School Opens at 8:50am and closes at 3:15pm. Current school hours stand at 32 hours and 5 minutes per week until Christmas 2022.
Plans for extending our hours to fulfil the 32.5 hours will begin in January 2023 when our start time will be from 8:45am until 3:15pm.
At Christ Church school we aim to achieve high standards in all areas of school life including appearance. Wearing a smart uniform is an important factor in encouraging a disciplined, positive ethos at Christ Church School. It is the policy of the School that pupils shall wear school uniform as outlined below.
Jewellery - The only item allowed in school is a single ear stud worn in the lobe of the ear and a wristwatch. Make-up and any other form of jewellery are forbidden.
Hair - Must be neat and tidy with no ‘extreme’ styles, two-tone colours of unnatural colours. Fashion styles, including very short hair with patterns etc. cut into the hair are not permitted. Long hair must be tied back in practical lessons for health and safety reasons.
As children are very active during playtimes, we ask that parents ensure that children wear flat shoes which are appropriate for running and climbing. Please feel free to bring in wellies for wet weather.
Our sweatshirts, sweatcardigans and book bags can be purchased from either Shaw Hardcastle or Ziggy's Schoolwear in Halifax town centre. Their address is:
Shaw and Hardcastle, 20-22 Commercial Street, Halifax, HX1 1TA
Ziggy's Schoolwear, Westgate Arcade, 6-8 Albion Street, Halifax, HX1 1DU
School Meals & School Milk
A Healthy Lunch
We are working closely with our partners at PhunkyFoods to showcase their Healthy Lunch message to the children. This message highlights the importance of choosing a healthy, well balanced school lunch; whether that’s a hot school meal or a packed lunch brought in from home.
Good nutrition in childhood can help to prevent a variety of health problems, both in the short term and later in life. There is increasing concern that many children are consuming too much fat, sugar and salt and too little fibre, fruit and vegetables. School lunches can contribute to almost a third of a child’s weekly food intake and therefore they need to be balanced and nutritious to make a positive contribution to a child’s health. A healthier lunch will also encourage children to be calmer and more on-task and focused during the afternoon at school.
You can find out more about the PhunkyFoods Healthy Lunch message, as well as their other healthy eating messages, at https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/parent/a-healthy-lunch-parents-information/ Please do take the time to look at the website as the information is there to help you to support your child at home.
For healthy packed lunch ideas and recipes you can also visit:
PhunkyFoods have a great parent section on their website https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/parents/ which covers all healthy lifestyle key messages and information including healthy lunches and a #CookTogether section too.
Below are some healthy packed lunch ideas and recipe ideas that PhunkyFoods have put together:
Milk is available to all children in Key Stage 1 if parents register with CoolMilk
For all our under 5's this is free, when children reach their fifth birthday then they can continue to receive milk as part of the CoolMilk scheme for approximately £15 per term. Simply register on-line.
Additionally, milk is offered to all our children as a drink option at lunchtime.