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REMEMBER!

 

 If you are concerned about any aspect of school life, we need to  

know about it as soon as possible! Don't delay, call today!

 

 

The Prevent Strategy - Information for Parents 

 

Parent View is an online facility that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the school year. The questionnaire is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views to inspectors about their child’s school at the time of a school inspection. 

 

 

ADMISSION TO PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR RECEPTION AND YEAR 7 INTAKE 2019

For a primary or secondary place in a Lancashire school, please apply by the following link:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/apply-for-a-primary-school-place

Or search School Admissions on www.lancashire.gov.uk 


DEADLINE DATES:

31st October 2018 for High School admissions

15th January 2019 for Primary School Admissions 

 

If your application for a place at your preferred school is unsuccessful and you wish to appeal against the decision, you must apply in writing using the standard forms available on the following link:

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/appeal-against-an-admission-decision.aspx


APPEALS

Where the governors are unable to offer a place because the school is over subscribed, parents have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel, set up under the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998, as amended by the Education Act, 2002.  Parents should notify the clerk to the governors at the school by 28th April 2019.  Parents will have the opportunity to submit their case to the panel in writing and also to attend in order to present their case.  You will normally receive 14 days’ notice of the place and time of the hearing.

Appeals which are received after the deadline will be slotted into the schedule where this is possible.  There is no guarantee that this will happen and late appeals may be heard after the stipulated date at a second round of hearings.  The schedule is subject to change depending upon the availability of appeal panel members, clerks, venues and the number of appeals for each school (which will vary year on year).

Please note that this right of appeal against the governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.


A copy of the latest Admissions Policy can be found HERE



ARE YOU THINKING OF MOVING YOUR CHILD TO OUR SCHOOL? 

THIS INFORMATION MAY ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS - click the link



PHONICS

 

 

Click   HERE to go to our phonics page


ANTI-BULLYING INFORMATION

We take bullying seriously at St Lawrence's. We know the misery that it causes and we aim to tackle incidents quickly. If you think your child is being bullied or picked on, please do not put off contacting us. The sooner we act, the easier it is to sort out!

The following guides have been published to help children and their parents. Whether you child is being bullied or has been accused of bullying someone, they are a useful resource. You may also like to read our Anti-Bullying Policy.


Don't Bully Me! Advice For Primary Age Children

Preventing Bullying. A Guide For Parents

You Can Beat Bullying. A Guide For Young People

 


 KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE

 

 

When should I report to CEOP?

CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? You can report it CEOP by clicking the icon above.

Remember, if you need immediate help, call 999

THINK YOU KNOW - The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. This site aims to make online parenting simple.

VIDEO GAMES - An often overlooked area of eSafety includes the use of games consoles.

SOCIAL NETWORKS - As anyone can sign up to a social network, it will inevitably attract a small minority of users who want to promote extreme or unsavoury views, or who have abusive or criminal intentions. So, although the vast majority of users are respectable, it's important to take precautions. REMEMBER CHILDREN UNDER 13 SHOULD NOT HAVE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS!

MOBILE PHONES - Be aware of the potential mobile and internet safety risks your children might face whilst using a mobile phone.

 

SCHOOL FOOD STANDARDS

As part of the School Food Plan, a new set of standards for all food served in schools was launched by the Department for Education. They became mandatory in all maintained schools, and new academies and free schools from January 2015.

Welcomed by the Save Our Standards Campaign, and by Jamie Oliver, the new standards are designed to make it easier for school cooks to create imaginative, flexible and nutritious menus. Many schools have already started using the new standards and are really excited by the possibilities.


GENERAL INFORMATION 

CLEAR - This parental booklet has been developed in partnership with parents in order to support parents in talking to their children about alcohol.

IS IT LEGAL? - A Parent's Guide to The Law.

SMOKE-FREE CARS LEGISLATION