Considerate Parking and Road Safety
Please be mindful of our local residents and other families dropping off and collecting from school and, wherever possible, walk to and from school. If it is necessary to drive, park away from the gate areas and not across local residents properties. Please also bear in mind our informal one-way system at drop off and collection times.
Please contact our school office by email or telephone if your child is absent for any reason or wish to discuss your child’s attendance with school staff.
Guidance concerning holidays taken in school term time is clear - absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. We are not able to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. An exceptional circumstance is usually a one-off, unique situation that is of significant emotional, educational or spiritual value which outweighs the loss of teaching time.
Please avoid booking holidays, appointments or visits during term-time. Please bear this guidance in mind when making bookings for any holidays. Please also be advised that where medical appointments must be taken during the school day, parents and carers will be asked to provide appointment letters for school records.
Silent Solution 55
IF YOU NEED CALL 999 FROM A MOBILE
If making a sound would put you or someone else in danger and the operator cannot decide whether an emergency service is needed, your call will be transferred to the Silent Solution system. The Silent Solution is a police system to help people who are unable to speak, but who genuinely need police assistance. You will hear an automated police message, which lasts for 20 seconds and begins with ‘you are through to the police’. It will ask you to press 55 to be put through to police call management.
Please see the attached Silent Solution 55 information sheet for further details.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals does not include Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) where all government funded schools offer free school meals to pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. If your child was receiving UIFSM but you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals please apply here https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/education-and-learning/school-meals.aspx
Thank you to everyone who has activated their ParentPay account. We now use this system to send out whole school letters via email and for payments for both dinners and activities.
If you do not have a bank account, payments can be made at any Pay Point outlet. If you require a Pay Point card, please contact the school office to request one.