This should be done by telephoning the school at 0208 642 0144 and informing the office staff or by leaving a message (option 1) if you call outside office hours.
We will require a letter, explaining the reason why the child is not at school, on the child’s return.
If your child has been vomiting or had diarrhoea, it is important that they stay at home until they have been clear of all symptoms for 24 hours.
Even if your child receives free school meals, applying for free school meals (pupil premium) is very important because the amount of money that the school receives from central government depends on the number of children registered as eligible for free school meals.
In 2014/15, schools will get an additional £1300 of funding for every child REGISTERED as eligible for free school meals.
This is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. For every eligible parent who signs up to the Pupil Premium scheme, the school could receive between £1300 and £1900 from the Department for Education.
This money can be used for resources such as extra staff, books or school trips.
If you think you may be eligible, even if you do not need to apply for free school meals or do not wish your child to receive a free meal, we would encourage you to register so that the school receives as much funding as possible to invest in the education of our pupils.
This year the school will pay for all school trips and workshops for any eligible children. From January eligible children will also be entitled to free school milk.
Although children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently eligible for free meals, we are unable to check your eligibility for the full Pupil Premium scheme unless you complete an application form.
If you do not apply if eligible, you will be unable to claim the additional benefits of free school trips, workshops and milk.
An introduction to our online payment service
What does ParentPay do?
- enables you to pay for school dinner money and school trips
- offers a highly secure payment site
- gives you a history of all the payments you have made
- allows the merging of accounts if you have more than one child at school
- shows you all items available for payment relevant to each of your children
- emails a receipt of your payment to the email address you register with
- gives you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like
- stops you having to write cheques or search for cash to send to school
- gives you peace of mind that your payment has been made safely and securely
- helps with budgeting; payments are immediate, there is no waiting for cheques to clear
- ParentPay is quick and easy to use
- reduces the administrative time spent on banking procedures
- keeps accurate records of payments made for every student
- payments do not bounce
- reduces paper ‘waste’
- allows for easy and quick refunds to be made back to the payment card
- improves communication between the school and parents concerning payments
- offers a more efficient payment collection process, reducing the amount of money held on school premises
More information can be found on the ParentPay website or by contacting the school office.
We will send you an activation letter to enable you to set up your ParentPay account.
The activation letter will contain a personal activation username and password to enable you to login to ParentPay.
During the activation process you will be guided through re-setting your username and password to something that is easier for you to remember.
You can also merge your accounts if you have more than one child at Manor Park Primary School.