Academy Information

 

FAQs

1. How much is Dinner Money?Dinner money is £2.10 per day, or £10.50 for the week. We run a Parent Pay system and expect all Parents to pay online using the barcodes provided by the school. If you require a paypoint card, or if you have any further questions please contact the School office.

2. What time does school start?Children should arrive at the academy no earlier than 8.45am. The playground will be supervised by a member of staff from 8.45-8.55am. At 8.55am a bell will signal for all children to line up and be taken into class by their class teacher.

3. When can I buy uniform? School Uniform

4. How do I make an application?

Parents must contact Croydon School Admissions to find out if a place is available for your child. If a place is offered, parents are welcome to make an appointment to look around the school. Please call the School office to make an appointment.

5. How do I book a holiday?

Schools will not authorise family holidays during term time. Holiday dates are published a year in advance; therefore, the school does not see any reason for parents to take their child(ren) out of the school during term time.

6. What should I do if my child is bullied?

Children have weekly PSHCE sessions where they learn about how to interact positively with the other children.

In the first instance, speak to your child’s class teacher. If bullying recurs then please talk to the Team Leader. Please talk to us as soon as you are concerned. We take bullying very seriously. We have an anti-bullying policy that we are happy to talk parents through.

7. Can I park at the school?

Parents cannot park on the school premises. Where possible, we would encourage parents and children to walk to school.

8. Can my child cycle to school?

Children should only cycle to school if they understand the ‘Green Cross Code’. All bicycles and scooters should be walked through the playground and locked securely in the cycle racks or scooter racks the school provides. The school will not be held responsible for any damage to bicycles in the school grounds.

9. Can my child walk to school alone?

Parents who would like their children to walk to school, or walk home, alone must have given a signed consent form to the academy office.

10. What should I put in my child’s packed lunch?

We encourage parents to provide a healthy meal each day for their child. Sweets and chocolate bars are not allowed. Children whom eat a school dinner will have a choice of vegetables or salad from the salad bar.

11. What do I do if my child has lost a piece of clothing?

We strongly advise that all children’s clothing is clearly named. A lost property box is located outside the school office.

12. Where will my child go when they finish Wolsey Junior School

Meetings are held for Parents of Year 6 children in September of their last year and the Open Evenings are held for all of the Secondary Schools in Croydon in September and October. Children have left Wolsey to attend various Secondary Schools in Croydon and Bromley; the majority attending Addington High, Quest Academy or Charles Darwin.

13. Can I bring toys in to school?

We strongly advise that no expensive items are ever brought in from home. There is no need to bring equipment for playtime as this is provided by the school.

15. Can I receive the newsletter by email?

Newsletters are distributed to children via their bookbags. Newsletters are also available to view on the school’s website.

16. What is the best time to talk to the teacher if I have a question?

It is best to speak to the teacher as you bring your child into class in the morning, or to make an appointment to have a chat after school.

17. Is there before and after school provision?

The school operates a Breakfast Club between 7.30am and 8.45am for all pupils. The cost is £1.00 per session. There are also numerous after school clubs, these vary each term, and details will be provided upon admission. After School provision is hosted by the Infant School and children are collected daily from the School Office.

18.   How can parents get involved?

Parents can support their children by reading with them, and encouraging them with their homework.

Additionally we organise three Parents consultation evenings each year and Class teachers will organise a meeting to give parents more information that will help you support your child’s learning at the beginning of each term.