Frequently Asked Questions

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​W​hat are the times of the school day?​

​​If your child is in the Nursery, the times of the school day are slightly different to the rest of the school. 

Nursery Morning Session:  8.45am to 11.45am

Nursery Afternoon Session 12.40pm to 3.40pm

Lunchtime Club (11.45am to 12.40pm) is available for those children staying all day.

If your child is in main school, school times are as follows:

School Starts: 9am

Lunch time: 12.15pm to 1.15pm

School finished: 3.30pm

Where to I drop off / pick up my child?

​If your child is in Nursery, you drop off and pick up your child from the Nursery entrance (in the rear car park). Someone will be there to meet you when sessions begin and end. 

If your child is in Reception (Red Class and Orange Reception children), your child will need to be on the Little Playground (behind the Nursery) between 8.50am and 9am. A member of staff will be there to supervise your child and be a point of contact should you need to talk to us.

If your child is in Year 1,2,3 or 4 (including Orange Year 1 children), your child will need enter through the Large Playground (near the driveway) between 8.50am and 9am. Doors will open at 8.50am, and your child is able to come into school from this time. All children are expected to be in school by 9am. A member of staff will be there to supervise your child and be a point of contact should you need to talk to us. Please remember that supervision of your child before they enter school is your responsibility. No children should be left unsupervised on the playground before doors are open.

At hometime, Red Class and Orange Class will be released from their classroom doors into the rear car park at 3.30pm. Parents are asked to waittowards the back of the car park to collect their children. Your child will be released from the Red and Orange Class gates. We ask all parents to come to the gate to collect their child for safety reasons.

Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet Classes will be released from the front of the school at 3.30pm. Parents are asked to wait on the school driveway. Again, for safety reasons, we will not release your child unless you are close enough for us to clearly see your child get to you.

If you are late to school, please take your children to the main office. If you wish to pick your child up early for an appointment, please go to the main office. Other exits will be locked.

How do I pay dinner money and other money?

Our school dinners are now provided by Chartwell Catering Services. School dinners need to be paid for in advance. You may pay daily, or pay for several meals in advance e.g. weekly, or half-termly if you wish. If a meal has not been paid for, we will send a text to remind you - and to check that your child has not asked for dinners by mistake.

Money can be handed in to the school office, or posted into the locked letter box in the front entrance. Please put money in a sealed envelope with your child's name, amount and what the money is for. We would appreciate correct change, as we do not keep money on site to give change. 

Other money, such as fruit and milk money, trip money etc can be paid in the same way.
Kids Club money should be given to the Kids Club Office or posted in the Kids Club letter box. 

What uniform do I need?

School uniform is available from and SuperSports in Leek. Click here to visit their website. It is also available at Kidswise. We have created a range of options for uniform to allow you to make a choice to suit your child. Children need to wear:

The following items are also available, but are optional:

Your child will need to come to school with a warm school coat, a book bag and PE kit. In addition, if your child is in Early Years, they will need to bring a pair of wellies.

​​Please label ALL items of clothing with your child's full name.​

​What do I do if I have a concern about my child?

​​​Come and talk to us, the sooner the better. We have an open door policy at All Saints'. We will always try to make someone available to talk to you. Your child's teacher will be available at the end of the day, and often in the morning. If you are unable to come into school, please ring us. If your child's teacher is teaching, we we ring back as soon as possible. If you have a general query or concern, call into the school office and we will try to help. Mrs Allbutt will always be willing to have a chat if she is free!

Where do I park?

If you bring your child by car, please DO NOT park on the school grounds. Even if your child goes to Kids Club, we ask that you park on the road outside the school. This is for the safety of all the children, as the driveway is also the main walkway in and out of school.

In addition, we would like to remind you that cars should not be parked on the zig zags or the yellow lines outside school. It is dangerous for the children and the passing traffic, and it is also against the law. 

We also try our best to maintain good relationships with our neighbours. If you are parking on the estate behind school, please part courteously and do not block driveways or in unsafe places.

Can I come and help in school?

Yes - we would appreciate the help. If you are interested in hearing readers or helping in another way around school, please call into the office. The office staff will tell you more. All staff and volunteers in school are vetted to make sure that they are suitable to work with children.​

Can my child have food at break time?

We are a healthy school. We offer fruit and milk at break times. If your child is in Nursery or Reception this is free. If your child is in Key Stage 1, the cost will be £3 per half term. If your child is in Key Stage 2 the cost will be £6 per half term. The difference in price is as a result of government subsidies for children of different ages. 

Alternatively, you may send your child with a healthy drink and snack.​​​ Please do not sent chocolate, sweets, crisps or fizzy drinks.

Can children drink in lessons?

Yes, of course. We ask that you send your child in with a named water bottle. This will be kept in school, and will allow your child to have a drink during they day whenever they want to. It will be sent home regularly to be washed. Please send your child with a water bottle, especially when the weather is hot.

​​​How do I keep up to date with what is happening in school?

We try our very best to keep you up to date with what is going on in school. Letters are often sent home in your child's school bag (which is why it is so important for your child to bring a bag to school).

 In addition we have a texting service. Important and urgent messages are sent by text. Please remember to give us your up to date mobile numbers in order to receive texts. Newsletters are sent home half termly.

Our school website provides information for you as a parent.

We also have a facebook page - click here and 'like' our page to keep up to date that way.

​What does my child eat at dinner time?

Your child can bring sandwiches from home or have a school meal. Meals are FREE for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. If your child is in Nursery, Year 3 or Year 4, the cost of a school meal is £2.15. Meals must be paid for in advance. The school menu is available here.

What do I do if I want a holiday in term time?

You need to request authorised time off. The national guidelines on authorising absence in term time have recently changed. Have a look at our attendance guidelines ​​​​for more information. You MUST complete a request for absence before you go on holiday. A request form can be obtained from the school office. Alternatively you can download a form from our 'Useful Doucments' page.