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General procedures


Please advise the office if your child is not in school for any reason [by telephone or email] by 9.30am.  Failure to do so will result in school needing to make contact with you.

Leave of Absence forms are required for 1+ days and are available from the office or via the school website.  Authorisation may not be automatically given in line with County and National requirements [see below]

Guidance regarding Leave in Term Time  – Changes came into effect from 23rd February 2015 with regards to requests for taking pupils out of school during term time and the possible issue of Penalty Notices, the attached document contains further information.

Withdrawal from R.E. and Collective Worship guidance received from the Diocese of Lichfield

School Contingency Plan; the school has to have a contingency plan in place so that the education of the children continues in the unlikely event the school site cannot be used.

If this should happen, you will be notified of the arrangements we have put in place and we would ask that your child comes to school with a pencil, paper and colouring pens for the day’s lessons [until more permanent arrangements are made]

Please keep a close eye on the school website and local news in the event of the above.

Times of the School Day

  • Nursery – flexible start on full day sessions 8.45 to 3.00pm
  • Nursery Half Day Sessions – 9.00 to 11.30  or  12.30 to 3.00pm
  • Reception Class – flexible start from 8.45 can collect from 3.00pm
  • Year 1  –  flexible start from 8.45 to 3.15pm
  • Year 2  –  flexible start from 8.45 to 3.15pm
  • Year 3  –  flexible start from 8.45 to 3.20pm
  • Year 4  –  flexible start from 8.45 to 3.20pm

Illness and Medicine

Minimum Periods of absence for Common Illnesses;

  • Chickenpox - 5 days from the onset of rash
  • German Measles - 6 days from onset of rash
  • Measles - 4 days from onset of rash
  • Mumps - 5 days after onset of swelling
  • Diarrhoea / Vomiting - 48 hours from last episode

Medicine will only be administered if prescribed by a Doctor and we have written parental consent.  PLEASE DO NOT SIMPLY SEND IN MEDICINE WITH PUPILS

Please advise the school of any medical condition or allergy your child suffers with.

Sun Protection; in the event of us experiencing some lovely weather please provide your child with a hat and sunscreen which they can apply themselves.

School Uniform

All items of uniform can be purchased from Supersports Limited [01538 386226] either online [ www.supersport.co.uk ] or through their shop on Macclesfield Road, Leek [by the new Sainsbury’s roundabout].  School receives commission on all sales.

Reading Bags / Pump Bags / School Rucksacks may be purchased from the school office.

PLEASE ensure all your child’s clothing is clearly named - including footwear.

Note for Parents on Social Networking Sites

As we all know, social networking sites such as ‘Facebook’ are widely used and enjoyed by the majority of parents and older children.  However, sometimes these sites are used to publicly discuss matters which may include personal disagreements between pupils at the school or for parents’ to vent frustration about school matters.

You may not be aware that comments made on Social Networking Sites about an individual can be considered to be ‘defamatory’ and lead to the onset of legal action being taken against those who made them, therefore I feel it is important to remind users of Social Networking Sites to bear this in mind before posting comments.

Social Networking Sites are not as ‘private’ as we might like to think and careless or inconsiderate use of these sites can cause unnecessary distress to the individuals concerned, or have an adverse impact on the School in general, or both and this is something the School seeks to avoid.

The School works hard to create a safe and happy environment for its staff and pupils and should any parent have concerns about either their child, or the School in general, I would urge them to contact the School.

Thank you all for your co-operation in this matter


  • How much are school dinners?  £2-20
  • When should I pay for school dinners? In advance 
  • How do I pay for dinners? Online via ParentPay [request login details from the office]
  • Do I need to pay for milk?  Children receive a free drink of milk until their 5th birthday.  Children in Reception Class will then need to pay termly.  Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 bring money in daily and pay directly to the kitchen
  • Who receives free fruit?  Children up to and including Year 2
  • What snacks are available for Years 3 and 4?  They can purchase snacks from the kitchen at morning break