What should I do if my child is ill and cannot come to school?
What is the school’s Admission Policy?
Arriving & Leaving
What are the arrangements for arriving at school in the morning and leaving at the end of the school day?
How is my child assessed at school and how will I know how much progress s/he are making?
What are the school expectations regarding behaviour?
What school clubs are available?
Who do I contact if I have a problem?
How can I find out about what is going on in school?
Is there a parent’s association – how do I get involved?
What is the role of school governors?
Where can I find school holiday dates?
Holidays During Term Time
Are we allowed to take holidays during term time?
What happens to lost property?
We do not have a specific store for lost property at the school and children are expected to look after their own belongings. Items of uniform must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class name, this includes PE kits. Anything found by our Premises Manager which is not labelled is kept until the end of each term. On the last day of term the Premises Manager places all items of uniform on a table in the playground for parents to reclaim their children’s property.
What additional music tuition is available to children?
What happens at lunch time?
Reception children (Emerald class) have a lunch break of 1.5 hours. They are the first class to dine at 12 midday. KS1 classes (Sapphire and Ruby) follow at 12.10pm and 12.15pm. KS2 children dine in house teams between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. All children play in the playground during their lunch break and are engaged in structured play activities led by teaching assistants who are also the meal time supervisors, unless weather prevents them from doing so. If it is raining, ‘wet play’ activities are supervised in classrooms.
How should money be taken in to school?
We do not advise that children bring money to school as it is easy for them to lose it. If we ask for contribution towards a school trip we would be grateful, where possible, if parents could pay the cost directly to the school office.
Office staff can accept either cash or cheque payments. There is no facility at the school to take payments by card.
When was the last Ofsted inspection?
Can parents help as volunteers?
What are the school’s latest SATs results?
Is there a School Council and how does it work?
What are the regular school hours?
Where do children go when they leave St Mark’s?
Special Educational Needs
How are children with special educational needs (SEN) supported?
What sports and physical activity does the school do and does it compete against other schools?
Where do classes go and are there any residential trips?
What are the school’s uniform requirements?
Can children bring water bottles to school?