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 St George and St Christopher, 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 St. David, St Patrick, St Andrew, St Mary or St John, 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, Nursery can be collected from their classroom door at 3.15pm. St George and St Christopher can be collected from their classroom doors into the rear car park at 3.25pm. Parents are asked to wait on the rear car park away from the entrances to make dismissing the children easier.
St David and St Patrick will be released from the large playground at 3.25pm. Parents are asked to wait at the back of the playground, nearest to the drive, and not stand near the doors of the exit slope. St Andrew, St Mary and St John will then be dismissed at 3.30pm
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 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 during the first week of term.
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 in Leek, as well as supermarkets and other shops.
There is also a recycled uniform shop at St Luke’s Church on Thursday evenings from 6pm until 7pm. Uniform items are available for a suggested donation of 50p.
Burgundy school jumper, cardigan or fleece (with logo)
White or burgundy polo shirt (with or without logos),
Grey or black trousers, skirt or pinafore,
Burgundy/Red school dress or grey shorts as an option in warmer weather.
Black school shoes.
White or burgundy T-shirt (with or without a logo)
Grey jogging bottoms (or black/burgundy shorts in the summer)
Burgundy PE Hoodie with logo.
Black or dark trainers
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.
Visit https://www.supersport.co.uk/schoolwear.html to find our uniform.
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. Please ring or email, or come and talk to us.
If you would like to talk to your child’s class teacher, please wait until the rest of the class have been dismissed It will be easier for your child’s teacher to talk at that time.
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: 9.15 – 12.15pm (You can drop off from 9.05am)
Nursery Afternoon Session 12.15pm-3.15pm
School Starts: 9am (you can drop off your child from 8.50am)
Lunch time: 12.25-1.20pm
School finishes: 3.25pm (or 3.30pm for St Andrew, St Mary and St John)
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. We are trying to be a paperless school. Letters will now go home by email. We use the email that is allocated to your ParentPay account. Please keep this email up to date. Occasional letters are sent home in your child’s school bag if the are personalised or require a response.
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 electronically. A link is sent by text.
Our school website also 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. If your child is in Key Stage 1, fruit is also available free.
You may also send your child with a healthy drink and snack. Please do not sent chocolate, sweets, crisps or fizzy drinks. Cereal bars are fine as long as they do not contain nuts.
Please remember that it is a long time until lunchtime. Sending in a snack for your child will really help them to concentrate in lessons.
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.
Parents are encouraged to park on Birchall Playing Fields Car Park. We have an agreement with the local council to use this car park as a ‘Park and Stride’ location, which will allow you to park safely and still enable your children to walk a little each day. Using this car park will also ease congestion outside the school and reduce pollution.
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.