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FAQ on Starting at St Leonard's School


When can I speak to my child’s teacher?            

You are welcome to speak to your child’s teacher at the end of the school day/session. The start of the day tends to be very busy, so we request that only urgent messages are passed on in the morning. If you require a longer meeting, it should be arranged with your child’s teacher. 


What do I do if my child is ill?                   

Please telephone the School Office (01525 237253). You should call every morning that your child is unwell.


What should I do if my child has medicine?

Take the medicine to the School Office and complete a medicine indemnity form.  Please note than only
prescribed medicines can be given.  Medicine should be collected from the school office at the end of the day.If your child has an asthma inhaler you should complete a medicine form at the School Office. Inhalers are kept in the Staff Room permanently.
Pupils should never be responsible for medicine; it must be in the care of an adult.


How do I find out how my child is progressing?

Parents are invited to a parents’ evening in the first and second school term. A formal written report is sent to parents in the summer term. You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher at any time in the school year.


What do I do if my child is being collected by someone else?

Inform your child’s class teacher. If your plans change during the school day please telephone the School Office and a message will be passed to the class teacher.


If I think my child might be entitled free school meals, who do I contact?

Free School meals are available to families in receipt of benefits, but not working tax credit, with
an income of less than £16,100 pa. To apply, or find out if you are eligible please contact the
Free School Meals Team on 0300 300 8356.

We encourage any eligible family to apply even if you decide not to take up the meal as pupils in receipt of free school meals receive additional funding for the school and are eligible for a free space at school clubs. 


Can my child have a drink and snack?

All pupils are encouraged to drink water regularly throughout the day. Pupils should bring a named water bottle to school every day. Bottles should contain water, no juice or squash please.

A healthy snack is provided free of charge to all pupils up to the end of year 2.

All pupils can bring in a healthy snack to eat at break time, no chocolate or crisps please.