FAQs about Safety and Well-being
What should I do if I want another person to pick up my child?
- No child will be released from school to anyone other than the parents unless the school office has been informed.
- If you require someone different to collect your child, you must inform the office in advance.
- The named person will remain on record as a person able to collect your child for the time specified by you.
How can I enter the school outside of the normal drop off and collection times?
- Our gates open and close at designated times to control access to the school. This ensures the safety of all children is protected at all times as requested by parents.
- In the morning, the gates are open at 8.00am and shut at promptly at 9.00am.
- In the afternoon, the gates are open at 3.15 pm for Reception parents and 3.25 pm for KS1 and KS2.
- Between 9.00am and 3.00pm parents can drop their child off to their classroom via the main school entrance accessed from Brangwyn Grove. This is the only point of access.
Can I take photographs or videos of my child at school?
- Parents can take photographs or videos of their child taking part in special events e.g. the Christmas play.
- However, photographs taken of children at school events are for personal use only and must NOT be placed on social media e.g. Facebook.
What do children need to bring to school each day?
- A bag for carry reading books to and from school
- Refillable water bottle
- School uniform with their name clearly marked in each item
- A coat (with their name marked on it) during times of inclement weather
What do children need to bring to school each week?
PE kit appropriate for indoor or outdoor
Can I take my child out of school in term time?
No – The Law states that children must attend school unless they are too unwell to do so. Time off in term time will only be authorised in truly exceptional circumstances (as deemed by the Headteacher) if a request is made in advance and the time away from school is kept to a minimum.
What happens if my child is absent a lot?
Pupils with low attendance are monitored by the Educational Welfare Service and parents will need to provide medical evidence to verify absences otherwise the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.
When are penalty notices issued?
If a child has 8 or more unauthorised absences (a morning or afternoon session counts as one absence) in a 10 week period, a penalty notice is issued.