PROCEDURE IN THE CASE OF PUPIL ABSENCE OR SICKNESS
If you feel your child is too unwell to attend school please let the office know by telephone from 0815, leaving a message if necessary. The school routinely contacts families of children who do not arrive at school for registration which is 0850.
If your child is taken ill or has an accident and needs to leave before the end of the day the parent/carer or emergency contact is informed immediately. It is essential that your child’s emergency contact details are kept up to date and parents/carers must ensure that the office have been notified of any changes as soon as they occur.
If your child requires medication during school hours a form is available from the school office which must be completed. No medication can be given to a child unless prescribed by a doctor/hospital and written instructions and permission has been obtained from parents. We cannot administer medication bought over the counter.
If your child has an infectious or contagious condition which may lead to others being affected, the school should be notified as soon as possible. Please keep your children off school if this occurs. In the case of vomiting or diarrhoea, parents/carers are advised to keep their child off school for 48 hours from last bout.
Any child who has an accident in school (e.g. in the playground) but does not require to go home will be treated sensitively and reassured to the best of our ability. Should any further medical care be required after an accident has occurred then the parent/carer will be contacted immediately.
School Dress Code
Burnbrae promotes the wearing of school sweatshirts and fleeces/jackets. These are available to order at any time during the school year and a form can be collected from the school office or can be ordered online from firstname.lastname@example.org. Uniform is also available online at tesco.com/ues
Below is a list of clothing we promote:
Sweatshirt/Cardigan Royal blue (P1-6) Grey (P7) – P7s also wear Leavers’ jumpers
Shirt/polo shirt White/red
Tie Blue, black and white
Joggers (No logos) Plain black (P1-6) Grey (P7)
Shoes/trainers – black – no designer shoes please
Please label clothing with your child’s name.
The Authority operates a scheme of clothing grants to assist parents in ensuring that a pupil is sufficiently and suitably clad to take full advantage of the education provided. Families in receipt of Income-based Job Seekers allowance, on Income Support or Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income), both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income) or support under Part VI or the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 will automatically qualify for such a scheme. Other cases will be determined according to the personal circumstances of the family. Parents who wish to apply for the scheme should complete an application form which is available from this school or the Education and Children’s Services Division, Fairfield House, 8 Lothian Road, Dalkeith EH22 3ZG.
T-shirt, shorts or joggers and gym shoes is worn for gym sessions. This is required in school at all times. Children remove all jewellery, including earrings and watches,for P.E and hair is tied back for safety reasons.
THE SCHOOL DAY
|Primary 1 & 2||8.50am – 3.15pm||8.50am – 12.25pm|
|Primary 3 – 7||8.50am – 3.15pm||8.50am – 12.25pm|
Interval – 10.30 – 10.45
|Primary 1 & 2||9.00am – 3.00pm||9.00am – 12.00noon|
|Primary 3 – 7||9.00am – 3.00pm||9.00am – 12.00noon|
|Nursery||Monday – Friday|
|AM group||8.30 – 11.40am|
|PM group||12.25 – 3.35pm|