Information for Parents

Our vision is to learn in a happy, caring and interesting environment, 

where all the children and adults can have fun while recognising and achieving their full potential.

Free! Fun! Childcare for 2 year old children! 

Evidence shows that good quality childcare for 2 year old children provides real benefits in terms of children’s early language skills, physical, social and emotional development which will benefit them in later life.

 If your child is 2 before the 31st December 2016, find out if you could be entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare for your 2 year old child from January 2017 by visiting www.northumberland.gov.uk/freechildcare or calling 01670 623592.

30 hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year old children!

This extra funding is to support working parents to manage the cost of childcare; support parents into work and/or allow parents to increase their hours, should they wish to.

If your child is 3 before the 31st August 2017, find out if you could be entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare from September 2017 by visiting  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk  

If you would like any further information on 30 hours extended entitlement please contact Eve Sinclair 01670 622726

Entry to Reception 2017

The closing date for Reception school admissions is 15th January 2017.   Any children born between 01/09/2012 – 31/08/2013 need to apply for Entry to Reception 2017 by this date.

Click here for Online Admissions

School Uniform

School sweatshirts and other school uniform can be purchased through the School Office. Please fill in the Order Form and return it to school with the correct payment.

 Uniform Order Form

Transfer to Middle School

Online Admission Information & Dates

Online Admissions Portal is open from 12th September 2016 to 31st October 2016 for transfer to Middle School in September 2017.

More information from Dr Thomlinson's will be available at a later date.

Y4 to Y5 Transfer Diary 2017

Leave of Absence Request

Permission for children’s absence during term-time should always be sought by parents by completing a Leave of Absence Form in advance.

Permission is given at the discretion of the Headteacher and will only be forthcoming in exceptional circumstances; these will not include family holidays or trips out, but may include attendance at family occasions or circumstances involving health issues (this is not a definitive list and each application will be considered in its own right). 

Leave of Absence Request Form

Absence from School

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please fill in the Absence Return Form on his/her return to school.

Absence Return Form

Free School Meals

These are available to people who are classed as unemployed and receiving a qualifying benefit.

Free School Meals should be applied for even if your Reception/Year 1/Year 2 child is having a free school meal as part of the Universal Free School Meals Scheme.

However, they are not automatically available, as an application needs to be completed and returned to the school or free school meal office at County Hall. An application cannot be made retrospectively as the process is a set criterion and there is no appeals process.

If a child attends school, or the parent/guardian resides, in Northumberland, the applicant can apply to Northumberland local authority for free school meals.

Refunds for free school meals are only made in exceptional circumstances. These are handled on an individual basis by the school.

There are 3 ways to apply:

Paper applications can be returned upon completion to:

FSM Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Benefit details for applications can be checked on receipt. However, if confirmation cannot be found, you will be contacted to provide proof of benefit.

Unwelcome Visitors!

You may find the following links useful:

NHS Choices

Community Hygiene Concern

Nitty Gritty