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The School Office

Enquiries

Members of the public with any queries can contact Mrs A Butterworth and Mrs D Myers in the school office by telephone on 01709 760345 or email school at school@wcp.jmat.org.uk

Term Dates 2024

INSET: 24th May

​Half Term
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May

INSET: 28th June ​​

Summer 2 - 2024

Monday 3rd June - Tuesday 23rd July

Holiday Request Forms  

Please consider the following information with regards to requesting time off during term time:

  1. The decision to grant the request is for the school, not the Authority or the parent.  Only schools can authorise absences.

  2. There is no requirement to authorise just because a request has been made.

  3. The Anti-social Behaviour Act (2003) gives the Local Authority the power to issue fixed penalty notices for unauthorised leave of absence during term time.

  4. No parent can demand leave of absence for the purposes of a holiday as a right.

  5. Any request for leave must be made in advance.

  6. Holidays cannot be authorised retrospectively.

  7. If the application for leave of absence in term time is made because of the parent’s workplace holiday arrangements, then a letter from the employer explaining why the leave of absence must be taken in term time MUST be attached to this form on proper letter-headed paper.

  8. If important work has been missed by the pupil due to the parents making a request for leave of absence for a holiday the parents should not expect special arrangement to be made by the school for that pupil to catch up that work.

  9. The circumstances of each individual request will be taken into account.  The following factors may be relevant but this should not be regarded as a comprehensive list.

  • Parent’s workplace holiday arrangements if supported by a letter from employer.

  • The overall attendance of the child for the previous academic year or 3 terms.

  • If taking leave of absence in the first half of the first term would have a negative impact on pupil progress.

  • If a previous holiday has been taken in the same academic year.

  • Timing of internal and/or external examinations/assessments.

  • The reason given by a parent for requesting leave of absence in term time.

If you go ahead with the leave of absence when unauthorised, you may receive a Fixed Penalty Notice issued through the Local Authority.  This will be £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days, rising to £120 per parent per child if paid within 28 days.

School Meals

We operate a 4 banded dinner system.  This means that every day the children who have decided to have a school meal for that week will have a choice from 4 options, 3 hot and 1 chilled.  The chilled choice is the sandwich option.  The children make their choice in a morning and the kitchen staff cook to order.   

The cost of School Meals is £10.25 per week.

The cook and her team will cater for all special dietary requirements including allergies and food intolerances so please do not hesitate to ask.  The team will write a plan with parents to ensure that your child's needs are met. 

 

Our school lunch menu can be found weekly on ClassDojo.

Free School Meals

If you think you may be entitled to apply for free school meals, please select the link below which will take you directly to the relevant Rotherham Council Page.

Making Payments: A Cashless School

What does 'cashless' mean at Wath Central?

We have become ‘cashless’ which means we no longer accept cash payments in school for visits, lunches etc

How can I pay? 

School Money - Online

The Log In screen will ask for your mobile number, email address, password and child's first name.

The mobile and email address are the details you have previously provided for school. Please contact the School

Office if you need a password reset link.

 

PayPoint - Cash

To pay at a PayPoint, use the relevant bar code that has been issued for your child. The correct bar code must be presented at the PayPoint when paying. For example if you want to pay for School Dinners, use the Dinner Money barcode; a school trip, use the School Trip barcode etc. If you have any outstanding payments it will be allocated to the oldest outstanding payment for the barcode type you use. PayPoint payments take up to 48 working hours to appear on the School Money system.

The PayPoints closest to school are situated:

White Bear Convenience - 0.26 miles away

ASDA - 0.30 miles away

 

Alternative PayPoints can be found via the link to the right. 

School Office - Card Payments

We can take card payments in the School Office. Please phone or call in. You will need the card you wish to pay with.

​Please note: when we process the payment, your bank may do an additional security check by either asking for certain characters of your security code (which you will have set up with your bank online), or by sending your registered mobile number a text with a code to provide to us to complete the payment. ​

Pay via

School

Money

Learn more about

PayPoint

Fun4U - breakfast club and After School Childcare for all

A breakfast club is offered each day by Fun4U from 7:45am - 8:45am.   All children are invited to attend the club, which can include a few children from other schools from other Wath schools.

After school childcare is provided on the Wath Central  in the old school hall and playground area from the end of the school day until 5.45pm Monday to Friday by Fun 4 U. The children take part in a range of games, crafts and active opportunities. For further details, please contact Fun 4 U on the details below.

Telephone: 07884 072141         Email: fun4u2limited@yahoo.co.uk

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Class Dojo at Wath Central

What is Class Dojo?

ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages.

At Wath Central, we use Class Dojo to connect with parents and share achievements, updates and vital information about what is happening in school.

 

Any parent can connect with their child’s class story and view their child’s reward points. Just ask us to send you an invite to your email address or print you a connection code.

What is a Dojo post?

Get notifications directly to your phone/tablet every time your child’s teacher posts an announcement, photograph or video to their class story. Show your child’s teacher that you’ve seen the post by clicking the ‘Like’ button underneath.

What are Dojo Rewards?

 

Teachers award Class Dojo points for good behaviour, putting lots of effort into work, showing kindness to others, obeying school rules and lots more! You can view your child’s points online or through the Dojo App. Learn more about our rewards here.

Struggling to access dojo?

 

If you are having technical difficulties using ClassDojo:

1. Use our useful Dojo guide

2. Visit the ClassDojo support page

3. Contact school for further guidance

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