Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Frequently asked questions

How much is dinner money?  

We have our own fantastic catering team and meals are cooked fresh each day on site.  School dinner is just £2.00 per day.  We operate a one day debt policy, so please ensure you keep your child's dinner money account up to date.

However, if your child is in Year R, 1 and 2 school meals are free through the Government's Infant Free School Meals Scheme. 

Why should I apply for free school meals when my child is in Years R, 1 or 2?

Although the government provide Universal Infant Free School meals, the school receives pupil premium for each child entitled to free school meals. This amount is currently £1,300 per pupil so it will help the school funds. You may be eligible if you are in receipt of certain benefits and your household income is below £16,000. It is very easy to apply on the Medway Council website - type Free School Meals into the search bar and follow the steps. You will get an immediate answer and the school will also be informed. All you need is your contact details and your National Insurance number to apply.

What do I do if my child is late to school?

If your child arrives after the 08.40 bell, they must enter school via the main office.  This is essential for fire safety and security as your child needs to be signed into the school and added to the register.  If your child arrives after 0900, they will not be able to choose a meal option.  The catering staff will choose for them.

Can I park in the school car park when dropping my child off or collecting them?

We do not have facilities for parents to park in the school car park.  This is for staff and visitors only.  Please park on the surrounding streets, with due consideration for our neighbours and the safety of our children walking to school.

What do I do if my child needs to take medication during the school day?

If you wish school staff to administer medication to your child during the school day, you must bring the medication - in a named bottle - to the main office and complete the necessary paperwork.  This must be signed and handed to the office staff who will ensure the medication is safely locked away and your child's teacher will be informed.

What do I do if my child has lost something?

Our lost property cupboard can be found in the main reception.  If the item is not there, please speak to your child's class teacher as it may have found it's way back to the classroom - if it is named.  The lost property cupboard is emptied at the end of each term and any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.  If you wish to purchase labels to put on your child's uniform (and lunch box, shoes, water bottles etc) please use the following link: https://www.stikins.co.uk/?PARTNER=2902 - this helps raise funds for the school.

Can my child cycle to school?

We do not have anywhere to safely store children's bicycles.

Can my child bring toys to school?

We discourage children from bringing toys to school - unless the class teacher has specifically asked them to do so.  Please always check with the class teacher.

What is the school uniform?

  • Grey or black skirt or trousers
  • White, grey or blue blouse, shirt or polo shirt
  • White, black or grey socks or tights
  • Navy blue sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece
  • Blue and white gingham or striped dress in summer
  • Flat black shoes or black trainers
  • FOR PE
  • The first coloured tee shirt in your child's team colour will be provided by the school
  • Plain black, white or blue shorts
  • Plain tracksuit of any colour for cold weather
  • Trainers (not plimsolls) for outside sports (not the same black pair they may wear to school)
  • A change of socks for outside sports
  • One piece swimming kit for years 5 and 6

What is "tag" day?

Your child may wear their own clothes to school if they pay £1.00.  It is a fund raising event and is optional - so if your child prefers to wear school uniform that is fine too!  However, some children do get upset if all of their friends are in their own clothes - so please keep an eye on the newsletter and website so you can be prepared.  It is important that the money is sent to school in a named envelope, clearly marked "Tag Day" to distinguish it from any other money sent into school.  Thank you for your support.