8.45am - School Opens
9.15am – Registration Closes
10.30 – 10.45am – Morning Break
12.00pm - Lunch
1.00pm - Afternoon Lessons begin
2.00-2.15pm – FS/ KS1 Afternoon Break
3.20pm - End of Day for Nursery children
3.25pm - End of Day for Reception-Year 6 children.
Please note that children must be in school by 9.15am.
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.
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, 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.
How much is a school dinner?
School dinners currently cost £2.30 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 at the bottom of the page. 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 expected to dress smartly and to wear school uniform in all school activities.
We feel it gives the children a sense of belonging and encourages equality amongst their peers.
Children need to wear:
School knitted jumper or cardigan (burgundy, grey striped neck with school logo)
Grey (not black) skirt, pinafore dress or trousers (girls)
Grey (not black) trousers (boys)
White shirt and maroon/silver diagonal school tie
White, black or grey socks or grey tights
Black shoes (not trainers, boots nor sandals)
Summer uniform can be worn from Easter until the end of the school year and consists of:
Red checked summer dresses, white socks, black shoes (girls)
Grey (not black) shorts
Physical Education Kit
The correct kit should be worn for Physical Education and Swimming lessons.
All P.E. Kit should be kept in a bag, labelled with your child’s name and kept on his/her peg or in the relevant storage box at all times during school hours, other than when in use. Earrings and any other form of jewellery are not permitted to be worn in any P.E. lesson.
School polo shirt (white with school logo)
Black pumps or trainers
Drawstring P.E. bag
Swimming kit (Spring term)
Black jogging bottoms (Winter)
In cooler weather, children may wear a tracksuit (and appropriate hat and gloves to participate safely in activities if particularly chilly) for outdoor P.E. lessons. Please note that for some activities, children will participate bare-footed.
Swimming trunks (Boys) / Swimsuit (Girls);
Swimming cap (compulsory for all children with longer hair - boys or girls);
Please bring swimming kit in a waterproof bag;
When representing their school, children will be provided with the appropriate kit for inter-school matches and competitions. We kindly request that any used kit is washed and returned to school (in a bag bearing your child’s name) at your earliest convenience, so it may be used for the next team/ fixtures.
Science, Art and Design, and Design and Technology Activities:
Protective clothing, such as an adult’s old shirt or a plastic overall with sleeves is useful and will help to protect school uniform.
No jewellery, (including ear rings) should be worn at any time. Please do not have items of uniform externally embroidered with your child’s initials.
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.
This fits beautifully with our school motto:
'Love to learn, learn to love'.