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!

 

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.

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/skirt/pinafore dress/tailored shorts/culottes
  • Black or red flat shoes or boots/plain black trainers
  • Black, grey, white or red socks or tights

Summer Uniform – Optional:

  • Red gingham dresses and “play suits”/white shoes

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

Outdoor kit (for Year 1-6):

  • Black tracksuit and/or black sweatshirt as many lessons are outside
  • Trainers (and/or football boots in KS2) 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

Please note:

  • Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Children should be able to do up their own laces and fasten their own shoes.
  • Heeled shoes are not to be worn in school; sandals without toe or ankle cover are not allowed.
  • Any hair bows worn must be of a sensible size and in school colours (red, white of black)
  • Long hair must be tied up for PE lessons.

 Jewellery and Make Up

  • Jewellery and make up (including nail varnish) must not be worn in school.
  • Tattoos and transfers stickers are not permitted.
  • Only charity bands bought through school can be worn and then this is limited to one only.
  • Earrings are not permitted, except for children with pierced ears, who may wear studs on those days when they do not have swimming or PE. On swimming and PE days studs should not be worn. Sleepers and hoop earrings are not permitted.
  • If a child’s ears have very recently been pierced then on swimming and PE days they may wear their studs provided they have been covered with tape (by a parent) before coming to school. Once the lesson is over the child can remove the tape.
  • A watch may be worn. Fit bits may be worn so long as notifications are turned off.
  • Coloured hair gel should not be used and hairstyles should be kept simple.
  • Items which are not allowed will be taken from children and returned to parents.

 

 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: Monday, Tuesday all day & Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. If your child attends for 30 hours, they will attend all day Monday-Friday.

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.

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

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,

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.

When are the school holidays?

School holidays for 2018-19 and 2019-20, and Notable dates for the current term, can be found at http://www.sandalprimaryschool.co.uk/parent-zone/notable-dates/

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

 

Where have the menu links gone?

We've moved them all onto two Useful Links pages. The Useful Links page under Learning Zone contains links for pupils, the one under Parent Zone contains links of interest to parents.