Kelvin Grove Primary School


Kelvin Grove
Primary School

Family Holidays

Under education law, parents may no longer request absence for pupils from school due to a family holiday. It is for schools to determine whether or not they agree to absence for special circumstances during term time. Any holidays taken during term time will be recorded as unauthorised which will impact on children’s attendance data.

It is important that parents carefully consider the implications of taking their child out of school during term time, without authorisation.

Research suggests that children who are taken out of school may never catch up on work they have missed. This may affect results and can be particularly harmful if the child is studying for SATs.

Travel to School

Kelvin Grove has a school travel plan, approved by TfL, which reflects our commitment to promoting healthy and sustainable transport options and to reduce the number of cars on the roads at peak times. We encourage as many families as possible to walk to school, as well as encouraging parents and carers to seek alternatives to using the car. Please ask at the office for advice regarding public transport routes to and from school, particularly local buses and trains.

School Organisation

There are three connected phases of education at Kelvin Grove.

The Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery and reception classes (ages 3 to 5); key stage 1 – years 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7);

  • lower key stage 2 – years 3 and 4 (ages 7 to 9);
  • upper key stage 2 – years 5 and 6 (ages 9 to 11).

Each year group has up to 90 children in three mixed ability classes. One class teacher has responsibility for the class, supported by other teachers and teaching assistants.

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