Parent Information

Information for Parents

Park Hill Primary School office is open to parents from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. There is an answer phone available to leave messages outside these times. All visitors must use the main school entrances.

The office is staffed by:

Paula Ralph, Bernie Fannon, Claire Day, Nikki |Potter, Emma Plant and Jane Waterhouse staff the office and oversee its smooth running.

Paula Ralph is the School Business Manager, managing the school’s budgets, all financial management systems, premises, contractors, Health & Safety & ICT. Paula Ralph works alongside Bernie Fannon, our Finance Assistant.

Jane Waterhouse manages the administration including all communication with parents of our youngest children.

The School Office Team are available during school times to help with any questions or information you may need regarding your child. You can request a paper copy of any information found on the school website, free of charge.

OFSTED 2018

COMMENT FROM OFSTED

“Pupils agree strongly that everyone gets on very well together and they would recommend this school to new families.”

Uniform

School dress at Park Hill is a colour combination of navy, white and grey which make up our school uniform.

Pupils are strongly encouraged to wear uniform which we feel adds a sense of identity to the school.

You can view our full uniform requirements below

Our Uniform

Buddies

Welcome to Buddies!

At Buddies, we provide before and after school care for children – from preschool through to Year 6.

To arrange admission for your child, please call into between 3:30pm and 5:30 pm on weekdays to obtain an admission form.

Or alternatively call Joyce on; 07931059188.

You can view more info here: Buddies

Attendance

We work in partnership with the Local Authority Attendance team in order to monitor all absences and lateness of all children in school. Across the school, whole school attendance is usually between 96% – 97% throughout the year. The Pastoral Team at Park Hill meet half termly to review all children. Where attendance is below 95%, we will usually write to parents to make them aware. If the attendance figure is significantly low, an Educational Welfare Officer from Coventry City Council will usually make contact to discuss issues.

Please remember that you have a legal duty to send your child to school every day.

Times

KS1 & KS2 08:45 – 12-15

KS1 & KS2 13.15 – 15.30

Pre-school 07:30 – 17:30

Lunchtime

PACKED LUNCH

If you are providing your child with a packed lunch please ensure it does not include the following:
fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or chocolate, sweets.

SCHOOL DINNERS

From September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 & 2 are entitled to a free school meal, in line with the DfE initiative.

Pupils in Years 3 to 6, unless entitled to Free School Meals, will need to pay for dinners. Eligibility Criteria & Apply

To view our current School menu please click here.

Child Illness Procedure

On the first day of absence you will need to contact school to report the reason for absence. Contact the school by phone on 024 76 466669, before 9.15am or via email at adminstaff@parkhill.coventry.sch.uk. When contacting school please give your child’s name and class and the nature of the illness. If nobody is available to take your call then please leave a message. The Attendance Officer will follow up any unreported absences with a phone call or home visit.

OFSTED 2018

COMMENT FROM OFSTED

“Pupils said that staff help them to stay safe. They talk confidently about how to stay safe when using the internet and crossing the road. Pupils feel well cared for at lunchtime.”

APPLYING FOR A PLACE

Admission criteria for nursery places in a Coventry City Council community school

If there are more applications than places for any nursery classes we will use the following criteria, in the priority order 1 to 3, to decide which children we will offer places to.

Admission criteria

Priority 1 Children who are in the care of the local authority
Priority 2 Children who have a sibling (brother or sister) at the school when that child is due to start school.
Priority 3 Children who live closest to the school, measured in kilometres in a straight line (as the crow flies).

You cannot appeal against decisions made about nursery places.

(Nursery is not compulsory school age and we only have 52 places available so unfortunately due to overcrowding in this area we are unable guarantee your child a place.)

You can view or Admissions Policy Here: View Here

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Term Dates

AUTUMN TERMSTARTSENDS
Staff Inset Day - school closed2 Sept 20192 Sept 2019
Autumn 1 yr 1 – 63 Sept 201918 Oct 2019
Holiday21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019
Autumn 228 Oct 201920 Dec 2019
Staff Inset Day - school closed29 Nov 201929 Nov 2019
Holiday23 Dec 20193 Jan 2020
SPRING TERMSTARTSENDS
Spring Term 6 Jan 202021 Feb 2020
Holiday24 Feb 202028 Feb 2020
Spring 203 Mar 202009 April 2020
Staff inset day-school closed27 Mar 202027 Mar 2020
Holiday10 April 202026 April 2020
SUMMER TERMSTARTSENDS
Summer 127 April 202022 May 2020
May Day Bank Holiday8 May 20208 May 2020
Holiday25 May 202029 May 2020
Summer 21 June 202017 July 2020
Holiday22 July 20201 Sept 2020
Staff Training- school closed20 July 202021 July 2020
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