Welcome to the office area of our school website. We are here to help answer any queries you
may have, so please do not hesitate to contact us either in person or by telephone on 0151 625 7652.
The school office is staffed from 08:30 until 16:00 each day. Outside of these hours, a message
may be left on our answer service and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
For your convenience, we have noted answers to frequently asked questions below. For detailed
information on our policies and procedures, please refer to our school prospectus and policy
documents. Copies are sent to all new entrants to our school and further copies are available from
reception on request.
Mrs P Emery, Office Manager
We take the safeguarding of our children very seriously and it is important that we know their
whereabouts throughout the school day.
If your child is unwell and not fit to attend school, please let us know by ringing or calling to the
office, preferably by 09:10 and leaving a message on the automated system.
Similarly, if your child is going to be late, please let us know as soon as possible. They will need to
be signed by an adult at reception.
The cost of a school lunch is £2.05 each day, payable in advance on a weekly, half termly or termly basis. If you wish to change your child’s meal arrangements, please send a note into the catering manager.
Free School Meals
Your child may be entitled to free meals if you are in receipt of:
· Income Support, or
· Job Seekers Allowance (income based), or
· Employment Support Allowance (income related), or
· Pension Credit (guarantee credit), or
· Child Tax Credit with a total annual income of LESS than £16,190 per annum but applicant NOT
receiving Working Tax Credit
Further details are available from the Housing and Council Tax Benefit Team on 606 2002, by e
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or at any of the 13 One Stop Shops around the borough.
Medicines in School
Under certain circumstances it may be necessary for children to receive medication during the school day:
· In cases of long term complaints or chronic illness e.g. asthma, diabetes etc
· Cases where children are recovering from short term illness and are well enough to return to school but are still receiving a course of antibiotics, prescribed by a doctor four times a day only.
All medication must clearly state the child's full name on the Pharmacy label attached to the bottle and box. Medication will be given only once during the school day.
MEDICATION WILL NOT BE GIVEN IN SCHOOL IF THE CHILD'S NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE PHARMACY LABEL OR IF THE PRESCRIPTION IS FOR LESS THAN 4 TIMES A DAY.
Medicine must be signed in at the school office each day by a parent/carer and collected by them at the end of each day. Medicines cannot be given to children to take home.
All other medicines can be given by either a parent themselves, or another designated adult, during the school day. Please call at the school office to do this.
Leave of Absence
Guidance for parents – please consider the following before making a request:
The government have stated that Headteachers can no longer authorise leave of absence in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. This is not an automatic right and will not be
granted during SAT’s, for example.
Should this request not be granted, time taken will be classed as unauthorised absence and will
automatically appear on the pupil’s record and will also affect our statistical report to the DfE.
The completed Leave of Absence form should be returned to school prior to the date for which the
leave of absence is requested.
Leave of Absence forms are available from school reception.