At St Leonard’s we are keen to involve parents at every stage of your child’s education. It is vital that there is a partnership between parents and staff that is based on honesty and care. All schools have been asked to construct a home-school contract setting out the commitment of parents, staff and child to education.
Governors, parents, staff and children have contributed to our school contract which all are expected to sign.
How can parents help?
● ensure your child is punctual
● discuss school activities and work
● listen to your child read every night
● praise/encourage whenever possible
● support the school
● set high standards of behaviour
● ensure that absences are rare
● ensure that any homework is completed
● above all keep in close contact with the class teacher
Our Home School Agreement can be viewed here.
Food and Drink
Milk is free for all children under five and is subsidised for children aged five or older at around £15 a term.
Milk at St Leonard's is provided via the 'Cool Milk'scheme which requires parents to register, order and pay for their child's milk online or complete a registration form available from school.
For more information or to register go to www.coolmilk.com.
School meals are prepared on the premises and are
served at midday. If you think that your child may be eligible for free meals, you must apply well before term begins, on the appropriate form that may be obtained from and returned to the District Education Office. The school will be informed about the result of the application.
On occasions when there are full day class educational visits the children who are entitled to free meals will receive a packed lunch.
If your child prefers to bring a packed lunch these should should be in a plastic box with a non-fizzy drink in a sealed container – no glass bottles please. A spoon and straw should be added to the lunch box when needed. We encourage children to bring in healthy packed lunches.
Severe Weather Plan
Click here to view our school's Severe Weather Plan.
Useful NHS Information
Click here to view information leaflet from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Information regarding prevention and treatment of head lice is available here.
School Starts 9.00 am
Break 10.35 am - 10.50 am
Lunch 12.00 noon
Afternoon Starts 1.00 pm (juniors)
1.15 pm (infants)
Break 2.20 pm - 2.30 pm (infants only)
School Finishes 3.30 pm
Parent View is an online survey tool by Ofsted, that gives parents/carers the chance to tell us (and Ofsted) what you think about our school. Ofsted use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. By sharing your views, you will be helping us to further improve. You will also be able to see what other parents and carers have said about our school.
You can access the Parent View survey via this link.
Accidents and Health & Safety
If there are minor problems concerning illness or
accidents at school these can usually be dealt with by the staff. However, it is important that parents can be contacted if a more serious problem arises. It is vital therefore that emergency contact addresses and telephone numbers for parents or close relations/friends are kept up to date. If these change please inform school in writing.
Usually, medication is only needed three times a day i.e. before school, after school and before bedtime. If medicine has to be given at lunchtime, parents should complete a consent form.
Inhalers for asthma must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and kept in their bag. It may be helpful to have one inhaler at home and one in school.
If you need to report your child’s absence, parents should telephone school on 01254 247156 before 9:30 am to let us know or alternatively via the online notification form located on our Contact Us page. Otherwise we may think something untoward has happened to your child on the journey to school.
COOLKIDZ @Langho (out of school and holiday club) based in the Langho and Billington Community Centre (adjacent to school), is registered to provide childcare for up to 50 children aged 4-11 years. It is open from 7.30 am until 9.00 am for breakfast and 3.30 pm until 6.00 pm after school during term time. In the school holidays we are open 8.00 am until 5.30 pm. For more information visit the COOLKIDZ page.