What do I need to remember to bring to school?
Q1: What do I need to remember to bring to school?
Packed Lunch (if having), water bottle, coat if appropriate for weather, PE kit, Musical instruments (if appropriate) , Swim kit (if appropriate)
What are the opening hours, lunch times and term dates?
Q2 : When does the school open and when is lunch time?
Q3: When are the school holidays / Term dates?
Q4: Can I take my child on holiday during term time?
The short answer is no. Attending school is a compulsory obligation that parents must adhere to and therefore you should avoid taking your child out of school. If you wish to have a special case considered then you are required to complete a request for leave of absence form which can be requested from the school office.
The school has a policy around attendance where full details of the requirements and penalties can be found.
What should I put in my child's packed lunch?
Q5: What should I put in my child's packed lunch?
We ask that children do not bring nuts to school as some children in school have allergies.Hot drinks and soup are not permitted.
On which day/s does my child do PE?
Q6: On which day/s does my child do PE?
Website - We are Curriculum - Subjects - Physical Education
How do I pay for school meals, trips, events, clubs and other school activities?
Q7: How do I pay for school meals, trips, events, clubs and other school activities ?
SIMS Pay - Website : Click Here
Where can I purchase school uniform?
Q8: Where can I purchase school uniform?
Address : 84 Mitcham Road , London SW17 9NG
Website: Stitch Design
Transport and Parking
Q9: Can I park at the school?
Unfortunately we do not have any visitor parking at school.
We also operate a restricted motor vehicle access at school times (information here).
Parents are asked to use the streets around school while avoiding the zig zags and parking restrictions.
Can my child cycle to school?
Q10: Can my child cycle to school?
Yes we have scooter and bike racks at school.
What clubs are there?
Q11: What clubs are there?
Penwortham Primary offer a lot of enrichment activities for children to get involved in from additional learning opportunities to sports and creative clubs.
Visit our club page on the website here.
Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club here
What if my child has an accident at school ?
Q12: What if my child has an accident at school?
All Teaching Assistants are first aid trained and can offer reassurance and first aid to pupils who are injured at school.
If the injury is significant we inform parents and appropriate first aid would be given and of course with any serious injury we would involve the medical services as soon as possible.
What if my child is unwell ?
Q13: What if my child is unwell?
Children frequently have coughs and colds and it is important that if your child is well enough, that they do come in to school.
Please do not send your child to school if they have a more serious illness - see this guidance if you are unsure NHS: Is my child too unwell for school ?
Can someone else pick up my child?
Q14: Can someone else pick up my child?
If its not on the data sheet then they will NOT be able to pick up your child.
How can I protect my child when using new technology ?
Q15: How can I protect my child when using the new technology?
All children are educated in Online Safety in school. We have produced an Online Safety information page for parents/carers so that up to date facts can be found by visiting the links to extremely useful websites such as Keeping children safe online NSPCC that will keep you informed and help you keep your child safe online.
We ask that parents are aware of online sites that their child is visiting and that they do not have access to social media accounts such as Facebook and Snapchat.