We often get asked the same questions. Here are some of the most popular, together with the answers!

What are the school day hours?
The school starts at 8.40 and finishes at 15.15 (3.15pm). This equates to 32 hours 55 minutes a week.

Where do I take my children to, and collect them from?
The school gates open at 8:30. Here your child will be greeted by our friendly staff. You may escort them to the classroom or leave them safely at the gate. In the afternoon, the gates open at 3 pm with the children being dismissed from classes at 15:15 (3:15). Parents should not use the reception door for collection of children at the end of the school day.

Do you have a breakfast club?
Yes, from 7.30am to 8.45am @ £3.00 per child per day.

Do you offer after school care?
Yes, parents can pay £8.00 per day for afterschool Childcare Club (Kidzklub) from 3.15 – 5.30pm.  Children enjoy activities and a snack in the safety of the school environment.

Where can I buy the school uniform?
We sell Mellers sweatshirts at the main school office @ £9.00 each. There are also some second hand sweatshirts, washed and clean at 50p each. Alternatively, you are welcome to buy plain, navy blue sweatshirts, jumpers and cardigans from the ranges found in shops and supermarkets.

Is uniform compulsory?
It is not compulsory, but we do like to see children in a school sweatshirt as it makes everyone look smart and makes them feel like part of Mellers.

What do I need to do if I want to take my child on holiday?
We no longer authorise holidays during term time.  Applications for extended leave for exceptional circumstances only should be made to the Headteacher in writing on the relevant school form. Please see our Attendance Policy in the ‘resources’ section for full details.

How much is dinner money?
School meals are £2.50 per day, or £12.50 per 5 day week. Meals should be ordered and paid for on a Monday using the Arbor app.

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