Parent Information

Please see below for important information about St Paul's Catholic Primary School.

Admissions | Attendance |Parent's Evening | Term Dates  School Opening Times


For admissions please visit the Northumberland County Council Admissions page.


Important Information for Parents/Carers

We believe that good attendance is central to good learning and achievement. A child’s attendance record is regarded as a serious matter. We record and monitor attendances (a legal requirement) and expect a minimum of 96% attendance.

You should contact us by 9.00am on the first day of absence if your child is ill either by text, telephone or in writing.

The request for authorised Leave of Absence must be made at least two weeks in advance and the Head Teacher may invite the parent/carer(s) into school to discuss the request before a decision is made.

If the Head Teacher authorises the Leave of Absence it is expected that the child’s attendance will be of a satisfactory level both prior and after the date covered by the request.

If the Head Teacher refuses Leave of Absence and the absence is recorded as unauthorised, the Head Teacher may refer the matter to the Local Authority requesting that a Penalty Notice be issued. This is the Head Teachers decision.

A Penalty Notice is £60 if paid within 21 days of receipt, rising to £120 if paid after 21 days but within 28 days. If the penalty is not paid in full by the end of the 28 day period the Local Authority may prosecute for the offence to which the notice applies.

Research suggests that children who are absent from School may never catch up on the learning they have missed, which may ultimately affect exam and test results. As a parent/carer, you can demonstrate your commitment to your child’s education by not allowing your child to miss school for anything other than an exceptional and unavoidable reason.

Attendance Parents Booklet | PDF | 767KB

Parent's Evening

Parents will receive a text message inviting them to book an appointment in advance of parent consultation evenings.

Term Dates

Term Dates 2023-24 with Training Days

Event diary dates 2023-24

Term Dates 2024-25 with Training Days

School Opening Times

January 2023

St. Paul's Catholic Primary School offers wraparound care for all children.

Breakfast Club opens from 8.00am daily.

Chill Club provides childcare from 3.15 - 5.30pm daily.

School operates a 'soft start' to the day. Children can enter classrooms from 8:35am. Registration is at 8:45am and the school day ends at 3.15pm.