School Essentials

Admissions

The school can only admit 60 children into each year group in accordance with Camden Local Authority guidance. All admissions will be processed by Children Schools and Families. All parents or carers wanting a place for their child are asked to fill in an application form, available from Camden. For more information please contact the Camden Admissions Team on 0207 974 1625 or Admissions@camden.gov.uk. If you are an Islington resident then please contact: 0207 527 5515

The school has termly open days, when families can take a tour of the school with the Right Respecting Councillors, School Home Support Worker and meet the children, staff and Head of School.

Attendance and Punctuality

Regular attendance is expected of all children and it is extremely important that your child is in school, learning everyday. Punctuality is a good habit for life. It is essential that all children arrive on time to start the school day. Late arrival for school often means that children miss vital information given to them at the beginning of the day.

If your child is absent it must be for a valid reason. These may include illness and medical appointments, religious observance and family bereavements.

Notification of absence or lateness must be given by a child’s parent or carer as soon as possible either by calling the office, sending a note in with the child and providing medical evidence with applicable.

Holidays within the school term are not permitted and thus are not a valid excuse for absence. If a parent feels that the holiday is unavoidable then permission needs to be sought from the Head Teacher.

Torriano Primary School works closely with Camden’s Education Welfare Service to ensure all attendance and punctuality remain consistence with the expected standard and target.

We encourage children to walk to school. If written permission is provided then Year 5 and 6 pupils are allowed to walk home by themselves. Please note we do not have car parking facilities for parents. We open the school gates at 3:15pm and parents are asked to collect their children from the playground, where their classes will line up at 3.25pm (EYFS & KS1) & 3:30pm (KS2).

Assemblies

At Torriano we hold a range of assemblies across the school week. These are opportunities for the school community to come together and reflect on moral and spiritual issues. Learners are also challenged to consider local and global issues where exciting school wide projects are launched .Assemblies are led by both children and adults; participation by children is prized. Learning is celebrated through class assemblies and special achievement assembly .To end the week, our resident storyteller joins us to share a tale, which is often used as a stimulus for children’s writing.

School Meals

A balanced diet, plenty of exercise and education all help in the attainment of health and happiness, which are imperative for productive learning. We provide children with a healthy and nutritious lunch, using fresh ingredients; including herbs and vegetables from our own school garden. There is always a choice of meals, catering for all the children’s dietary requirements including vegetarian dishes every day. Salad and fresh fruit are available daily. Drinking water is available from fountains in school and water bottles are provided so the children can remain hydrated in lesson time.

Packed Lunch

Children who bring in a packed lunch are reminded to follow the guidelines of our Food Policy. We do not allow sweets or chewing gum and prefer the children not to bring in crisps or chocolate. Children are encouraged to bring in fruit instead. We also make provisions for families who want to buy vegetable boxes, the profits of which go to the Torriano Community Association.

School Dress Code

There is no compulsory school uniform. However, school T-shirts are required for P.E and are available to buy from the school office. Jewellery is not allowed for health and safety reasons, but simple studs are permitted. We expect children to be dressed comfortably and be ready for learning. Please note that extreme hairstyles will not be permitted i.e. tramlines, colouring.

Complaints Policy

If at any time you are unable to sort out a concern with a member of staff or Head Of School, then the Chair of Governors can be contacted through the school office. A copy of ‘The School’s Complaints Procedure’ is also available on the website.

School Day

  • Breakfast Club:
    8.00am
  • Morning Registration:
    EYFS & KS1 9.05am
    KS2 9.00am
  • Assembly:
    EYFS & KS1 10.35am
    KS2 9.10am
  • Morning Break:
    KS1 10.55am
    KS2 11.00am
  • Lunch Break:
    Nursery 11.45am
    Reception & KS1 12.30pm
    KS2 12.25pm
  • Afternoon Registration:
    KS1 1.30pm
    KS2 1.15pm
  • Afternoon Break:
    KS1 2.45pm
    KS2 2.15pm
  • School Ends:
    EYFS & KS1 3.25pm
    KS2 3.30pm