How do I let the school know about medical and hospital appointments?

If the appointment really can’t be organised outside of school hours then you’ll need to write a letter to the teacher who will pass it to the office. The letter should state the date, time, and type of appointment e.g. hospital, doctors etc. If possible, you should include a copy of the actual appointment letter as well.

How will the school let me know if it is closed due to snow?

Whilst the school is determined always to stay open, severe inclement weather such as snow can mean that it isn’t safe for pupils to be in school. On these rare occasions the school uses their website, their Twitter feed, and direct texting to all those who have registered mobile numbers.

What should I expect at parents’ evening

Parents evenings take place once per term; October, February and an open evening in July.

October and February operate with early and late evening appointments, available on a first come first served basis.
You will be able to see your child’s books and pre-book a 10 minute slot to talk to your child’s teacher about how your child is getting on. It’s a chance to hear from the teacher, as well as to ask any questions you have. When the time comes, appointments can be made via our online bookings system.

July is a drop in evening, where you can see the showcase of work on offer and discuss your child’s end of year school report if you choose to.

How can I find out what’s going on in school in advance so I can plan ahead of time?

Every two weeks, you will receive a Grapevine, with a list of all the events for the next few weeks. In addition, at the beginning of the academic year, a letter with term dates and holidays is given out, as well as a letter listing the assemblies for the year. These are also on our website.

Can I take my child out of school during school holidays?

Holidays are not authorised during term time. Absences are only authorised by the Head Teacher in exceptional circumstances.

What should I do if my child is unwell and can’t come to school?

Please phone the school office first thing in the morning to let them know, otherwise school will phone you once the register highlights your child’s absence after 9.30am. When your child returns to school, please send in a letter to explain the absence.