General Medical Information
In line with other Schools in the Sheffield area we do not administer medicines in School. Inhalers may be stored in the medical room. Please make sure that inhalers brought to school are always clearly labelled. Members of staff are not allowed to administer medication but may supervise children able to do this for themselves. All medication must be taken to the school office where a form requesting the administering of medicine is required to be completed by the parent/carer who has parental responsibility. Any other adult, including family members, who do not have parental responsibility can not sign this form.
Our medicine form is available for completion on sQuid, entitled 'Medicine Administration'.
Injuries at School
The School has several trained first aiders on the staff. Children who are injured will be assessed and the appropriate steps taken. A bump note will be sent home indicating the location of the injury.
Illness at School
If a child is ill at school, then Office Staff will contact parents/carers and arrange for the child to be collected. Please ensure you inform school of changes to contact numbers.
Storage of Medicines
Inhalers are kept in a green first aid box at school in the relevant classrooms. All other medication must be given into the office with the relevant permission for medicines to be administered at school form. Medicines must not be given to children to bring in or put in their lunch boxes for self administration. Our First Aid Policy can be found in the Reception area in the Parent Policy file
School Health Service
Every child deserves to be as fit and healthy as possible. The School Nursing Team regularly visits all schools. The Team comprises a qualified nurse, who is available to help you with any health concerns about your child and has close links with community paediatricians, GPs, health visitors and other professionals who care for children. The team also includes health care assistants who carry out routine screening of children at school entry and in Y6.
With parental agreement the School Nurse can provide a link between home and school and act on the child’s behalf. The nurse will also provide information, advice and support on health issues to teachers, parents and children. This can be offered individually or in groups as part of health promotion programmes.
Routine screening of your child’s height, weight, vision and hearing is offered to all children within the first year of school. Where any problems are identified, appropriate follow-up and referral can be made. These tests can be carried out at any age on request if concerns are highlighted.
If you have any questions regarding vaccinations that you feel your child may be due please contact your School Nurse or GP surgery.
You can contact your School Nurse at any time during your child’s school life. Contact details are available from the School office or contact the central school nurse office on 0114 2331189.
School uniform was introduced a few years ago at the request of a clear majority of parents. The wearing of school dress is obligatory for all pupils, as follows:
The wearing of jewellery other than a watch is not permitted for Health and Safety reasons. If jewellery/certain items of clothing are worn for religious reasons please come and let us know before your child starts school.
- Red or navy sweatshirt/jumper/cardigan
- Red, navy or white polo shirt/T shirt/blouse
- Black or grey trousers/skirt/jogging bottoms
Indoor PE kit
- White T-Shirt or polo top with navy blue or black shorts, games skirt or leotard
Outdoor PE kit
- Tracksuit bottoms, and trainers.
- Sensible shoes no flip flops /wedges/brightly coloured trainers/sandals/peep toes. Indoor plimsolls are desirable
Orders can be placed in the school office with the correct payment by Friday morning 9am please. Appropriate clothing (without the logo) can also be obtained from many outlets. School uniform, with an embroidered school logo, can be obtained through the school office. Caps Rucksacks and book bags are also available to order.
Uniform should be ordered online directly with Logo Leisurewear who will deliver the items to home. Click here for the link to the Logo Leisurewear website.
Ecclesfield Primary School runs a breakfast club each morning from 7.30am to provide a welcoming, safe, secure environment for pupils before the beginning of the school day and to provide children with a healthy, nutritious breakfast in a pleasant and relaxed environment. Bookings should be made via the school office.
‘…staff are always really friendly, nothing is too much trouble and it makes us happy to know that [our child] is being looked after so well.’ (Breakfast Club survey response Autumn 2016)
Extended Learning Opportunities
- School Meals Food Standards 2015 PDF
If your child requires a medical diet this can be arranged via the office using medical proof of dietary requirements.
View our school meals provided by Taylor Shaw Catering Services here.
New Food Standard in force 1st January 2015.
Click here for more information.
Click here for more information from Sheffield City Council on term time dates.
Click here for the 2020/2021 school calendar which includes our inset dates.