Reception and Key Stage 1
8.50am - School Opens
10.30-10.45am - Break
12.00pm - Lunch
1.00pm - Afternoon Lessons begin
3.15pm - End of Day for Reception and Key Stage 1 children
Key Stage 2
8.55am - School Opens
10.45-11.00am - Break
12.20pm - Lunch
1.20pm - Afternoon Lessons begin
3.20pm - End of Day for Key Stage 2 children
Choosing the right school is an important, tricky and very exciting decision to make.
As a Trust, we warmly welcome visits to any of our schools as they are all quite different to one another. We fully appreciate the difficulty of the decision about which school to choose and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
St. Werburgh’s offer an annual Open Morning for parents to come along, see the school, chat to the staff and most importantly, meet some of the amazing children. For details of this year’s Open Morning, please contact us. If you are unable to attend, please let us know and we will happily make plans to show you around.
For details of how to apply to join one of our Primary School families, please visit the Staffordshire Local Authority website.
Online applications can be made here.
If you are looking to change primary schools and are considering one of the schools within The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF) Multi-Academy Trust, please contact us on 01538 702355. We are proud to work closely with other local schools and after discussions between all parties, if it is found that a move to one of our five schools is the best decision, we will always aim to make this as smooth as possible.
All applications for admissions will be considered by our Trustees’ Admissions Panel where a final decision is made. Our Admissions Policy can be found here.
Choosing the right Primary School isn’t the only school-application-decision you have to make - there comes a time when children begin Year 6 and parents have to do it all over again…but this time for High School!
The five Primary Schools within TMPF all have very strong links to local High Schools and a number of children have joined many of these of them over the past few years.
On a regular basis, we work very closely with The Cheadle Academy and children attend transition events here from Year 1 upwards! The Cheadle Academy are part of the South Moorlands Schools Learning Community (SMSLC) which comprises of each of the schools within our Trust, plus Cheadle Primary, St. John’s C.E. (A) Primary, Werrington Primary and another secondary with whom we work closely and send a few children to each year – Moorside High School.
In addition to these two, we have very good links with Painsley Catholic College and a number of our children who want a Catholic education, join this school each year.
Over recent years, our Trust of schools have also sent children to Blythe Bridge High School, Denstone College, Thomas Alleyne’s High School and other State and Private High Schools both locally and further afield.
Whichever High School you choose will offer transition days and events, and here at The Moorlands Primary Federation, we will happily support your child’s attendance at these to ease their move to secondary education… wherever that may be.
For details on how to apply to High School, please visit the Staffordshire Local Authority website.
Online applications can be made here.
How much is a school dinner?
School dinners currently cost £2.20 per day for a main meal and dessert.
The cost of these nutritious meals should be paid on Mondays for the week in advance (you are able to choose if you wish for your child to receive school meals on certain days and not the whole week). Any cheques should be made payable to: ‘The Moorlands Primary Federation’.
Children in the Foundation Stage (Reception) and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) are entitled to a free school meal each day through the Universal Free School Meal scheme. If your child is in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6), they may, of course, purchase a meal, or they may even be entitled to a free school meal too, please click here for further information, or speak to the school office.
Parents of ANY child from Reception to Year 6 can apply for free school meals and with this, also benefit from additional funding (Pupil Premium) to support your child's learning. For information on whether your child is eligible for free school meals (and, therefore, additional funding), click here.
Dinners are provided by an organisation called Chartwells. A menu for the week is available here. Special themed menus and celebrations happen at different points throughout the year to replace the planned menu. Please be aware that the menu is subject to change at short notice.
It is extremely important that you inform us and our school meal providers, Chartwells, of any allergies/ intolerances that your child has should they currently eat a school meal, or wish to start eating a school meal.
If you believe your child has an allergy/food intolerance please contact the school office as soon as possible.
Pupils are required to attend school appropriately dressed and for the assistance of parents, our school has adopted guidelines on dress.
Pupils are expected to wear clothing of a type appropriate to the school’s activities. Unusual styles, that may be distracting, are not permitted.
School and The Parents Friends and Teacher Association recommend the following:
Black trousers or Shorts
White school shirt
Great Wood ‘v’ neck jumper
Sensible and appropriate black school shoes
Great Wood coat (optional)
Black skirts or pinafore dress
White school blouse/ shirt
Great Wood ‘v’ neck jumper or cardigan
Navy blue/white gingham dress for summer
Black socks/tights; white socks for summer
Sensible and appropriate black school shoes (not sandals)
Great Wood coat (optional)
Training shoes for outdoors
Pumps for indoors
Great Wood PE t-shirt
Great Wood-branded hooded sweatshirt (Optional)
Jewellery should not be worn for P.E. or swimming. For Art and Craft protective clothing (such as an old shirt) may be recommended by the class teacher.
‘Something Special’, High Street, Cheadle now stocks our uniform. The full range from socks to ties will be available. They kindly provides a savings plan for your convenience, should you wish to save for future uniform throughout the year, enabling you to spread the cost. Great Wood ties are available to purchase from the school office.
Keeping children safe is a priority for us all.
Our school and families work in partnership to support children to make positive contributions to their community as active citizens.
As part of this, we are committed to promoting the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The Educate Against Hate website provides parents with practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation and advises what to do if you have a concern.
Click to visit the Educate Against Hate website.
Dates are confirmed for 2018-19. Subsequent dates (from Sept 2019) are to be confirmed.
Have a lovely half-term. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 25th February.