Parent / Carer Information
Our school hours are:
Morning Session - 8.45am - 11.30am
Afternoon Session - 12.30pm - 3.15pm
Reception and Y1-6:
Monday to Friday - 8.45am - 3.15pm
School Day Timings
Parkgate is open from 7.45am onwards for the front office. Children can enter class from 8.45am. Registration closes at 9:00am, any children arriving after this time will be recorded as 'late' on their file. The gates will remain open until 9am, anyone arriving after this time must report to the main office. Offices close at 5pm Monday to Thursday and on a Friday at 4.30pm.
Children who miss the morning register will receive a late mark. We encourage the children to be punctual so as to ensure a happy start to the day as well as no learning time missed. Absence and lateness are reviewed on a regular basis by Mrs Neale, our Attendance Officer, who may visit families where attendance is poor or you may be called in for an attendance meeting. Our best learners attend every day and are on time!
Please make sure you are on time to collect your child/ren. If you are going to be late then please make sure you ring the school office to notify them.
If your child is ill or absent for other reasons, please ring the school before 9:30 in the morning so that registers will be marked appropriately. If you fail to do so you will be called by our attendance officer. The telephone number is 02476637381.
Any leave of absence during term time will not be authorised. In exceptional/unavoidable circumstances the Principal may authorise a request once a leave of absence form has been submitted. This form can be collected from the school office.
Medicines in School
We understand that your child may need to take long term and temporary medication. If your child requires medication within school hours please see the school office. Please may we ask you to be mindful and where possible administer medication at home. The school will not give medication (prescription or non-prescription) without a parent/carers written or verbal consent except in exceptional circumstances. All medication administered is recorded. Please seek advice from your doctor if you are unsure.
At Parkgate, the health, safety and well-being of all the children in our care are of paramount importance. We respect our children. They have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability and a right to be safe in school.
We ensure that all staff in school are clear about the actions necessary with regard to any safeguarding issues.
Throughout the year, our children go on many interesting and exciting visits. We take advantage of our local community and surrounding areas. When your child starts school we ask you to sign a general consent form for these. We always send you a letter when visits by bus, train, or minibus are taking place and ask you to complete and return a permission slip.
Charging for visits
The governors' policy on charging is to ask for a voluntary contribution from parents/carers for school trips. However, if we do not receive enough support the trip will not go ahead. Whenever possible we will engage in fund raising activities to support visits.
Mobile, telephone numbers and email addresses
Please make sure that the school has your up to date contact details as we send messages to parents/carers to inform them of various school events and information. We will also use these details if we need to contact you in an emergency.
It is very important that this information is kept up to date so if you change your details please let the office know immediately.