FAQs

We know we won't be able to answer all of your questions here, but we thought it would be helpful to group together some of the information that regularly gets asked about.  This of course does not replace a conversation with your child’s teacher, but is a good place to start!

Parents at all schools are encouraged to use the Ofsted Parent View facility on their website to provide feedback on many aspects of the life of a school. We would like to encourage our parents to provide feedback on Mawsley Primary School in this way. You can do this through the official Ofsted Website www.ofsted.gov.uk. This is another way in which we can respond to your feedback.

Here are some of the more frequently asked questions – if we are missing something you think would be useful please let us know!

How do I get in contact with the school?


Full details of how to contact the school can be found on the ‘Contact Us' page of our website, this includes postal address, telephone, fax and email addresses with names of key contacts. We also display a map to help you find us! If you need to get in touch outside of office hours, then please call the main office number (01536 799182) and leave a message on the voicemail – this is checked every morning during term time.




How does the school get in contact with me?


The most common way of us sending information to you is via a letter which will be given to your child – this is used for general communications. If we have an urgent need to get in touch with you then we will telephone using the details you have provided to us. If you need to update your details please let us know in the office or via the website. We are also proud to produce a weekly newsletter which contains lots of information about things going on at school.




What are the school opening hours?


The school is open during term time between the hours of 08:30am and 16:00pm. Some extra curricular clubs take place at the school outside of these hours – please see our ‘Clubs‘ page for full details. The start of the school day is 08:40 through until 15:15.




How do I report my child's absence?


If your child is not well and will not be attending school it is important that you let us know – this ensures that we maintain accurate records of attendance. Please telephone the school office on 01536 799182 – we have an automated system which enables you to simply leave a message – this can be selected by pressing ‘1’ on your telephone keypad. If a child does not attend school and we have not been notified we will try to get in contact with you to ensure everything is OK. Please send in a letter to school when your child returns explaining the absence. If you have changed your mobile telephone number or email address and are concerned that we do not have the most up-to-date details, please let us know. Public Health England provide a really useful factsheet that provides information on childhood illnesses and recommends how long a child should remain off of school. Please use this as a guide but always consult with your GP if you are at all concerned (for those registered with the Doctors in the Village – contact details can be found here)




What are the school's lunchtime arrangements?


We run 2 lunch sessions, the first starts at 12pm and lasts for 55 minutes – this lunch session is for children in the Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2. The children eat lunch first and spend the rest of the time playing outside (weather permitting). The second lunch session starts at 12:25 and lasts for 50 minutes – this lunch session is for years 3,4,5 and 6. Hot school dinners are available through ‘ Kingswood Catering' at a small cost (£2.30 per day). If ordering online these must be ordered 1 week in advance by Wednesday at midnight for the following weeks dinners. If you do not have access to the internet then you can order using order envelopes and these must be handed into school on a Monday morning for the following week. From September 2014 all children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to free school meals as part of the Government Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme. If you would like your child to have free school meals you still need to register and order them with Kingswood Catering. For older children in Year 3 and above you will need to apply to the County Council for Free School Meals – please speak to the school office for advice or go to www.northamptonshire.gov.uk to register. If you would prefer for your child to bring in a packed lunch, we encourage a healthy eating approach and ask for parents to avoid sugary snacks and fizzy drinks!