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Frequently Asked Questions


Q - What are the times of the school day? 

The school day runs from 8.55am until 3.25pm.  Full details of school day timings can be found here


Q - Where can I find out term dates and inset days? 

You can check out our term dates and inset days for the current academic year here  You can also see upcoming events via our calendar. 


Q - Can I link the school calendar to my personal calendar? 

Yes.  Please click here link to subscribe


Q - What if my child is absent from school? 

If your child is unwell you will need to phone the School (01252 545682) or email as soon as possible on the first day of absence to report this and every day of absence until their return. This should be followed by a note in the planner or letter to the teacher explaining the reasons for the absence on the student’s return to school.


If your child has an unavoidable medical appointment during school hours, please call/email reception or send a letter to their class teacher before the appointment. If your child needs to leave during the school day they will need to be collected from reception by an adult to be signed out.   


An Application for Leave Form must be completed in advance of any other planned absence. Please note: Holiday requests will only be approved under exceptional circumstances. A copy of the form can be downloaded here


Q - How do I contact my child's teacher? 

We encourage you to use your child's homework diary, email or telephone to contact your child's teacher. When emailing the school please address the email with the name of the member of staff to enable us to forward it promptly. Staff may not be available to take your calls so please leave a message with reception and they will call back as soon as possible.


Q - How do we check for lost property? 

It is important that all children's belongings are clearly named so that they can be returned to them. 

Whilst every effort is made to reunite items with their owners, any unnamed items are brought to the office where they will be kept until the end of term.  Any items not claimed by the end of term will be disposed of. 


Q - Do you have extra-curricular clubs? 

The staff organise and run a great number and variety of extra-curricular clubs which usually take place immediately after school and sometimes before school. We also offer clubs run by outside agencies. These clubs will be fee paying. Most clubs finish at 4.15pm

More details can be found here.


Q - Do you offer Before and After School Care? 

From September 2020, we will be offering wrap-around care which will be provided by Complete Coaching.  Details can be found here


Q - I've lost a letter, can I get a replacement? 

All letters sent home via the children or via schoolcomms can be downloaded here.  If you require paper copy of any of our letters and newsletters, please contact reception and one will be sent home with your child.  


Q - Where can I buy your school uniform from? 

Our uniform with the school logo can be purchased from Brendas.  A full list of uniform can be seen here. 

We also run a second-hand uniform from the school office which is open after school alternatively you can send a request via this form.


Q - How do I pay for trips and dinners? 

Trips and dinners can be paid by card online via the Scopay website or the Scopay app A setup code will be given to you when your child joins the school.  Alerts can also be set up to warn when balances are due or dinner money balance is getting low.  For more information please visit our school payments page.  

We prefer payments to be made via the online system, however, we can accept cash and cheque via the school office.  Please make cheques payable to South Farnborough Junior School.  Unfortunately, we are unable to take card payments in the office. If sending in with your child, please ensure that all payments are in an envelope clearly marked with their name and class. 



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