Do I need to check my child’s book bag each day?
You will need to read with your child regularly, and will need to make an entry in the reading record after each read. Also, it’s worth checking in the book bag for any communications from school or the PTA.
How do I find out about what is going on at school (e.g. dates for the diary)?
Events will be communicated to you via the school newsletter, which is sent out fortnightly during term time via e-mail and loaded onto the school website. This also includes any events organised by the PTA. Texts and emails are also sent to parents sometimes, with reminders.
It’s important that you make sure that the school office has a mobile phone number and an e-mail address for you, as many communications are sent via e-mail and/or text message.
The school Twitter account is also used to publicise events and share information and provide reminders with parents.
I have only just found out that my child has a place at Christleton, and I have missed the induction evening. What should I do?
Don’t panic! Lots of information can be found on this website under the admissions tab. If you have more questions, please just contact the school office, who will be happy to help.
Is there anyone that can help me if I have questions during the school holidays, and I can’t find the information I need on the school website?
Unfortunately school is closed during the school holidays so we would encourage parents to contact us during term time.
However staff are usually in the office on INSET days.
Will there be extra-curricular activities available?
Yes, full details of the clubs available are normally provided by letter during the first week or two of each term.
Can my child have a mobile phone in school?
Children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 are not permitted to bring mobile phones into school.
Children in Years 5 and 6 are permitted to bring mobile phones into school, if they have written permission from a parent or carer. Their phone must be turned off and handed in at the start of the day. It will then be given out at the end of the day to take home.
What do I do if I have a complaint?
Please contact the school office and/or refer to the complaints policy which can be found on the school website.
What’s Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2?
Does school celebrate Christmas?
Yes, as part of the RE curriculum children learn about a variety of religions including Christianity. There is usually a key stage 1 nativity play and a carol performance each year.
What’s the best way to contact my child’s teacher? Do I need an appointment?
You are able to speak to your child’s teacher either before school or at home time for any quick queries but an appointment is advisable if you wish to discuss anything at length. Please contact the school office who will liaise with the teacher and arrange a mutually convenient time.
Does the School have a ‘reward’ system for continuous good behaviour?
All children are encouraged to behave well and follow the rules. Our behaviour policy is available on the school website.
When are parent’s evenings?
Progress evenings are held in the autumn and spring terms. Dates are communicated with as much notice as possible.
Is the e-mail address for the school office, monitored in the school holidays?
Are there any school trips organised?
There are residential trips (overnight stays) in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Full details are provided to parents and carers in plenty of time beforehand.
There are also other opportunities for other day trips and visits, and again these will be communicated as and when those opportunities arise.