Frequently Asked Questions
How do I arrange transport for my child?
Most families are offered transport as part of their acceptance of a place at our school. If you are unsure, please check with your child's caseworker. You are very welcome to bring and collect your child from school. If your child usually accesses school transport but you wish to bring your child in or collect your child at any time, please let the School Office and your Transport service know.
Can my child access toys and games on their taxi?
If your child wishes to take a tablet or games device on their taxi, please could you ensure these are very clearly named. All devices are handed into the school office and collected again at the end of the school day. Sensory toys/calmers will be available for your child on their taxi if requested.
How do I order school uniform?
Please contact the school office directly on 01775 840250. When you place your order, we will inform you of the total amount owed and when your order will be ready to collect from school. Payment can be made by cash or cheque on collection. Your child will automatically receive a free PE kit drawstring bag and a book bag. Unfortunately, we are unable to post uniform orders.
What PE kit items will I need to send in for my child?
A white T-shirt, navy or black sports shorts and black plimsolls.
What day will my child start school in September?
School will start on 3rd September and term dates are available to view on our website. We will of course be adhering to government advice and will inform you of any changes immediately.
When does school start and finish?
School starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm.
Will school meals be available for my child?
Lunchtime is a very important part of the school day at Gosberton House Academy. We encourage the children to try new foods and they can learn to eat socially with their peers. You are always very welcome to send in a healthy snack for your child. Payments for school meals are contactless and made through ParentPay. Login details and further information will be sent out for each child prior to starting in September. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal thanks to a government funding scheme known as Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). Children can also access free school meals if they are eligible for Pupil Premium (please see our website for further information on eligibility requirements). If you think you are eligible, please register by visiting https://lcc.cloud.servelec-synergy.com/parentportal
How can I get in touch with my child's teacher?
Our main form of communication is through Tapestry and all parent should have a login for this. If you don't yet have a login or are experiencing problems with accessing Tapestry please contact the school office on 01775 840250.
What if I need to send in medication for my child?
Paperwork requesting details for medication and dosages will be sent out to you to be filled in and returned to school prior to your child starting in September. Any medication sent into school via your child's taxi is signed in at the school office. We cannot accept medication without the prescription label which should include your child's name and clear dosage instructions.
What if my child is ill and cannot attend school?
If you need to report your child's absence, please contact the school office on 01775 840250 before 9am. If your child falls ill during the school day, we will contact you to inform you and ask you to collect them.
How can I assist my child with their school work?
We encourage Family Learning throughout the school and we provide lots of ideas for projects the whole family can get involved in. We celebrate our achievements at the end of every term with a Family Learning assembly where parents and other family members are invited to join us.