Our Community MAT

Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Parent Mail

We use Parent Mail to keep in contact with you. More information can be found here.

School meals

School meals are available through our provider, TCS Catering, who offer a choice of a hot meal or school dinner packed lunch. For further information please click here.

School uniform

All Children at Dymchurch Primary School are required to wear uniform and to look smart. For further information please click here.

Milk

You can claim your free milk entitlement for your child or pay to have milk available for your child (if over 5) by registering with CoolMilk: https://www.coolmilk.com

Admission

For information about enrolling your child at Dymchurch Primary School, please call the school office. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school by telephoning 01303 872377

Absence

Parents should inform the school by telephone on the first morning of an absence by 10am and provide a reason for the pupil's absence. The school will contact the pupil's family and thereafter other emergency contacts if no explanation is given to confirm the reason for the child’s absence. A letter is required on the child’s return to school confirming the reason for their absence.

Should you need to collect your child during school time please let us know beforehand.

If your child is unwell and you are not sure if they should come to school or not, this NHS guidance might help you make a decision.  

Exceptional Circumstances for Absence from School

It is Government policy that children should be at school. There may be a few exceptional circumstances where absence from school is approved. You can find more information here.

If you would like to request absence during school time, this should be put in writing for the attention of the Headteacher. 

Accidents and Illness

There are always staff at school who have had first aid training to give appropriate treatment for minor accidents. Please inform us if your child has an allergy to plasters. In the case of a more serious accident, every effort will be made to contact you as soon as possible. Every parent will be asked to sign a permission form for medical assistance to be given in the case of an extreme emergency if we are unable to contact you.

If your child is unwell we will make every effort to contact you. This of course requires us to have up to date telephone or mobile phone numbers. Please make sure the Office is notified of any change of personal details.

Medicine

Staff may only administer medicines with a signed parental letter, at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Head Lice

You will be told if symptoms of head lice are found on your child or any member of the class. Please let us know if you have treated your child so that we can advise others.  This is done as a blanket letter so that no individual feels uncomfortable.

Please note, the only way we can deal effectively with head lice is a class is if everybody treats their child. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.

Jewellery and valuables

We would request that children should not wear any jewellery to school, those with pierced ears should only wear studs. However on those days when your child has PE lessons no jewellery at all should be worn.

Children should not bring any valuable items to school, as we are not able to take any responsibility should such items be lost or damaged.

Personal Property

All personal property, including clothing, should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

Click here for the Parents Guide to the National Curriculum