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We use Arbor to keep in contact with you.  This is set up for families as soon as their details are on our database.  You will receive an email to the address that you have provided for your contact details (please check your junk mail also).  Once you have received the email, please click on the link and follow the instructions to set up your account.  


You can also download the Arbor app via the Apple Store and Play Stores for your mobile devices.

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 on TCS please click here.


For additional information on school meals, please click here


School uniform

All Children at Dymchurch Primary School are required to wear uniform and to look smart.


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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:




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 must be reported on each day of absence by 9.30am and provide a reason for the pupil's absence.

Parents should inform the school by calling the school directly on 01303 872377, leaving a voicemail on the absence line, or sending an absence message via the In-App Message option on Arbor.  The school will contact the pupil's family and other emergency contacts thereafter if no explanation is given to confirm the reason for the child’s 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 Sickness 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. 


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.




If your child has an allergy, please notify the school immediately so we can ensure the right procedures are put in place to keep your child safe.  These may be medical or dietary allergies.




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.