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FAQs

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Holidays during Term time?

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.

Universal School Meals?

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.

Please find the forms at the bottom of the page.

How much is Dinner Money?

£2.05 Fees must be paid online via our SCOPay link on the Home page.

What is the best time to talk to the teacher if I have a question?

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?

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.

Milk?

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

What do I do if my child is sick?

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. We ask that parents call in on each day of sickness.

Children should not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout of sickness.

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

Can I send medicine into school with my child to self-administer?

Only prescribed medicines are allowed. In order to do this, we ask parents to complete a medical form at the front office. In the case of liquid medication, please provide a measured dose in a syringe dispenser.

What do I do if my child is late for school?

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.

What should I do if I believe another child is being unkind to my child?

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.

How to I purchase school uniform?

All new uniform purchases can be made via the SCOPay link on the Home Page. Prices and stock lists are available on SCOPay too.

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

There is an annual school uniform shop which is open during the last week of the summer holidays in the morning and evening. Please check our website for the date nearer the time.

2nd Hand Uniform can be purchased through our PTA. Please email: PTA2ndHand@hillside.wokingham.sch.uk for stocks and prices

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Forms

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  • Guidance For Parents
  • Application Form
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