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Parent Partnership - FAQ

Q: How can I contact school?

A: The School Office can be telephoned on 01535 642309, contacted by post or emailed at: office@oakworth.bradford.sch.uk. Unfortunately, our texting messaging service is only able to send messages, so it is not possible to contact us via text.

Q: Where can I find school session times and holiday dates?
A: Session times are published in the school prospectus, which is available on the website, along with holiday dates up to July.

Q: Who should I speak to if I have a question or problem regarding my child?
A: Please speak to your child’s teacher, in the first instance, who will be at the appropriate entrance door before and after school each day. If you require a longer or more private discussion, appointments with teachers can be made via the School Office.

Q: What support is available for my child in school?
A: As well as support with learning in the classroom, the school has a Nurture Room and a specialist Pastoral Support Worker to meet the emotional and social needs of pupils. Our Parental Involvement Worker helen.scargill@oakworth.bradford.sch.uk also works closely with parents and children throughout the school.

Q: What should I do if my child is too ill to attend school?
A: Please ring the School Office on 01535 642309 from 8:00am, each day that the child is absent. A note, explaining the reason for the absence, should accompany the child on their return to school.

Q: How do I let school know about planned medical appointments?
A: Information regarding appointments can be emailed to the School Office, or parents and carers may prefer to telephone school; speak to the class teacher or send the child's appointment sheet into school for photocopying, so that their absence can be authorised.

Q: What is the school’s snow policy?
A: In the unlikely event that the school is closed, messages will be posted on the school website; the Bradford Council website and on Radio Leeds. A text message will also be sent to all families to inform them of the closure.

Q: What is the cost of a school dinner?
A: Dinners currently cost £1.65 per day. They are freshly cooked on the premises, by our own catering staff.

Q: When must dinner menus be handed in?
A: Dinner menus for the following week are distributed every Wednesday. These should be completed and returned to school the following day (Thursday), with the child’s name at the top of each day that a school lunch is required. If your child wishes to bring a packed lunch on certain days, these days should simply be crossed out on the completed menu.

Q: How should payments for dinners, trips, etc. be made?
A: Money should be sent to school in a clearly labelled envelope, which can be placed in the red register trays in each classroom or handed in at the School Office. Please note that amounts of money for different purposes should not be combined in one payment. All cheques should be made payable to Oakworth Primary School, unless stated otherwise.