Our School Secretary - Mrs Patricia Bagnall
Mrs Bagnall will usually be your first point of contact whenever you ring or visit The Richard Heathcote Community Primary School. If as a parent you have a query, please speak to Mrs Bagnall who will be happy to help you.
Please contact the office on 01782 720406 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our school office is available from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, when we will be happy to take your calls and answer any queries you may have. Calls received outside of the normal school day will be answered by our messaging service and we will get back to you as soon as possible. (Please remember to leave your number along with your message.)
To assist you we have also answered some general questions and queries in our FAQ section below. For more information regarding our policies or procedures please refer to our policy documents and school prospectus found in our Policies, Legal Data and OFSTED and Parent sections of the Website. Please Note: Copies of the school prospectus are given to parents at the time of admission of their child, however copies can be downloaded from this website.
If you are thinking about sending your child to The Richard Heathcote Community Primary School, then we would like to thank you for considering our school and would ask that you contact us, at the office, to arrange a visit.
If your child will be 4 years old between 1st September 2016 and 31 st August 2017 and you are considering applying for a place at our school, then please note that the application process for Staffordshire opens 16th January 2017. You can apply at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions. You will also find much useful information regarding the Application Process and dates as to when to expect an offer of placement for your child.
All Reception and KS1 children currently receive a Free school meal under the government's Universal Infant Free School Meals Criteria. You do not need to apply, simply let the office know.
The cost for school lunch is currently £2.30 per day for KS2 children (as of 3rd April 2017)
If you have a child in KS2 they may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of one of the following:
Remember, by applying for free school meals for your child, you are also helping your child's school - For every child registered for free school meals the school receives extra funding, known as Pupil Premium, which helps the school raise achievement levels, therefore helping your child as well as others. All schools now publish how they spend Pupil Premium and the impact the funding has had on achievement. You will find the information about Pupil Premium at The Richard Heathcote Community Primary School in our Legal Data and OFSTED section of our Website.
Children can order a variety of snacks from our school kitchen, including fresh fruit and scotch pancakes and hot and cold drinks. Orders can be made at the beginning of the week or on a day to day basis, if children prefer. The only exception, are oatcakes, which are available on a Friday and have to be preordered and paid for at the beginning of the week. A list of all the itmes available, including curent prices can be found in the Parent section of our Website.
All our KS1 children each receive a piece of fresh fruit or fresh vegetable, such as carrots and sugar snap peas each break time, as part of the National Free School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, part of the 5 - a day campaign.
At The Richard Heathcote Community Primary School all children are actively encouraged to drink fresh water periodically throughout the day, and they all have access to our fresh, cold, filtered water fountain sited on our main corridor. Each class has water monitors, who rinse and fill all the bottles each morning and each afternoon so that the children have fresh cool water at all times. Children can aslo help themselves to water from the fountain at break times and lunchtime, before and after sports and PE and during lesson times, at the teacher's discretion. This is especially prevalent during hot weather in the Summer months.
Our school uniform is available to order and for purchase from school, and from Clive Marks, Newcastle. You will more details, including a link to Clive Marks and a current price list, on our School Uniform Page, found in the Parent section of our Wesite.
The safety of all our children here at The Richard Heathcote Community Primary School is paramount, therefore we need to know where they are throughout the school day. If your child is unwell and too poorly to attend school, please let us know as early as possible.
Similarly, if your child is going to arrive at school late please let us know as soon as possible, and remember they will need to be signed in at the front window of the office, when they do arrive at school.
As you are no doubt aware, new legislation is now in place regarding parents requests for authorised absences due to family holidays, and extenuating circumstances. Please see our Attendance Policy, found in the Legal Data and OFSTED, Policies and the Parent section of our Website.
Medicines in School
Sometimes it is necessary for children to receive medicines during the school day, e.g. if your child is well enough to return to school after an illness but has yet to finish a course of anti-biotics, or they have a cough etc. In such cases, the prescribed medicine must be given in at the office for permission to be granted and the necessary consent form signed. You are also welcome to arrange to come into school at a designated time to administer the medicine yourself.
If your child has a long term condition such as asthma, diabetes etc, then a health care plan will be put into place with the school nurse, and designated and trained staff will oversee and administer, where necessary, any medication and documentation.
We hope that you find the information here on our School Office page useful and informative, should you have any other queries or questions please contact us by telephone at the office on 01782 720406 or email us email@example.com
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