Useful Information & Forms
Disruption to School Opening
Should school be forced to close due to bad weather or industrial strike action, an announcement will be clearly made on the Home Page of our school website, emailed to parents and on the Cambridgeshire County Council website . This announcement will be made as soon as possible on the morning in question, otherwise parents should assume that we look forward to welcoming pupils on the day. Local radio stations will also broadcast information on emergency school closures. The radio stations that will be contacted are: BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 95.7 & 96 FM and Star 107 FM Radio.
Pupil Leave of Absence
if you need to take your child out of school for any reason, please complete this form and return it to the school office prior to the date of absence requested. Please contact the school office with any queries.
In order to prevent the spread of infection, please can we remind parents that all pupils should be kept off school for 48 hours after the last incidence of sickness or diarrhoea.
If your child has a medical condition and/or requires to take medication in school, please complete the necessary forms and return to the school office. If you have any questions or require assistance with completion, the office staff will be very happy to help.
- Individual Healthcare Plan
- Parental Agreement for School to Administer Medication
- Record of Medicine Administered to a Child
Paper Copies of Information
If you require a paper copy or help to access any further information please contact the school office either in person, via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone, 01353 720456. We will always be happy to provide additional information.
Parking within the school car park is restricted to authorised staff, disability badge holders and visitors only. Access to the school car park during the busy morning drop off and afternoon pick up is managed through the temporary barrier at the top of Pratt Street and managed by staff/volunteers.
For further information about our school's parking procedures including the application form for a parking permit please click here.
Playtime Snacks and Drinks in School
We understand how important it is for children to remain properly energised and hydrated during the school day. One of the simplest ways to ensure children remain happy, healthy and receptive to learning is to allow them access to healthy snacks and drinking water.
All children, up to and including Year 2, receive a free piece of fresh fruit or vegetable each day, although not all of them take up this offer. Where we have spare fruit or vegetables in school, we do offer them to our Key Stage 2 children at playtime.
We promote healthy snacks which include fruit, cheese or raw vegetable and hope that parents will support us by providing this type of snack. We also request that all parents/carers send their children to school with a refillable water bottle. Staff are happy for children to access their water bottles during the day, as long as they have asked an adult first and that it isn’t disrupting learning.
We do not promote sugary snacks and drinks, as a way to become energised and hydrated for learning. Therefore we ask parents/carers to respect this request and send children to school with a healthy snack (fruits, vegetables or cheese) and water in their bottles. Any children bringing in unhealthy snacks (biscuits, cakes, chocolates, crisps, sweets) or sugary drinks will be asked to take them back home or we will request that parents/carers send in something healthier.
Pupils with a specific medical need may require something different. Parents/carers of these children must discuss this with the class teacher and a senior member of staff will authorise it. If providing a healthy snack and/or water causes a problem for your child, please contact the class teacher to let them know.
The Better Health - Healthier Families website has some great resources to use with your children to talk about sugary snacks and great recipes for making healthy snacks.
Please note, we are a nut free school; we cannot allow any nuts on site due to severe allergies.
Finally, we would love to further reduce the amount of single-use plastic coming into school. Therefore if your child’s snack comes into school in tupper-ware or something that can be recycled e.g. kitchen roll, we would be pleased.