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Durdan's Park Primary School

General information

Contact details

All parents are asked to complete a contact detail form. It is very important that we have accurate and up to date details of addresses and contact telephone numbers so that we can quickly locate parents or nominated adults if children are ill or have had an accident.

Please ensure that you have also completed a parent mail form giving the school your email address and mobile telephone number, this will allow us to communicate with you via the parent mail system.

Please notify the school office of any changes to personal details.

School hours

At Durdan’s Park Primary School, the compulsory school day begins with registration at 9:00am and ends at 3.30pm when pupils go home.

This means that in a typical school week, pupils must be at school for 32 hours and 30 minutes.

This does not include any extra curricular activities that a pupil may choose to participate in.

The normal school day is broken down as follows:

Reception/KS1 9:00 – 12:00 1:00 – 3:30
KS2 9:00 – 12:00 1:00 – 3:30
Nursery 8:45 – 11:45 12:30 – 3:30

It is crucial that children attend school regularly. All absences are monitored by the school’s Education Welfare Officer. It is the parent responsibility to inform the school of their child’s absence. All parents are expected to ring the school by 8:45am on the day of their child’s illness. If information is not provided, a member of school staff will contact home to check the reason for absence.

These systems help the school keep track of authorised and unauthorised absence.

Holidays in term time

Holidays in term time are not authorised and should not be requested as absence from school has a detrimental effect on a child’s education. In addition, children have an entitlement to a full education. Parents will be fined for unauthorised leave of absence.


Pupils should arrive in the playground no earlier than 8.50 am. The school operates a soft start policy, where children may enter the classroom from 8:50am – 9:00am. Any children arriving after this time will have to enter the school by the main door and need to sign in on the InVentry system providing a reason for lateness.


School finishes at 3.30pm. Please collect your children promptly from the classroom door.

Child protection

The welfare of your children is paramount both inside and outside the school hours. If the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) has any concerns about the wellbeing of any pupil they will immediately address this issue seeking external professional advice as required.

Medication and sickness

We have a fully equipped and comfortable medical room. This room is also used by our school nurse when she visits. We have several designated First Aiders in the school who deal with minor cuts and bruises. If your child should become unwell at school we will contact you immediately to ask you to collect her/him.

All accidents are recorded, with more serious ones being reported to Corporate Health and Safety at Ealing Council. If your child gets a bump on the head during school time you will be informed either by telephone or by a note sent home with the pupil.

Parents are asked not to send a sick child to school or with medication to be administered, since the school is unable to administer it except if it is for asthma, allergies or diabetes. In this case the parent/carer will be required to meet with Ms Brown to complete a Health Care Plan. The child’s name and dosage must be clearly written on the original container along with a letter of authorisation from the parent.  Ms Brown, is responsible for implementation Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

When children start school an admission form is completed giving family details and contact numbers. We must have a telephone number where a parent, a close friend or neighbour can be contacted in the event of illness or accidents. The school must always be notified of any changes in relation to the above.

Health and safety

During the hot summer months it is advisable to send your child to school with a sun hat to protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. Application of a high factor sun cream or block is also advised. Please ensure that your children bring a bottle of water with them to school every day. Please ensure that your children have suitable footwear including for physical education. No jewellery, except stud earrings, should be worn. If you wish for your child to wear a piece of jewellery for religious or cultural purposes, it is your duty to inform the class teacher, otherwise the item may be confiscated.

Lunchtime options

There are three options for lunchtime arrangements:

  • Children may have a school meal. A vegetarian alternative is available.
  • Children may bring a packed lunch from home. Water should accompany the lunch. No fizzy drinks or chocolate bars are allowed otherwise they will be confiscated.
  • Children may go home for lunch and return for the afternoon session.

Please ask at the school office for the current cost of school meals.

Communication with parents

Over the course of the year there are formal occasions where parents can meet to discuss and review their child’s progress. These meetings are typically held each term for parents to be informed about  their child’s  progress across the curriculum.

Written reports are issued for each child at the end of the summer term.

Parents are encouraged to visit the school as soon as they have registered their child.

We encourage parents to participate fully in the life of the school. Parental help is always appreciated.

Mobile phones

Children are not permitted to bring mobile phones to school, the exception to this is for those pupils who walk home alone. In this case the phone must be given to the school office on arrival at the start of the day and collected before leaving school. Any child who fails to do this will have their phone confiscated. Durdan’s Park Primary will take no responsibility for loss or damage.