Bartons Primary School is situated in North Bersted, which is part of the coastal town of Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
In September 2014, Bartons Infant School became Bartons Primary School and relocated to a brand new site in Lethaby Road, North Bersted in late October 2014. The school broadly serves the new Bersted Park development and area surrounding this. It has Year R children up to Year 6 children.
At present we have 9 classrooms. We also have a group meeting room, a well stocked library, a very spacious hall, cooking area, break out areas for group work and outside we have a large playground and field with seating areas and a conservation area with a pond. There is a large Early Years area with a covered sandpit, playhouse, bike track, etc. The gardening club also grow vegetables and simple plants.
We promote walking to school and have facilities for the safe storage of bicycles and scooters for those who ride to school.
Every morning from 8.15am, we run the Early Morning Club where the children can come along to play with a variety of toys/resources and take part in different activities. For flexibility, parents do not have to book a place but we do ask for a voluntary contribution of 50p which goes towards staffing and maintaining resources.
The school session times are:
8.45am: The school gates are opened.
8.50am: The class doors are opened and the children welcomed into class.
9am: Lessons start.
9.30am: School assembly.
10.45am: Whole school play time.
12 - 1pm: Lunch time.
3.15pm: School finishes.
After school clubs operate after school throughout the school year. These change termly and are a mixture of paid and free clubs. Parents are notified at the beginning of each term, via a letter, which clubs are being offered that term. Parents can then request a place. After school clubs are very popular and often are over subscribed. At Bartons, we try very hard to accommodate all of the children wanting to do particular clubs.
The school gates are opened at 8.45am and the children can enter the classrooms at 8.50am when the class teachers open their classroom doors and welcome the children to school. The children must be in school by 9am ready for lessons. After that time, the children will be marked late. After 9.05am and without a message to explain why the child/ren are not in school, the child/ren will be marked in the register as having an unauthorised absence. At Bartons, we encourage good attendance and punctuality so that the children maximise their learning potential and learn good discipline and skills for life.
The school day ends at 3.15pm and we do expect children to be picked up from school on time.