FAQ

You can find the term dates for this year here.

These can be found with the term dates for this year.

If the time off is for non-medical reasons, please contact the Head Teacher to discuss your plans before any arrangements are made. Time off for medical reasons is an authorised absence.

We have a compulsory uniform. It comprises of a light grey(primary), burgundy(secondary) sweatshirt (£9.50) or cardigan (£11.00), both with the school logo on them, white t-shirt, polo shirt or blouse and black trousers or skirt.  The sweatshirts and cardigans are available from the school office. You can request an order form by contacting the school office. Send completed order forms into school with the full payment in cash or a cheque made payable to “Willow Dene School”.

We provide hot school lunches for all children, catering for their specific needs. Vegetarian, finger food and puree options are available every day. There is a three week menu. The menus change termly.

You can pay for your child's lunches by cash or cheque (made payable to Willow Dene School) in advance. Please contact the school office for more details. If you think you might be eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office for a form.

Please report your child's absence from school by telephoning the school office on the first day of absence, giving reason – followed up by note in your child's contact book on day of return.

The school office is open from 8.00am till 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Please telephone Passenger Services on 0208 9214567.

All children celebrate their birthdays with their peers in school. Sometimes classes hold a party to celebrate. These give the children opportunities to learn about social skills, such as sharing, table manners and marking significant events with shared customs, such as singing “Happy Birthday”. If you would like your child to celebrate their birthday with a party in school, discuss it with your child’s class teacher. We would ask you to send in a cake and appropriate party food.

We strongly support close links between school and home and would encourage you to ask questions, discuss any concerns or important information with your child’s class team. However, we would really appreciate if you could try to avoid phoning between 9.15 and 3.15 unless it is urgent as it disrupts teaching and learning. If you do need to phone in between these times, you can speak to someone on reception and they will pass on messages or answer queries and get back to you. 

Parents’ Evenings are held in the Autumn term, usually at the beginning of October. Most parents will attend Annual Review meetings in the Spring or Summer terms to discuss their child’s progress.

Unfortunately, due to limited space there is no visitor parking on site. There is unrestricted on-street parking around the school.