1R 2021 - 2022

Mrs Rees

Mrs Rees

Mrs Cara Rees - Teacher and R.E. Subject Leader

Mrs Whittaker

Mrs Whittaker

Mrs Ann Whittaker - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Christine Crawford - Teacher and Topic Subject Leader

Miss Hopwood

Miss Hopwood

Mrs Donna Hopwood - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to the Summer Term 2022!

The children worked so hard last term and we are very proud of them. We are looking forward to another exciting term, we have lots of fun topics and activities planned.

To find out what we have planned and how you as parents can support your child, please download the Class 1R information leaflet attached at the bottom of this page.  



Mrs Rees will be your teacher on Monday and Tuesday. 


Mrs Crawford will teach you on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 


Please return reading books and reading records to school every Friday. Children will then be given a new book for the week ahead.

P.E. is every Thursday. Please make sure your child arrives in school in thier P.E kit with appropriate footwear.


 If you have an questions please do not hesitate to get intouch with us.

You can contact Mrs Rees at: crees@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk 

You can contact Mrs Crawford at: ccrawford@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk


Attendance and Absence

The attendance and lateness of children is monitored here at The Arches as well as the Educational Welfare Department of the local authority. From September 2015, the government stated that persistent absence is where a child’s attendance is below 90%.

Children should arrive at school for 8:45am. Active learning begins at 8.55 am and children are officially late from this time. If your child arrives after this time, your child will recorded as late. If three lates are recorded at any one stage, our Learning Mentor will issue a letter and be in contact with you to aim to improve the situation. 

Lateness affects children in a variety of ways:

·       They may feel embarrassed or upset about coming into a classroom once the session has begun.

·       They miss out on learning or on registering/ordering snack etc. 

·       They don’t feel included in the daily routine from the start and this affects confidence and well-being.

·       A child arriving late can disrupt the learning of the rest of the class.

Lateness Procedure

The school gates are locked promptly at 8.55 am. After this time you will need to bring your child/children into school through the main entrance where you will be asked to sign your child in at the school office, giving the time and reason for lateness.

Absence Procedure

If your child is unwell, please phone the school on the morning of your child’s absence by 9.00am. The office staff will record this information and will not need to bother you with follow up calls or letters.

If you forget to call in, a member of staff will follow up this absence either with a call or text asking why your child/children are not at school. In the first instance, this is to ensure the safety of your child. However, we also need you to clarify the reason for all absences or else we have to mark the absence as unauthorised.

School uniform

The school uniform helps us to promote a sense of ownership and pride within our school. Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled with your child's full name. All children at The Arches Primary School are asked to wear the following;

  • Purple jumper/cardigan
  • Grey or black trousers/skirt/shorts or pinafore
  • Purple shirt/polo shirt
  • Black school shoes (No trainers please)
  • Purple gingham dress (During Summer months)

Pupils with long hair are advised to wear it up. If your child wishes to wear a bow please ensure it is either purple, black, grey or white and of an appropriate size. Children are discouraged from wearing jewellery to school, items include; earrings, watches, rings, bracelets and necklaces.

Please see attached our Summer Term timetable. 

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The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson or Sue Wilkins: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660


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