FAQs

We have tried to answer many of our frequently asked questions below.  However, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any unanswered questions/queries.

 

Holidays during term time are not encouraged and may not be authorised. If you need to take your child out of school during term time,
you must seek permission from the Headteacher. Please ask for a ‘Request For Leave of Absence Form’ from the School Office.

All children up to the end of Year 2 are entitled to a free school dinner. No forms are needed to apply for this. From Years 3-6 Free
School Meals are only allowed once the relevant Pupil Premium forms have been applied for. Please speak to Mrs Morsman
(Business Manager) for more information.T&Cs apply.

£1.95
Fees must be paid online via our Tucasi link on the School Dinner page

We discourage parents from trying to talk to a teacher in the morning as they are busy preparing for the school day. We would advise
you to speak to the teacher at the end of the school day after all the children have been dismissed. We can also make appointments
in the school office for parents to see the class teacher or another member of staff.

Fresh fruit is available for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Yr1-2) children every day at morning break time. However, you are allowed to
send in fruit or vegetables for your child at break time. This is suggested for Yr3-6.

You can claim your free milk entitlement for your child or pay to have milk available for your child (if over 5) by registering with CoolMilk:
https://www.coolmilk.com

Parents should inform the school by telephone on the first morning of an absence by 10am and provide a reason for the child's absence.

Children should not return to school until 24 hours after the last bout of sickness. (48 in more serious circumstances).

Headaches are not included in this (including the Common Cold).

No. This could put other children at risk and is not appropriate. If your child is needing regular medicine, you are welcome to come into school and
administer yourself. If your child is ill and needing regular medicine, please consider whether they should rather stay at home.

Classroom doors will close at 08:55. If your child is late for school, even by a few minutes, it is vital that you go to the School Office.
This is not just so that we can monitor punctuality, but is essential for fire safety and security that they are signed in.

Advise your child to speak to an adult in the school. This can be any member of staff that they feel comfortable with. You may also wish to
support your child by talking to your child’s class teacher. We would encourage that they report any incident to the class teacher as they can
observe behaviour during lessons and advise lunchtime staff as necessary. We take such incidents very seriously and they are dealt with
appropriately and with speed. If you are concerned about your child please speak to the Head teacher and never approach another child or the parent.

Orders are to be placed in the outside postbox (Blue) in a NAMED sealed envelope (with the payment of cash or cheque,
made payable to HILLSIDE SCHOOL FUND).

Orders place in the post box on a MONDAY or TUESDAY can be collected on WEDNESDAY - after school only from
the small hall from 2.55pm – 3.15pm.

Orders placed in the postbox on WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY or FRIDAY can be collected on MONDAY – before school only
from the school hall from 8.40am – 9.00am.

If you would like your child to try on items for sizing or exchange items due to incorrect size, this will only be available at the
MONDAY and WEDNESDAY sessions.

Please note that the school uniform cannot be purchased at the school office unless deemed an emergency.