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Ysgol Alexandra

Useful school Info

After School Club

The after school club provides a safe and caring environment for children from 3p.m. to 5.30p.m. The club charges reasonable rates for the provision of care and is very popular with the children and parents who use the facility. Further information and registration forms can be obtained from the school. We are restricted on numbers so early booking is essential.


Collective Worship

Collective Worship plays an important role in creating a family ethos at school. As well as being a time when the moral, social and spiritual development of children takes place, Collective Worship allows opportunities for the celebration of the many successes achieved at school.

In accordance with school policy, there is an act of Collective Worship every day. At least twice a week this will take place as a whole school. On other occasions worship will be class or department based.

Alexandra is a broadly Christian School but opportunities are frequently taken to use stories, artefacts or visitors form other faiths to give positive moral, social and spiritual messages to our children.


Home School Agreement

We feel that you as parents have the right to expect the following whilst your child is in our care.

  • Clean, orderly and pleasant surroundings
  • To be made aware of events well in advance
  • To feel confident that your child is in safe and caring hands
  • Fair and consistent discipline
  • Children to be taught a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum
  • An annual written progress report and opportunity to discuss this with staff
  • Opportunities during the year to meet your child's teacher
  • An understanding that all children are different and special that your child is given opportunities that allow him/her to develop academically, socially, emotionally and physically
  • That your child is given opportunities to reach his/her potential.


In order for the school to meet your expectations we ask for your co-operation in various ways.


We ask that you ensure that your child

  • Attends school every day in accordance with the law
  • Arrives and is collected punctually
  • Is appropriately dressed and refreshed for the day
  • Has appropriate P E and Forest School clothing
  • Has appropriate equipment


We ask you to:

  • Inform the school of the reason for any absences; all absences must be accounted for
  • Pay dinner money for the whole week on a Monday morning via parent pay
  • Co-operate with us in disciplinary matters
  • Make sure that any homework is completed
  • Encourage your child to have a positive attitude towards work
  • Inform the school in writing if your child is unable to do PE
  • Label clothing and belongings so that if we find them we know who to give them back to
  • Pay for any deliberate damage



Positive behaviour is expected and encouraged at all times. High standards of behaviour enable teachers to teach and children to learn successfully. Alexandra School children behave superbly for the vast majority of the time. Occasionally, children will break rules for various reasons. The school has therefore developed a detailed policy outlining expectations, rewards for positive behaviour and sanctions for misdemeanours. School behaviour is based on three pillars of expectation, which the staff at Alexandra School developed and the children understand.


  1. We are ready
  2. We are safe
  3. We are respectful


Positive behaviour is praised at all times. The Headteacher awards certificates each week for outstanding work or behaviour. 

Negative inappropriate behaviour leads to consistent and fair sanctions. Sanctions are always related to one of the school rules as outlined in our policy.

The school policy is available to view on the school website or a copy can be requested from the school.


Child Protection

Alexandra school has a detailed child protection policy that fully meets with the ‘All Wales Child Protection Procedures’. Copies of the policy are available from school. All staff are trained in accordance with policy. All staff and volunteers are subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. Our safeguarding leads in school are Mrs K Walker and Mrs C Andrews (for the assessment centre). 


Equal Opportunities

Alexandra is committed to providing equal opportunity for all children whatever their age, ability, gender, race or background. As a school we work to incorporate Wrexham County Borough Council’s guidelines for Equal Opportunity into our practice and this policy is available for your inspection.



Please ensure that the school has any relevant information regarding the health requirements of your child. This information is vital in enabling us to provide the best level of care and support. Information should be clearly written on the Parental Information form when your child starts school. This information should relate to conditions such as asthma, allergies or other specific issues.

When medical conditions of a very serious nature arise we will meet with parents and health professionals to establish appropriate protocols and care plans.

For conditions such as asthma it is essential that the correct medication is in school and readily available for the child to use.

If you need us to administer medication in school, please speak to the school office who will explain what you need to do. We have to have written permission.


