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New Parent Information Quick Guide

Welcome to Sandlings Primary School. We know starting a new school with new procedures can sometimes be overwhelming, so this page is designed to give you a quick guide to important information that you will need to know to make transition for your child as smooth as possible. Quick links to important pages on our website have been highlighted. 

 Please do not worry, as part of our transition process class teachers will arrange to meet with you in the first week to go over everything! However, in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Contact Information


If you wish to apply for a place for your child/children at Sandlings Primary School you will need to complete a local authortiy admissions form.

Admission Forms


Term Dates


There are a number of extra curricular clubs that children are able to participate in, either during lunchtime or after school.

Clubs Link

School Dinners

Children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 are entitled to Universal Free School meals, and can decide on a daily basis whether to have a school meal or a packed lunch. 

Children in Key Stage 2 can purchase a school lunch from the Suffolk County Council provider Eats Catering. These meals need to be purchased at least 2 days in advance, and have to be ordered online on the Suffolk County Council website, please follow the link below to order, as we no longer accept cash payments for school lunches in the school office.


Click Here for the Eats Catering Website

Please find below the link to the current school menu.

Eats Catering School Menu

School Uniform

Children are required to wear school uniform, this can be ordered and paid for online, and then the school office will contact you to arrange a collection time.  Click on the first link below for the details of the uniform required, and the second link takes you to the ordering page on the Suffolk County Council website. 

School Uniform Link


Life Skills

As part of our school curriculm children take part in a life skills session once a week. Children take part in Gardening,  cooking ,sewing  yoga and  PSHE. For these sessions they will require additional equipment

Gardening - Wellington boots or Gardening shoes and gardening clothes.

Cooking  - An Apron and a named sealed container. 

Swimming Lessons - As part of the national curriculm children in Key stage 2 will take part in swimming lessons during the school year. For this the children will require a swimming hat, swimming costume and a towel.  Parents will be informed when children are timetabled to swim as this varies over the course of the year.

Health and Safety

  • Smoking (including E ciggerettes )  is not permitted on school sites.
  • Dogs are also not permitted and this incudeds the grass triangle area at the fornt of school.
  • Children are only permitted to bring  pure water in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day and at lunch time.


School milk can be purchase for you child, for further details click on the link below. 

Cool Milk Link

Collecting and Picking up Children


 Key Stage 1;  Children MUST be brought to school in time for the 8.50am bell and parents must stay on site until the bell has rung. At the end of the day all Key Stage 1 children must be collected by a known adult from the classrooms fire exit door. If the person collecting is going to change at any point please ring the office, who will let the class teacher know. 

In year 3 and 4 the same procedures apply as for Key Stage 1. Parents must  collect year 3 and 4 children from their child’s fire exit door so that children will be handed to parents and follow the same procedure as is done in Key stage 1.

For children in years 5 and 6 we feel it is appropriate for parents to decide as to whether their child is mature enough to walk to and from school on their own without an adult. (If this is the case however we do recommend that they walk with a friend).  

We know the difficulties that arise when you have children in both Key Stages so all Key Stage 2 children with siblings in Key stage 1 will go to the Key Stage 1 class to meet parents.i

School Trips

School Visits are an important part of our curriculum, but due to budget constraints, do need to be financed by parents. Some of our trips are subsidised by the school PTA. As we are a cashless office, payments for school trips can be made online by following the link below:


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