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We've put together some information that we hope you will find useful whilst your child is with us here at Shirley Junior School. 

Use the links on the right-hand side to access the various sections.

If you cannot find what you're looking for or have any questions please let us know. 

A warm welcome from the office team at Shirley Schools. 

Sue Prince
Senior Admin Officer

Amanda Hunt
Administration Officer

Hayley Colligan 
Finance Officer


Richard Lomath
Admissions & Attendance Officer

We have put together some information that we hope will help you to help us.

OFFICE OPENING HOURS: The school office is open to parents from 8:30am to 4:00pm every school day.  Please ensure that you visit the office for general enquiries at the following times;

8:30 to 9:30am & 2:30 to 4:00pm

SCHOOL MEALS: All Junior age children excluding those who are in receipt of pupil premium are expected to pay for lunches or provide a packed lunch.  There is no need to order meals in advance, your child simply chooses between the meat or vegetarian options in class with the teacher each morning. 

PAYMENTS: Payments can be made by cash or cheque made payable to Shirley Junior School.  Please ensure that any payments are sent to the office in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child's name.

REPORTING ABSENCE: If your child is going to be absent from school without prior authorisation, it is very important that the school is notified by 9:15am.  Any absence without reason will be marked as un-authorised.  Please telephone the school on 023 8077 5057.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE: Any requests for leave of absence should be given 3 weeks prior to the date required.  There is no entitlement for any family holidays or leave of absence during term time.  Requests for holiday will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

ATTENDANCE: The school strives to achieve 100% attendance.  To help us to achieve this as a school, we would ask that you please be aware of the following points;

  • We can administer medicines in school for your child.  We ask that you bring the medicine into the office in the morning, where we will ask you to complete a medical form detailing your instructions for the administration of the medicine.
  • All children have times when they are feeling a little tired.  This should not be a reason for them not coming into school.
  • If your child has suffered from sickness or diarrhoea, the child should not attend school for 48 hours from the last bout of illness.  This is recommended to limit the spread of such infections.  However, we do understand that sometimes children are sick without contracting an infection and in these cases we would trust our parents' judgement on whether their child is ready to return to school.