We appreciate that parents/carers who are new to our school will have many questions and concerns. Staff at the school are often asked questions in relation to children’s education, school timings, procedures and a myriad of other topics.
We won't have answered them all here but we have provided answers below to our most commonly asked questions in the hope that parents are able to find information they are looking for quickly without having to take time out to contact the school.
If your particular question is not answered here then please do contact the school via the form at the bottom of the page or via the information on our Contact Information page.
School usually starts at 8:50 am each day with gates open at 8:30am and children able to walk to class from 8:40am. All pupils will be ready to collect in the afternoon at 3:15pm each day.
Take child to the main office and sign them in. One of our Office Staff will then let your child in and they can go to class.
There are times when parents are late collecting their child from school through delays and circumstances out of their control. If this is likely to happen to you, we ask you contact school and the expected delay is given. We can then make arrangements to let your child know what is happening and when they will be collected.
If a child is not collected and no reason is given they will go to Kids Club and be charged in accordance with their charging policy.
If a child is still not collected, Children’s Social Care will be contacted.
If you need someone else to come to school to collect your children, please speak to the class teacher in the morning or leave a message with Mrs Poulter, Mrs Burch or Mrs Snellings in the office. Each child has a data overview sheet with people who are allowed to collect them.
Telephone school on the day of the absence before 9.30am and inform our administrator Mrs Poulter so she can let class staff know. A message can be left on the answer machine if she is not available.
The short answer is No. Attending school is a compulsory obligation that parents must adhere to and therefore you should avoid taking your child out of school. If you wish to have a special case considered then you are required to complete a request for leave of absence form which can be requested from the school office.
The school has a policy around attendance where full details of the requirements and penalties can be found.
On the very rare occasion that the school needs to close we will inform all parents via Parentmail. Information will also be shared via local radio stations and Kent School Closures website.
Parents do not have to purchase school branded uniform. There are many supermarkets which stock appropriate school uniform in our school colours and you are welcome to purchase from wherever you wish. Please see our School Uniform page for details of what should be worn.
You can buy school uniform from the school. Please visit our School Uniform information page where full details on what pupils should wear as uniform and PE kit. Information on pricing and a downloadable order form is available at the top of this page.
Please visit our School Uniform information page where full details on what pupils should wear as uniform and PE kit. Information on pricing and a downloadable order form is available on this page.
We ask pupils do not wear jewellery in school. Small stud earrings can be worn but these must be removed by pupils on PE days. If your child can not remove their own earrings we ask that they do not wear them. Schools are busy places and we find that jewellery can cause unnecessary accidents.
All children in school have one hour for their lunch. This allows plenty of time for them to eat and socialise with their peers.
Our school dinners are provided by Nourish at a daily cost £2.30 per meal. These can be paid weekly, monthly or by term. Our menu and information about Nourish is available on our School Meals page.