FAQs

At what age should I register my child for Nursery?
You should put your child on the waiting list at Springfield when your child reaches the age of 2 and a half years old. To apply for a place in the Nursery school please speak to our Admissions Officer in the school office or call 020 8800 9007.

How do I apply for a place in Reception?
If you are in our nursery, it does not guarantee a place in Reception. All applications are to be made directly to the Hackney Learning Trust. You can contact the Learning Trust on 0208 820 7000.

How much is a school lunch?
School lunches are £10 per week. Please visit the school office for information regarding Free School Meals.

How much is school uniform?
Sweatshirts – £9.00 Cardigans – £11.00 PE Kits – £11.00. A full price list can be obtained from the school office or here: School Uniform 

Where can I purchase school uniform?
You can purchase school uniform from the school office. Some items may need to be ordered to school, through the office, and therefore may have a slight delay.

What do I do if my child is ill? 
Please call the office and let us know as soon as possible. Sometimes we will ask to see medical evidence if we are concerned about the number of days your child has missed school. 

What do I do if I need to see a teacher?
Teachers are available for brief enquiries after school. If you need a longer appointment, please contact the class teacher.

Can my child walk to and from school alone?
No. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you wish for an older sibling to collect them or drop them off, they must be over 16 years of age and must have identification.  Children in Year 6 can walk home alone but only with written consent from the legal guardian.

Can my child cycle to school?
Yes, if they are accompanied by an adult (except Year 6 pupils). We have a bicycle/scooter stand available. 

On my child’s birthday, can they bring in cakes/sweets for the class?
Sorry, no. We try to promote healthy living and eating. We do not permit sweets/chocolates/nut products or crisps in school.

What should I put in my child’s packed lunch?
We recommend a healthy packed lunch. It may include: a savoury sandwich/wrap/home-cooked dish, a cereal bar, fruit, salad, vegetables, yoghurt and water. Nut products, chocolate, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks are not permitted. 

What if my child cannot find their uniform?
Please ensure all items of clothing are fully labelled. We teach the children to look after their property. Please ask the school office to look in lost property or the class teacher/TA who will try to help find the item. 

Can I try to find my child’s lost coat by checking his classroom?
Parents/children are not permitted into the school building after school unless they have an appointment. Please tell the class teacher/TA and they will look for it at a convenient time.

Can I go to my child’s class assembly?
Yes please! Each class has a turn of an assembly. The dates and times are available on the school website and newsletters, or from your class teacher.

What is EYFS?
This stands for Early Years Foundation Stage. It includes Nursery and Reception classes.

What is KS1 and KS2?
Key Stage 1 (KS1) are years 1, and 2. Key Stage 2 (KS2) are years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Is a PE kit compulsory?
Yes. This is for health and safety and hygiene reasons. Our PE kit consists of: white t-shirt, green shorts or tracksuit bottoms, socks and gym shoes or trainers/plimsolls. No jewellery or watches. Long hair must be tied back. Your child needs their PE kit once a week. The same day every week.

What is the school policy on jewellery?
Earrings: small studs in ears are the only pieces of jewellery permitted. We do not take any responsibility for loss or damage.

Can my child bring a mobile phone in to school?
Mobile phones are not permitted in school. 

How do I find out what my child is learning?
Half termly curriculum overviews are sent home at the beginning of that part of the term and year group topic webs are available on the website. 

Can I go on trips with my child and their class? 
Often, yes. The class teacher will let all parents know if we need parent volunteers to attend any trips. If you should attend, please make sure you read and follow the Parent Guidelines for Trips