On admission, parents are asked to sign a copy of the following Home School Agreement, which sets out how we will work together to promote your child's learning and development.

The Department for Education’s Pupil Registration Regulations aim to address attendance issues. It has been made clear to headteachers that they should not grant leave of absence during term time unless there are “exceptional circumstances”.

Requests will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your child’s special education needs, attendance and progress. In response to a leave of absence request you will receive a response letter stating whether this leave of absence has been authorised or not.

As you know we try very hard to keep parents regularly informed about what’s going on at the school, however, sending paper letters home can be rather ‘hit and miss’ with letters often going astray on the way!


We are also increasingly aware of the substantial cost and environmental impact associated with the amount of paper and photocopying involved.


To help improve these areas we have decided to use a service called ParentMail®, which is used by over 2,500 schools across the UK to communicate with parents by email and text message.


Could we ask that you complete and return the form below to enable you to receive messages via Parentmail.

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Contact: 0191 487 4595 / / Cedars Trust, Ivy Lane, Gateshead, NE9 6QD