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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.



Please see our Spring School Partial Closure Newsletter - thank you for all of your support during these challenging times.
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