FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We hope you find the answer to your questions here, but if you don’t, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on: 0208 691 0611 and we will be happy to help.
If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please call the school office on the first day of absence before 09.30am or email: email@example.com
If your child is away from school for more than two days or the illness extends over a weekend, you will need to call again. Please note that following advice received from the Public Health England, we have a strict policy that children cannot return to school for 48 hours from the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. When you child is able to return to school, please provide a letter via the school office containing brief details of the illness and the dates the child was absent.
If your child needs to attend an appointment during school time, you will need to provide a copy of the appointment letter to the school office in advance. If you let us know what time you will collect your child we can ensure they are ready at the School Office for collection. If you need to take your child out of school during term time, you will need to complete a Request for Absence form which is available from the school office or you can download a copy here: Absence Request Form
If for any reason your child needs to take prescribed medication whilst at school, you must complete a form detailing the time and amount/volume of medicine to be administered. You can download the form here: Medicine Authorisation or collect one from the School Office.
After School Club
The After School Club is managed by the school. The cost for Afterschool Club is £11.00 per day or £50.00 per week and payment must be made in advance via ParentPay. Afterschool runs from 3pm – 6pm. Children are sent to the Club in the main hall by their class teacher at the end of the school day, or collected from class depending on their age. If you would like to use this service or require further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assemblies are held daily, with Whole School Assembly taking place on a Monday.
The Breakfast Club runs from 8am to 9.15am in the main school hall for children in Reception to Year 6. Children using this service will need to arrive using the Pond Gate on Rokeby Road between 8.00 – 8.30am (no access will be permitted after 08.30am). An adult must use the entry phone at the inside gate to gain access to the playground and escort their child to breakfast club.
You can use the service as and when required for a fee of £3.00. As of January 2020, all payment for Breakfast Club must be made via ParentPay, which means you will be able to pay for the sessions online as you do for school meals by logging on here: Parentpay
Children’s attendance will be recorded on their account for each morning you register them at the club and £3.00 will be deducted from your Breakfast Club balance. Please ensure that you have a credit on your account at all times so that the sessions can be booked. If you have not yet registered for Parentpay, please see a member of staff in the school office.
The children have breakfast and are sent or escorted to their classroom, at the start of school, depending on their age. Click here for more details: Breakfast Club Registration
If you have any questions or queries, please speak to the school office or email: email@example.com
It is really important that we have your correct contact details. If you need to update or change your details, please complete a change of contact detail form. Copies are available at the school office or here: Change of details form
Fortnightly newsletters are sent via ParentMail with all the latest news on the school plus you can keep updated by visiting our website where news will be posted daily.
All mobile phones brought into school must be authorised by the Headteacher. In order to receive authorisation for a phone you need to complete a form which is available from the School Office.
Open Door Policy
If you ever want to discuss any issues with the school, please note that this should be raised with the class teacher. You can phone the school on 020 8691 0611 or agree a suitable time with the teacher at the beginning or end of the day. Our Headteacher, Sally Williams, is available most mornings to speak with if you feel that further action is needed.
We regularly undertake parent surveys so that parents can let us know how we were doing at Myatt Garden.
Friends of Myatt Garden
Friends of Myatt Garden organise events, fundraisers and encourages parents to get involved with school life. All parents are members of Friends of Myatt Garden and regularly held meetings are open to all. If you would like to become involved with the Friends of Myatt Garden, or would simply like an update on the work they do, please contact them via their email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Facebook
All children are expected to wear the correct kit for both indoor and outdoor PE. PE kits can include any of the following items:
- T- shirt
- Shorts, leggings or shorts
- Trainers or plimsoles
- Tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirt for colder weather
Children can come to school wearing their PE kit as long as they have a change of clothes to change into after the lesson.
KS1 play-time is from 11am to 11.20am and from 2.45pm – 3.00pm KS2 play-time is from 10.30 to 11am. The children walk back to their classrooms and are met by their teacher. If it is wet, children stay in their classroom, with activities organised under adult supervision.
Normal school hours are: Nursery 9.00am – 11.30am or 12.45pm – 3.15pm KS1 9.15am – 3.25pm KS2 9am – 3.25pm. Children are welcomed to class by the teacher or teaching assistant. If children arrive late and have missed the register, they will need to be marked present at the School Office. Children in Foundation Stage and KS1 are released from class only when a parent or carer has arrived to collect them via the outside classroom door. From Year 3 children are allowed to meet their parents in the playground. If you have arranged someone other than yourself to collect your child, please inform the school office, who will make sure this information is passed to the class teacher.
At Myatt Garden, we have a school sweatshirt, polo shirt and book bags available for parents to purchase if they wish. As we want to nurture children’s individuality and respect difference, we are equally happy if you wish your child to wear their own choice of clothes. Further details on our school uniform and prices can be found here: School Uniform Prices
We now ask for your permission to take your child on trips during school time, on your admission form. As we send all communications electronically, we no longer need to send paper slips home. We will only ask for specific permission for residential trips, such as Swanage and Windmill Hill.
Foundation Stage: Milk, drinking water and fruit is available in Nursery and Reception. This is provided free of charge. KS1: Drinking water is available to KS1 children in their classrooms. A piece of fresh fruit is also provided for each child every day to keep their energy levels up between mealtimes and promote healthy eating. This is provided free of charge. KS2: Children are welcome to bring a drink from home of water, fruit juice or squash. They can also bring fruit from home to have as a snack at morning break time.
Volunteering at Myatt Garden
If you would like to offer your services within the school on a regular basis, assisting in classes or with reading, then you will need to complete an application for the Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). This can be done online via the School Business Manager and will require certain forms of ID including photographic.
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