Gorseland Primary School will be upgrading the Parentmail service to improve our communication facility with parents. We will now be offering many new services via the free Parentmail App for smart phones or our new parentmail website. The upgrade will allow us to provide more ways for parents to order and pay for school related items. This will include Credit and Debit Card payments as well as PayPal payments. As part of our plan to modernise school services we will be providing online parents evening management as well as offering all permissions and questionnaires online. We hope that this will give parents more control and keep parents up to date with all school related matters.
School Door Security
Gorseland Primary School has recently invested in a ID Card security system to control the access to the school building. As part of our duty of care for children, staff and equipment, only people authorised at the front office are allowed to be in the building during the school day.
If you need to speak to someone in the school, please follow the Yellow painted path from the playground to the front office where our staff will be happy to help with any queries.
Gorseland Primary School wishes to celebrate children’s achievements and school events with parents. Throughout the school year, the children are involved in many exciting events and today’s digital world allows us to share their experiences with you as they happen.
As part of their everyday learning, the children use iPads and digital cameras to record their learning and experiences. At Gorseland, we now have the facility to share these with you via class blogs and our website. Over the next academic year we plan to redesign and launch a new website aimed at giving you the information you need and sharing the experiences the children have.
We would also like to provide coverage and highlights of school events like Sports Days, Christmas performances and the Take One Picture open gallery, as well as providing photo books and film projects for Year 6 pupils.
At Gorseland, we sometimes have the opportunity to promote events in local newspapers. This forges and extends links between the school and the local community.
All school media is taken on a school owned Nikon camera and processed on secure computers within the school.
When we use photographs or videos of pupils, we will only use first names in any accompanying text or photo caption. Please note that external media may use first and surnames in their publications/broadcasts. We would endeavour to ensure that they only use first names.
The school seeks your permission to the following:
External - for example, photographs in local newspapers/taken by outside agencies, etc.
Internal - photographs taken for display boards/use in school
Schools Events and Productions - for example, photographs/videos taken by school/ parents during assemblies, Sports Days, productions, etc.
Website – photographs/videos uploaded to the school’s website
Van Cols – individual and family group photographs taken by an approved photography company
Class Photographs – taken in the Summer Term for parents/carers to purchase
Year 6 Film Week – videoing in school to be made into professional films (Year 6 only)
Free School Meals
If you feel you may qualify for Free School Meals, please have a look at the website below or speak to the office for more information.
Absence Request Form
Please find the absence request form here.
You are able to fill in the request form digitally and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can print the request form, complete it and return to the school office.
Please find the medicine form here.
You are able to fill in the form digitally and send to email@example.com
Alternatively, you can print the form, complete it and return to the school office.
This Week's Letters
Autumn Term 2016
Monday 5th September to Tuesday 20th December 2016
Half Term - Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016
PD Days Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd September
Spring Term 2017
Thursday 5th January to Friday 31st March 2017
Half Term - Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2017
PD Days Wednesday 4th January, Friday 10th February
Summer Term 2017
Wednesday 19th April to Friday 21st July 2017
Half Term - Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
PD Days Tuesday 18th April
Bank Holiday Monday 1st May
Autumn Term 2017
Spring Term 2018
Summer Term 2018