School Office Information
Should you require any of the information held on our website in a paper format, if you are unsure about anything related to school, need to let us know about your child or have any concerns, please contact us:
Tel: 01204 852932
The school day begins at 8:55am. The whistle will be blown in the junior playground and children are then required to line up. The infants go straight into the cloakroom at 8:55am. A whole school assembly takes place daily, however, the times may vary (please refer to the weekly newsletters for more information). Playtime is from 10:35am to 10:55am. Infant children have lunch at 11:50am and Juniors begin lunch at 12:00. All children return to class at 1:00pm. Children have afternoon play at 2:00pm and school finishes at 3:30pm.
Newsletters are sent out every Friday by email or a paper copy with the eldest child. You can also read our newsletter online by visiting our newsletter section.
Milk and Fruit
All Infant children are provided with fruit during the day. Your child is allowed to bring a drink (not fizzy) into school or purchase milk. Milk costs £4.00 per term. Infant children have the option to buy toast at playtime on a Tuesday and Thursday at a cost of 20p. Junior children have the option to buy toast and healthy snacks at playtime on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, prices vary. We are trying to encourage healthy eating and therefore unhealthy snacks such as biscuits, chocolate or crisps are not allowed.
The School Bus
For more information about this service please contact:
Education Transport Manager Transport Co-ordination Section,
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council,
17 Preston New Road,
Tel: 01254 273828
The Walking Bus
We are currently have one walking bus which leaves from The White Horse at 08.30am. Mrs. Hayes and The School Council have worked very hard to achieve this. For more details please contact school. Thank you
If your child is unwell at school we will contact you through your emergency contact details. It is therefore essential that this is up to date. If your child is unwell before school, please phone school to inform us (01204 852932). If we have not been contacted by 09.30am we will contact you. All medicines are kept in a safe place at school (asthma inhalers etc). Please ensure that these are not past their use by date. If your child needs to apply prescribed creams during school time you may make arrangements for someone to help your child, but we are unable to apply it ourselves. Only prescribed medicines can be administered by staff. You may however, arrange to come into school yourself to give other medicines to your child.
Leave of Absence
Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration)(England)(Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments, as described below, will come into force on 1 September 2013.
Term-time Holiday - The Education (Pupil Registration)(England) Regulations 2006 allowed headteachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in 'special circumstances' of up to 10 days per year. Headteachers could also grant extended leave for more than ten days in exceptional circumstances.
Amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of 10 days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.
If you do need to take your child out of school during term time you must complete a 'Request for leave of absence' form, which should be sent to school as far in advance of the event as possible. The Headteacher will then determine whether the circumstances are exceptional.