • Staff for session delivery and activities, safeguarding, supervision, catering, administration and leadership: £31,301.52

  • Food, utilities, resources and equipment: £11,256.72