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Welcome to the Parent Information section of our website and the Virtual School Office. On these pages you will find useful information about the day to day life at Sowe Valley Primary School.

For a paper copy of any document on our school website please contact our school office: [email protected]

Healthy Snacks

Every child in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 is given a piece of fruit for break time. If your child is in Year 3, 4, 5 or 6, they can bring a healthy snack (such as a piece of fruit, healthy cereal bar ….) into school.

Every child in the school is issued with their own water bottle, these are regularly sterilised. The children are not required to bring in anything from home.

School Uniform

School uniform should be worn every day from September. Our uniform includes a black or grey skirt, trousers or shorts, a white or pale blue polo t-shirt and a royal blue sweatshirt with or without the school logo. Black plain shoes or trainers should be worn. No jewellery (apart from stud earrings and watches) should be worn or nail polish. Please ensure all clothing is named.

PE Kits

PE kits should be provided at the beginning of every half term and will be sent home for washing at the end of the half term. PE kits should consist of black or navy shorts, plain round neck white t-shirt, black pumps or trainers and black or navy tracksuit in the winter. Please provide PE kits in a draw string bag or named plastic bag and ensure they are named. It will be kept on your child’s peg.

Sickness Notification and Medication

If your child is poorly and will not be attending school, please let the office know as soon as you can by either emailing [email protected] or telephoning 02476 456063 press option 1 and leave a message.

If your child is asthmatic, please ensure there is an inhaler in school at all times and a new form needs to be completed every academic year. We can only administer medication if it has been prescribed by a doctor, for antibiotics, only if your child needs 4 doses per day.

Term Time Holidays

Term time holidays will not be authorised and a penalty notice will be issued. If leave during term time is unavoidable, please complete a leave of absence form which is available at the office.


Homework expectations are as follows: all children in Y1 – Y6 should read every night and use Times Table Rock Stars or Numbots to practice their maths. Spellings are sent home every Friday and should be practiced daily. Any additional homework will be put onto Google Classroom.