Below, you’ll find the answers to questions we get asked a lot, along with links to other pages on the site which include more information. If you think anything else should be added, please let us know!

 

When are the school holidays?

School Holiday Schedule 2017-2018

  • Wednesday 6th September 2017 School Opens
  • Friday 20th October 2017 School Closes for OCTOBER HALF TERM
  • Monday 30th October 2017 School Opens
  • Friday 15th December 2017 School Closes for CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018 School Opens
  • Friday 9th February 2018 School Closes for FEBRUARY HALF TERM
  • Monday 19th February 2018 School Opens
  • Thursday March 29th 2018 School Closes for EASTER HOLIDAY
  • Monday 16th April 2018 School Opens
  • Monday 7th May 2018 BANK HOLIDAY
  • Friday 25th May 2018 School Closes for SPRING BANK HOLIDAY
  • Wednesday 6th June 2018 School Opens
  • Wednesday 25th July 2018 School Closes for SUMMER HOLIDAY

Printable PDF version available at http://www.sandalprimaryschool.co.uk/parent-zone/notable-dates/

What's going on in school?

6 September School Opens
11 September West Yorkshire Police Parents’ Safeguarding Session 2.15pm
18 September Y2 visit to Bracken Hall
20 September WYP Cyber Bullying - Y6
22 September Big Walk 2-3pm
25 September West Yorkshire Police Parents’ Safeguarding Session 6-7pm
26 September Y3 visit to the Big Swing
26 September Y6 Dracula Day
26 September Open Evening 6-8pm for all current parents and children
4 - 6 October Year 4 –Ingleborough
11 October Reception Parents’ Reading and Maths Workshops 6pm
11-12 October Nursery Parents’ meetings
16 October School Photographs
17 October Parents’ Evening 3.40pm – 8.30pm
18 October Parents’ Evening 2.30pm - 6.00pm
19 October Y4 Assembly 2.40pm
20 October School Closes
30 October Back to school
1 November New Intake 2018 Open Day 2pm and 6pm
1-3 November Year 6 – Whitby
3 November Y5 visit to Media Museum
9November Nasal Flu Sprays R-Y4
10 November WYP Parents’ Safeguarding Session – Social Media 2.15pm
13 - 17 November Anti-bullying week
15 November WYP Parents’ Safeguarding Session – Social Media 6-7pm
30 November Year 3 Assembly 2.40pm
2 December PPG Christmas Fair 11.00am- 2.00pm
6 December Performing Arts Production 3.45pm
11December Christmas Dinner
12 December 9.30am Reception & Nursery am Christmas Concert
12 December 1.30pm Reception & Nursery pm Christmas Concert
13 December 9.30 am & 6.00pm Year 1 & 2 Christmas Concert
14 December KS2 Parties
15 December Reception and KS1 Parties
WYP – Cyber Bullying Y5
Break up for Christmas Holiday

Where do I find copies of Letters Home?

All letters home (except those sent to specific pupils, and small groups) are available from download on the website at: Letters to the whole school

Letters to specific year groups are available from:

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

How much are school dinners?

Key stage 1 and Reception pupils are all entitled to free school meals. Key Stage 2 pupils pay £1.65 per day. We have regular 'theme' days, and have pizza on Thursdays. For more information, see http://www.sandalprimaryschool.co.uk/parent-zone/school-meals/

Please tell me about school uniforms

All children are expected to wear school uniform as outlined below.

Uniform

  • White or black shirt or polo-shirt; Red sweatshirt/Red cardigan
  • Black or grey trousers/grey skirt/grey dress
  • Black or red shoes/plain black trainers (all black – no logos)
  • Black, grey, white or red socks or tights

 Summer Uniform – Optional:

  • Red gingham dresses/white shoes/ short grey trousers

 For PE:

  • White t-shirt with Sandal logo or a plain white t-shirt (different to the one worn in class)
  • Plain black shorts
  • Pumps

 In Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to 6) the above will be required plus:

  • Black tracksuit and/or black sweatshirt.
  • Trainers and/or football boots are needed for grip on grass surfaces and to provide better support for ankles – obviously the trainers will need to be different to the ones worn in school.

 School Uniforms by Term Time Wear

Tel: 01484 453534 online www.termtimewear.com

How to Order your Uniform

Via School - Collect order form from School Office

On the Internet

Click HERE to be taken to the Term Time Wear website. All uniform appears, put items you need in basket, if you change quantities click ‘update’ If it's the end of term and you want delivery to school, change delivery to ‘Deliver to School’ At any other time delivery is with courier ‘MyHermes’ at a cost of £3.95, to a delivery address of your choice.

What are the school hours?

Main School Hours (everyone except Nursery): 8.55am - 3.20pm
Nursery Hours: Morning - 8.45am - 11.45am and Afternoon - 12.30pm - 3.30pm

What if my child has an appointment during school hours?

Please let the school office know as soon as you know when the appointment is. It will then be added to our notes, and your child's teacher will be informed. If the appointment is before school, please let us know in advance, so that you don't get a message from Mrs Morris to say your child is late. When you arrive, your child needs to be signed in via. the machine in the office entrance.

What if I want to go on holiday during school time?

Please collect a form from the office, and return it to Mrs Morris, leaving as much time as possible between returning the form and the dates you need. Please note that we cannot guarantee that permission will be granted,

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

You can apply for free school meals if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
  • the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (you will need to apply directly to the school or call the Education Service on 01274 439393)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

The way to apply is to use our online form. We can tell you straight away if you qualify. Please note, you may not be able to apply via our online form if you fall into this category:

for new communities people (such as asylum seekers) and for travellers - call the Education Service on 01274 439393

School meals are free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 - why do I still need to apply?
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 get free school meals, but if you receive one of the benefits from the list above you may also get help with:

  • the cost of residential school trips (speak to your school about this)
  • travel costs to school
  • school uniform costs (speak to your school about this)
  • council run music lessons at school
  • For each child registered for free school meals, schools receive a pupil premium of £1,300 (Primary schools) or £935 (Secondary schools) per year. This money is to help your child achieve their best at school.

What if my circumstances change?
If your circumstances change or your child changes school you need to tell us as your entitlement may change.

What do I do if my child has headlice?

If you think your child may have headlice, or you get a message from school about a case of headlice in your child's year group, the information below will help. We have asked the school nurse for the best course of treatment and she has advised to wet comb the hair, as below;

WET COMBING ADVICE

This is the best method for detection of head lice and should be done at least weekly.

This method is also recommended if head lice are found -

• wash the hair with shampoo
• rinse
• towel dry
• apply lots of conditioner
• comb hair with a normal comb
• section off the hair like a hairdresser does
• go through the hair with the comb
• inspect comb after every swipe of the hair
• rinse the comb with water
• if lice are still present in teeth of comb use an old tooth brush to remove
• continue until no live lice are seen
• rinse out the conditioner
• dry the hair in the normal way

If live lice are found this process will need repeating every 2-3 days and for 2-3 weeks after the last louse are seen.

All the close family and friends will need to be checked also.

Please contact the School Health Team if you would like further help and support in this matter.