Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions or queries, please check our frequently asked questions below.

Amazing Attendance

Does it matter if my child misses a day of school?

Class sizes

How many children are in each class at St Michael's? Why are the numbers increasing?

The School Day

How is the school day structured at St Michael's?


How often does the school gather for assembly?

Our connection with the Church

Does the school have much involvement with St Michael's Church?

School uniform

Is it possible to buy the school uniform second hand or do I have to order everything through the school?

Short sleeved shirts

Why does my child need to wear a short sleeved shirt all year round?

School colours

I'm not sure about other aspects of the uniform, like what colour coat, shoes and tights are allowed. Where can I find all the information in one place?

School dinners

What is on the school dinner menu? Are the portion sizes big enough? How do I know my child is eating what is provided?

School photos

When will the school photos be taken during the academic year?


After school clubs

What clubs are on offer at the school? Are reception children allowed to join in?

Breakfast  and after school childcare clubs

Does St Michael's offer a breakfast club or after school childcare facility?

Health and Wellbeing

Do routine checks take place at school relating to my child's vision, hearing, teeth etc?

A concern about your child's progress?

Who should I speak to if I'm worried about my child's progress?


A concern about your child's health?

I think my child may have a medical problem affecting their learning - is there any support available?

A concern about your child being upset by others?

I'm worried my child is being upset by the behaviour of others  - how best can I deal with this situation?

Managing poor behaviour

If my child misbehaves at school will I be informed? How is bad behaviour dealt with by staff?

What to do when your child is unwell

What should I do if my child is not well enough to go to school?

When can my child return to school?

My child suffered from vomiting and/or diarrhoea yesterday but seems fine today - can they return to school?

What do I do if I'm not well and can't get to the school?

What should I do if I'm not well enough to bring my child to school?


When does parents' evening take place? How will I receive feedback from the teacher in between these meetings?

Getting to school in bad weather

I'm not sure if the school will be open because of extreme weather conditions. How can I be sure?

Special leave requests

I need to take my child out of school for special reasons? How do I make this request?

Social Media at St Michael's

Is the school on Facebook or Twitter? Can I choose for my child not to be included or mentioned on these sites?

Active Kids Vouchers

Is the school collecting the Active Kids vouchers this year. If so who should I give them to?

Photographs being taken in school

I am not happy for my child's name or photograph to be included online or in other printed publicity. How can I be sure this doesn't happen?

School and Community events

What events take place at St Michael's each year?

The Friends of St Michael's

How do I get in touch with The Friends of St Michael's if I want to get involved or make a suggestion?

Any other questions?

I have a question that hasn't been answered here - who can help me find the answer?

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