Welcome to Glemsford Primary Academy
We are here to help you with all your questions and queries. Please feel free to call us or pop in at anytime.
Here you will find information which is also available directly from school office.
Mrs Sue Attfield is the Administrative Officer
Miss Kelly Sorrell is the Administrative Assistant
Mrs Tanya Farrance is the Office Assistant
Main office 01787 283200
Absent line 01787 280143
The school office is open from 8:15am - 4:30pm
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the school if your child is too ill to attend school; we have a system in place whereby if we have not heard why a child is not in school by 9.30am we will contact the parent to check that the child is with them. We will endeavour to make contact with the main contact on our list, however if we are unable to reach them we will work through our whole list of contacts until we are able to reach someone. When your child returns to school it is necessary to send with him/her a letter stating the reason for his/her absence.
Leave of Absence
Our School day
8:50am School begins. (Registration is from 8:50 - 9:00 am)
10:15-10:30 am Playtime for Reception and Key Stage 1
10:30-10:45 am Playtime for Key Stage 2
12:00-1:00 pm Lunchtime
Our uniform is Navy blue for jumpers and cardigans, charcoal grey for trousers, skirts and pinafore dresses and white for shirts and blouses. For summer blue and white striped or checked dresses for girls and grey trousers or shorts for the boys.
See the uniform section
Glemsford Primary Academy admissions criteria for September 2018. See attached PDF
If you would like to apply for a place at Glemsford Primary Academy click here.
The administration of medicines to children
There are two main sets of circumstances in which requests may be made to school staff to deal with the administration of prescribed medicine to children in school
a. Cases of chronic illness or long term complaints, such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy
b. Cases where pupils recovering from a short term illness are well enough to return to school, but are receiving a course of prescribed medication, such as antibiotics
Following a period of illness a child’s own doctor is the person best able to advise whether or not the child is fit to return to school and it is for parents to seek and obtain such advice as is necessary.
If you child needs to take medicine during the school day, you will need to fill out a consent form at the office.
Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
Children who are eligible for free school meals attract additional Pupil Premium Funding. This is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. At Glemsford Primary Academy we use this funding in school to enhance the learning experiences of these children by providing a range of services which may include providing additional support and intervention for individual or small groups of children. In order for the school to access this funding we strongly recommend that you register for free school meals if you meet the criteria, regardless of whether you then take them up or if your child is automatically entitled. I am sure you will appreciate the importance of this extra money in allowing us to continue to fund such support.
Your child will be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following benefits: Income Support Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Guarantee element of Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and your annual taxable income is less than £16,190 If you are supported under Part 1V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Please note: Working Tax Credits do not qualify To claim free school meals you can apply on line at www.suffolk.gov.uk (click on ‘Education & Careers’ under ‘Schools & Support in Education’) or contact Free School Meals at West Suffolk house on Tel 01284 758883.
Click here to view the information and online form or see attached for the application form.
To view the school menu, please click here http://www.eats-catering.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ReducedWeb-Eats-AutumnWinter-Menu-201819-compressed.pdf
See the attached clubs list. We offer a range of clubs for all children across the school.