Click here to open and print a print friendly version of this page

Page Title: School Information
Path: home : School Information
Page Address: index.php?page_no=&category_id=2&return=1;

School Information

Contacting You

If there is an emergency, we will always telephone parents.  The first named contact will be called first, and if we are unable to get in touch, we will try other contacts you have provided.



We will keep you informed about school life via one of our regular school letters.


Text Messaging Service

If we need to get a message to you, we may use our Text Messaging Service. 

We usually use this when, for instance, an after school club is cancelled.

It is therefore important that the mobile phone for the first named contact is in use during the daytime.




School Timetable

Statutory Nursery free entitlement is 15 hours per week.   Extended Nursery entitlement for eligible parents is 30 hours per week.

Nursery Morning Session 8.45 a.m.  to 11.45 a.m.

Full day Nursery finishes at 3.20 p.m.

Flexible arrangements available, including lunchtime sessions and all day provision.  Extra sessions available for a small additional fee.  Currently a lunchtime session costs 2 pounds and an additional three hour session costs 6 pounds and 50 pence.


All other year groups                8.45 a.m.  to  3.20 p.m.

Assembly is held each morning, Monday to Thursday at 8.50 a.m.

On Friday, we have a special Celebration Assembly, to recognise the good work and achievements by the children during that week.


Lunch 12 noon to 1 p.m. There are two sittings for lunch in the Hall -

12 noon Reception, Key Stage 1

12.30 p.m. Key Stage 2

12 noon Nursery, who eat in the Foundation Unit

School closure


The school will always operate on the basis that it will open unless overnight weather conditions are so extreme that there would be significant risk to pupils and staff in getting to school.  Where weather conditions have a significant effect on the numbers of staff and pupils that can reach school, a decision not to open will be made as early as possible on the relevant morning.



Local media outlets (CFM Radio and Radio



Cumbria) will be contacted immediately, as will our local school bus contractors. If overnight/morning weather conditions are poor, please listen to one of these radio stations for information.  If possible, a sign will be posted at the school premises indicating that school will not open.  It will not be possible to telephone each family to advise that the school will not open, however we will send a text message via our text messaging service.



In the separate event that weather conditions deteriorate during a normal school day, the school will implement its School Closure Procedures.  The local media will be contacted immediately with details of the school closure and parents will be notified of the closure via our text messaging service.  You will be asked to telephone school to make arrangements for your child, whether they are to go home on the school buses, or to stay in school until you are able to arrange collection.  It is therefore essential that the mobile phone you have nominated as your emergency contact number is in use at all times.




Click here to return to the site website