Parent Information

School Hours   

Morning session 8.45 - 12.00 (Nursery 8.45 - 11.45am)

Afternoon session 1.00 - 3.15pm

Total hours 32.5

Main School: Children should line up with a parent at their allocated entrance ready to come into school when the doors open at 8.45am. Until this time the children will remain the responsibility of the parent/carer. Once all children are in, the entrance doors will be locked and late arrivals should report to and sign in at the School Office. Unaccompanied Year 4 children should not arrive at school before 8.45am. 

All children are expected to be in school by 8.45am for registration. Once on the school premises, no child is allowed to leave until 3.15pm unless permission has been sought from the Headteachers and either a parent or authorised carer is collecting the child from the school. Year 4 children will be allowed to leave school unaccompanied at 3.15pm on receipt of a signed parental permission slip.

Nursery: Our school nursery sessions are 8.45am to 11.45am.  We ask nursery children to arrive at 8.45am. We offer transition sessions for children who are new to Nursery as well as stay and play session throughout the year.

Consultations and Reports

Parent/Teacher Consultations will take place twice a year. Each child will receive a report in the Summer Term which will include the results of any formal assessments taken during the year. We encourage parents to make appointments with your child's class teacher at any time during the year if you have any queries or concerns that you would like to discuss.

Work at home

Homework is set as described in the half termly topic web for each class, and we also encourage the children to share with you the work they have been doing in school. This could be in the form of playing games to help with spelling, number work and tables. Children could also be helped to find out about the current areas of learning. Great emphasis is placed on parental involvement in our reading programme. We ask you to ‘share’ books with your children for approximately ten minutes daily. 


On occasions the children make educational visits to support their learning in particular areas of the curriculum. For some activities a voluntary contribution will be requested and the activity will only take place if sufficient funds are forthcoming.

Absence from School

Please ring school before 9.00am if your child is going to be absent from school that day, this includes nursery children. Unexplained absences are looked into by the Educational Welfare Officer.


If a child is involved in an accident or is taken ill at school, arrangements will be made, if necessary, for immediate medical attention, and parents will be informed as soon as possible. Alternatively, a parent/authorised carer will be contacted so as to enable them to take the child home. All parents are requested to provide at least two additional emergency telephone numbers. This information should always be kept up to date.

Administration of medicines must be discussed with the Headteachers and a permission form completed (available from the School Office). Children who need constant medication will require special provision which can be organised with parents.

School Meals

Lunch time plays a very important part in the life of the school with children having their meals in a relaxed and orderly manner. Currently all the children remain at school during the lunch hour, and whilst it is preferred for the children to have a school meal, it is possible for children to bring a packed lunch. School meals are cooked on the premises and the kitchen staff ensure that the best possible meals are provided to give the children a healthy, well balanced diet.

Lunch consists of a two course meal and the menu is carefully designed to satisfy the nutritional needs of young children. Special diets are also catered for. Particular attention is given to teaching good table manners and the correct use of cutlery.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently entitled to a free school meal under the Government's Universal Infants Free School Meals initiative.

Dinner Money

Payment for school meals should be made via School Grid. The cost for this is £11 per week.


Milk is provided free of charge for children in Nursery and Reception up until the term that the child has their fifth birthday. Milk may then be purchased at a cost of £15.50 per term, payable in advance via school grid.


Choosing a school is incredibly important and we would always reommend phoning our school to arrange a visit so that we can show you what we have to offer.
As a maintained school, our admissions from reception to Year 4 are managed by the local authority. Admissions to our nursery are managed by the school. Our Admissions Policy (Reception to Year 4) and Nursery Admissions Policy can be found on our policies page.
 For further information about school admissions you can email Northumberland County Council admissions 
or call School Admissions Contact Centre: 0345 600 6400

Home School Agreement

An agreement will be sent home at the beginning of the Autumn term for parents to read with their children.