Communicating with School
Communication and Access to Teachers and Staff
Communication and cooperation is key to a successful home – school partnership that will help nurture and support your child’s learning.
Teachers are available for discussion about matters arising from your child’s wellbeing and learning before and after school. You are welcome to arrange a mutually convenient meeting if it is likely to be more than a quick message or question that can be asked in the playground at home time. Appointments can be arranged through the School Office either in person, by telephone or by email using firstname.lastname@example.org. Office staff will forward your request to the appropriate member of staff who will aim to respond to you within 48 hours.
All parents should report to the School Reception in the Front Entrance Hall when visiting the school.
Parents may view their child's records in National Curriculum subjects upon written request. The school will provide this within one calendar month.
It is very important that we communicate to solve any problems or misunderstandings as swiftly and constructively as possible. If you have a comment, compliment or concern about our school then please contact the school directly using the usual lines of communication.
For complaints, please click on the link below:
Reigate Priory School - Complaints Procedure
Application for Leave of Absence
Reigate Priory Junior School firmly believes that all children benefit from regular school attendance. A full and uninterrupted presence gives children the opportunity fulfil their academic and social potential but also contributes significantly to establishing a positive learning and work ethic.
The school recognises the importance of school holidays (12 weeks per year) for children to rest, recuperate and enjoy spending quality time together as a family. However, term time is for learning therefore it is not acceptable for children to miss school.
If a family needs to request absence in term-time then an 'Application for Leave of Absence Form' must be completed at least two weeksbefore the leave date and include adequate explanation to why the leave is necessary.
The Headteacher will not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances,’ restricting it to absences for events such as weddings and funerals of immediate family members. No leave will be authorised if the child’s attendance is less than 95%.
Parental Agreement to Administer Medicine
Reigate Priory School will not give your child medicine unless you complete and sign the appropriate form. If more than one medicine is to be given, a separate form should be completed for each one. If your child has a fracture and requires the use of crutches, please complete the second page of the document below.