Parent Info


The page for all Parents, Guardians and Carers


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.



Whilst we are working to ensure that all our pupils thrive at school and achieve their best academically we are also teaching pupils the importance of exercise, a healthy diet and also to look after their mental health.
We work in partnership with Place2be, an organisation which works in schools nationwide to help to build children’s resilience and support them when life is hard. We have a counsellor in school every week and pupils are able to access help if they need it. Find out more here: Place2be

Parent Mail


Ferry Lane uses ParentMail and sends most communications with parents through this system.

All parents should have received an email or text to invite them to register. Please contact the office if you haven’t received this. To register or login please click here.


We’d like to encourage all parents to download our school app as there are a number of benefits both to you and for our school. The sort of messages we used to send via text will now come through ParentMail, as well as sending out letters, the newsletter and other documents. Having the app will make it quick and easy to access all of this information, rather than having to login via a computer.


To download the app for free, search for Ferry Lane in your app store. You will need to complete the registration form and then you will be able to login with your new account details. If you have previously been using the ParentMail app (e.g. if you have children at another school which uses it), you can continue using it, or simply delete it and download the Ferry Lane app. For more information please see this video.


If you have any difficulties in registering, downloading the App or using the system, then please contact the school office.

Pupils behave well and are polite and respectful. They value differences as part of learning in a diverse school.


Pupils make sustained progress and demonstrate confidence in using texts to explain their understanding.


Homework And Reading

The school sets 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 regularly and discussing what you’ve read improves literacy skills (in any language). Pupils 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.


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. The phonics scheme we follow in Key Stage 1 is Letters and Sounds.


From time to time we run workshops for parents to understand how we teach phonics and to help you best support your child’s reading. If you require further information please speak to our reading leader, Androulla Theodossiou.

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.

In key stage 1, pupils demonstrate a strong understanding of previously learned sounds and apply this to their writing.


Pupils receive very strong opportunities to develop their writing skills and subject knowledge in the wider curriculum.


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 (i.e. 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.


For all SEN enquiries please contact Amy Sullivan by calling the school office (020 8801 5233) or by emailing
Our SEN policy and reports can be found here: Our Policies

``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
Thursday 3 September 2020
Friday 23 October 2020
Monday 26 October 2020
Friday 30 October 2020
Autumn 2
Monday 2 November 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
Monday 21 December 2020
Friday 1 January 2021




Spring 1
Tuesday 5 January 2021
Friday 12 February 2021
Monday 15 February 2021
Friday 19 February 2021
Spring 2
Monday 22 February 2021
Wednesday 31 March 2021
Thursday 1 April 2021
Friday 16 April 2021




Summer 1
Monday 19 April 2021
Firday 28 May 2021
Monday 31 May 2021
Friday 4 June 2021
Summer 2
Monday 7 June 2021
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Monday 26 July 2021

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.

Swimming Lessons

Since mid-May, year 6 pupils have attended swimming lessons which take place every Thursday afternoon at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre. In a few weeks, we will be able to provide information on how many pupils within our year 6 cohort can do each of the following:


  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


We look forward to seeing how they progress over the next few weeks!

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club runs daily and opens at 8am.


We offer a range of healthy breakfast foods as well as opportunities for your child to socialise and prepare for the school day. There are also a number of other activities available from reading and board games to more sporting pursuits.


The Breakfast Club costs £2 per day unless your child is entitled to free school meals. Please ask at the office for further information.

Address Details

Ferry Lane Primary School
Jarrow Road
N17 9pp

Tel: 020 8801 5233



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