Term Dates and Useful Information
Autumn Term Menu 1
Term dates 2018 / 19
Term Dates 2017-2018
Term dates 2016-2017
School Attendance provides parents with important information concerning attendance and absence of pupils. Please note new government regulations which came in to force September 2013. The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
For pupils with Special Educational Needs our Local Offer aims to identify and support pupils with special educational needs and improve choice and transparency for families.
Our School Uniform Items is a list of items required by pupils along with our Uniform Price and Order Form. Please print the order form and complete as required and return your uniform order to the school office along with payment.
Free School Meals are available if parents receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you would like to apply for free school meals please complete the Free School Meal Application Form. If you would like any support with this or to find out more information, please call in to the school office.
Illness at home what should I do? Please ring the school office on the first morning of your child’s illness. You do not have to ring the school every day after that. On your child’s return to school, a written note outlining the reason for your child’s absence would be appreciated.
Illness at School. If your child is taken ill whilst at school we will contact you, preferably by telephone. It is vital you let us have an emergency telephone number where we can contact you (usually a mobile) or the number for another trusted adult if you happen to be out when your child is ill as we have no facilities for looking after sick children in school.
School Nurse. Information about our School Nurse and the use of medication within school is detailed in our Nurse and Medication leaflet.
School Milk price from Tuesday 3rd January 2013 will increase to 16p per day (80p per week). The cost of milk is subsidised by the European Community. Each half term the School Office sends out written details for payment for the following half term. Pupils in Reception have different arrangements and these will be posted on the website soon.
For pupils who do not have school milk we have water fountains which are easily accessible to all children in school.
Lunch Time Information including the provision of universal free school meals is available in our Lunch time Information Leaflet. We have important information for parents of children who bring a packed lunch to school and we ask parents to co-operate with us over packed lunches for the well-being of all our children, specially those with a food allergy.
Breakfast Club is in partnership with Moss Park Junior School who host a breakfast club from 8:00 am to which, numbers permitting, Infant children are welcome. Further information can be obtained from contacting our school office or from the Junior school office on 0161 864 1710.
Registered Childminders. Please contact our school office about our list of registered childminders who are known to us.
Parents Supporting their child. This information will be available soon meanwhile please contact our school office for further information and help. The BBC has a mini site for Parents to support their child’s education and is full of information across many subjects and school years.
Health and Safety Audits. At Moss Park Infants we take our duties under the Health and Safety Regulations very seriously. In November 2011 the Local Authority carried out a Health and Safety Audit in the School. Following the Audit, the report we received gave a score of 96% and concluded that:
“The School has excellent arrangements in place.”
The school then arranged for an Audit of the Playground including Play times and Lunch times to be carried out in December 2012. This was a new Audit offered by the Local Authority which resulted in a score of 90% and the conclusion stated that:
"The School has excellent arrangements in place, which require monitoring to ensure the performance is maintained. There are areas where minor improvements are recommended, and the attached Health and Safety action plan and Audit Standards will assist the Headteacher and Governors in achieving the required standards."
As a result of the Audit Plan, all minor improvements have been attended to.