The times of our school day differs slightly for Nursery, Primary and Secondary aged children.

The Bronze Barrow Early Years Class – session is 2.5 hours

Morning session

Morning Registration Time

8.45am – 11.15am

8.45 – 9.15am

Primary School Site at The Bronze Barrow – 32.5 hours

Start of school

Morning Registration


8.45 – 9.15am

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

Secondary School Site at Wood Green – 32.5 hours

Start of school

Morning Registration


8.30 – 9.00am

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



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.

School lunches cost £2.30

Dolce provide our School Meals each day. Orders and payments are now made online. Please contact the school office if you would like an account set up.

Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are all entitled to universal free school meals daily. Once they reach Year 3, you will need to start paying for lunches unless your child is entitled to Free School Meals.



Secondary School Site at Wood Green:

Springfield pupils eat meals prepared by 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.

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

We promote the wearing of a uniform as it helps to create an identity, particularly with our co-located schools.

At the Bronze Barrow Springfield and Madley Brook Schools have developed a shared logo both schools wear on the uniform tops.

At the Wood Green secondary site, our pupil wear the same uniform as the mainstream school.

We recognise that with the wide range of pupils’ needs, it is necessary to make reasonable adjustments and be flexible with the uniform policy. A number of pupils do not wear a logo top but will wear the same colours [navy at the primary site and black at the secondary site]. Uniform is encouraged but is optional.


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 or jogging bottoms, or the equivalent, to assist with independence skills.
  • In summer, there is the option for girls of blue and white checked dresses
  • Shoes appropriate for running and outdoor play

Logo items of uniform can be ordered at any time through the following link: SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL UNIFORM. Please contact the school office 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:

This consists of:

  • Black V-necked jumper (with the school logo)
  • White shirt or polo shirt [there is an optional clip on tie]
  • Black skirt, trousers or shorts or jogging bottoms, or the equivalent, to assist with independence skills.
  • Shoes appropriate for running and outdoor play

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

The Senior Special School Nurse for Springfield School is Kim Willoughby, she works Monday to Thursday in school during term time only. Please see the attached leaflet for information on the nursing service. Please contact the school office if you wish to speak with Kim.

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. 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.


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.