Clifton Hampden Church of England Voluntary Controlled School’s admissions are handled by the Local Authority. Prospective parents can find out more information about admissions at http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/starting-school where they will be able to apply for places. Clifton Hampden has a Pupil Admission Number of 10 in each year group.
Further information about admissions can be found on our Admissions Page.
School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme - Healthy snack at morning break
Clifton Hampden actively participates in the government School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme, in partnership with Change 4 Life. Every child in Reception & KS1 (years 1 & 2) receive a free healthy snack at morning break.
Children in KS2 are invited to participate in the scheme for a nominal fee of £10 per term, or £30 for the full school year. The KS2 order form for 2017-18 is below.
Our school meal provider is OCC Catering Service. Our food is cooked at Long Wittenham Primary School daily and then transported to school in time for lunch. Menus are produced by the company ensuring a balanced diet is offered to all children. Children aged 4-7 in Reception through to Year 2 are currently eligible to receive a government funded free school meal. The cost for children in KS2 Years 3-6, is £2.20 per meal as of September 2017 (unless eligible for Pupil Premium / FSM. Please enquire with the school office).
School Food Standards Plan (From 2015)
For information on the current guidance used to produce healthy, nutritious and tasty school lunches, please click on the link below, or copy and paste into your browser.
EU Food Information Regulations (FIR 1169/2011)
On the 13th December 2014, the EU Food Information Regulations become law in this country and require all caterers to provide allergy information for all unpackaged food. Specifically information needs to be available on request to confirm whether any of fourteen regulated allergens is present in the food being served each day.
Each kitchen will receive a pack containing information posters to be displayed in kitchens and at service counters and a manual containing allergen information for every product that is included in our menu dishes. If you would like more information about the allergens present in the school meals, please contact Food with Thought
Adverse Weather Plans
In the event that we need to close the school due to snow or adverse weather conditions you are advised to check the school closures page on the Oxfordshire County Council website (www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/school-closures) and the school website (http://www.clifton-hampden.oxon.sch.uk). Please also listen to announcements during the breakfast shows on BBC Radio Oxford (95.2 FM), Heart FM (102.6 or 97.4 FM), Glide (107.9 FM) and Jack FM (106.8 FM). We will also open the school office and contact as many parents as possible by telephone.
Absence from School:
If your child is absent from school for any reason, you must contact the school office on the morning of the first day of absence and each morning thereafter if absence is to continue. It is also important for the school to know if a child is going to be late arriving. Where no explanation is received the absence is regarded by the Government as unauthorised and will be recorded as so in the register. All unauthorised absences are reported on your child's report.
The notification of absence is a useful monitor of the prevalence of specific bouts of illness and is particularly important in the case of infectious disease. Guidance written by Oxfordshire County Council on absence is below.
If a child is not infectious, they do not necessarily need to remain absent from school for the purpose of receiving timed prescription medication. Most prescribed medications can be supplied to school, along with a completed medicine consent form, for the child to receive via a trained member of staff. A copy of the consent form is available below.
Footsteps Road Safety
Clifton Hampden C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding all our pupils and this includes developing a knowledge of road safety. Oxfordshire County Council have produced a parents guide giving advice and tips about the best way to teach their children road safety.
Summer Footwear & Sun Cream Advice
Clifton Hampden children spend a significant proportion of their school day outdoors all year round.
During the Summer months, your children are permitted to come to school in cooler footwear that meets our H&S requirements. Flat sandals with proper soles on the bottom for grip and straps around the back of the ankle to ensure they stay in place and cannot slip off. No jelly shoes, flip flops, Birkenstock style, heeled or backless sandals. These are a health and safety risk.
All children should have a named sun hat to be kept in school for outdoor wear.
We request that all Reception & KS1 children have an all-day formula sun cream applied at home before the school day. Please do not send your child into school with a sun cream bottle, this poses a health & safety risk and the staff cannot apply it.
While we recommend the same for KS2 children, they are permitted to bring in their own named bottle in a contained bag, for self-application / topping up as necessary.