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Communication with the school

Communication between school and home occurs in a number of ways.



The school may contact parents/carers in circumstances where we need a quick response. Please inform the school as soon as possible if you change your telephone numbers. If you need to speak to your child's class teacher please call before 9:00am or after 3:30pm.


Home School Book

This is used by both the school and parents/carers. The school communication is usually filled in by the class teacher. They will write details of any activities, minor medical events, and generally anything they feel parents/carers would find interesting or useful. Parents and carers are encouraged to use the book to inform the class teacher of things that might impact on their child's day at school, such as general well-being, events that might have happened at home etc. 

Please do not pass messages via the transport driver or escort.


This is a third party service the school uses to send general email messages to parents/carers. The emails are usually notification of events, links to the school newsletters online, leaflets from other third party organisations which may be of interest etc. These emails are generated from the school. Email addresses for this service are collected when a child joins the school. If you change you email address, or you do not receive emails from the school via Schoolcomms please contact the school office who will be able to amend your details.



The website contains information, news, dates etc which you may find useful. The information on the website is not dynamic, however we will display messages when it will impact on the status of the school, such as full or partial closures. This however will not be the only method of communicating these events.


Adverse Events

Whilst we endeavour to keep the school operating through the whole of the advertised term dates there are rare events that may cause the full, or partial closure of the school. Examples might be loss of essential services such as water supply, or adverse weather conditions. We never take a decision to close the school lightly, but on occasion the risk to pupils and staff necessitate these closures. 

In the event of an unforeseen closure we will use text's via Schoolcomms in the first instance to inform of a closure. In the event of adverse weather we will also add our school to the list of other closures which are announced on local radio. We will also display a message on the school website. If it is necessary to close the school when the pupils are already in attendance we will also make telephone contact.