How much is dinner money?
We have our own fantastic catering team and meals are cooked fresh each day on site. School dinner is just £2.00 per day. We operate a one day debt policy, so please ensure you keep your child's dinner money account up to date.
However, if your child is in Year R, 1 and 2 school meals are free through the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme.
Why should I apply for free school meals when my child is in Years R, 1 or 2?
Although the government provide Universal Infant Free School meals, the school receives pupil premium for each child entitled to free school meals. This amount is currently £1,320 per pupil so it will help the school funds. You may be eligible if you are in receipt of certain benefits and your household income is below £16,000. It is very easy to apply on the Medway Council website - use this link here: https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200164/school_information/354/free_school_meals
You will quicklyget an answer and the school will also be informed. All you need is your contact details and your National Insurance number to apply.
What do I do if my child is late to school?
If your child arrives after their normal start time, they must enter school via the main office. This is essential for fire safety and security as your child needs to be signed into the school and added to the register.
Can I park in the school car park when dropping my child off or collecting them?
We do not have facilities for parents to park in the school car park. This is for staff and visitors only. Please park on the surrounding streets, with due consideration for our neighbours and the safety of our children walking to school. We have one allocated disabled space - if you need to access this please contact the office.
What do I do if my child needs to take medication during the school day?
If you wish school staff to administer medication to your child during the school day, you must bring the medication - in a named bottle - to the main office and complete the necessary paperwork. This will need to be signed and handed to the office staff who will ensure the medication is safely locked away and your child's teacher will be informed.
What do I do if my child has lost something?
Our lost property cupboard can be found in the main reception. If the item is not there, please speak to your child's class teacher as it may have found its way back to the classroom - if it is named. The lost property cupboard is emptied at the end of each term and any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity. If you wish to purchase labels to put on your child's uniform (and lunch box, shoes, water bottles etc) please use the following link: https://www.stikins.co.uk/?PARTNER=2902 - this helps raise funds for the school.
Can my child cycle to school?
We encourage children to cycle or scoot to school. We have a small cycle/scooter shelter but all items are left at the owner's risk and school will not be liable for damage or theft. We recommend that cycles and scooters are secured with a lock and not left overnight.
Can my child bring toys to school?
We discourage children from bringing toys to school - unless the class teacher has specifically asked them to do so. Please always check with the class teacher.
What is the school uniform?
- Grey or black skirt or trousers
- White, grey or blue blouse, shirt or polo shirt
- White, black or grey socks or tights
- Navy blue sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece
- Blue and white gingham or striped dress in summer
- Flat black shoes or black trainers
- Religious headwear may be worn
- FOR PE:
- The first coloured t-shirt in your child's team colour will be provided by the school
- Plain black, white or blue shorts
- Plain tracksuit of any colour for cold weather
- Trainers (not plimsolls) for outside sports (not the same black pair they may wear to school)
- A change of socks for outside sports
- One piece swimming kit for years 5 and 6
MyClothing are now supplying our school uniform. It can be ordered online at www.myclothing.com
What is "tag" day?
Your child may wear their own clothes to school if they pay £1.00. It is a fund raising event and is optional - so if your child prefers to wear school uniform that is fine too! However, some children do get upset if all of their friends are in their own clothes - so please keep an eye on the newsletter and website so you can be prepared. Thank you for your support.