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Cockton Hill Junior School

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Parent/Carer Information


The preferred method of contact with school is via the school office through phone or email. The School Office Staff – Mrs S Falls or Miss C Rispin are here to answer and/or your direct queries.

Letters, newsletters and information are sent via the Arbor app, text messages or email to all parents and carers. Please request a paper copy if you require this. Please make sure we have up to date details of your correct address, telephone number, email address and an alternative contact should you not be available in case of emergencies. These can be updated via the Arbor app or in the school office.

Questions and Queries

If you have any queries please contact the school to make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher as a first point of contact. Alternatively you can meet with the class teacher at the end of the school day, when class teachers are on the playground. Queries you have concerning your child in school should be referred initially to the class teacher as they have direct contact with your child on a regular basis.

If you need to speak to your child’s class teacher please contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time. We believe matters are best dealt with as quickly as possible and will do our best to help.

Water bottles

All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school to use throughout the day. Please remember that we only allow water to drink and children must not bring juice. Thank you!

Home time

Children will leave school onto the yard at 3:15pm.

Please ensure that you show a respectful attitude on the yard and avoid areas such as the gazebo. These areas have equipment for Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) which need to be kept safe.


As the conditions outside change so often, please ensure you child always bring a coat to school to ensure they can enjoy play times outside.

Personal belongings

Please ensure all uniform and coats are labelled with names. This helps to get our lost property to a minimum.

School Uniform

For all pupils the required school uniform is a white shirt or polo shirt, plain red jumper or cardigan, black or grey trousers or skirt, red checked dress. Jumpers and cardigans may be with or without school logos. All footwear to be plain black shoes or plain black trainers. Please ensure children are appropriately dressed for the weather, including for outdoor play.

We respectfully request parent co-operation that children do not wear any clothes or footwear with logos on for school apart from the school badge. We believe that it is important that all our children feel equally valued and respected regardless of their clothing. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

How To Order

School uniform with school logos can be purchased directly from a local company Cre8ive at www.cocktonhill.cre8ivegraphics.co.uk or by phone on 01388 664097. They also have a Facebook page with more information on ordering.

Items can also be purchased from a range of retailers for non-branded items including second-hand retailers. Please contact school if you require support with uniform.


For the safety and comfort of all children we ask that full fastening strong, sturdy, flat shoes or trainers without logos are worn for school including outdoor play. School shoes should not have a heel higher than 2.5cm in height for health and safety reasons. In the summer months we require all pupils to wear full shoes – following a number of accidents in schools, the Local Authority health and safety team advises that open toed sandals are not permitted for safety reasons.

Please be aware that your child may engage in vigorous play and therefore strong outdoor shoes are required that do not slip off. When wearing wellies or boots to school we request children bring alternative footwear for indoor use – either shoes or full slippers (not novelty types) or plimsolls. Boots and wellies are uncomfortable for a full days wear and your child will be required to wear alternative footwear. As most of the school is carpeted we ask that muddy shoes are not brought into school.


For reasons of health and safety and in line with the Local Authority policy, jewellery is not worn for school with the exception of a small plain ear studs which the child must be able to remove for lessons unaided. Plain watches are allowed.

In line with smart watches, governors have agreed, as part of the uniform policy, to ensure that children are safe when in school from messaging, notifications and cameras whilst they are learning:

“Pupils are permitted to wear a watch that counts their steps and is digital. Watches that send and receive messages, calls or notification must have this feature disabled in line with our online safety policy. Watches with cameras are not permitted. Any pupils, where learning is disrupted or they put themselves or others at risk with their use of their watch, will have the watch removed and collected by an adult.”

PE Kit

Plain black shorts or bottoms and a plain red or white T-shirt without logos. All footwear to be plain, flat black plimsolls or trainers. Children must bring a change of PE shoes as part of their kit. During the colder months it is advisable to send a change of sweatshirt and tracksuit bottoms without logos for outside games. 

Dinner Time

Cockton Hill Junior School has Healthy Schools status. We want to work with parents and carers to keep our children healthy and encourage all children to eat the right foods for sustained energy to aid learning.

Dinner time is 12pm-1pm. Children enter the hall in year groups to stagger serving. Your child will be able to sit with their friends for dinner provided behaviour is appropriate and safe.

School dinners are eaten in the main hall, providing a ‘family social dining’ environment. Children are encouraged to set their table place, show good manners, have a chat with friends and clear away after themselves.

School Meals

School meals are available at a cost of £14.05 per week. This service is provided by Chartwells and is not managed by the school. Children select their meals on a three-weekly cycle. Each morning children select their choice for that day within their classes. We encourage children to make their own choice. A main course and dessert is offered. A vegetarian choice is on offer daily.

We request that dinner money is to be paid on the first day of the school week for children to receive their dinner for that coming week. Dinner money payment is only accepted via the online payment software ParentPay. Please contact the school office for guidance and an online login to set this up.

Packed Lunch

If you wish to provide a packed lunch for your child, it should be brought into school in a lunch box clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. For safety reasons carrier bags must not be used to store packed lunches.

Please do not include nuts in your child’s lunch box as several children have serious nut allergies in school. Packed lunches should not contain sweets, energy drinks, fizzy drinks or chocolate bars but we do allow a small cake bar (e.g. mini roll) or a small cereal bar and a small bag of crisps. Sandwiches cannot have chocolate spread as a filling. Please support your school by not including other sugary items in a packed lunch.

Drinks and Playtime Snacks

We provide filtered water from coolers that children can use to fill their own water bottles brought in from home.  Your child has access to this water before school, at break and lunch times. Your child is not allowed to bring flavoured drinks (unless part of a packed lunch), highly coloured or high energy drinks into school. Please note that if flavoured drinks are in school as part of a packed lunch then this drink is not to be consumed during the day. Children may bring a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable in to eat at break time (labelled with their name). This does not include manufactured fruit products. Sweets must not be brought to school to be consumed on the premises.  Crisps must only be brought as part of a packed lunch.