General School Information - see below for our Parent Charter
Times of the day
Foundation Stage 8.50 am – 3.00 pm
Key Stage 1 8.50 am – 3.05 pm
Key Stage 2 8.50 am – 3.05 pm
School registration closes at 9.00am
Attending school everyday and having a good punctual start is very important. If your child is late he/she must see the school Attendance Officer to receive a late ticket to take to their class, and you parent MUST sign the late book held at reception, in order for your child to receive a mark in the register. Please be aware that an arrival after 9.30am will be recorded on the register as an unauthorised absence. If your child is unwell please let us know by telephoning 0161 498 9508 before 10:30am on each day your child is Ill, or by sending a note with someone else. If you would like advice on whether your child needs to stay at home please do not hesitate to phone and speak to Mrs Townley our Attendance Officer. Remember, a cold or tiredness in the morning is often forgotten when involved in school activities.
If you are experiencing difficulties in getting to school on time or with general attendance please come into school and speak with a member of staff. Good attendance is deemed to be over 96% (set by the Government). We will report your child’s attendance to you on each terms’ report.
Our Behaviour Policy is given to new parents and carers at the point of admission for their children and our Attendance Policy is issued annually. If you would like another copy of either please see Mrs Lewis on the main desk.
Other policies can be found in the Parents - Policies tab of our school website.
We hold a Breakfast Club each school day from 8.00 am. Your child must arrive by 8.30 am to ensure they get a breakfast. Breakfast club is partially funded by Pupil Premium and a small charge of 30p per day per child. It also receives food donations from 'Magic Breakfast and The Airport'.
Milk for all children in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 is provided by school and is paid for as part of our Pupil Premium – there is no charge to parents for this milk.
For all Key Stage 2 children who would like to have milk, an order is placed along with payment (currently £7.00 per term) to Mrs Lewis at the school office at the beginning of each term. This is still excellent value and a great way for your child to start each school day!
The current cost of a school meal is £2.30 per day, £11.50 per week. If you would like your child to receive a school meal please call and see the school admin staff. If you think that you might be entitled to Free School Meals for your child please do not hesitate to check. https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims/ School will benefit if you register, and are entitled, for Free School Meals as Pupil Premium money is allocated for this. Even if you decide not to take up the free school meal, but you are entitled to it, please complete the form and make a claim. https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims/
From 1st September 2014, ALL infant children will receive a Free School Meal. So, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 they will qualify for this. We are urging all parents to take advantage of this opportunity and would ask you to encourage your child to try school meals for at least one half term. If you think you might be entitled to Free School Meals for your child please do not hesitate to check. https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims/
Our uniform is black or grey trousers / skirt with a white polo shirt. The school sweatshirt can be bought from the main office. From Nursery to Year 5 the children wear a purple sweatshirt and in Year 6 it is royal blue.
Children entering into Reception will receive a free school sweatshirt and book bag.
Children should wear sensible black shoes.
Your child will take part in weekly P.E. sessions and will need to have, in school, a pair of black shorts, a white t-shirt and a pair of black pumps. P.E. bags are available to purchase from the main desk at £3.50. Please make sure your child’s clothes are clearly marked.
Please leave P.E. kits in school for the duration of each half term – this means they will always have a change of clothes in school if/when needed!
If your child becomes ill in school we always try to contacts parents and carers by telephone. Please make sure school has a current telephone number for you or another person who can be contacted in an emergency.
Keeping in Touch with you
Each term we will send home newsletters and also post these on this website. We also make use of a text messaging service called Group call. This sends out information about events in school and reminders for events and holidays etc. As a parent it keeps you up to speed with the most important news. Please make sure that we have your current mobile phone number so that you are included in this service.
As a school we follow the Manchester SACRE programme of Religious Education which covers a range of religions. As parents and carers you may wish to withdraw your children from such education and worship, in order to do so please contact Mrs Lewis in the main office in order for arrangements to be made with teachers and staff.
As a Rights Respecting School we create charters to guide behaviour and to agree how we want our school community to look and feel. Charters put children's rights at the heart of this so that all adults are focused on ensuring that children are best supported to know, understand and respect their rights so that they can learn and grow as Rights Respecting citizens. This Parent Charter was created by children and parents last year through a whole school Learning Log homework. We asked children - What help do you need from adults to help you grow up accessing and respecting your rights? Our Rights Respecting Council sifted through all the replies and chose the most commonly used responses. We share the Parent Charter at induction meetings and it is promoted at the school gates too. We believe that the school belongs to the community and so this charter is what the community wants from its adults.