During their time at school children will have contact with a range of health professionals. This may be as a result of a general screening programme e.g. eyesight or dental or as the result of a specific request form school.

The school nurse is available to assist with issues upon request. Head lice will be present in school from time to time. Please check your child’s hair regularly and contact the school nurse if you require further support.


The following link will take you to the Public Health Wales document we use in school to determine exclusion periods for common infections - Microsoft Word - Periods to Keep Individuals Away from Settings 16.04.2018 FINAL ENGLISH.doc (


Parents And School

The following information is designed to help parents to get the most from school.

Bringing Children to and collecting children from school.

  • Children in Nursery to Year 4 must be brought to school and collected by an appropriate adult. Children of this age must not be left unsupervised.
  • Children in Year 5 & 6 can walk to and from school alone. Written permission will be sought for this.


Only parents of pupils in the Resourced Provisions or with a disabled badge should only use the school car park. Parents must exercise extreme caution and be vigilant at all times. We encourage parents to use the paths surrounding school and to escort your child to the appropriate door. Never allow a child to be unaccompanied.


School Security

Your child's security is of paramount importance. The building has a security system that complies with fire regulations. Visitors or late arrivals must use the main entrance that is clearly marked at the front of the building where they will be asked to sign in. Please do not attempt to enter the building through any other door. Please ensure that you sign out when you leave the building and close the school gates when you exit the car park.


Please note that it is absolutely forbidden for children to leave the school premises, during the school day, unless accompanied by an adult. If your child has an appointment during school hours please inform the Class teacher and collect the child from the main entrance school.

  • Alexandra School operates a no smoking policy
  • Dogs are not allowed on the premises


School Uniform

School uniform serves several very important purposes:

  • Promotes a sense of pride in belonging to the school family
  • Promotes a sense of identity
  • Promotes equality amongst learners
  • Removes problem with fashionable clothes
  • Can be purchased at a relatively low cost

For all of the reasons above, children at Alexandra School are expected to wear their uniform every day.


Boys/Girls Uniform

  • Black or grey trousers, skirts or pinafores (not jogging pants or leggings)
  • A plain white collared polo shirt
  • A green Alexandra jumper or cardigan
  • Plain black shoes or trainers (no coloured soles or laces)
  • In the Summer, a green ‘Gingham’ summer dress or tailored school shorts may be worn
  • No jewellery other than small studs / a watch (not a 'smart' watch)


P.E. Kit

Indoor: Plain white T-Shirt and plain black shorts, pumps or trainers

Outdoor: Plain white T-Shirt and plain black shorts, sweatshirts and tracksuits are allowed during winter months and trainers should also be worn for outdoor sessions.



Should not be worn to school. Loss or damage to items can cause avoidable distress. In some cases jewellery can also cause injury.

Stud earrings are permitted as are watches (but not watches that receive or send messages, e.g. apple watches)


Sex Education

The school treats this sensitive issue respectfully. There is a school policy for Sex Education.

During their learning journey children’s understanding of Sex Education is gradually developed through studies in the foundation phase, (knowledge and understanding of the world), where they will study lifecycles and relationships. Within the Junior Department there is further work on lifecycles, relationships and reproduction as well as specific ‘Growing Up Talks’ for children at an appropriate point in their school life.


School Dinners

The school cook provides a varied and balanced menu. Our School dinner menu has played a big part in our award of Healthy Schools, and the children enjoy eating at Alexandra. From time to time we have special themed menus that fit in with an event we may be having in school at the time. In the past this has been a Harry Potter style meal and ‘The Mad Hatters Tea Party.’ The children are given plenty of time to enjoy their dinner or sandwiches as well as eating in a comfortable and safe environment.

School dinners are free of charge for children in Reception to Year 6 and must be ordered via ParentPay. They can be ordered up to 3 weeks in advance. Please contact the school office if you need help with accessing ParentPay.


Alternatively children may bring a healthy packed lunch (no tins, fizzy drinks or glass bottles).