Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1When is your school office open?

The school office is open from 8:15 am until 5:00 pm on Monday-Friday during term times. When the school office is closed, you can leave a message on our answering machine by following the numbered options. Alternatively, you can send an email to the main school office by clicking here.

2How can I request a place for my child at breakfast or after-school club?

Mrs Wilson is our breakfast and after-school club manager. You are welcome to contact Mrs Wilson by telephoning the main school office if you wish to request a place for your child. Please note that places are limited due to the ratio of children to adults. You can find more information about our breakfast and after-school club by clicking here.

3What are your term dates and when are your INSET days?

Our INSET days are programmed in according to the needs of the school, however, we aim to give as much notice as possible. Please visit our school events calendar. Please also check the website and bulletin for updates on our upcoming INSET days.

4When can I change from school dinners/packed lunches? Where can I read the school dinner menu?

A pupil can change from school dinners to packed lunches (or vice-versa) once a term. You can do this by contacting the main school office. The school dinners menu is available by clicking here. The school dinners menu changes termly.

5Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium funding (and free school meals)?

6Where can I buy my child's uniform from? What is your uniform policy?

7Where can I get copies of letters or my child's homework?

Copies of letters can be found by clicking here. Please speak to your child’s class teacher regarding homework.

8What are your policies for break-times and lunchtimes?

At break-times and lunchtimes, we provide a range of toys and resources for the pupils to play with. Children are not permitted to bring their own toys into school. Mrs Corps is our Senior Midday Supervisor, who oversees the provision at lunchtimes. Further details of our break-times and lunchtime arrangements can be found on our Behaviour for Learning policy by clicking here. If you have any further queries, you can contact Mrs Corps via the main school office.

9What is your policy on taking time out of school for holidays/special events? Will I be fined for an unauthorised absence?

Our absence policy can be found by clicking here.

Further information regarding absence and illness can be found by clicking here.

We are sure that you will agree that your child should be to access the fantastic provision and opportunities available to them here at Beddington Park Primary School. Therefore, parents and carers should note that persistent, unauthorised absences can result in legal action.

10When is PE taught in my child's class?

Each class has two timetabled PE sessions per week. This varies in each class according to their timetable. Please ask your child’s class teacher if you would like to know when each PE session is planned. Parents and carers should note that the timing of PE sessions may need to change at short notice due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

11How are spaces for clubs allocated?

Some clubs are offered to pupils on a targeted basis, for example, a Maths and Muffins booster group. On these occasions, letters will be named and given to specific pupils. For most other clubs, pupils will be given a deadline by which to return the reply slip. After this time, the reply slips will be selected at random until the maximum number of spaces is reached. Pupils who have not been selected in the first instance will be put onto a waiting list. A timetable of our current clubs can be found by clicking here.

12Can my child take part in PE if they have their ears pierced?

Pupils with their ears pierced are only permitted to wear one small gold or silver coloured plain stud in each ear. Permitted earrings can be worn during PE. It is not permissible to cover earrings (e.g. with plasters). Adults in school are not permitted to help children remove their earrings.

13What do I do if my child is unwell?

If your child is not well enough to attend school, you should telephone the main school office by 8:30 am to leave a message on the school absence line. If your child is sick or has diarrhoea, they should not return to school for at least 48 hours after their last symptoms.

14What do I do if my child has allergies or medication?

Parents and carers must complete a form regarding any pupil allergies or medication. Mrs Leach, who is based in the main school office, is in charge of medicines. Please do not hesitate to contact her for further queries.

15What should I do if it is snowing before school?

The school has a robust snow plan. In the event of snow, a decision will be made as to whether it is safe to open the school. If it is unsafe to open the school, parents and carers will be informed by 7:30am via Parentmail. This information will also be displayed on the school website. Please check the website regularly for updates. In most instances of snow, the school will still remain open.

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