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Preston
Primary School
Academy

New Starters Information

Welcome to Preston Primary School. Here is some useful information and a little bit about the systems we use.

The school day starts at 8:50am (gates open at 8:40am) and finishes at 3:15pm. Term dates are available on our website on the Term Dates page, School Calendar and on the School News app.

We have listed below the different sites we use for communication and payments etc. Please feel free to come and see a member of staff at the school office if you require any help or assistance with any of these.

 

SCHOOL NEWS and COMMUNICATION

We communicate to parents using the School App (School News) and website www.preston.torbay.sch.uk. You can download the app from either iTunes App Store, Google Play or Windows Store by searching for School News. Launch this free app and click on ‘Find my School’ using GPS or using our postcode TQ2 6UY. You should then be able to click on News to view the latest news items, unit letters and upcoming calendar events by clicking on events. We recommend you have this app on your phone as the fastest route to useful information.

 

PUPIL DATA/CONSENTS

We use paper forms to collect parent and pupil information. You will have been asked to complete these with your application. This asks for your child’s medical information and gives annual consent for use of photographs/media consent, local trips and other general consents. If this information changes at any time, you must inform the school office immediately.

 

SCHOOL PAYMENTS

With trips, swimming, residential, and after school activities, where a payment is required, we notify you this payment is available using our School Money/Eduspot site. You can access the parent login using the following link https://login.eduspot.co.uk/public/portal/parent/?app=schoolmoney. You will be asked to enter your child’s first name, your email address, mobile number and a password. This will be sent to you via text, after your child's first day. School Money is also where you can book and pay for Breakfast and After School club provisions. You will need to complete a registration form, before your child attends, which you can find on the Breakfast and After School Club page on our website.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

School meals are free for children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2. Your child can order a school meal with the class teacher each morning. The lunch menus can be viewed at https://www.feedinghungryminds.co.uk/edu/preston-primary-school/. You will initially need to register your child, and then you can view and order their school meals online.

 

ABSENCE

Should your child be absent due to illness, please call the absence line on 01803 607589 and leave a message with your child’s name, class, and reason for absence. Alternatively, you can text this information to 07786 208446. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they will need to be absent from school for 48 hours after the last episode of illness. For planned absences of any nature, you will need to complete an absence request form. These are available on the Special Leave of Absence page on our website.

 

We hope your child will be very happy during their time at Preston. If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to let us know.

Address
Preston Primary School Academy
Old Paignton Road
Torquay
Devon
TQ2 6UY

Phone
01803 607075