FAQ

We have had a number of questions asked on a regular basis by parents new to the school. Here are some answers.

Please feel free to send any feedback using the Website Feedback form, if more information is required and we will add it to this page.

What is the time of the School Day?
KS1 can enter school from 8.45 while KS2 play outside until the whistle is blown at 9.00am. Children are supervised KS2 playgrounds from 8.45am. In wet weather the children can enter from 8.45 am.

 How do I find out about school closures?  

If Tysoe C.E.Primary School has to close for any reason we will try to give parents as much notice as possible. An announcement will be made on this website or alternatively, use the following web site address where you can check school closures and sign up for free text message alerts:

click here to check school closures

When are SATs Tests held in school?
These end of year assessments are usually done in May. Year 2 and Year 6 parents have the results included in the Annual Report on their child.

What are DBS Checks?
If you volunteer your services to a member of staff, you will need to register with the office in order for us either to view your DBS check or arrange for one to be completed. This is obviously VERY important for the safety of our children and we thank you for your support.

Can we bring dogs into school?
The school grounds are a Dog Free Site. Please ensure all dogs are kept outside the gates and on the opposite side of the path to the school.

Do we hold Open mornings/afternoons at school?
Yes, it is your chance to come into school to have a look at what goes on throughout the school on a normal working day. Staff and governors are available to talk to.

We also are happy at any time to show prospective parents and pupils around the school just contact us to make an appointment.

What are Non School Uniform & Bring a Raffle Prize days?
Organised to collect raffle prizes for the School Summer or Christmas Fayre, in return for not wearing school uniform, the children bring in bottles, chocolate or suitable prizes, as requested. This is organised by the Friends of the School.

Who are the Friends Of the School?
All parents are automatically ‘Friends of Tysoe School’. A Committee of parents/ friends organises fundraising activities to raise money for the school.

Does the school hold Services at St. Mary’s Church?
Each term we have a service at the church, these being Harvest, Christmas, Easter, and sometimes at the end of term. Parents are welcome to attend – information is provided on the weekly newsletters.

IS there a School Council?
The views of the children at Tysoe are taken very seriously on a range of issues. The School Council is a group of nominated children from across the school who discuss school issues with staff on a weekly basis to inform improvements at the school.

Can we take children on holidays in School Time?
Holiday in school time can be requested via a Holiday Form available at the school office, but it is not an automatic entitlement. Authorisation depends on the year of the pupil, time of year and previous attendance rate. Additional work will not be set by teachers for such absences.

Are there School Assemblies?                           

Parents of children receiving certificates are welcome to attend Friday assemblies at 9.05am.Classes also take it in turns to hold assemblies to share their learning as part of this assembly and parents of those children are invited to attend.

Are there any After School Clubs?
A wide range of clubs are available after school for children, ranging from recorders, textiles, ICT and many sporting opportunities. A letter is sent out each term for parents to request a place. There is a charge for some of these activities.