Everything you need to know about your child’s return to school…
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Visiting hours for the school office are between 8am – 9.30am and 2.30pm – 3.45pm each day. You will not be able to access the office outside of these hours, unless you are collecting your child for an appointment.
However, you may still call (020 8340 3173) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time of day.
Our school Parent Staff Association is called Coleridge Families. They run several fundraising and social events throughout the year and are always looking for parents to get involved. Please check out their website to find out more.
If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, please leave a message with the office, either by calling 020 8340 3173 or by emailing email@example.com, explaining why they will not be in. This should be done before 9am when the school registers are completed.
*** Please see the information above if you suspect your child, or another member of your household, has Coronavirus.
Each class has several ‘Class Reps’. These are parents that provide a really useful link between school and other parents in the class, and often help pass on important information and arrange social gatherings. If you are interested in becoming a class rep, please contact Coleridge Families.
For Reception and Years 1 and 2, school meals are free. For Years 3 to 6, the cost of lunch is £2.80 per day and we ask parents to pay online, weekly or half termly in advance. Special diets can be catered for, and drinking water is always available. Children may bring their own packed lunch from home, which should be brought in a suitable container and should not include chocolate bars, sweets or canned drinks.
If children change from packed lunch to school dinners, or vice versa, we ask that parents inform the school office.
If you are in receipt of certain state benefits, work in the armed services, or have adopted a child from care, then you may qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant. The Pupil Premium Grant entitles your child to free school meals, discounts on school events and priority for a number of extra-curricular clubs. It also provides the school with additional money which we use to offer curriculum support and enrichment opportunities for our children. Some of the benefits currently on offer are:
You can find out if your child is eligible for this grant by using this Free School Meal Eligibility Checker on our website. It only takes a few minutes to complete.
If you have any concerns about your child, your first point of contact should always be the class teacher. You can email the school office and they will set up a meeting for you, either face to face or over the phone. It is always helpful if you provide a brief outline of what your concern is about before the meeting.
If you feel your concern has not been dealt with in a satisfactory way, you should contact your year team leader. Where necessary, they may refer the issue to either the school SEND team or a member of the Senior Leadership.
It is hugely important that children attend school every day and that they always arrive on time.
Whilst we recognise that some absences are necessary, please be aware that prolonged or regular time off school can have a detrimental effect on your child’s education and wellbeing. If we become concerned about your child’s attendance, a member of the Senior Leadership Team may get in touch to discuss the matter further.
The school day starts at 9:00am; by this time, children should be sitting at their desks or in their carpet spaces, ready to start the day. For this reason, children should arrive 5 to 10 minutes before this time in order to hang-up coats and put their packed lunches away.
Arriving late to school can be disorientating and embarrassing for children. They can miss important information about the day ahead and, if they are more than 5 minutes late, will very likely miss key learning points too. Getting your child into school on time also teaches them good habits around time management and self-organisation.
If you are experiencing specific difficulties in trying to get your child into school, then please get in touch by e-mailing or calling the school office. We may be able to offer additional support or advice.
We are always delighted when parents and carers volunteer their time in school. You can do this in a number of ways:
Please note that parents will not support in their own child’s class, as we have found this provides a better experience for everyone involved.
If you are interested in volunteering in some capacity, please email Louise Foulkes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At the beginning of each year, parents are asked to make a donation of £30 to the year group trip fund. Once teachers know how much is in their budget, they book trips up for the year ahead. Any money left over at the end of the year, is rolled over into the following year’s budget.
Parents will be notified of any trips via email; permission for trips is assumed unless parents inform us otherwise.
Teachers will often ask for parent volunteers on school trips. They can usually accommodate all offers of help, but on some occasions, where numbers are restricted, teachers may have to allocate spaces in a fair and diplomatic way. Please be aware that parents may also be asked to pay for their own travel and/or entry on some outings.
The school runs, as well as hosts, a variety of school clubs, both before and after school. Some of these clubs are invite only, others are open to all.
There are several private clubs that use the school grounds which parents can book their child in to. Details about these clubs can be found here. Please note that these clubs are not booked through the school; please use the contact details provided on this webpage.
Fair Play offer before and after school care exclusively for Coleridge children in one of three locations near the school. For more information, please contact Sarah Miller on 07843 694200.