Bickerstaffe C.E.

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3rd July 20
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Information for Parents

Holidays in Term Time


It is a legal requirement for parents/carers to obtain the permission of the Headteacher before removing their child from school, in order to take any leave during term-time.

  • Term-time leave application forms are available from the school office.
  • A meeting may be held with Headteacher to discuss proposed leave. 
  • The holiday form should be completed and returned to school for the Headteacher/Chair of Governor's consideration.
  • Form should be submitted well-in-advance of the proposed leave and before committing to any expense. 

Unauthorised leave taken during term-time could incur a Fixed Penalty Notice. 

Please note that school does not benefit financially in any way when penalties are applied.

Go to the Policies page to read our Attendance Policy and further information regarding Fixed Penalty Notices.

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School Dinners


Each day our on-site catering team prepare a hot, balanced meal for our pupils which provides 2 of a child's 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The menu has been analysed by a nutritionist and planned to provide the right level of nutrients that a child needs for a healthy diet. Most of the vegetables, salads, milk & potatoes that are used are produced locally and only free range eggs from local farms are used in the home made receipes. School dinners are currently £2.30 per day and payment should made each Friday for the following week. 

Click below to see a sample menu


Universal Free School Meals are offered to all children in
Classes 1 and 2.

Older children can also be eligible for Free School Meals.

Please contact Mrs Wafer in the office for more information.

School Uniform


Our school has a uniform designed to be flexible, affordable, practical and attractive. It is as follows:                                            

         Grey trousers/shorts or grey skirt/pinafore 

         Pale blue polo shirt*                                      

Navy blue sweatshirt* or cardigan* or pullover

Black Shoes

Navy Coat*

Navy book bag*


P.E. Kit:

Navy shorts*

Yellow T shirt*

Black Pumps

Pump Bag*


Optional P.E.Kit

      Track suits  - must be navy blue


Our smart navy blue sweatshirt and cardigan, pale blue polo shirt and waterproof navy coat, all with embroidered school logo, are from a local supplier and are of a high quality. These, together with all items in the above list marked with an * may be ordered via the school office. 


Much of our uniform can also be ordered on line via the Tesco Uniform Emroidery Service. Delivery is free and a donation is made to our school.

Click below to access this service



It is essential that all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child's name.


Name tapes can also be ordered from our uniform supplier via the school office. 


Click below





for a School Uniform Order Form.





For some conditions we may agree to administer prescribed medication to a pupil, if prescribed. All medication must be handed by the parent to a member of staff.  it is the parent's responsibility to ensure that they collect the medication at the end of the school day.  A Medicine Consent form must be completed for each item of medication to be administered.

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for a Medical Consent Form