FAQs

We have prepared responses to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) which you may find useful. Please do not hesitate to contact the School Office if there is anything that you wish to ask which is not contained here. Alternatively, if you have any suggestions on other answers which other people might find useful, please do let us know.

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Communication with parents

Information is shared via the ParentMail system and the school website. A periodic newsletter is issued, which is housed on the website and emailed via ParentMail directly to parents.


PE/Games

Please refer to your child's individual timetable to ensure they bring in the correct items needed on the day required.


Absence

Written notice addressed to the Headmistress is required for any absence other than illness. Parents or guardians must inform the School office between 8.30-9.15am on the day of absence and daily thereafter. 


Additional costs

Any additional costs, eg, tours, trips, visits, etc, will be notified to parents prior to the event.


Calendar

The school calendar is updated in ‘real time’ on the school website. We strive to have as much information on the calendar at the beginning of any term and, following the initial upload of information, the calendar will be updated on a regular basis.


Collection from School

Prep pupils may be collected from the playground at 3.20pm, and Pre-School and Pre-Prep pupils at 3.30pm. Any pupil not collected due to unexpected circumstances will be sent to After School Care and may be collected from there.

 

CONTACT THE DIRECTORS

If you need to contact the Directors, please use the email address nikimolyneux@gideaparkcollege.co.uk


Curriculum information

An overview of the curriculum is contained on our school website. Fuller information is available on request and reported upon throughout the year.


Dental appointments

Dental appointments need to be booked outside of school hours wherever possible.


Drop off

Prep pupils may be dropped off from 8.30am, and Pre-School and Pre-Prep from 8.40am. Parents with children in both Prep and Pre-Prep departments may wait with their younger child on the playground until 8.40am.


Equipment

Children should not bring expensive toys, electrical equipment, iPods or computer games to school.


Food

We operate a healthy eating site and our caterers work carefully to provide nutritionally balanced meals. Children may bring fruit-based snacks to school from home but must ensure that they do not include nuts, chocolate, sweets, fizzy drinks, etc, unless for medical needs by prior arrangement.


Labels

Please ensure that each item of clothing is clearly marked with your child's name. 


Mobile telephones

Unless the school has been informed by letter why it is necessary for a pupil to have a mobile for their journey to and from school, mobile phones are not to be brought in. 


Parents' interviews

Dates for parents’ interviews can be found in the school calendar.


Trips and visits

These are organised for every year group. Information concerning these outings or visits will be issued in the termly calendar in the first instance.


Visitors

All visitors to the school must sign in at the School Office.


Wraparound Care

The school offers wraparound care for the children. All information is contained on our website or available from the School Office.