Where can I buy school uniform? 

School uniform and sports kit are available from School Uniform  

How do I arrange for my child to have school meals? 

The school canteen provides hot and cold meals at lunch time and snacks at morning break. We suggest approximately £3.00 for a hot meal and pudding.  

How do I find out if my child is entitled to free school meals? 

If you are in receipt of Income Support, Income-based ESA or Income-based Job Seekers allowance you should be entitled to Free School Meals and possibly other educational benefits for your child(ren). You may also be entitled to other educational benefits if you receive child and working tax credits – though this will not include Free School Meals. In this case you should include a copy of your latest tax credit notice (TC602) with your application. Upon receipt of this evidence Staffordshire or Derbyshire Local Authortu will assess your eligibility to all educational benefits. 

How do I apply? 

How do I report my child’s absence? 

Please contact the school on the attendance line: 01283 749450 or email attendance@brs.srscmat.co.uk on the first day of illness as soon as possible and each day thereafter. If we have not heard from parents on the first day of an absence then our Attendance Officer will make telephone contact on the same day. Should your child refuse to attend school for any reason please contact the Attendance Officer who will liaise with the Year Leader to help resolve any issues. 

If the school is closed due to inclement weather, how will I be informed? 

Every effort is made to keep the school open during inclement weather, however, if the decision is made to close the school you will be notified via the following ways: 

  • A message on the school phone 
  • Text message 
  • School website 
  • Radio Derby  

If the school has to be closed part way through the day we will send a text via Firefly to parents informing you that school is closing and that students are being sent home early. It is very important that you keep us updated with any change of mobile number. 

How will I know if my child has a detention? 

  • Lunchtime detentions: will happen with immediate effect and an explanation written in the student’s planner. 
  • After school detentions: a note in their planner/letter/text/phone call will be sent informing you at least the day before your child’s detention 

How can I request a meeting with my child’s teacher? 

Please contact the school office if you would like to arrange an appointment with a Year Leader or subject teacher. We will get back to you with a mutually convenient date and time. Parent Evenings and Progress Reviews are held throughout the school year when you will be given the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.