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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • At what age will my child start in primary school?

    All children start Reception in September after their fourth birthday unless parents choose for their entry to be deferred. 

  • How do I found out about Ofsted inspection results for the Primary School in which I am interested?

    The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) is the Central Government Office which is responsible for carrying out inspections of all schools. OFSTED Reports can be obtained from the Internet at www.ofsted.gov.uk. Our most recent report is in the Our School section of this website.

  • How do I apply for a school place?

    Please view the school Admission Policy in the ‘Policies Section’ of the school website.

  • How do I compare schools in my local area?

    The primary school performance tables provide information on the achievements of pupils in primary schools, how they compare with other schools in the local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole. Please visit the Ofsted website to view primary performance tables.

  • Is my child entitled to free school dinners?

    All children in KS1 are entitled to a free school meal. In addition, children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals:

    • Income Support
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Support under VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Child Tax Credit - provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and annual income does not exceed the current limit
    • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • How will I know how my child is doing at school?

    In the Autumn Term a Welcome Evening is held when the child has been in school or in a new class, for a period of 3 to 4  weeks. This enables parents to meet their child’s new teacher to discuss how children are settling to work in their new classes, with their new peer group and their academic progress.

    There is then a parents evening after October half term where parents make individual appointments to discuss progress with class teachers.

    In the Spring term, parents are again invited into school to discuss their child’s academic progress.

    In the Summer Term every child will receive a written report of his/her year’s work along with the results of any statutory assessments. Parents will be given the opportunity to discuss this report towards the end of the Summer term.

  • How should my child search for an item of lost property?

    For general items, your child needs to first speak to the class teacher and look in class lost property storage.

    Please ensure all clothes are marked with your child’s full name and class. Named items will be returned directly to the owner.