At Ravensfield Primary all staff are committed to helping children to achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. In order for children to get the greatest possible benefits from school, good attendance and punctuality is essential. Holidays in term time will not be authorised.
Our current tagret for annual attendance is 96% +. Our target for punctuality is 100%.
The Educational welfare Officer monitors the attendance of children regularly.
If your child is absent through sickness or any unavoidable cause, please could you inform the school by telephone or text message in the first instance on 0161 344 2905. A note will be required from you on the child's return. The school has a ‘first day contact’ system for child absence. A member of staff will endeavour to contact parents should a child not appear for morning register and a message not received. Again, we would appreciate an early telephone call to let us know of any absences. Thank you
All meals are cooked fresh everyday only using fresh ingredients bought from local suppliers. Every 4 weeks a new menu is uploaded onto School Money (the online payment system) where parents can book and pay for their child’s meal. This system allows you to order the whole menu for the week or just a few odd days. Each meal still costs £2.20.
The deadline for orders will be 12.00 noon on a Wednesday for meals required the following week.
Free School Meals
Orders for children eligible for Free Meals or Universal infant Free School Meals (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) should be made through School Money, no payment will be required.
If you think your child is eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office.
Children who do not have a school meal may either go home for lunch or bring a packed lunch. Please ensure that packed lunches are brought to school in a secure container labelled with your child’s name.
Water is available, but you may like to supply a drink. We prefer drinks to be supplied in plastic flasks or bottles or other safe containers. In the interest of health and safety, we would ask that children do not bring cans or glass bottles. They should not bring fizzy drinks or sweets.
If your child forgets his or her packed lunch we will try and contact you. If we are unable to do so we will happily supply a school lunch and ask you to reimburse us later.
You may like your child to have a midmorning snack. We welcome fruit and vegetables, but we ask you not to send your child with sweets, chocolate or crisps. Please respect our policy on healthy eating and dental care!
Chewing gum is not allowed in school.
KS1 are provided with free fruit every day.
A tuck shop selling healthy snacks to children in KS2 is open every day.
If your child has a problem at school
From time to time, in the children's lives, events may take place that are upsetting for them. If you are able to share information about your child's personal life with us it can be extremely useful in helping us to offer understanding and support.
This will always be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
If you think your child is experiencing any kind of difficulty at school, please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Medical Issues & Emergency Contact Information
You are asked to complete a contact form giving details of your child. Please ensure that your contact details are correct, and that the school is told about any health matters, especially allergies, relating to your child. Please ensure if your child uses an inhaler a spare current inhaler remains in school for your child's use if needed.
It is essential that you keep us updated of any change in circumstances regarding contact numbers. If we are unable to contact you the Head or Deputy will assume parental responsibility and will act, as any caring parent would do under the circumstances. If you do not wish the Head or Deputy to take this responsibility, please inform the school.
The best way to pay for most activities in school is via our online payment provider School Money, this system is used for payments such as for school meals, out of school club and trips.
From time to time you will receive a text message from the school inviting you to access the payment website www.schoolmoney.co.uk as an option to make a payment for an activity.
To ensure that we all experience maximum benefit from this service, we would ask all parents to notify us if you have recently changed your mobile number. Please let the school office know as soon as possible when your mobile number changes.
You can download a copy of the School Money Guide for Parents at the bottom of this page.