Important information for parents
HOW TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL
Parents should contact the school either by
Phone: 0118 937 5527 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school day begins at 8:50am and the gates are opened at 8:45am for you to wish your child a good day and then they head straight to class. Any children arriving at school after 8:55am MUST be signed in at the school office, arrivals after 9am will be recorded as late. At the end of the day, children must be collected promptly at 3:05pm (KS1 and Reception) and 3:15pm (KS2).
END OF DAY COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS
If someone other than a parent is collecting your child you will need to notify the admin team, either at drop off in the morning or by emailing the school we will then notify your child’s teacher.
MEDICATION IN SCHOOL
If your child has a need for ad-hoc medication through the school day you will need to complete a permission to administer medication form with a member of the admin team and supply the medication, in its original packaging. If this is prescribed the medication should include the prescription label
If your child has medical condition then we will complete an individual healthcare plan with you. We will require the prescribed medication to stay at school—GPs will issue a prescription for this—and we will notify you when the prescription needs to be re-ordered before it is due to expire. As with ad-hoc medication, this should be supplied in original packaging, with the prescription label.
Our school target is 97%. Attendance is closely monitored and parents will be contacted if your child’s attendance falls below this.
ILLNESS, APPOINTMENTS, ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL
If your child is ill, needs to leave school early or arrives late for any reason, including dental or medical appointments, it is important that you inform the school office via email or by telephone. You should notify the school every day of the absence. If your child has diarrhoea or vomiting they must not return to school until 48 hours have passed from the last instance. You can also review NHS guidance on the following webpage: www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school.
TERM TIME ABSENCE
Requests for term time absence need to be made using the Leave of Absence form available from the school office or our website. Holidays should not be taken during term time and will be recorded as unauthorised and you may incur a fixed penalty of £120 per parent per child, from the local authority. For any international travel please submit copies of both your outbound and return flight bookings. Holidays may only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.
For more information about attendance and absences please visit the Pupil Attendance webpage
SCHOOL OFFICE—OPENING TIMES
The Reception office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4pm.
You can contact the office by phone or by email. You can also speak directly to a member of admin when dropping off or collecting your child.
Please make sure that your child brings everything that they need with them for the start of the day – lunch box, water bottle (containing water only), book bag etc. Please ensure that every item is clearly labelled with their name.
Children should be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions each day. In warm/sunny weather please ensure your child has sun cream applied before coming to school and if it is raining, please ensure your child has a raincoat. Please ensure all clothing, including shoes, is labelled with your child’s name.
FOOD IN SCHOOL
Children in Early Years and KS1 are offered a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable each day. Children under 5 years old will also receive milk every day.
If your child has a packed lunch, as we promote healthy eating in school, please ensure that lunches do not contain fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets and all packed lunches should come in an appropriately insulated container and should include a cold pack. We recommend that you review the school's packed lunch policy, found on the policy page of our website.
WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL
PLEASE DO NOT BRING NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS INTO SCHOOL AS WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH SEVERE NUT ALLERGIES.