The daily cost is currently £2.30, which is paid online via ParentPay. You will receive an activation letter when your child starts school.
The key stage entrance doors are opened at 08:40, to allow children to make their way into class. Reception children are collected from the Reception garden area. We encourage children to be in school by 08:50 to avoid lateness and to start their morning activities. More information can be found here.
We expect all children to wear uniform to school - please click here to read more information.
Warrington Borough Council Admissions Department are responsible for coordinating the allocation of places. The number of places available at the school is published annually and the school cannot exceed that number. There are 30 main school places in each year group.
For further details regarding school admissions please telephone: 01925 446226
There are multiple members of staff to contact at school, dependent on the nature of your query.
All calls: 01925 723719 - a member of the school office will forward your call to the relevant person.
School Office (for general enquiries, class teachers and attendance): email@example.com
We have a large parent car park accessed via Stocks Lane. The gates are opened to allow children to be dropped off in the morning and remain closed during the day until being re-opened at 14:50 for children to be collected. The small car park at the office entrance to the school, is for staff only and must not be used. As the school is situated on residential roads, we ask parents to park legally and with due consideration for our neighbours.
Your child may cycle if they are accompanied by an adult or you give permission for them to cycle alone or with friends. A cycle rack is provided on site. All bicycles are left at own risk and we recommend using a bike lock.
All children in Key Stage 1 must be accompanied by an adult. If you wish for an older child to walk to school alone, we must receive a permission letter from the parent with parental responsibility. This information will be held on their data collection sheet.
We always promote healthy eating and encourage our parents to make healthy choices when putting together a packed lunch for their child.
An example of a healthy packed lunch:
- A sandwich (no peanut butter)
- A wafer biscuit e.g. twix, kit kat, blue ribband.
- Yoghurt and a piece of fruit.
- Bottle of water or juice.
No sweets, fizzy drinks, nuts or chocolate (unless covering a wafer/biscuit)
Parents must sew or iron a name label into all clothing or write the child’s name in indelible ink. If an item goes missing your child must inform the class teacher or teaching assistant who will do their best to help find the lost item, but we are unable to provide a replacement.
We offer support in the transition from primary to secondary school. This process includes parents' meetings, workshops and transition booklets.
Due to our geographical location, our Year 6 pupils will move to various secondary schools across Warrington including Penketh High School and Great Sankey High School.
Usually children join Reception class in the September before their 5th birthday. Please see our admission arrangements for further information or speak to the school office staff.
We normally discourage toys being brought into school, unless the class teacher has specifically indicated that they may do so. Please always check with your child's class teacher.
The weekly school newsletter is sent out each Friday via SchoolPing and is always available via the Newsletters tab or our school office.
We would discourage parents from trying to talk to a teacher in the morning, as they are busy preparing for the school day. If possible, we would advise you to speak to the teacher at the end of the school day after all the children have been dismissed. Appointments to see a member of staff should be made via the school office.
The school runs a very successful Breakfast Club which is organised by Mrs Bold and Miss Edwards. More information can be found here.
At Penketh, we also provide high quality after school provision for the children, in conjunction with Kids Planet After School Club from 3.15 p.m. to 6.00 pm. More information can be found here.
We encourage parents to get involved in various ways from attending educational trips, to volunteering in school. We have a small fundraising team (PFA) and would welcome new members with new ideas and contacts. If you work for a company that is able to sponsor or donate to fundraising in the school please email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Penketh, we offer a variety of clubs for different age groups. These run after school normally from 15:20 - 16:15 or 15:20 - 16:30. Clubs change every term and you will always be notified in the first week of the new term so you can apply. For more details please speak to a member of staff in the school office.
Our main school building is fully accessible and consists of a ground floor, with easy access to both the office and KS2 entrances.
We have a number of accessible toilets on site for adults and children, including a designated disabled toilet.
As a school, we are happy to discuss individual access requirements and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible. We carefully consider the layout and use of the building in relation to the needs of individuals to meet their needs appropriately.
We carry out an Accessibility Audit annually, or in response to a new need being identified.