The Bythams SchoolAt School

The School Day

School starts at 8:50am and finishes at 3:10pm. The school gates open in the morning from 8.45am

There is a 20 minute break in the morning, the timing of which varies depending on what activities the children are doing.

Children in Foundation Stage and Years 1 and 2 also have a short break in the afternoon.

Lunch time is between 12:00 and 1:00pm. Most children stay in school for either a hot lunch or bring their own packed lunch. Lunch is divided into 2 sittings.

School Milk

Currently at the Bythams, milk is provided to all Reception and Year 1 children during the morning; this milk is provided and paid for by School. 

In addition to this, all children who eat a hot school meal are also offered milk at lunchtime, this milk is provided by Ideal Ltd. 

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office

The Bythams After school Club

The Bythams After school Club provides before and after school care for children at The Bythams School. 

For full details and costs of the service please contact the school office.

Lunches

Hot School Meals

Ideal provide our hot school meals.  They are a Lincolnshire based provider, supplying thousands of healthy school meals each week.  Our meals are cooked in a kitchen in Stamford fresh each morning and delivered to school ready for lunch at 12 noon.  The quality of the product has always been Ideal’s highest priority.  The fresh ingredients, including high welfare meats, organic, fair trade and seasonal produce are sourced locally from respected and established farms and suppliers.  These ingredients are transformed into delicious hot meals.

Children in KS1, (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are eligible for a hot meal free of charge each day.  For Children in KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) hot meals can be purchased from Ideal at a cost of £2.30 per day.  Parents can find out more about Ideal by looking at their website www.idealschoolmeals.co.uk and order meals by registering with www.schoolmealsonline.co.uk.

More information about how to order meals can be found on the ‘User Guide – Ordering School Meals Online’.

Please note that meals need to be ordered by parents of both KS1 and KS2 pupils regardless of whether you receive meals free of charge, school do not order meals for children.  If you do not have access to the internet or a computer, please contact Julia Miner in the school office who will be able to assist you further, 01780 410275.

If you child does not wish to have a hot school meal, you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child.

Free School Meals

If you have a child or children in full-time education, receive certain benefits and have an income of less than £16,190 you may be able to claim free school meals for your child regardless of their age.  If you think you are entitled please contact Mrs King in the school office, 01780 410275.  More information can be found on the Lincolnshire County Council website.

Packed Lunches

We are seeking your help to achieve healthy lunches for all of our pupils. 

School meals in school have to meet the School Food Standards to ensure they are healthy and nutritious.  Food brought in from home is often not as healthy.

A healthy packed lunch should contain….

  • One portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables
  • A type of carbohydrate or starchy food (preferably wholegrain)
  • A type of milk and dairy food
  • A source of protein
  • A healthy drink such as water
  • A treat occasionally

In order to ensure that packed lunches are tasty and nutritious, children and staff have devised a red, amber and green scheme, please see the Packed Lunch Guidelines. 

School Uniform

Below is detailed our summer and winter uniform for boys and girls. Uniform can be purchased from Andrew Hyde Schoolwear.

Girls

Winter

  • Grey or black skirt or trousers
  • Royal blue sweatshirt, cardigan or polar fleece with the Bythams logo
  • White polo shirt (with or without the Bythams logo)
  • Grey tights

Summer

  • Gingham dress
  • Grey or black skirt
  • White polo shirt (with or without the Bythams logo)
  • Royal blue sweatshirt, cardigan with the Bythams logo (optional dependent on the weather)

Boys

Winter

  • Grey or black trousers
  • Royal blue sweatshirt or polar fleece with the Bythams logo
  • White polo shirt (with or without the Bythams logo)

Summer

  • Grey or black shorts
  • White polo shirt (with or without the Bythams logo)
  • Royal blue sweatshirt with the Bythams logo (optional dependent on the weather)

PE Kit

For boys and girls - sent home at the end of every week to be washed.

  • PE bag with or without the Bythams logo
  • White polo shirt (with or without the Bythams logo)
  • Black shorts
  • Royal blue jogging bottoms (optional for winter)
  • Bythams sweatshirt dependent on weather
  • Plimsolls/ trainers - also for outdoor wear at break times and lunch when the weather is wet

General Items

  • Book bag with the Bytham logo
  • Black, sensible shoes

Optional items

  • Bythams reversible waterproof, winter coat
  • Seasonal hats with the Bythams logo

Jewellery

Children are allowed to wear a watch and a pair of sensible stud earrings to school both of which must be removed for PE lessons. If your child struggles to take their own earrings out could you please remove them on PE days.