THE SCHOOL DAY

Our school day differs slightly for Nursery, Primary and Secondary aged children.

The Bronze Barrow Integrated Nursery

Morning session 8.45am – 11.15am

Primary School Site at The Bronze Barrow

Start of school 8.45am
Morning break 10.50am – 11.05am
Lunch break 12.00pm – 1.10pm
End of school 3.15pm

Secondary School Site at Wood Green

Start of school 8.30am
Morning break 10.50am – 11.10am
Lunch break 12.30 – 1.50pm
End of school 3.00pm
  • Transport
  • School Meals
  • School Uniform
  • School Nurses and Medical Services

Transport

Transport

Most pupils travel to and from school on transport provided by the Local Authority. In these cases the Local Authority establishes an agreement between parents, transport operators and the County Council. The transport operators are contracted to bring the children to school by the times specified for each site. All drivers and escorts who transport children are subject to thorough checks and relevant training for ensuring pupil safety during transportation. All operators must wear badges of authorisation when collecting and delivering them.

For further information regarding transport to and from school, please call Oxfordshire County Council Integrated Transport on 01865 815328.

School Meals

School Meals

Primary School Site at the Bronze Barrow:

Pupils may choose to have a hot school meal or bring a packed lunch. All pupils eat together in the school hall. For our primary pupils school meals are provided by the Oxfordshire County service, ‘Food and More’ who offer a 3 week rolling menu. If you wish your child to have a school meal the correct amount should be sent in a named purse or envelope on Monday mornings for the whole week. If your child is absent during the week, the money will be credited to the next week. Payment for School meals can be given in advance for up to half a term. If you wish to pay by cheque please make it payable to Oxfordshire County Council. PLEASE NOTE: The cost of a school meal rises to £2.20 from September 2018.

Click on the link below to view the current menu. *Amendment to menu: Friday of week 1 will not include the salmon nuggets.

Secondary School Site at Wood Green:

At Wood Green School most of the Springfield pupils eat in the Wood Green School ‘Restaurant’ and pay on a daily basis. Wood Green school publishes its menu on a weekly basis. Please click here to view the latest menu. All pupils are welcome to bring a packed lunch and will eat with the other children in the Wood Green restaurant.

Free School Meals:

If you are in receipt of Income Support your child will be eligible to receive free school meals. Please inform the School Office of your Income Support number as soon as possible. For further information please contact The Bronze Barrow office on 01993 703963 or the Secondary site office at Wood Green on 01993 706662.

School Uniform

School Uniform

Primary School Site at the Bronze Barrow:

At the Bronze Barrow Springfield and Madley Brook Schools have developed a shared uniform that both schools wear. This consists of:

  • French navy, V-necked sweatshirt or cardigan (with the school logo in bronze)
  • School fleece with logo, for outdoor wear only (this should not be used to replace the sweatshirt or cardigan)
  • White polo shirt
  • Grey skirt, trousers or shorts
  • In summer, there is the option for girls of blue and white checked dresses
  • Shoes appropriate for running and outdoor play (no trainers, sandals or fashion boots, please)

It is possible for Springfield pupils to wear appropriately coloured jogging bottoms, or the equivalent, to assist with independence skills, please discuss this with your class teacher.

Logo items of uniform can be ordered at any time through the school office. Please contact them for ordering details or should you have any further questions. 01993 703963. All items of uniform should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.

Secondary School Site at Wood Green:

For those based at Wood Green Secondary School the Wood Green school uniform is compulsory. A new uniform is being phased in from September 2016. However, to assist with independence skills, Springfield pupils do not have to wear the tie and may also wear appropriately coloured jogging bottoms or the equivalent. Uniform orders can be placed with SWI (the school supplier). Please click here to visit the Wood Green School website with links to ordering uniform. If you require further information or have any questions, please contact the secondary school site office on 01993 706662. All items of uniform should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.

School Nurses and Medical Services

Medical Services & Care

We have 2 school nurses who divide their time between us and John Watson Special School. Kim Willoughby is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Andrea Farres is a Band 5 Registered Nurse. Between them they are responsible for all medical issues including specialised diets. Kim and Andrea meet with parents/carers prior to the admission of each new pupil to ensure that their medical care is effectively managed. They also supervise the general health and welfare of the children and support the class teams by providing specialist training as needed. Kim and Andrea can be contacted through the school office (01993 703963) or on Kim’s mobile: 07979 010751.

In addition, the Consultant Community Paediatrician regularly holds clinics at both Springfield sites. An Orthotics clinic is occasionally held in school and an Orthoptist runs termly clinics for specific children.

If your child requires medication during the school day, a parental permission form must be completed. These can be obtained by contacting the school office. Andrea, one of our school nurses, will train class staff in administering medication. If the medication is altered at any time, please ensure that you inform the school immediately.

All medicines sent into School must be clearly labelled with your child’s name, otherwise they cannot be administered. They are stored securely in a locked cabinet.

For children who require disposable continence products we ask parents to send these in to school either on a daily basis or to supply a few weeks at a time, whichever is most convenient.

Therapists

Springfield school has a strong partnership with NHS therapists, who are frequent and regular visitors to the school. Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work closely with our class staff to develop individual programmes which can be carried out over the whole school week. They also give advice to help the school purchase suitable equipment for pupils as well as organise the provision of equipment for home. The occupational therapists assess the children for seating, including wheelchairs and also advise staff on activities for those children with perceptual difficulties. Teachers from the Visual Impairment Service and the

Hearing Impairment Service visit the school to assess pupils and to advise staff. An Educational Psychologist is available for advice on specific educational problems.

Click here to link to the Integrated Therapies website of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.