Frequently Asked Question's
What time does school open ?
School grounds open 8.45 a.m.
School starts 8.55 a.m.
School gates close 9.05 a.m.
Lunch time 12.25 p.m. - 1.25 p.m.
School finishes 3.30 p.m.
School grounds close 3.45 p.m.
Where can I buy school uniform from ?
School Uniform is available to buy new, through the Orchard Schoolwear website. However, the school office may be able to supply pre-owned uniform for a small cost. Please see Miss Williams in the school office for further details.
What do I do if my child is ill ?
If your child is absent from school, please call the school office on the first day of absence and inform them of child's name, class and reason for absence. Please keep the school informed if absence is for longer than 1 day, by ringing daily. A letter or email must be sent when your child returns to school giving a reason for the absence.
Can I take my child out of school during term time ?
We are unable to authorise holidays being taken in term time. St Paul’s Primary School follows the new DfE guidelines from September 2013 that states any requests for long-term leave can only be granted in ‘exceptional circumstances’ and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. A formal request must be applied for, using the appropriate forms which are available from the school office.
How do I apply for a school place ?
You can apply for a school place by visiting Cambridgeshire County Council website
What do I do if I suspect my child is being bullied
We take bullying very seriously at St Paul's. Please see your child's class teacher immediately if you have any concerns; you can also make an appointment to speak with the Headteacher.
Can my child bring toys to school ?
We ask that pupils do not bring toys/teddies etc into school unless this is for the younger pupils, or pupils are requested to do so by their class teacher. Year 6 will be permitted to bring in a good luck toy/teddy etc for SATS.
When is the best time to talk to the teacher if I have questions ?
The end of the school day would be the most convenient time for parents/carers to speak with class teachers.
How much do school dinners cost ?
School dinners cost £2.25 per day per child. If you wish, this can be paid termly in advance; more information regarding school dinners is available under the information tab.
Where can I find information on school closures ?
In the event that the school has to close due to unforeseen circumstances, this will be posted on the newsflash of the school website, Radio Heart will be informed and Cambridge County Council also have a website providing information of all school closures across Cambridgeshire.
What do I do if my child is prescribed medication ?
Unfortunately we are not permitted to give prescribed medication to pupils. We are permitted to administer inhalers(blue only), Antihistamine & Epipen for severe allergies. If a pupil has been prescribed medication, parents/carers are very welcome to come into school to administer these.
What do I do if I have a concern ?
The best thing to do if you have a concern is to talk to your child's class teacher. The end of the day is usually the best time to do this. If you continue to have a concern, please feel free to speak with the Headteacher. An appointment is not always necessary.