Since my son joined Farrowdale he has gone from strength to strength. He is happy, more relaxed and his confidence has grown immensely. He now enjoys going to school and the small classes suit him well. The standard of teaching is excellent and the interaction between staff and children is a joy to see. We are so glad we chose Farrowdale.
Farrowdale is a friendly place where you have friends throughout the school not just in your class. When you arrive to school you are happy every day.
I would highly recommend Farrowdale House school. I've seen my son progress at an amazing rate not only academically but also socially. I would probably describe the school as a big happy family, all the children really look out for one another, they have lovely manners, dress smartly and show fantastic support for each other. This is down to the hard work the teachers put in and the way the school is ran.
Hours of Attendance
School is open from 7.30am at which time the children are supervised by Mrs Baggott in the hall until they are collected by their class teacher at 8.30am. Teachers lead a morning activity from 8.30am. Mrs Baggott will pass on any information or messages you leave to the relevant person.
School begins for all pupils at 8.45am when a bell is rung to signal the start of the school day and registration.
At 8.45am the children and their teacher go to the school hall for the whole school assembly. If your child arrives after 8.45am. please register your child at the school office as being present in the building, this is essential for safeguarding reasons and in case of an emergency.
Early Years and Key Stage 1 children finish school at 3.30pm and are dismissed through the back door into the playground. All children are only dismissed once their parent or designated person is in the playground to collect them.
Key Stage 2 children finish school at 3.30 pm. The children wait in the playground to be met by their parent or designated adult.
Parents are able to access the playground via the side gate on Crompton Way.
Any children not collected by 3.40pm are brought back into school to wait in the entrance hall. Children may be collected via the front door after 3.40pm. If your child is not collected by 3.45pm we will book them into the After School Club and you will be charged accordingly.
After School Club is available until 5.30pm.
*A daily charge of £5 is made for children using the service up to 4.30pm
*A further £2 charge is levied for every subsequent 30mins from 4:30pm until 5.30pm.
*All children must be picked up by 5.30pm
This includes a choice of sandwiches and drinks. If you wish to pre book your child into After School Club please email or telephone the School Office.
We promote healthy eating in School. All children may bring healthy tuck to school with them for each of their playtimes (morning and afternoon for EYFS & KS1) or buy wholemeal toast and fruit from the school hall. We kindly request yoghurts are not brought into school as they can easily ruin uniform.
Children will need their own own water bottle in school. This can be filled up and used throughout the day. We kindly request only water.
The school has its own kitchen on the premises. A healthy two course meal is provided daily and all children are expected to partake. If your child has any specific dietary requirements e.g. medical, religious please inform the school in writing and your child will be catered for.
The kitchen, headed by cook Julie Baggott, recently received a routine inspection visit from environmental health. They were awarded a hygiene rating of 5 stars, which is the highest rating which can be given.