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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q : What time does school finish on the last day of each term/half term?

A : School finishes at the usual time of 3.15 pm.


Q : What time should we collect our children from after school clubs?

A : All clubs finish at 4.30 pm except Thursday's Year 3, 4 and 5 homework club which finishes at 4.15 pm.


Q : Can my child bring juice or flavoured water to school to drink during the school day?

A : No, your child can only bring plain water in a sports bottle.


Q : How much are school dinners?

A : £2.15 per day


Q : If my child is in KS1 and I receive benefits, do I still need to claim for Free School Meals?

A : Yes.  Please call the Free School Meals Benefits Team on 01942 489002.


Q : Can my child be given medicine at school?

A : Yes, only prescribed medication will be administered. 

      Medication must be brought to the office by the parent/carer and the appropriate paperwork completed.

      Only in exceptional circumstances will non-prescribed medication be administered (see

      Medicines and Sickness Policy for further information)


Q : Can my child learn how to play an instrument in school?

A : Yes.  Wigan Music Service already come into school to teach children how to play the guitar, the violin, a keyboard, a snare drum and how to sing.  Lessons cost £5.10 per session or £3.75 if your child is entitled to Free School Meals.  For more information please refer to Key Information - Curriculum - Musical Opportunities within school.


Q : What should I do if my child loses their reading book or their school planner?

A : Report this to the child's class teacher.

     A new reading book or school planner can be purchased from the school office at a cost of

     £4.00 per reading book and £2.95 per school planner.


Q : What should I do if my child has lost something?

A : Ask a member of staff in your child's year group.

     Please ensure that every item of your child's clothing is clearly named.


Q : Can I bring my dog onto the school premises?

A : No, dogs are NOT allowed on the school premises. 


Q : How will I find out about my child's progress?

A : In the Autumn and Spring term, you will be invited to a Parent's Consultation Day where you will receive a 15 minute appointment with your child's teacher and your child.  In the Summer term you will receive a written report.



Reception Sports Day is due to take place tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) from 1.30pm. We will put an update on the website and text the 1st contact if we need to cancel due to the weather.
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