Mrs Barlow and Miss Wells are the voice at the other end of the telephone. They will answer all your questions about life at Bolsover Church of England Junior School.
There are lots of reasons you may contact school and various forms you may need to fill in. To make life a little easier, we have placed links to some of the forms on this page.
At school, we may administer medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor. To enable us to administer this, we need parents' permission to do so.
The form below needs to be completed and sent into school with your child's medicine - this needs to be handed into the school office where it will be stored in a cool, safe place and administered by a member of first aid trained staff.
Free School Meals & Extra Funding In School For Your Child
A lot of people don't claim free school meals even though they're entitled. That's why Derbyshire County Council has launched a campaign to encourage people to check if they're eligible.
You don't need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know. They don't have to have a school lunch every day, and pupils are still able to bring a packed lunch, however, it will save you money and time by not having to make a lunch!
You could save £400 a year for each child and your children will benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime.
The school benefits too − we get the pupil premium of £1,300 a year from the government for each child eligible free school meals. We would, therefore, encourage all parents to apply if you think you may be eligible, even if your child still prefers to bring a packed lunch from home.
This extra funding is then spent on things in school for the children eligible, such as, extra support in class, interventions, subsidised trips and residentials, support with uniform and clubs amongst other things.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on
Applying or Checking Your Eligibility
You can sign up for free school meals at any time of year.
To check your eligibility, or to apply, takes a few minutes and all you need is your National Insurance number and a few contact details. You can do this online through the Derbyshire County Council website here.
You do not have to fill in a separate form for each child, even if they go to different schools. Just name the child and which school they go to.
It really is that easy!
Uniform - Please note, we are making changes to our school uniform colour from September 2021. Information about this can be found below.
At Bolsover Church of England Junior School, we ask that the children all wear uniform. Currently, the uniform consists of a red sweatshirt or cardigan, a white shirt, red tie and plain, tailored trousers or skirt. School fleeces are only for outside use. During the Summer months, summer dresses can also be worn.
For PE, we ask that the children wear red shorts, a white, round-neck t-shirt and plimsolls. If they are doing games outside during the winter months, they may wish to wear outdoor P.E wear such as joggers, a tracksuit or trainers.
At school, we sell a range of good quality items with our school logo on. These can be ordered from Mrs Barlow at various times during the school year and the order form returned to school with payment in full.
Please note, we are making changes to our school uniform colour from September 2021. Information about this can be found here:
From September 2021, our uniform will consist of:
- a white, collared shirt (polo t-shirts are not permitted unless for PE and sports)
- a navy blue tie (school will give your child/ren their first tie free of charge)
- a navy blue sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan
- plain black or grey tailored trousers, skirt or tailored shorts
- navy blue gingham dresses
- plain black shoes
- PE: Plain white polo-t-shirt, black or navy blue shorts, black plimsolls or trainers for indoors and trainers for outdoors
If your child is absent due to illness or other circumstances, then you need to contact school on the first day of their absence, before 9am, either via text (07746112830), phone or alternatively using the absence form below.
Exceptional leave of absence
Schools have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. If a headteacher grants a leave request, it will be for them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.
Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school. To find out more click the link.
However, if you wish to apply for exceptional leave of absence then a form must be filled in and returned to school.