Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Virtual Office

Please can we remind you again to NOT send in any nuts or nut products (this includes Nutella) in your child's packed lunches. We have children in our school with very severe allergies. Thank you.

Reminder - Absence from School

Please remember that if your child is ill, you must call school to let us know. There is an answerphone for you to leave a message if the phone is busy. Please remember to give your child’s name, class and reason for absence. Thank you




We have become aware of an increasing number of pupils who are arriving late for school. When pupils arrive late, they miss out on essential instructions given at the beginning of the lesson. This can significantly reduce achievement, regardless of academic ability. Children also feel awkward arriving to the classroom when everyone else is settled. Furthermore, when one pupil arrives late, it disrupts the entire class and the teacher, therefore, everyone’s education is comprised. School begins at 8.55am. The doors to school open at 8.45am.


It is a parent’s legal responsibility to ensure their children arrive at school on time. Please give yourselves plenty of time to travel, particularly to park your car safely.


If your child arrives late at school, he/she will have to be signed in and a parental explanation recorded. Persistent, severe or unexplained lateness can be classed as unauthorised absence and may be referred to the Local Authority. We will continue to monitor lateness and take action as necessary.


Minutes late per day / Equivalent of missing

5 Minutes 3.4 school days a year

10 Minutes 6.9 school days a year

15 Minutes 10.3 school days a year

20 Minutes 13.8 school days a year

30 Minutes 20.7 school days a year

If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please ensure it does NOT include any nuts (including Nutella) as we have children with severe allergies. We really appreciate your help with this. Thank you.

We are seeing an increase in the number of doctor/dental appointments being made during school hours.  Whilst we appreciate that some are of an urgent nature, we would ask that any routine appointments or check-ups be scheduled for out of school time please where possible.


Paper copies of this Gift Aid form are available from the school office

Pupil Premium Funding - Free School Meals Selection Criteria

DBS Requirements


Please note that all volunteers in school are required to be DBS checked prior to volunteering in a class.  All DBS's must be issued by Warwickshire County Council and cannot be accepted from any other governing body.


Please check with Mrs Thomas in the office who will provide you with the relevant information for completing the on-line form for this important safeguarding rule for the safety of our children.


Please could all volunteers ensure that they sign in at the office before going to the classroom.  Thank you.

Changes in contact details

Please notify the school office as soon as possible if you change details such as phone number, address, etc so we have the correct information in case of an emergency.


If you change your email address you can amend this yourself on ParentPay.

Home School Agreement

We are again receiving complaints regarding parking outside school. Please do not park or drop off your children on the zigzag or double yellow lines outside school. We ask everyone to respect and be considerate towards our neighbours when parking and dropping off children. The police have been informed of the problems and will be conducting random checks outside the school. Please also be reminded that only parents with disabled badges who have notified school are allowed to park/drop off inside the school grounds. All other parents are asked to park safely and legally in roads around the school, respecting our neighbours.

Absence and medical arrangements: If your child is unable to attend school parents must telephone their children’s absence on the first day. If your child requires further medication upon returning to school you can either come to school to administer it to your child yourself or complete an Administration of Medication Consent Form for prescription medicines.


Bikes and scooters: We would like to remind everyone that cycling is not permitted in school grounds and it is advisable to lock bikes and scooters in the bike park at school.


Please be reminded that children are not permitted to bring in hard footballs for use during playtimes. Sponge balls only please.

... Please can we remind you again to NOT send in any nuts or nut products (this includes Nutella) in your child's packed lunches. We have children in our school with very severe allergies. Thank you ... Thomas Jolyffe Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and parents to share this commitment ... Please help FTJ raise money by shopping and booking holidays online through ... Please check your ParentPay account regularly and ensure that sufficient funds are always available - this will ensure that the office do not have to call you during the day to chase payments ... Please remember that only disabled badge holders and those with school parking permits are allowed to park in the school car park ...