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St Giles Academy

'Success and happiness for every child'

We seek to inspire greatness in every child and to equip them with the outcomes, life skills and personal attributes to lead successful, happy and safe lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What time does school start?
    • The school is operating a staggered start to avoid large groups of people gathering together. EYFS and Year 1 start between 8.45-9.00. Year 2, 3 and 4 start at 9.00am. Year 5 and 6 start at 9.10am  Children are expected to be prompt as there will be learning activities ready as soon as they arrive. 
  • What time does the school day end?
    •  Years 1 finish at 2.45. Year 2 finish at 3.05pm and Years 3 and 4 end at 3.05. Year 5 and 6 end at 3.25pm.
  • What extra-curricular clubs are available for my child?
    • There are clubs available before school, during lunch times and after school. Please see your child's class teacher or come to the office to see which clubs your child can access. 
  • What will my child be learning this year?
    • Please see the curriculum page in the Key Information tab to find out what your child will be learning this term. 
  • What should I do if I want to request time off for my child?
    • You will need to send details of your request including the dates and the reason for it to be considered by the Headteacher. For more information see the policy in the Absence Procedures section under the parents tab. 
  • How can I contact the school?
    • The school number is 01522 785760. If you would like to email us, the address is
  • How do I order school dinners?
    • School lunches can be ordered online each week at These need to be ordered by Wednesday in order for your child to receive their lunch the following week. Meals cost £2.30 but are free if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2 under the Universal Free School Meals initiative. Even though your child may receive a free meal, you will still need to complete an order form online.

  • Where do I collect my child/ren from if they attend an after school club?

    • Please come to the main entrance at the front of the school to collect your child at the time given. 

  • How can I order milk for my child?

    • You can order and pay for your milk online. Simply go to