Gaywood Community Primary School opened in September 2000 after an amalgamation between Rosebery Avenue First School and Gaywood Junior School, and caters for boys and girls, aged 4-ll years of age. At present, there are 417 children on roll. We have fourteen classrooms, a music mobile, a library, a hall with fixed apparatus, a Key Stage 1 carpeted hall and an ICT suite. Gaywood Community Primary School is set in spacious grounds with two playgrounds and a large playing field.
Class teachers are responsible for ensuring the welfare of all of the children and delivery of the curriculum. Work is planned jointly across teaching team with close communication and support from our teaching assistant team. Planning and delivery draws upon the strengths, skills and knowledge within the year group teams to ensure lessons are exciting and well matched to the needs of the children.
Parent's Evening Online Booking
Statutory School Information
Please find below the current and future term date calendars for our school. In order to open the files you will need a copy of Adobe Reader installed on your machine.
Our annual Published Admission Number for Reception is 60 but each year we are heavily oversubscribed as competition for places is high. Applications for admission into Reception need to be made directly to Norfolk County Council.
All admissions are undertaken by Norfolk Local Authority. Our annual Published Admission Number for Reception is 60 but each year we are heavily oversubscribed as competition for places is high. Applications for admission into Reception need to be made directly to Norfolk County Council. Further details and admission criteria can be found by clicking the following link: Information on admission into Reception at Gaywood Primary School
If you wish your child to transfer to us in-year you will need to contact the Local Authority in the first instance. Further information and contact details can be found here: Information on moving schools within the current school year.
Each Autumn we hold an open morning for prospective parents whose children will be starting school the following September. We advertise this locally and through our website.
After School Clubs
Here is a list of after school activities and clubs. Many of these have limited places available, so please get in touch with the office for more details of availability and costs. To access the Club Booking Form, please click here.
June to July timetable.
|KS1 Football||Monday||3.05 – 4.20|
|KS2 Football||Tuesday||3.15 – 4.20|
|KS1 Tennis||Wednesday||3.05 – 4.20|
|KS1 Gymnastics Club||Thursday||3.05 – 4.20|
|KS2 After School Archery||Friday||3.15 – 4.20|
Holiday Activity Clubs
Please click this link to be taken to the Holiday Activity Club Booking System. All activities are run by Mr. T. Daniels and not by the school.
Play Time Radio
Every school must publish their School Complaints Procedure for Parents and Carers. Our school follows the guidelines as laid down in the Department for Education’s School Complaints Toolkit (2014) and follows 4 stages:
1. Stage 1 (informal): Complaint heard by Staff member, this is usually your child’s Class Teacher.
2. Stage 2 (informal): Complaint heard by Headteacher.
3. Stage 3 (formal): Complaint heard by Chair of Governors.
4. Stage 4 (formal): Complaint heard by Governing Body Complaint Appeals Panel.
The details regarding each stage and the steps that must be taken can be found in the attached document.
Here you will find all information on requesting leave of absence during term time.
IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS COVERING TERM TIME HOLIDAYS
EFFECTIVE FROM 1st SEPTEMBER 2013
As you may be aware from recent stories in the media, the regulations governing Term Time Holidays are changing. Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations and come into effect on the 1st September 2013.
The changes make clear that schools may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and the discretionary figure of 10 days absence has been removed. The new regulations will apply to all state schools in England.
This means that we will no longer authorise any holidays during term-time. Any child absent from school for a term time holiday will be registered as unauthorised. The regulations state that a parent who fails to ensure their child’s regular attendance at school can be issued with a fixed penalty notice.
If you need any support with this matter or you would like to discuss your child’s attendance please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Meet the team:
Senior Management Team
Mr. Shanks (Headteacher)
Mrs. Saines (Deputy Head)
Mrs. Waters (SENDCo)
Mr. Bazeley-Smith (Assistant Head)
Special Educational Needs, Intervention and Pupil Premium Support
Child & Family Support Worker
Reception: Miss. Nowrung/Mrs. Bramham & Mrs. Colwell
Key Stage 1
Year 1: Mrs. Dack & Mr. Lake/Miss Dench
Year 2: Mrs. Chappel & Mrs. Pipkin/Mrs. Smallwood
Lower Key Stage 2
Year 3: Mrs. Newman & Mrs. Saines/Mrs. Covell & Mrs Dix
Year 4: Mr. Adams/Miss. Lambert
Upper Key Stage 2
Year 5: Miss. Gannon/Mr. Smallwood
Year 6: Mr. Overton/Mrs. Payne/Mr. Bazeley-Smith (English & Maths)
Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Carter, Miss. Buck, Mrs. Donald, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. Fysh, Mrs. Castleton, Mrs. Aiken, Mrs. Holt, Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Paterson, Mrs. Rees, Mrs. Burton, Miss. Robinson, Mrs. Rout, Mrs. Rye, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Twell, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Thomson, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Brundle.
Midday Supervisory Assistants
Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Blade, Mrs. M. Bond, Mrs. Collop, Mrs. V Bond, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Fountain, Mrs. Fysh, Mrs. Graver, Mrs. Holt, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Parlett, Mrs. Price, Miss Robinson, Mrs. Rye, Mrs. Sands, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Waller and Mrs. O’Shea.
Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Coe, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Twell
Mr. Alway, Mrs. Jay, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Taylor
School Dinner Menu
The school dinner menu is on a four week rotation with the dates of each week at the top of each section. KS1 lunches are booked in advance as all children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a free lunch. Please click on each of the links below to access the current menu.
Child & Family Support Worker Booking
Mrs Rose is our child and family support worker. If you would like to book an appointment, please use our online booking system.
Click here to view our newsletter archive for 2016/17. To view our newsletters you will need to have Acrobat Reader (or equivalent), for a free copy to download please click here