If your child is off school or has other after school arrangements, please contact us directly by text or email and give as much notice as possible – no later than 2pm on the day.
Please ensure you contact us directly rather than rely on school staff to pass information to us; it is not their responsibility to do this and they are not always able to. Also, please do not solely rely on your child to pass on information to us regarding their attendance; for their safety and security, any changes must be confirmed by an adult.
Our “missing child procedure” is triggered if you do not give us advance notice that your child is not attending. This involves and several staff searching the premises to find your child or information of their whereabouts from teachers, staff and pupils. The process can be time-consuming at times, and it affects everyone as it delays our normal operations.
We do not want to unnecessarily interrupt or alarm you by informing you we have not been able to locate your child, so please do let us know if your child is off or has other after school arrangements – including if they are due to attend a school club until 4pm and then come to us afterwards.
Getting Through the Bridge Gate!
When you arrive at the school, the bridge gate should be locked for the children’s safety and security. Press the button for the Facility Officer (janitor) or the Primary Admin Office and someone should let you in. We are not authorised or able to do this remotely, so we have to rely on the janitor and school office staff.
If there is no response after a minute or so, alert a member of our staff if they are in the playground, or call/text us and we will send someone out. Our phone is kept in our office where we get the best reception, but the signal can be temperamental, and our staff sometimes have to leave the office, so we are sorry if you ever have any delays in getting in.