In this section you can find out information regarding Our School Day, Absence Procedures, Illness & Medication, School Lunches and Support Agencies.

Our School Day

Nursery Sessions: 8.30am – 11.30am / 12.05pm – 3.05pm (Doors open at 8.30am)

Reception: 8.45am – 12.00noon (lunchtime) 1.00pm – 3.15pm

Key Stage 1: 8.45am – 12.00noon (lunchtime) 1.00pm – 3.15pm

Key Stage 2: 8.45am – 12.00noon (lunchtime) 1.00pm – 3.15pm

Doors open at 8.40am ready for lessons to start promptly at 8.45am

The TP

Before and After School Club: 7.30am – 8.45am and 3.15pm-5.30pm
(see full details under Before and After School Care)

Absence Procedures

If your child is unwell and is absent from school we ask parents/carers to notify us before 9.00am on each day of absence. As a matter of safety, at Tynsel Parkes if we have not heard why a child is absent, we make a telephone call home to establish the child’s whereabouts and/or if they are unwell.

Illness and Medication

Please see below charts relating to common illness and recommended time period for absence. We hope you find them useful.

Further information about Public Health Exclusions in education can be found on the Government Public Health Website

Rashes & Skin Infection Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Chicken Pox At least five days from onset of rash
Hand, Foot & Mouth None
Measles Four days from onset of rash Preventable by immunisation
German Measles Five days from onset of rash Preventable by immunisation
Ringworm Exclusion not usually required Treatment is required
Scabies Child can return after 1st treatment
Impetigo Until lesions are crusted or healed,
or 48 hours after starting treatment
Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces the infectious period
Slapped Cheek/Fifth Disease None (once rash has developed) Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces the infectious period


Vomiting Illness Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Diarrhoea and or Vomiting 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting


Repiratory Infections Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Flu (influenza) Until recovered
Whooping Cough Two days from starting antibiotic treatment, or
21 days from onset of symptoms if no antibiotics
Preventable by vaccination


COVID-19 Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Coronavirus Child should not attend if they have a high temperature and are unwell
If a child has a positive test result they should not attend school for three days after the day of the test
Child with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, and headache who are otherwise well can attend


Other Infections Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Conjuntivitus None
Glandular Fever None
Headlice None Treatment is recommended in cases where live lice have been seen
Mumps Five days after onset of swelling Preventable by vaccination
Threadworms None Treatment is recommended
Tonsillitis None There are many causes but most cases are due to viruses and do not need an antibiotic


NHS Information - Should I keep my child off school

Winter infections in children – guidance for parents/guardians



Medicines are not administered in school. Parents are welcome to administer medication at lunchtime if necessary.


Should your child require an inhaler whilst attending the academy, please come into school and complete an Inhaler consent and Child Asthma Action Plan form.

Medical Appointments

Where ever possible, please arrange for medical appointments to be made out of school hours.

School lunches

Our school lunches are prepared and cooked on site.

Under the Government Universal Free School Meals Initiative, meals are free for all children in Reception Class up to and including Year 2.

For children in Year 3 and Year 4 the cost of school meal is £2.60 per day.

For children in Nursery the cost of a school meal is £2.17 per day.

For school lunch menus please look at our Autumn Term Menu

or look on the Dolce website for the Choice Menu

To check eligibility to claim for free school meals or to apply for free school meals online click on the link below

School breaktime

Milk and fruit is available for Nursery children.

Fruit is available for Reception, Years 1 and 2.

Parents are welcome to provide a healthy snack for their children’s morning break.

Water is available throughout the school day for all children.

Support agencies

The Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support (SCAS)  office is open from 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am -4.30pm Friday.  Please call 0300 111 8007 and select option 1 or to report a concern via email, 


Renew Church Food Bank

Helplines, Apps and Website to support parents

Helplines,Apps and Websites if you need help now

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

Join the Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.