FAQs


 

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What time does school start/finish?
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School starts at 8.50am, with the register closing at 9.05am. School finishes at 3.15pm.

Q

Can my child walk home alone?

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Children in Years 5 and 6 can walk home alone with parental permission. You will need to complete a form at the office to give this permission. Children in Year 4 or below must be collected by somebody who is aged 16 or over.

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What is the school uniform?

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Our school uniform is a royal blue jumper (with or without the school logo), grey or black skirt or trousers, a white polo or shirt and sensible black shoes.

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What will my child need for PE?

A

PE kits are provided by the school. Your child will need to bring trainers/pumps for games lessons. 

Q

When will my child go to swimming lessons and what will they need?

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Our children go swimming once a week when they are in Year 4. They will need to bring with them a swimming costume/trunks, a towel, a swimming cap and goggles.

Q

What clubs are on offer this term?

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Our clubs change frequently to offer variety. A list of current clubs can be found in the newsletter or in the ‘Pupils’ section of the website.

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Is there a parent group? Can I join it?

A Yes! And of course you can! Our parent group meets every Wednesday at 1.30pm in the Community Room. We’d love to see you there!
How much are school dinners?
A

£2.20 a day- £11 a week. 

Q What time is lunch time?
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Our lunch times are staggered:

Nursery: 11.30am-12.40pm

Reception: 11.40am-12.40pm

Years 1 and 2: 11.50am-12.40am

Years 3 to 6: 12.30pm-1.20pm

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Can my child bring medicine to school?

If your child needs medicine then you will need to bring it to the school office and complete a form before it can be administered by a member of school staff. Please do not send your child to school with the medicine. 

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Is there a breakfast club? 

Yes. We have a free breakfast club each day however places are limited. If you would like to place your child on the waiting list, then please speak to the school office. 

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Is there after-school provision?

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Yes! Afterschool club runs every evening until 5pm at a cost of £15 a week. Places are strictly limited and priority is given to working parents. Places are reserved for a half term at a time and you must pay even if your child does not attend all the days. If you would like to place your child on the waiting list or see if you are eligible for a place then please speak to the school office.

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What should I do if my child is ill?

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If your child is ill then you must contact the office to let them know. Without contact from you, the absence is logged as unauthorised.

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How do I enrol my child at the school?

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If you are looking for a place in Nursery then you will need to contact us directly by speaking to the school office. For admissions into Reception to Year 6, you will need to contact Manchester Admissions on 0161 2457166.

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Do the children have milk?

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Milk is provided free of charge in Nursery and Reception. Children on school dinners have access to milk at lunch times.

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How much is snack?

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Snack is free for EYFS and KS1 children. From Year 3, children can buy snack on the playground for 20p.

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What happens if we are late for school?

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If your child arrives at school after 9.05am, they must enter through the school office and there they will receive a late mark. Late marks are closely monitored, and if a pattern is emerging then you may be invited to a meeting to discuss how we can support you to ensure your child is in on time. Learning starts at 8.50am and getting your child here for that time can make a huge difference to their progress! 

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Will my child get homework?

Yes. Your child has a homework book where homework is set weekly. Literacy and numeracy homework must be completed weekly. They must also learn their spellings and read their reading books. In addition, there are ‘optional’ homeworks which we encourage the children to have a go at! 

How much help should I give my child with their homework?

We encourage you to help your children with their homework- but be wary of doing it for them! The homework that they are set will be linked to something they have been doing in class and so they should be able to do the majority of it without too much help! If your child is really struggling, the best thing to do is send the homework back to school with your child a few days early so that their teacher can help them to understand what they need to do more clearly. 

How can I help my child with their learning at home? 

You can help your child by reading with them as often as you can! That includes both reading to them and listening to them read! You can make sure that they are in bed at a sensible time and give them a good breakfast! You can also develop their maths skills by making the most of real life situations- for example by asking them to add up the cost of your shopping and work out how much change you should get! Learning times tables is also very important so please practise these regularly! 

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I'm worried about my child, or I have a problem- who should I speak to?

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In the first instance, speak to your child’s class teacher. Either at the end of the school day (once all other children have been seen home) or by contacting the office to make an appointment. if you are still worried, you can arrange to meet with the Key Stage Leader- Mrs Payne in EYFS, Mrs Penn in KS1 and Miss Frater in KS2.

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What time is the school office open?

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The school office is open from 8.00am until 4pm. Outside these times there is an answering machine where you can leave a message.

Q

If it snows, how will I find out if school is open?

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If it snows then an announcement will be made on the local radio station (Key 103). We will also send a text message out to parents and add a message to the homepage of our website. If you don’t hear anything then please assume we are open as usual!

How much will I need to pay for educational visits? 

Our educational visits are free! 

My child has lost a part of their uniform- what should I do? 

In the first instance, ask your child’s class teacher as it may be in the classroom! It may also be in lost property. Jumpers are available to buy from the school office for £8. Cardigans can be pre-ordered for £9.50 and reading folders can be bought for £3.50. 

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What methods will the school use to contact me?

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Usually we will phone you or text you, so it’s important to make sure we have your up to date details.

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Where can I find details of the holiday dates?

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Our holiday dates are on the Parents/Carers section of the website.

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Can I book a holiday in term time?

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No. It is a directive from the government that we are unable to accept any holiday requests made during term time. Holidays taken in this time are classed as ‘unauthorised’ and may result in a penalty charge. Because we know that going on holiday is expensive in the holidays, we have made changes to our school calendar. We have moved a week of our holidays from the summer holidays and added it to the summer half term break (Which usually falls at the end of May/Beginning of June). This gives an opportunity for a holiday when other schools are open and prices are cheaper!

Q

Who is the head of the Wise Owl Trust?

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The Chair of the trust is Mr I Chadwick and the Executive Principal (CEO) is Mr C O’Shaughnessy. 

 


 
 
Contact

Seymour Road Academy

Seymour Road South
Clayton
Manchester

M11 4PR


Tel: 0161 370 2616
Fax:
Email: admin@seymourroad.manchester.sch.uk

 
 
 
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