School Information

 Welcome to Glemsford Primary Academy





School closure

  • The Government has announced that all schools will close from the end of Friday 20 March.
  • We will do our best to continue to support children’s learning.
  • Schools will provide work for their children and explain how children, where possible, can keep in touch with their teachers about the work they are doing.
  • We recommend that during term time children keep to a similar routine as when they come to school. It will be a different way of working from what they are accustomed but we expect all children to focus on their learning for significant periods each day. Schools will help explain how best to do this. Schools will be pleased to hear back from children about how they are getting on and what they have completed.
  • Unless school staff are unwell, they will be continuing during term time to work and support their pupils.
  • Schools will provide parents with details of how to contact the school. Schools will send families regular updates too.
  • Parents whose children are entitled to a free school meal will be contacted to provide a voucher during term time for the value of the meal that would have been provided in school. The Department for Education has said that there will shortly be a national voucher scheme.
  • We are very disappointed for those students in Years 11 and 13 who were approaching their exams this summer as these will not take place.
  • We will be fully cooperating with the exam boards to ensure they receive the exam grades they deserve and are able to go on successfully to the next stage of their education and life.
  • We know too that teachers and children will be disappointed not to take their Year 6 SATs and have the due recognition for the huge amount of work they have done preparing for these tests.
  • We applaud the Government’s decision that children of key workers and vulnerable children will continue to attend school. We understand that examples of key workers include NHS staff, police and delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work, and look forward tomorrow to the term ‘key worker’ being defined further. Vulnerable children are so far defined as those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • We will work closely with the local authorities where schools are situated and with our neighbouring schools to provide the best education we can to these particular groups of schools. This will include, where possible, keeping schools open for these children throughout the Easter holidays. We will also be ensuring all staff get a break too.
  • School staff have the same anxieties for their health and their families as everyone else. The trust recognises with pride their commitment to the children and young people in their schools, and that this requires juggling commitments at work and in their own lives.


We are here to help you with all your questions and queries. Please feel free to call us or pop in at anytime.

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


Mrs Sue Attfield is the Administrative Officer

Miss Kelly Sorrell is the Administrative Assistant

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 for 48 hours after they have eaten and not suffered 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

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 2020 (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.

Your child will be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following benefits: Income Support Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Guarantee element of Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and your annual taxable income is less than £16,190 If you are supported under Part 1V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Please note: Working Tax Credits do not qualify To claim free school meals you can apply on line at (click on ‘Education & Careers’ under ‘Schools & Support in Education’) or contact Free School Meals at Endeavour House on Tel 01473 260989.

Click here to view the information and online form or see attached for the application form.

School Menu

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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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