OTHER INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
We share a lot of information that’s intended to help parents and carers at different times throughout the year.
This information is included on our newsletter.
Information and downloads available here include
- School opening times
- School Dinners
- School Uniform
- Adverse Weather
School opening times
School gates open at 8:40am each morning
The register is taken at 8:55am.
The school day ends at 3:30pm
The total time this amounts to in a typical week is 32 hours and 55 minutes.
When we move into winter and the challenges that the weather can sometimes bring, can we remind parents / carers that we always endeavor to remain open where safe to do so.
If a decision is made to close, it follows an assessment of the risks to pupils, staff and parents.
In the event that a decision to close is made we will let you know via text message as well as via BBC Radio Lancashire.
Latest weather forecast for our area can be found here
Lunches are free for infants and £2.20 per day for juniors. Contact the school office if you have a question about payments or entitlement.
Please see the link at the bottom of this page to download a copy of the guide to using our online payment facility ‘Teachers to Parents.
If your child does not want a school dinner, they can bring a cold packed lunch in a small lunch box or bag.
COLLECTING CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL
The overriding concern at our school is to ensure that children are safe, this includes going home at the end of the school day.
Up to Year 6 we would expect an adult to collect a child to ensure that they return to their home safely. From Year 6 onwards we do understand that parents would like to give their child some independence as they prepare for the transition to High School.
We have been asked about letting older siblings still under the age of 16 to collect at the end of the school day. Our policy is that we do not release children into the care of anyone other than an adult who has been notified to us as authorised to collect.
If you wish to discuss this further, please contact the school.
- green school cardigan or jumper
- a green checked summer dress may be worn during warmer weather
- gold polo shirt
- green skirt or grey trousers
- grey socks or grey tights
- black shoes
- a warm waterproof coat
- plain white T-shirt
- black shorts
- black pumps
- trainers for outside (KS2 only)
- During periods of cold weather plain black jog pants / leggings and a plain black sweatshirt may be worn for outdoor PE both of which should not have logo’s.
For Swimming Lessons your child will need:
- swimming costume or trunks
- a swimming hat
- a towel
- goggles (if signed parental permission slip is in place)
In the interests of safety it is a Governors’ rule that no jewellery may be worn. Children are allowed to wear watches but they are responsible for looking after them. Please ensure that all alarms or hourly chimes are switched off! Parents should contact the Headteacher about medical bracelets.
If children wish to have their ears pierced, please have this done in the first week of the summer holidays. Children can wear small gold stud for school, if they are able to remove them for PE. We do not allow the wearing of ear rings during PE sessions for reasons of safety which is in line with the guidance and recommendations of the Association for Physical Education’s publication “Safe Practice in Physical Education & School Sport”.
- All Pupils are expected to change into separate P.E clothes.
- Although KS1 pupils are expected to be familiar with a variety of fastenings, the emphasis for P.E changing is to keep these to a minimum. We therefore ask your help in sending pupils in trousers or skirts with elasticated waists.
- In the past sandals have been worn in the summer months. However, due to the increased risk of injuries through wearing this footwear, they are no longer school uniform.
- We have very limited space in our cloakrooms and classrooms and so we do not allow large bags to be brought into school.
From time to time children do become ill and parents / carers can understandably be unsure if the illness means they have to stay away from school. At the bottom of this page you can download a pdf file of a poster which schools use to guide them in making decisions; we have put it here to help you also decide. Please be aware that the actual image will print out at A2 size so you may need to adjust your screen size to read it.
As always, if you are unsure or have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us or contact your GP for advice.