FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ page).
Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our School and Website may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, then please feel free to contact us on the telephone number or email address found on our contacts page.
How much is it for my child to have a school lunch?
A Primary School dinner costs £2.60 per day, whilst the Nursery Dinner costs £2.50 per week.
ALL children taking a meal both paid and free must book via the School Money App which can be found at www.eduspot.co.uk - children can no longer register or pay for school meals when they arrive to school
How do I pay for my child's dinner?
All school meals must be paid for in advance using the online system.
Breakfast Club costs £1.30 per day
Doors open @ 7.45am (Children should not be on the premises before this time) and doors close @ 8.25am
This cost must be paid using the online payment system.
What do I do if my child is ill?
1. If children are unwell, please contact the school as early as possible in the morning that they are unwell.
2. If pupils suffer from sickness overnight, they must not attend school the next day.
3. If pupils are ill during school hours, we will contact you on your first emergency number or subsequent numbers should you be unavailable. Contact numbers for emergencies should be an address relatively close to school.
What do I do if I need to take my child out of school?
If for a medical purpose, you will need to inform the child’s class teacher, preferably by letter. Children should not be taken out of school early unless it is an emergency. Please contact the office prior to your arrival and we will endeavour to have your child ready for collection.
What if my child needs medication in school?
Children are not allowed to bring medication to school (this includes cough / sore throat sweets, eye drops for hayfever) and our staff are not allowed to administer them unless your child has asthma, then arrangements are to be made with the Headteacher. If unsure about your child’s medication, please contact the school office.
Where can I find lost property?
All uniform (preferrably all belongings) should be named.
There is a rail of lost property outside the dinner hall and parents/children can check for any lost items.
What should I do if I need to drop my child off after class registration?
Children should be dropped off at the school’s office. Parents are responsible for seeing children safely into school. Only if picking up or returning children from a medical appointment or sickness are parents / carers allowed to use the staff car park. Please ensure you sign children in and out on the register located in the school office.
What is the appropriate school uniform?
We expect all our pupils to wear their uniform with pride. The uniform consists of the following:
BOYS P1 – P3: Black Trousers, Yellow Polo Shirt, Black Sweatshirt, Black Sensible Shoes
GIRLS P1 – P3: Black Pinafore, Yellow Polo Shirt, Black Sweatshirt, Yellow Summer Dress.
BOYS & GIRLS P4, 5, 6 & 7: Black Trousers for boys, Black Skirt for girls, White Shirt, school tie, school V Neck jumper, sensible shoes.
All pupils must wear black indoor shoes.
All items can be ordered through Chaplin’s, Kennedy Centre and O’Neill’s Sportswear Andersonstown Road, Belfast.
In the interest of safety jewellery must not be worn in school.
What is the procedure to make a complaint?
If you deem necessary to make a complaint, please read the procedure in the document below.