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School Disco FAQs

Friends hold regular school discos at Christmas, Halloween, Easter and Summer. They are a great way for the kids to let off some steam before the start of the school holidays and are very much part and parcel of school social life.  There are changes to the way we are organising discos this academic year - we hope you find this little guide useful.

When are discos held?

This academic year, discos will be held as follows:

  • Halloween Disco Party Thursday 20th October 2016
  • Christmas Disco - Thursday 15th December 2016
  • Easter Disco - Wednesday 5th April 2017
  • End of Year Disco Thursday 20th July 2017

Check out the calendar of events for the latest dates.

What time are they held?

We have three discos on every date, one for Nursery & Reception (EYFS), one for Lower School (KS1 Y1 , 2 & 3) & one for Upper School (KS2 Y4-Y6).

  • EYFS disco - Doors open at 3.45pm and finishes at 4.45pm
  • Lower School disco (Y1/Y2/Y3) - Doors open at 6pm and the disco finishes at 7pm.
  • Upper School Disco (KS2 /4/5/6) Doors open at 7.15pm and the disco finishes at 8.45pm
 
Where are they held?
In the school hall, refreshments and tuck served in Y5.

 

Who can attend a school disco?

All children from Nursery through to Year 6.   Upper school children are not permitted to attend the Lower School discos and vice versa. Discos are for Chandlers Ridge Academy pupils only.

 

Entering the disco

Please queue at the school hall door at the back of the school building alongside the staff car park. Note, for everyone's safety the car park gates will be closed. Parents and carers will be asked to sign their children in to the disco and leave a contact number if they are not staying to supervise.

 

Leaving the disco

When the disco has finished please enter the disco via the school hall door and exit through the dining hall out of the side door. We ask you to exit through the Y3 Classroom (former dining room) so our helpers can ensure that all children are accompanied by an adult.

 

 Supervision at discos

We encourage parents and carers to stay and supervise their children at discos. Upper school children are not permitted to attend the Lower School disco to supervise their siblings.

 

How much is entry?

All discos are priced as follows:
  • The EYFS disco costs £3 - the entry price includes DJ, crisps, sweets and drinks games and prizes.
  • The Lower School disco costs £3 - the entry price includes DJ, crisps, sweets and drinks games and prizes. Pocket money toys are available for children to purchase at extra costs.
  • The Upper School Disco costs £2 - the entry price includes DJ, still drinks, disco games and prizes.  Tuck shop and pocket money toys are extra.

 

How do I pay?

Disco entry will be sold in advance of the disco via ParentPay.  By using ParentPay we have a record of who is attending the disco for safety reasons. 

Payment will be accepted on the door however, this  is not the preferred option.   Parents and carers will be asked to sign their children in to the disco and leave a contact number if they are not staying to supervise.

Should children bring cash to the disco?

Lower school children can bring cash to the disco to purchase pocket money toys.  

We encourage a bit more independence with the Upper School disco - children can choose what to buy from the tuck shop or range of pocket money toys.  Give your child at least £1 spending money for the upper school disco - this will cover crisps, a mix up and chocolate bar.  Pocket money toys start at 10p and go up to £1.

 

Disco tips

  • Dress your child in something with pockets or give them a handbag or wallet to keep their cash safe.
  • Mobile phones are NOT permitted in line with the school safeguarding policy.
  • Give your child at least £1 spending money for the upper school disco - this will cover crisps, a mix up and chocolate bar.  Pocket money toys start at 10p up to £1.
  • If you allow your child to purchase pocket money toys at the lower school disco please send your child with a small amount of spending money.  Remember drink & treats are included in the ticket price.


CAN YOU HELP?

We encourage parents to stay at the disco and supervise their child where possible.

If you would like to help out on the night with entry, refreshments and patrolling the school please let us know by clicking here.

Contact Details

Chandlers Ridge, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS7 0JL

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