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Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below

Term Dates

Please refer to the Calendar for specific activities going on throughout the term, for example trips and sporting activities.

Please refer to Term Dates for inset days, holidays and term dates for the academic year.


Pick up arrangements

Can another parent / friend collect my child?

If your child is going home with an adult (18+ yrs) who is not their parent or carer, or listed as an approved emergency contact, then please help us to facilitate this by doing two things:

1) Please message your child's teacher via Dojo before 12 noon

2) Please email the school office before 12 noon on stating the child's name, class and the name of the person who will be collecting them

What do I do if I am running late?

Please call the school office on 01491 575 887 and we will endeavour to get a message to the class teacher.

Can my child walk home alone?

Pupils in Year 6 are permitted to walk home unaccompanied, but only if consent has been given by a parent / carer in advance.  A consent form will be circulated to parents / carers of Year 6 pupils at the beginning of September each year, or you can request a form from the school office.

Class names and teacher 2024 - 2025

When communicating with the school office, it is really helpful if you can specify which class your child is in.

From September 2024, the class names and teachers will be as follows:

Reception - BYRON - Mrs Leppard and Miss Evans

Reception - JEFFERS - Miss Parkinson

Year 1 - MURPHY - Mrs Woolfson

Year 1 / 2 - ROSEN - Miss Rolfe and Miss Evans

Year 2 - DAHL - Mrs Evans and Miss Evans

Year 3 - COWELL - Mrs Williams and Mrs Mcintosh

Year 3 / 4 - COEHLO - Mr Clarke and Mrs Cahill

Year 4 - PILKEY - Miss Galton

Year 5 - PALMER - Miss Kirton

Year 5 / 6 - ZEPHANIAH - Mrs Aiken

Year 6 - RUNDELL - Miss Newman and Miss Hart

Class names and teachers 2023 - 2024

When communicating with the school office, it is really helpful if you can specify which class your child is in.

Reception - BYRON - Mrs Leppard and Miss Evans

Reception - JEFFERS - Mrs Woolfson

Year 1 - MURPHY - Miss Hart and Ms Rolfe

Year 1 / 2 - ROSEN - Mrs Locke and Mrs Calderbank

Year 2 - DAHL - Mrs Evans

Year 3 - COWELL - Mrs Williams

Year 3 / 4 - COEHLO - Miss Galton

Year 4 - PILKEY - Miss Kirton

Year 5 - PALMER - Mrs Aiken

Year 5 / 6 - ZEPHANIAH - Mr Clarke and Ms Majer

Year 6 - RUNDELL - Mrs Cahill and Mr Morris


Mobile phones

Can my child bring a phone / smart watch to school?

Only pupils in Year 6 are permitted to bring a phone to school.  Parental consent is required prior to a phone being brought to school.  Consent forms will be sent to parents / carers of Year 6 pupils at the beginning of September each year, or the form can be requested from the school office.

Year 6 pupils must drop their phones / smart watches at the school office before entering the school playground in the morning and they may collect them from the office at the end of the school day. Pupils are asked not to turn phones on until they have left the school grounds.

Please read our Mobile Phone Policy by clicking here

House points

There are four house teams: Gainsborough (red), Orwell (green), Springfield (yellow) and Harrison (blue). Your child will be allocated to a house when they join the school.

Our school house system is extremely important to us and forms the focal point of a whole range of pastoral, extra-curricular and leadership opportunities and includes children being members of mixed-age school teams, fundraising opportunities, quizzes etc, as well as a range of sporting events. 

Each house has a Captain and a Vice Captain who take their job very seriously and encourage the children in their house to try their best.  The emphasis is always on participation rather than winning, but of course it is nice for any house when their shield is positioned at the top of the house board in the main hall.

Head lice and threadworm

As in any close community, infections of head lice and threadworm can spread easily.  The school nurse recommends that all family members are checked regularly for signs of these common complaints and that treatment is given as appropriate before children are sent back to school.

For more information please visit the NHS link below:

Complaints and resolving issues

Can I speak to my child's teacher?

If you would like to speak to your child's teacher, please send them a message via Dojo and arrange a mutually convenient time.

If your child's teacher is not able to fully resolve your query / issue then it can be referred to the Phase Leader, or you can request a meeting with our Headteacher, Mrs Whittle, by contacting the school office on

How do I make a complaint?

The school will take complaints seriously and make every effort to resolve the matter quickly. It may be the case that the provision or clarification of information will resolve the issue. Please raise a complaint as soon as possible with the relevant member of staff, or the Headteacher, as appropriate, by emailing

We have a very detailed Complaints Policy which can be read by clicking here.


If your child's birthday falls on a weekday during term time, then they are welcome to come into school on that day wearing home clothes (non school uniform). Historically, we have also allowed children to bring in sweets for their class. However, from September 2024 we are asking pupils not to bring in any food for birthdays.  We try very hard to promote the values of healthy eating and lots of parents are not in favour of the stream of sweets throughout the year.  If your child feels that they would like to do something to benefit their whole class to mark their birthday, then we would welcome a book donation. This is something the whole class can enjoy together.  Feel free to send a Dojo message to the class teacher to make sure it's not a book that has already been donated.