FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I apply for a place at Kingsmeadow?


More information about how you can apply for your child's place can be found here.




What are the school term dates?


More information about school term dates can be found here.




What are the timings of the school day?


The school day typically runs from 8:30am until 2:45pm (1:55pm on Tuesday). More information about timings of the day can be found here.




Where can I purchase school uniform?


School uniform can be purchased exclusively from our uniform partners Michael Sehgal and Sons Limited. Their website can be found here. More information about our school uniform can be found here.




Can I hire a space at Kingsmeadow for a club or meeting?


Yes. Kingsmeadow can be hired subject to availability through our partners at School Lettings Solutions. More information about this can be found here.




What is the school policy regarding severe or adverse weather?


The decision to close the school in the event of severe weather conditions will be taken by the Headteacher. Situations which develop during school hours can be dealt with as they happen, but when conditions deteriorate overnight the school’s Senior Leadership Team will convene and make a decision regarding possible school closure. The school website and Twitter feed will be updated and should be checked for the latest information, particularly during the winter months and periods of severe weather. Where appropriate, local radio stations will be contacted to inform parents and parents are advised to listen to local radio stations for announcements concerning school closures.




Where can I find copies of your school policies?


Copies of all school policies can be found here. Paper copies can be requested by contacting reception here.




Is car parking available on site?


Public car parking is not available and the car park is strictly for the use of staff and visitors. All visitors must report to reception on arrival and provide a car registration number if applicable. There are SCHOOL KEEP CLEAR markings at the entrance of the school and vehicles must not stop or park on these markings at any time. Penalty notices may be issued if you are found to be in violation of this. In order to reduce traffic and safeguard our students, vehicles are not permitted on site between 8:40-9:10am and 3:00-3:30pm and school gates will be closed.




How can I find out my MCAS (My Child At School) login details?


Parents will be informed of MCAS login details via letter or email. If you have misplaced your login details, please contact the school reception for a replacement.




Does the school have disabled access and facilities?


All areas of the site are easliy accessible. There is a lift to the upper floor and in the event that use of the lift is not permitted (in an emergency for example) the school can be exited via Dunston Hill Primary School. If you have specific requirements relating to a disabilty, please contact the school prior to your visit and we will be able to assist you further. The school has six disabled parking bays at the front of the school site which are clearly marked. These are only to be used by vehicles displaying a blue badge. Please inform the school of specific needs relating to a disability upon your arrival so we can ensure appropriate assistance is in place for the duration of your visit and, if necessary, in the event of an emergency.





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