FAQs

Q/. How will I know if the school is closed in an emergency?

A/. In case of an emergency school closure, details will be available by the following means:

  • The School Website
  • The school FaceBook Page.
  • The School Parents newsletter
  • Teachers2Parents text messaging (for those who have opted to have text messages).
  • Our Emergency Cascade System, 
  • Northamptonshire County Council website and BBC Radio Northampton.

Q/. What are the school day timings?

A/. 8.40am – 3.30pm for Foundation Stage to Year Six children. 2021 Covid-19 Update: Squirrels class collection time is 3:20pm.

Q/.  Is there an email newsletter for parents?

Yes – please visit the email subscription page to manage your details.

Q/.  What do I do if my child is late to school?

A/.  If your child is late for school, it is vital that you go to or phone the School Office.  This is not just so that we can monitor punctuality, but is essential for fire safety and security.

Q/. How do I report my child’s absence from school?

A/. Please telephone the school on 01327 860539 as soon as possible and on each day of your child’s absence from school; we have an answering service where you can leave a message.  It is very important that you let us know your child’s symptoms so that we can monitor any possible epidemics.

Q/. How can I order hot lunches for my child and how much does it cost?

A/. Dolce Ltd. provide a hot meal service at St Loys. Payments are made via the online ordering system.  Universal Free School Meals are available for pupils in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2.

For all enquiries including costs and ordering information please call or email the school office in the first instance.

Q/.  How can I buy school uniform?

A/. Please see the Uniform section here. For St Loys Primary Academy Logo items please order on-line at www.stparent.co.uk and not through the school office.

Q/. Can I take my child out of school for a holiday during term time?

A/. Absence requests will be authorised or unauthorised by the Headteacher. Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances. Additionally, you may be asked to supply further supporting documents for any absence request. Please email your request to the Head Teacher.

An Absence Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Headteacher. These are available via the school office.

Q/. How do I apply for a place in your school for my child?

A/. Please Contact Us for information.

Q/. What do I do if my child is prescribed medication?

A/. Only medicines prescribed by a doctor can be administered by the school.  Antibiotic doses that are administered 3 times a day should be given before and after school and at bedtime. If the medicine is required 4 times a day please ask in the office for staff to give any additional required dose.  For long term or ongoing medication, parents are asked to complete and sign a medication request form. Children with asthma, severe allergies, etc keep their medication in their classroom; these are given by a First Aid trained member of staff.

Q/. How long before my child can return to school after an illness?

A/. In the case of vomiting and diarrhoea your child should be well for 48 hours before they return to school.  Your doctor will advise you, but for all other illnesses please call us.

Q/. What do I do if I need to see a teacher?

A/. Teachers are normally available for brief enquiries after school. If you need a longer appointment, please contact your child’s teacher or the school secretary who will be happy to arrange this for you.