Frequently asked Questions
Can you offer advice on medical matters?
Mrs Latif-Hussain is our Welfare Assistant and Lead on health matters. Our school has contacts with medical experts in the locality and there are trained first aiders in school. In the event of a concern about your child’s health we will contact you and ask that you make arrangements for a full check-up. We will administer prescribed medicines in school with your written permission. Please check regularly for head lice and follow the advice available. Thank you.
Can I help in school?
You are welcome to talk to us about being a volunteer helper in school and we appreciate your support. Please note that if you regularly help out in school you will be required to complete a criminal records bureau (CRB) check.
Can my child bring things into school?
Occasionally the teacher may ask your child to bring something into school to help their learning, for example a favourite book or pictures from a holiday. We will always try to look after a child’s belongings, but only send to school what is requested. We cannot be responsible for loss or damage of personal items brought into school without our permission. Thank you.
Can my child wear jewellery or religious clothing?
Keeping safe is important so children can only wear stud earrings to school. If your daughter is required to wear a hijab (headscarf) to school please keep this practical and either plain blue, black or white to match the uniform. Thank you.
Do you run clubs after school?
The school is pleased to provide co-curricular activities at lunchtimes or after school throughout the year. For details of sports clubs and other clubs available please refer to our regular newsletters. Please note that clubs are typically more available for our older children as they are best able to cope with an extended school day.
What am I expected to pay for?
Occasionally the school will organise an enrichment activity for the children to make learning exciting. Examples might be a theatre group in school, a trip out to a museum or special place. Although the school will cover some of the costs involved it may be necessary to pass on an additional cost to parents as a voluntary donation. If your family is receiving additional financial support through government allowances it may be possible to reduce the donation cost, but this will need to be discussed with the Headteacher
From Y4 we run a scheme to provide a Chromebook for every child and a donation from parents is requested.
Can my child cycle to school?
Our older children may like to cycle to school. All bicycles must be fully roadworthy.The school cannot be responsible for loss or damage to bicycles; we expect all bikes to be locked and secured to the designated storage area.
How do I know my child is with safe adults in school?
The school checks all staff and regular volunteers who are working with children. The Headteacher makes sure everyone is fully checked and is suitable to work with children. The school takes safeguarding seriously and staff are trained to identify Child Protection issues.
Can I take my child out of school for a holiday?
No, it is no longer possible, please click this link for an information brochure on holidays from Milton Keynes Council