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 (St George and St Christopher Reception children), your child can be dropped off by St George and St Christopher entrance (in the rear car park). 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 St Christopher 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, St George and St Christopher will be released from their classroom doors into the rear car park at 3.30pm. Parents are asked to wait towards the back of the car park to collect their children. Your child will be released from the gates. We ask all parents to come to the gate to collect their child for safety reasons.
All other 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 entrances will be locked.
Our school dinners are now provided by Chartwell Catering Services. School dinners need to be paid for in advance.
We are a cashless school, and all dinners and other items must be paid for using ParentPay. If meals have not been paid for, we will send a text to remind you.
Other money, such as fruit and milk money, trip money etc must be paid for in the same way.When your child joins our school, you will receive more information about using ParentPay.
Kids Club still receive cash and cheques. Money should be given to the Kids Club Office or posted in the Kids Club letter box.
It is All Saints’ C.E. (A) First School’s policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school. It is also something that all parents agreed to as part of signing the home-school agreement on entry to school. School uniform options are designed to be flexible, and can be bought from many retailers, including Supersports and Kidwise (online only) in Leek, as well as supermarkets and other shops.
Children may wear:
burgundy school jumper, cardigan or fleece,
white or burgundy polo shirt (with or without logos),
grey or black trousers, skirt or pinafore,
a burgundy school dress/shorts as an option in warmer weather.
We would like to remind parents that children need to:
Wear sensible black school shoes and not trainers (other than for PE).
Have a named school PE Kit for use in school with trainers/pumps that fit. Please note that PE kits should be a T-shirt and shorts (no football kits).—either the burgundy school PE kit (preferably) or a white T-shirt and black shorts. If you are buying a new PE Kit, we ask that you buy the burgundy PE kit. If children already have the black/white kit, this is perfectly fine. Children should bring tracksuit tops and bottoms during cold weather as we will be outside whenever possible.
Have their name on all items of uniform, coats, PE kit, shoes, etc.
Remove jewellery before they come to school. If your child needs to wear items of jewellery for cultural or other reasons, please call into the office for a permission form if you have not already done so.
Please note that we will be reminding your children about wearing appropriate uniform, and letters will be sent home with your child if needed. However, please do come and talk to us if you have any questions or difficulties about school uniform, as we may be able to help.
Click here to visit the Kidwise website.
Click here to visit Supersports website.
We have created a range of options for uniform to allow you to make a choice to suit your child.
Please label ALL items of clothing with your child’s full name.
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!
Nursery Morning Session: 9.15am-12.15pm
Nursery Afternoon Session 12.15pm-3.15pm
School Starts: 9am (you can drop off your child from 8.50am)
Lunch time: 12.15pm to 1.15pm
School finishes: 3.30pm
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 Documents’ page.
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 £2.30. Meals must be paid for in advance. A link to the current school menu is in the ‘School Meals’ section. The school office will be able to provide you with the current menu on request.
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. You can also search for our Eduspot Text 2 Parents app. This will keep all our messages in one place for you to access.
Our school website provides information for you as a parent.
We also have a facebook page – the link is at the bottom of our home page.
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.
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, fruit is free and children can pay for milk. If your child is in Key Stage 2, fruit and milk can be paid for. Payment is through parent pay.
Alternatively, you may send your child with a healthy drink and snack. Please do not sent chocolate, sweets, crisps or fizzy drinks.
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.
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.