School Information

 Welcome to Glemsford Primary Academy


Here you will find information which is also available directly from school office.


Mrs Sue Attfield is the Administrator

Miss Kelly Sorrell is the Administrator / Attendance Officer

Mrs Tanya Farrance is the Office Assistant


Main office 01787 283200

Absent line 01787 280143

The school office is open from 8:15am - 4:30pm

You can also email us at


Please contact the school if your child is too ill to attend school; we have a system in place whereby if we have not heard why a child is not in school by 9.30am we will contact the parent to check that the child is with them. We will endeavour to make contact with the main contact on our list, however if we are unable to reach them we will work through our whole list of contacts until we are able to reach someone. When your child returns to school it is necessary to send with him/her a letter stating the reason for his/her absence. 

It is necessary that the class teacher be given written notice if the child has an ailment that requires them to miss lessons eg PE.
Please see the link below regarding Guidance on Infection Control in School
If your child has diarrhoea or sickness we ask that you keep them at home until they have eaten and not suffered any more bouts of diarrhoea or sickness.

Leave of Absence

In line with Government legislation, holidays taken during school time are considered an unauthorised absence unless there is proven extenuating circumstances. 8 unauthorised sessions in an academic year will be passed to the Education Welfare Officer and a Penalty fine will be issued. See our Attendance Policy for more information (Policy section)

Our School day

Due to Covid-19 the school has a staggered start and end time for different classes. Please contact the school office for these times.

8:50am School begins. (Registration is from 8:50 - 9:00 am)
10:15-10:30 am Playtime for Reception and Key Stage 1
10:30-10:45 am Playtime for Key Stage 2
12:00-1:00 pm Lunchtime
3:15pm Hometime


School Uniform

Our uniform is Navy blue for jumpers and cardigans, charcoal grey for trousers, skirts and pinafore dresses and white for shirts and blouses. For summer blue and white striped or checked dresses for girls and grey trousers or shorts for the boys.
See the uniform section



Glemsford Primary Academy Admissions:

Nursery admissions - see the Early Years page for guidance.

Reception admissions - all admissions for the September intake is by the Local Authority. Please see the criteria for September (attached PDF).

All other admissions - please contact the school directly. Glemsford Primary Academy are responsible for all other admissions following Suffolk County Council guidelines.

Glemsford Primary Academy does not keep a waiting list.

For further information click here.


The administration of medicines to children

There are two main sets of circumstances in which requests may be made to school staff to deal with the administration of prescribed medicine to children in school

a. Cases of chronic illness or long term complaints, such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy

b. Cases where pupils recovering from a short term illness are well enough to return to school, but are receiving a course of prescribed medication, such as antibiotics

Very few courses of medication are likely to require medicines to be taken during school hours. Doctors will be encouraged to prescribe medication that can be administered out of school hours.
Following a period of illness a child’s own doctor is the person best able to advise whether or not the child is fit to return to school and it is for parents to seek and obtain such advice as is necessary.
If you child needs to take medicine during the school day, you will need to fill out a consent form at the office.

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Children who are eligible for free school meals attract additional Pupil Premium Funding. This is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. At Glemsford Primary Academy we use this funding in school to enhance the learning experiences of these children by providing a range of services which may include providing additional support and intervention for individual or small groups of children. In order for the school to access this funding we strongly recommend that you register for free school meals if you meet the criteria, regardless of whether you then take them up or if your child is automatically entitled. I am sure you will appreciate the importance of this extra money in allowing us to continue to fund such support.

Click here to view the information and online form.

School Menu

To view the school menu, please see the Sept Eats Menu attachment. 



See the attached clubs list. We offer a range of clubs for all children across the school.

Lion Road
CO10 7RF

Main office 01787 283200

Absent Line 01787 280143


      Mrs Attfield             Miss Sorrell            Mrs Farrance



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