Thank you for your continued support.
Current School Hours
8.30am - 8.40am - School Opens
10.30am -10:45am - Break
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Afternoon Lessons begin
3:10pm - End of Day
Choosing the right school is an important, tricky and very exciting decision to make.
Starting School...how exciting!
As a Trust, we warmly welcome visits to any of our schools as they are all quite different to one another. We fully appreciate the difficulty of the decision about which school to choose and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Manifold offer an annual Open Evening for parents to come along, see the school, chat to the staff and most importantly, meet some of the amazing children. For details of this year's Open Evening, please contact us. If you are unable to attend, please let us know and we will happily make plans to show you around.
Changing to one of our Primary Schools
If you are looking to change primary schools and are considering on of the schools with The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF) Multi Academy trust, please contact us on 01538 702355. We are proud to work closely with other schools and after discussions between all parties, if it is found that a move to one of our seven schools is the best decision, we will always aim to make this as smooth as possible.
All applications for admissions will be considered by Our Trustees' Admissions Panel where a final decision is made. Our Admissions Policy can be found here.
Heading off to Middle or High School!
Choosing the right Primary School isn't the only school-application-decision you have to make - there comes a time when children begin Year 4 or Year 6 and parents have to do it all again...but this time for Middle or High School!
The seven Primary Schools within TMPF all have very strong links to local Middle and High Schools, and a number of children have joined many of these over the past years.
On a regular basis, we work very closely with Churnet View and St Edwards Academy in Leek.
Whichever, Middle or High School you choose will offer transition days and events, and here at The Moorlands Primary Federation, we will happily support your child's attendance at these to ease their move...wherever that may be.
For details on how to apply to Middle School, please visit Staffordshire Local Authority website.
How much is a school dinner?
School dinners currently cost £2.60 per day (as of 18th April 2023) for a main meal and dessert.
The cost of these nutritious meals should be paid before Monday for the week in advance (you are able to choose if you wish for your child to receive school meals on certain days and not the whole week). Payment is requested to be made via Schoolmoney system (details available from the school office).
Children in the Foundation Stage (Reception) and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) are entitled to a free school meal each day through the Universal Free School Meal Scheme. If your child is in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6), they may, of course, purchase a meal, or they may even be entitled to a free school meal too, please click here for further information, or speak to the school office.
Parts of ANY child from Reception to Year 6 can apply for free school meals and with this, also benefit from additional funding (Pupil Premium) to support your child's learning. For information on whether your child is eligible for free school meals (and, therefore, additional funding), click here.
Dinners are provided by an organisation call Edward & Ward. A menu for the week is available at the bottom of the page. Special themed meus and celebrations happen at different points throughout the year to replace the planned menu. Please be aware that the menu is subject to change at short notice.
It is extremely important that you inform us and our school meal providers, Edward & Ward, of any allergies/intolerance that your child has should they currently eat a school meal, or wish to start eating a school meal.
If you believe your child has an allergy/food intolerance please contact the school office as soon as possible.
The Department for Education guidance states:
“The school uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone. The Department strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils. The Department also encourages schools to have a very clear position about appearance such as hair colour, style and length and the wearing of jewellery and make-up.”
[School Uniform: Guidance for Head Teachers, Governing Bodies, Academy Trusts, Free Schools and Local Authorities on School Uniform and Related Policies, 2012]
At Manifold Church of England Academy we believe that school uniform has an important part to play in achieving the aims of our Mission Statement, by promoting a sense of cohesiveness and community, setting high expectations and reducing inequalities. We have tried to ensure that our uniform is practical and can be purchased at a reasonable cost.
We want all our pupils to:
- look smart
- share a sense of belonging to our school
- set and maintain high standards for themselves and others
- feel and convey pride in representing our school
- learn to take responsibility for themselves
We want parents / carers to:
- understand our expectations regarding uniform
- share these expectations and help us to ensure that their children meet them
- understand and support the action we will take when these expectations are not met
POLO SHIRT - Blue (School Logo preferred)
SWEATSHIRT / CARDIGAN - Blue (School Logo preferred)
TROUSERS / SKIRT - Grey (no logos)
SHOES - Black (not fashion shoes, boots or trainers)
SOCKS/TIGHTS - Grey or White
Optional Summer Uniform
Blue & white gingham summer dress with white socks
POLO SHIRT - Blue (with embroidered Manifold Church of England Academy badge)
SHORTS - Black
PLIMSOLLS - Black
Black Trainers and plain navy track suits will be needed for outdoor sports during colder months.
Uniform containing logos is available from 'Loopwear'. Please do not have your child's initials embroidered onto the outside of any uniform.
NB - Parents /carers with children with medical conditions may contact the school to agree uniform variations.
Support for Uniform
We are proud to support our school community. As such, PTFA run a 'used uniform scheme' which stocks a selection of uniform items and is available to families for a small fee.
If your child is in receipt of Pupil Premium and needs school uniform, please contact the school to discuss in was in which we can help.
In the interests of Health & Safety jewellery should not be worn. The only exceptions to this are watches or items of religious importance. Children will be required to remove these for PE lessons.
HAIR & MAKE-UP
We do not expect children to come to school with extreme hair styles or colours. Nail varnish and make-up should not be worn. The only exception to this is when the school is holding a special event where children are being invited to ‘dress up’ (e.g. charity fund-raising days.)
In winter conditions children may come to school in boots / wellingtons or other appropriate footwear for outdoor use, but they will be expected to change these to indoor shoes when they come into the building.
We expect all pupils to conform to this policy. If a child comes to school not wearing the correct uniform, a note will be sent home to parents/carers reminding them of this policy and asking them to rectify the issue. Examples of our school uniform can be seen on display in the entrance. Please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff if you are unsure about an aspect of uniform.
We ask parents / carers to ensure that all clothing is labelled with the child’s name. A lost property box can be found in the Year 1/2 cloak room. The items in the lost property box will be displayed periodically at the beginning and end of school, after which any unclaimed items will be disposed of.
Our school uniform suppliers are Loop Wear
Loop WearBaileys Mill
38 Factory lane, Ilkeston
Derbyshire, DE7 8HQ
The following links provide advice regarding safe internet usage
Safeguarding against Extremism
Keeping children safe is a priority for us all.
Our school and families work in partnership to support children to make positive contributions to their community as active citizens.
As part of this, we are committed to promoting the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The Educate Against Hate website provides parents with practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation and advises what to do if you have a concern.
Click to visit the Educate Against Hate website.
Parent View Website
Parent View provides parents of children currently at the school to tell Ofsted what they think of our school.
Children's Mental Health Week
At Manifold Church of England Academy, we are proud to support the national Children's Mental Health Week initiviatives and offer advice and techniques for children to use to keep calm and relax when they find things a little tricky.
The techniques we offer can be used whenever a child needs them, in school, at home, wherever they may be.
For further information on Children's Mental Health Week, and for ideas of things that can be tried at home, please visit www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk