What shall I do if my child is ill?
We ask that you contact school before 9 30am on 01709 710599 or our text line 07592372224 to advise us why your child is not attending school or leave a message or text with your child's name and class and reason for absence.
If your child has sickness or diarrhoea we ask you keep him/her off school for a clear 48 hours from the last episode of illness. This is to ensure nothing is passed on in school.
Please note the school office opens at 8:30am. Before this time please leave a message on the answer machine.
What shall I do if I arrive late to school?
You will need to take your child to the school reception desk and sign him/her in the late book and order a school meal if required. Reception staff will then take your child to class.
What if my child has a medical appointment?
A medical card or appointment letter is required. Please take this to the school office and an authorisation letter will be given to you to take to your appointment. Your child will then need to be signed out at reception on exit.
What if my child needs medicine?
We can only administer medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor and needs to be taken 4 times a day. or for on-going medical reasons/conditions. All medicines are kept securely in the school office. If the medicine is required 3 times a day we ask that this is done at home. A medical form needs to be completed from the school office and medicine collected by an adult at the end of the school day.
Can I take my child out of school on holiday during term time?
From September 2013 there have been amendments to the Department for Education 2006 Regulations which states that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
This means no holiday requests will be authorised during term time.
We ask that before you book holidays in term time you consider the following:
An unauthorised absence in school time could lead to a fixed penalty notice of £60 per child per parent (£120 if not paid within 21 days)
Taking children out of school during term time will have an impact on their progress, academic achievement and well being.
Leave of absence request forms must be completed and sent into school at least one week before a holiday is to be taken. The leave of absence forms can be requested from reception and our attendance policy can be downloaded below.
Attendance and punctuality is closely monitored throughout the year by the school and the Local Authority Attendance Panel. If your child’s punctuality or attendance becomes a concern you will be invited to meet with the attendance panel to discuss this further.
How much is a school meal?
All school meals are provided free of charge from the local authority. We have 4 options to choose from. Three hot meals and one chilled choice daily.
Who do I make payments?
All items to be paid for i.e breakfast club, school visits, after school clubs must be paid on the school money website. We do not accept cash. If you do not have a username and password please see a member of staff who will be able to assist you.
Where can I purchase water bottle, PE bags/reading bags?
All items can be purchased on the school money website. Once items have been paid for the item will be sent home with your child at the end of the day.
How do I register for Breakfast Club?
Request a registration form from reception and complete with your selected days and as soon as a place is available your child will be placed on the register and able to attend. Breakfast club is run from 8am daily and is £2.50 per session (from September 2020). We ask that payment is made via the school money website one week in advance.
My child is under 5 and eligible for school milk, what do I do?
A milk form will be sent home each half term for you to sign so that your child can have free milk. Your child can have this until their 5th birthday. After this date your child can still have milk but will be charged 20p per day. Please note this only applies to foundation stage children.
How do I log on to the Espresso site?
You can visit the Espresso site from our school website on our 'links' page. You will need a username and password from the school office.
Please call school before 3pm and advise staff who will be collecting your child. If we are not made aware we will not let your child leave school without speaking to you for confirmation. This is in the interest of safety for your child.
I can't collect my child at hometime and wish to send someone else?