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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? 

Find our school day timings and lunch times here 

Q3: When are the school holidays / Term dates?

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.

Attendance page 

What should I put in my child's packed lunch?

 Q5: What should I put in my child's packed lunch?
We encourage children to bring a healthy lunch to school which could include items such as fruit, vegetables, pasta or rice salads and yoghurts.

 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 

Tab : How we teach Physical Education (Scroll down to PE days) 


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 ?

School Gateway - 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 you need someone else to come to school to collect your children please speak to the class teacher in the morning or leave a message with  the office admin team. Each child has a data overview sheet with people who are allowed to collect them.
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.

Where do I find lost Property ?


The lost property box is located in the KS1 toilet area.  Visiting is permitted from 9am to 9.30am daily.  Please come to reception to be directed.

 Lost Property Process

·         Items that are lost generally come to the office first and if a name is on the item it will be returned.

·         Year 6 office helpers periodically go through the lost property box and find items that have names on them and these are returned.

·         When the box is full, one final check is done, then the PTA are given the clothes to wash, sort and prepare to be sold at a uniform sale.

 Uniform Sales

These take place regularly during the school year generally at the summer and winter fair’s and at cake sales, but information will also be sent out when uniform sales are on.

 Name Labelling of Clothing

To avoid property being lost the school would highly recommend labelling garments.  The following links have suggestions how to do this, but there are many methods and companies that could be used.