Parents & Carers

Engagement is a valuable way of showing your child how closely you are working with the school to support their learning. At Phoenix Arch we provide many opportunities for our families to get involved with school life. We run a variety of parenting programmes and subject specific drop-ins in order for our parents to feel confident to support their child’s learning and behaviour. By working together we build a bank of strategies and develop our school community.

PUPIL TERM DATES 2020 – 2021

As part of our induction, we will be staggering our start dates for pupils. We will also be staggering daily start, and finish times.  This is to allow pupil’s to learn the school entry procedure, by observing social distancing from other pods and to wash or sanitise their hands.

We are unable to give you our daily start and finish times until we have the transport schedule, as this will determine the time. You will receive a text when we have this information.

The school is open on 4th September if you wish to purchase uniform. Please phone the school ahead of visiting as we are only allowing one visitor in the school Reception at a time.


Reception class Individual start dates for induction
Start Date for Ks1 Monday 7th September 2020                                                  
Start date for Ks2 Tuesday 8th September 2020
INSET DAY FOR STAFF Wednesday 30th September 2020


HALF TERM Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October 2020
TRANSPORT STARTS Monday 2nd November 2020
TERM ENDS Friday 18th December 2020



TARGET SETTING Tuesday 5th January 2021
Parent/Pupil target setting day (individual appointments)     
TRANSPORT STARTS Wednesday 6th January 2021
HALF TERM Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February 2021
TRANSPORT STARTS Monday 22nd February 2021
TERM ENDS Wednesday 31st March 2021



TARGET SETTING Monday 19th April 2021
Parent/Pupil target setting day (individual appointments)     
TRANSPORT STARTS Tuesday 20th April 2021
BANK HOLIDAY Monday 3rd May 2021
HALF TERM Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021
TRANSPORT STARTS Monday 7th June 2021
TERM ENDS Friday 23rd July 2021

SRE letter for parents Nov 2020

Brent testing leaflet - Oct 2020

Consultation regarding redesignation of the school

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Friday 20th March 2020- Covid-19

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Using Purple Mash at Home

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Autism and the Corona virus

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

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Cold Weather Letter

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Purple Mash letter

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School Closure social story


When a parent requests a place at our school Brent SEN department will consult with us to establish if we are able to meet the child’s needs. This is the same for out of borough pupils as we are a community school. It is important to match the right learning environment and curriculum to the child as in this way the child will develop with confidence.

Admission Criteria

The school caters for pupils who are able to access the national curriculum when it is appropriately differentiated and modified to enable pupils to access learning. The approach to learning is highly structured and positive, with low levels of arousal. Pupils may have a mixed profile of attainment or moderate learning difficulties. All pupils have EHC plans with ASD and associated behaviour as their primary barrier to learning.

Pupil’s will be able to develop verbal communication but may need additional support such as Makaton and visual cues. They will have developed some self-help skills and have the potential for greater independence.

Pupil’s may have challenging behaviour linked to ASD and would benefit from a specialist approach to managing their needs.

A full admission criterion is available from the school or SENAS upon request.

Pupil e-Safety


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Parent e-Safety


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Child Exploitation and Online Protection


We take safeguarding very seriously and all our staff receive regular Safeguarding Training that includes Prevent and GDPR. All staff have time to read Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding; we follow Brent’s Child Protection Procedures.  As part of our Personal Social Health [PSHE] curriculum, we teach pupils how to keep themselves and others safe including on line safety.  We provide a nurturing environment where pupils feel valued and are able to discuss or disclose information that may be difficult. Parents and carers understand that we have a duty of care and sometimes we need to share information with other agencies in order to support children further. All information is kept confidential and is shared on a need to know basis.

If you have a safeguarding concern you would like to alert us to you can do this by emailing us on . This is not a secure email so please don’t put personal details in the email. We will contact you further for more information.

If you have concerns about a child or adult within the community you can find the relevant form to make a referral through the councils ‘front door’, all councils have this facility.

Hard copies of Policies and Procedures can be viewed in school or emailed to individuals if requested.

Link to our latest Ofsted Report