School Essentials


Safeguarding Children

We are a child protection agency and we have a duty of care to report incidents or disclosures from children to Children’s Services, when there is an indication that a child may not be safe. Please see our website for the full policy.

Attendance and Punctuality

The doors open at 8.45am for children to come in and be ready to learn for 8.50am. If your child arrives after that time they must report to the school office. Children arriving at school before 8.45am must be supervised by an adult or come into breakfast club. If your child is going to be absent please ring school first thing in the morning. Please see our Attendance Policy for more information. 

Foundation Stage day ends at 3.00pm

KS1 & KS2 day ends at 3.15pm

Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 are allowed to make their own way home if we have parental signed permission. Please complete a form in September. We will need this signed permission before your child is allowed home alone.


Money into School 

We do not take any cash in school. All the payments must be made through our Online Payment System called School Gateway. Please ask the office staff for a singning up guide before you register.

Dinner money must be paid on Monday mornings.

The price from September is £2.25 per day or £11.25 per week. 

We ask for 2 weeks notice in writing if your child wants to change from packed lunch to school meals and vice versa.


Packed Lunch

Please ensure that your child has a balanced meal in their labelled lunchbox, without too many sweets or treats. Unfortunately we cannot reheat any food that children may bring in for lunch.


You may be entitled  to free school meals; Parents need to apply on their own through the following website in order the see if they are eligible :
You will have to pay for meals until you have a decision. If your child is eligible we will refund the money you have paid.


School Meals 

See the attached menu.

Walking Bus

We provide a walking bus service every morning to help children to get to school on time. Please ask at the office for details.

Breakfast Club

We provide a Breakfast Club each morning from 8:00am- 8.45am.

It costs £1 per day for supervision and a good breakfast. Parents need to book and pay a week in advance. Limited places of 25. Places are offered on a first came first served basis. Booking forms go out at the end of each half term. 

Cycling to School

From September children wishing to cycle to school must  wear a safety helmet.

Parking Outside School

Parents must park safely and legally outside school. This means that parents must not park on the zig-zags, yellow lines or the pavement near school. There is plenty of safe parking along Balmfield Street, please use it. Parents must not use the school car park, even to drop off or collect children.

Safe Walking

Can parents and children please use the pedestrian entrance to school. 

Do not cut across the car park, as this is dangerous.


Concerns and Complaints

We are committed to working closely in partnership with all parents regarding their children. If you have a concern about any aspect of your child’s education please speak to the class teacher in the first instance; most issues can be resolved at this stage. Further to this please read and follow our Complaints Policy

Medicine in School

School staff are no longer allowed to administrate any kind of medicine in school. 

Inhalers - if your child needs a reliever (blue) inhaler to treat the symptoms of Asthma they must bring a spare one, with their name on, to keep in school.


Our homework policy is to leave weekends free for children to enjoy with their families. Your child will receive homework on a Monday and a Wednesday appropriate to their age and ability. In addition to this regular reading practise is essential for all ages.

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St Chad's RC Primary School

Balmfield Street, Cheetham, Manchester, M8 0SP

Headteacher - Mrs S. Brackenridge

Tel: 0161 205 6965


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