Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If my child is ill, how and when should I inform the school?


Parents/carers must inform the teacher or school office as soon as possible in person or by leaving a message on the school’s phone – 01235 762396. If your child has been vomiting or has diarrhoea they should only return to school 48 hours after the end of the symptoms.


What are the school opening hours?

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KS2 (Years 3 - 6) start at 8.40am, KS1 (Years 1 & 2) start at 8.45am and FS (Reception) starts at 8.50am. KS2 finish at 3.00pm, KS1 and FS stage finish at 2.55pm. Nursery times: 8.30am – 11.30am or 12.30pm – 3.30pm (can pick up at 3.00pm if have other children in school)


What are school office opening hours?


The office is generally open between 8.30am and 3.00pm.


Where do I buy the school uniform?


A range of uniform displaying the school logo can be purchased from the school office. Standard polo tops and trousers or skirts etc. can be bought from usual shop outlets.


Where do I buy PE kit?


Standard white t-shirt and black shorts can be purchased from any usual shop outlet. Accessories, e.g. bags with school logos, can be purchased from the school office.


What do I do if I am worried about my child’s progress?


Always talk with your child's class teacher first. It is important to keep up this link to ensure home and school have a common understanding of how best to meet the needs of your child. Concerns can then be referred to senior staff if needs be.


What do I do if I need my child to be absent from school during term-time?


It is a legal requirement that the school is informed if a child is absent for reasons other than sickness. In line with legislation that came into place in September 2013, the school will not approve requests for authorised absence during term-time, except in exceptional circumstances.


How does my child access RMEasiMaths?

Sign into RMUnify with their school username and password.

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