We expect children to attend school each day and to be on time. Lateness disrupts the lesson for other children and is taken very seriously at Beam. The school has a policy of texting and or telephoning families on the first day of absence to see why your child is not in school. This policy is in place to keep your child safe. To avoid the need to call you, we ask all parents and carers to ring the school if your child is not well - 020 8270 4700.
School Day: 8:30am – 3:15/20pm.
Each classroom is open from 8:30AM for a Soft Start. Children are encouraged to come in for 08:30 as it allows for a smoother start to the school day and it provides an opportunity for:
- Adult support
- Peer learning
- Recap opportunities
- Spelling reinforcement
- Mental arithmetic practice
In EYFS & KS1 this period is used as further phonic and literacy opportunities
In KS2 this period is used to practice fluency in mathematics.
The school gates will be open from 8:30am – 8:40 every morning.
Access: Blue Gate
|Nursery (AM) Morning Session||8:30am – 11:30|
|Nursery (PM) Afternoon Session||12:30pm – 3:30pm|
|Nursery All Day||8:30am – 3:00 pm|
|Reception||8:30 am – 3:15pm|
|Key Stage 1||Access: Blue Gate|
|Year 1||8:30 am – 3:15pm|
|Year 2||8:30 am – 3:20pm|
|Specialist Provision||Access: Blue Gate|
|Atlantis Provision||8:30am – 3:10pm|
|Apollo Provision||8:30pm – 3:15 pm|
AQ (Altiora Quaerite)
Access: Red Gate
8:30 am – 3:15 pm
|Key Stage 2||Access: Red Gate|
|Year 3||8:30am – 3:15 pm|
|Year 4||8:30am – 3:15 pm|
|Year 5||8:30am – 3:20 pm|
|Year 6||8:30am – 3:20 pm|
At Beam we work closely with parents/carers to promote the highest expectations of children’s behaviour.
We are committed to creating an environment where outstanding behaviour is at the heart of everything we do, by following Ready, Respectful, Safe
If your child’s behaviour becomes a cause of concern, the Class Teacher or Assistant Headteacher will contact you to invite you to a meeting in school to discuss and resolve the situation.
Children may have a school lunch, bring a packed lunch or choose to go home for lunch.
Free School Meals
Even though all primary school children in state-funded schools in London will get free school meals for the 2023/24 school year, it is very important that you let us know if you may be entitled to free school meals.
You may be allowed free school meals if you or your partner are in receipt of: Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or Child Tax Credit.
We also further subsidised trips for pupils that received Free School Meals (FSM). Please click this link if you feel that your child may be entitled to a Free School Meal and complete the online application via Barking and Dagenham’s webpage . If you need assistance completing the form, please visit the office and we will assist.
There is a choice of menu and a wide variety of food types available. Halal meat and vegetarian options are available every day. Most dietary requirements are catered for, please press here to see our school menu which identifies the allergens. Water is provided and children are encouraged to eat a healthy balanced diet.
Children staying with a packed lunch may bring a drink. Please do not send children to school with cans or glass containers.
We do have a school uniform and all children must wear it. We also offer Preloved uniform which can be purchased from the school office.