Whiteshill School

Whiteshill School

Essential Information

Hopefully you will find all the practical information you need about school in this section.  If there is anything further you require please contact the school office.

The School Day 

Please help us to get the school day off to a good start by ensuring children are in the playground before the bell goes at 8:50 am.  The playground is staffed from 8:40 am.  Children should not be left in the playground on their own before this time.

Start of School Day:          8:50 am

Morning Break:                 10.45 am

Lunch time:                      12:15 to 1:15 pm

End of School Day:            3:15 pm

Absence or late arrival

Children arriving to school late or leaving early:  Children arriving late must go to the school office to be signed in before he/she goes to class.  Any child arriving after 9.30 a.m. will have an unauthorised absence recorded.  If you need to collect your child from school during the course of the school day (e.g. for a medical appointment) please go to the school office to sign your child out and a member of staff will collect your child from class. 

Authorised absence:  Absences (unless medical) and holiday during term time should be avoided.  Only in extreme cases will absences be authorised as per the guidance from the Department of Education.

Download the authorised absense request form (Word icon)

School Security

The school gate is on a time lock and will automatically lock at 8.55am (5 minutes after the school morning starts) and will re-open at 2.50pm for parents to access the office if required.  Outside these times the gate is operated by a 'door-entry' system and visitors can speak to a member of staff before gaining entry to the school.  All visitors including parents must go to the school office to sign in and be given a visitors sticker before entering the school.  Please remember to sign out before you leave the school. 

Sickness and Medical Information

Sickness- If your child is unable to attend school please phone or email the school office before 9 am.  On return to school please send a note to the class teacher explaining reason for absence.  Please keep your child at home if he/she has had sickness or diarrhoea for 48 hours after last bout of sickness/diarrhoea as this helps stop the spread of infection.

Medical Information and Medicines:  We need to know of any medical conditions or allergies your child may have.  If your child has asthma or diabetes please contact the school office for a form and information on how we handle this in school.  We will not and do not give any medicines including Calpol and antibiotics to pupils.  If necessary you may come in to school to give these if your child is ill but well enough to be in school.

Lunch, Snacks & Drinks

Lunch: Please click here for more information

Snack:  Children can bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fresh or dried fruit.  On a Friday only, children can bring a snack of their choice but no sweets or chocolate please. 

Fruit and Vegetables:  Children in Reception and Years 1 & 2 will be eligible for a portion of fruit or vegetable as part of the Governments Fruit and Veg. Scheme which is to encourage healthy eating.  Please let us know if you do not want your child to have this.

Water:  Children are encouraged to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Water bottles (with name on) can be left in school to refill with fresh water each day.  Re-usable water bottles can be purchased from the school office for £1.50.

Milk: Click here for more information

School Uniform

Whiteshill School Uniform


  • Trousers – black or dark grey
  • School Shorts – black or dark grey (summer term)
  • School sweatshirt with school logo*
  • White polo shirt with school logo* or plain if preferred
  • Black school shoes


  • Trousers, skirt or pinafore in black or dark grey
  • School sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo*
  • White polo shirt with school logo* or plain if preferred
  • Black school shoes
  • Sock or tights – black, grey, white or dark green
  • Summer dress for summer term – dark green and white stripes or checks

P.E. Boys and Girls

  • Plain black shorts*
  • Green ‘T’ shirt with school logo*
  • Black hoodie sweatshirt with school logo
  • Black jogging bottoms or leggings (plain black)
  • Black slip on plimsolls (daps) or black trainers



  • Book bag with school logo*
  • P.E. bag with school logo*
  • Light weight bottle green jacket with fleece lining embroidered with school logo*
  • Water bottle*
  • Baseball cap – jade green with school logo*
* These items can be purchased from the school office

All uniform items (except water bottles) can be purchased from the National Schoolwear Centre shop in Merrywalks Shopping Centre in Stroud.

Download a copy of the school uniform order form and email to office

Extended Services

We run a breakfast club from 8am each morning and an After School Club from 3.15 - 6.00pm each day.  If you are in need of these child care facilities please contact the office for booking forms or download from our website.

Breakfast Club

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After-School Club

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