CURRENT PARENTS AND CARERS
This section of our site is especially for the parents and carers of pupils currently attending Liberty Primary School.
Here you'll find a range of key information and downloads, from term times to uniforms.
If you have any questions or want further information please contact us.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
We offer a range of clubs after school.
Overseen by dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff and outside agencies, the clubs we cover:
All clubs run until 4.15pm unless stated on the letter. If you require more information about clubs please contact the school office.
TERM DATES 2022- 2023
In addition to the usual holidays, all Merton schools are closed to pupils for five separate days for staff in-service training. These days vary between schools. Following are the dates for Liberty Primary School for 2022-23.
Autumn Term 2022
- First day: Thursday 1 September 2022
- Last day: Friday 16 December 2022
- Half term: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 2022
Inset Days: Thursday 1 September 2022
Friday 2 September 2022
Total 72 days
Spring Term 2023
- First day: Tuesday 3 January 2023
- Last day: Friday 31 March 2023
- Half term: Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February 2023
Inset Days: Tuesday 3 January 2023
Monday 20 February 2023
Total 59 days
Summer Term 2023
- First day: Monday 17 April 2023
- Last day: Friday 21 July 2023
- Half term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2023
Inset Day: Monday 17 April 2023
Total 64 days
We believe that a uniform is helpful in establishing good standards of appearance in school and that it helps our children to develop a sense of identity, pride and community.
We have a PE uniform, as children are asked to come to school in their PE kits on their PE days.
We ask that all clothing items are clearly marked with your child's name to ensure that they can be returned to you if they are mislaid.
Children should come into school every day in their uniform.
Children should not wear jewellery with the exception of plain stud earrings for children with pierced ears and a watch for Key Stage 2 children. We cannot take responsibility for items worn to school which may get lost.
All children are given a book bag when they join Liberty Primary School. Replacements are available at a cost of £4.00.
Liberty or blue cardigans / Liberty or blue sweatshirts
Liberty White Polo Shirts
Winter: Grey skirts/trousers/shorts/pinafore dresses
White/Grey socks/ Grey tights
Black school shoes/Black trainers
Summer: Blue summer dresses (check or stripe) / grey shorts/
Short white/ grey/black socks
School Shoes/Sandals (suitable for school with closed toes)
White Liberty T Shirts
Navy blue Track suit bottoms Fleeces in cold weather
Liberty Primary School Book Bags £4.00
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
These is an overwhelming connection between those pupils who are frequently absent from school and those who go on to underachieve.
Full attendance is therefore vital for your child's educational progress and they are expected to attend for the full 190 days of the academic year, unless there is a good reason for absence.
If absence is unavoidable, please ring the school office on the first day of absence.
In the event that your child has had symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea, they should not be sent to school until at least 48 hours after the last bout. The same procedure should be followed if your child is sent home from school for vomiting and/or diarrhea.
If your child needs to leave school during school time for an appointment, a note must be sent beforehand. No child will be allowed to leave school during the school day unacompanied.
School doors open at 8.50am.
Collection at the end of the day
It is vital that the school dismisses the children safely to parents/carers at 3:15pm. Please make sure you go over to the member of school staff that is in charge of the class and indicate that you are taking the child. Please do not take the child as they are coming out from the exit doors or wait by the exit door to collect your child. Pupils will not be released in this way as it is very congested, particularly in front of the big blue gates.
If you are going to be late collecting your child from school for any reason please make sure that you contact the school. If we are unable to contact you or your child is late being collected from school, they will be placed in after school care at a cost of £10.
Who can drop and collect your child from school
Nursery and Reception pupils may only be brought and collected by a known adult aged 18 or above. All other children may only be collected by a known person aged 14 or above when we have received notification from parents.
Children in Years 5 and 6 are allowed to walk home on their own once parents have completed a permission slip.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME
Parents are strongly urged to avoid taking leave during term time.
In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to request leave of absence. All cases should be applied for in writing on the schools Application For Request For Leave Form.
Parents should request leave of absence in advance and all requests should be submitted at least two weeks before the first day of intended absence using the form.
Forms can be picked up from the school office.
FOOD IN SCHOOL
Children are welcome to choose between a packed lunch or a school meal for lunch.
All children in Reception and Year 1-2 are eligible for free school meals. From year 3 upwards children whose families meet the criteria are entitled to free school meals.
Free School Meals - Eligibility
If your child is in Key Stage 2, they may be entitled to free school meals if you meet any of the following criteria:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit (your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Please speak to the school office if you think your child is entitled to free school meals.
School meals are priced at £2.40 per day.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for. We operate a zero nuts policy.
We encourage children to bring in water bottles and actively encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
Under the Fruit in School scheme, children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 will receive a piece of fruit each day free of charge.
Years 1-6 can bring in a piece of fruit from home for their morning snack.
Sweets, fizzy drinks and energy drinks cannot be brought into school.
We operate a cashless system in school, using ParentPay for all payments into school. When your child starts at Liberty you will receive account activation details to allow you to set yourself up on ParentPay.
Once you have your account details you can log in online at parentpay.com.
If you would like ParentPay on your smartphone, just bookmark the login page to your home screen for easy access.
ParentPay has been designed from the ground up to work great on tablets and phones as well as desktop computers.