Parents Info

Important for all Parents

Information for Parents

Come into school!


We often invite parents in for assemblies and other presentations. We also have a busy coffee morning which is a very friendly place to chat with other parents. In addition we host opportunities to practise using computers in partnership with adult education.


The office is staffed by:


Sam Hall is Finance and Staffing Manager, managing the schools budget and finance systems, staff records and overseeing the smooth running of the schools Administration Team.


Sherone Miller is School Secretary, she runs the front of house, manages attendance and pupil records


All of us are available during school times to help with any questions or problems you may have regarding your child.

Children join the school with skills that are well below the levels expected for their age. They make good and rapid progress because of the effective leadership and teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage.


The Governors always ensure that resources are allocated efficiently so that additional funding has a positive impact on the achievement of the eligible pupils.


Reading Scheme

The phonics scheme we follow in Key Stage 1 is Letters and Sounds. More information can be found in our Reading Policy, or by speaking to Androulla Theodossiou, our Reading Leader.

Our Uniform

Our children look very smart in their official school uniform. School jumpers and cardigans can be bought at a very reasonable price from the school office.


PE kit is also available from the school office.

Homework & Reading

The school sends homework on a regular basis and all children are expected to take their reading books home. Research has shown that reading at home to an adult on a regular basis helps children improve their Literacy skills (in any language). All children are provided with a home/ school bag in which to carry their work. A charge will be made should a book or bag be lost. Home-school books are in your child’s folders for you to share your progress and views on your child’s reading with the class teacher.

Our Policies

Reading at Home

We believe that our partnership with parents is very important. We strongly encourage parents to read with their children every day. The home-school reading books we send home are the Collins Big Cat books and older children can choose books from a large selection in the class libraries. It’s a very good idea to ask your child questions about what you are reading together to check understanding. From time to time we run workshops for parents so you can find out about how teaching of phonics works and learn how to fit in your support for reading with school policy.

Teachers set a good example by showing respectful and positive attitudes towards pupils at all times. As a result, pupils are confident and dedicated to their learning.


The school prepares pupils for the next stages of their lives, for example, by providing them with the experience of applying for peer mediator roles. Pupils also take on responsibilities as reading buddies and school councillors.


Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Funding

Free School Meals


If you haven’t already filled in the application for free school meals please check the criteria below to see if your child might be eligible. The school receives £1320 per pupil entitled to free school meals which we can use for a number of developments including improvements to our playground, curriculum resources, furnishing the building and retaining and recruiting staff. If your child is in Reception, year 1 or year 2 they already receive a meal free of charge but please do still apply for free school meals because Ferry Lane Primary School will receive the funding to contribute to the projects mentioned before. If you need any support with the application please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hall or Miss Miller and they will be happy to help you with the process


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


Universal Credit


Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.


Parent View


Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when.


Click here to register and complete a survey to help your child’s school improve.


Ferry Lane has a number of volunteers (parents or members of the local community) who come in to help our children with learning, especially with reading. We also have volunteers who help with supervision on trips out of school.


There are regular inductions for volunteers and anyone interested in attending one of these can get further information from the school office.


As part of our Safeguarding Policy and strong commitment to the protection of our children, all volunteers will need Disclosure and Barring Service police clearance.

``Ferry Lane Primary School sits at the heart of its community. We aspire to equip our children with the skills to be confident and successful in life.``

School Vision





Autumn 1


Teacher Training Day
Monday 5 September 2016


Monday 5 September 2016
Friday 21 October 2016


Tuesday 6 September 2016
Monday 24 October 2016
Friday 28 October 2016
Autumn 2


Teacher Training Day
Monday 31 October 2016


Mon 14 November 2016
Wed 21 December 2016


Mon 14 November 2016
Thurs 22 December 2016
Monday 2 January 2017




Spring 1
Tuesday 3 January 2017
Friday 10 February 2017
Monday 13 February 2017
Friday 17 February 2017
Spring 2
Monday 20 February 2017
Friday 31 March 2017
Monday 3 April 2017
Monday 17 April 2017




Summer 1
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Friday 26 May 2017
Monday 29 May 2017
Friday 2 June 2017
Summer 2


Teacher Training Day
Monday 5 June 2017


Monday 3 July 2017
Friday 21 July 2017


Monday 3 July 2017
Holiday (TBC)
Monday 24 July 2017
Monday 4 Sept 2017

School Times

School starts at 8.55am and all children must be in the playground to line up at this time. Latecomers should go to the school office. School finishes at 3.30pm.


There is an assembly every Friday at 9.05am.

Address Details

Ferry Lane Primary School
Jarrow Road
N17 9pp

Tel: 020 8801 5233


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