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Parents and the School

For our school uniform requirements, please click on this link:

To contact a class teacher, please click on the link to find the team your child is in.


Please note:


Teaching staff will only look at emails between the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, however, they may not be able to check them during this time. We expect our staff to respond to emails within two working days.

Main School Times



Doors Open



All Children should be in school



Registration Closes

Children Arriving after this time will be recorded as 'Late'


KS1 Lunchtime

12.30-13.25 KS2 Lunchtime


End of the School Day


Road Safety

Parents are asked to be vigilant in the area outside the school. Cars should be parked at a safe distance from the school, and are reminded that parking or stopping on the yellow zig zag lines outside the school is NOT permitted. The nearby Chilcote Car Park has kindly been made available to parents - special passes are available from the office.

Please help keep our children safe.



Patrols help the children cross Petitor Road.
Please ensure that your children cross safely in the proper places.

Our School Community


We acknowledge the essential role that Parents and Guardians have in their children's education. They have, after all, been educating them for almost 5 years before we become involved!

We have a firm commitment to working alongside families to support our children. This is a central feature in our school.

We are committed to involving parents and carers in our work. We try to provide them with information through a variety of ways to develop the support and understanding we know is vital, if we are to develop an effective partnership.

We welcome parents to school:

  • To the children’s class acts of worship (two per year) and to an open hour (one per term). These give excellent opportunities for parents to visit the classroom and talk with the child about his/her work.
  • Each term the School Friends Association holds Coffee Afternoons at which the children provide entertainment. These occasions are hugely popular.
  • To plays, concerts and church services.
  • To sporting events including sports days.

We welcome parents and carers to discuss matters relating to their children's progress. We ask that they arrange a time with the teacher concerned or with the Headteacher. This is to avoid disappointment and so that the relevant information can be to hand.


Parent Consultation Evenings and Reports


We hold welcome meetings for parents in September to inform parents of the work planned for the year and to discuss ways in which we can work together to support their children. All parents are sent a summary of the relevant information given at these meetings.


All parents and carers to meet their child's class teacher to review progress in the Autumn Term and in the Spring Terms, and at other times when the need arises.


A full written report is sent home in the Summer Term. For children in Years 2 and 6 this report includes information of their national assessment levels. Interim reports, which focus on attitudes, behaviour and attendance are sent home in the Autumn and Spring Terms.

There are many informal opportunities for Parents and Guardians to visit the school and support their child's various activities. We send out weekly newsletters via email, to inform you of forthcoming events.  If you do not have an email address then a paper copy of the newsletter can be obtained from the school office. 


We include in our planned teaching and on a day to day basis, information, reminders and explanations concerning health, food, hygiene, basic drugs awareness and other health related matters. (See separate section on Sex and Relationships in Curriculum page). As previously mentioned we encourage children to have a named water bottle with them in school and to drink from it at frequent intervals during the day. Foundation and KS1 children have fruit provided daily.  KS2 children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit to eat during break-time.


Health and Safety


All members of the school community have a responsibility to take due care of their own safety and the safety of others. We have a Health and Safety Policy which is designed to minimise the risk of accidents.  If a child is hurt, we have staff trained to administer initial First Aid. However, in all cases of more serious injury we contact parents.  

It is for this reason that it is essential that we have THREE emergency telephone number for each child.


School Health Service


The Health Service provides for inspections at various times in the children's development. Parents will be advised of individual medicals concerning their children.

There is a school nurse team, please speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Hurford, our SenCo, if you would like to see the school nurse.  She arranges screening tests for hearing and eyesight on a regular basis.




The School will administer prescribed medication.  We will also administer medicine such as Calpol or Ibuprofen if it enables a child to be well enough to attend school.  In all instances a green medicine form MUST be completed by the parent, signed by the head teacher or assistant head teacher and handed in with the medicine.  This will then be kept secured in the school office. For all medicines and inhalers kept in school, a form must be completed which gives us the necessary information.

Pupils must not carry any medicines on their persons - except in exceptional circumstances such as where a child is diabetic. Please see below attachment for the full details of the Illness/Medicines Policy.




It is the responsibility of all parents to check their children’s heads regularly and to treat any cases of head lice immediately. General advice can be obtained from leaflets in the reception area or from the school nurse. If cases are noticed at school we will inform parents immediately, so that treatment can be given before other children are affected. Please do not be embarrassed or angry if we do this! We are asking that children with shoulder length or longer hair should be tied back as per our school uniform policy.



Year 5 Admissions Information


If parents have any concerns about the process for Secondary Admissions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Please find attached at the base of this page external links to Secondary School admission pages in the Torbay area.


School Motto

Love. Joy. Peace. Kindness

Mission Statement

"Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the lord your god will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)

Get in touch

  • St Marychurch Church of England Primary and Nursery School Hartop Road, St Marychurch, TQ1 4QH
  • 01803 329070
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