Parents’ and carers page
The wearing of school uniform is preferred but not compulsory.
Or red burman sweatshirt
Red or white poloshirt
Grey or black socks
PE shorts (red)
PE t-shirt (White)
|Grey skirt or pinafore dress
Red cardigan or
Red Burman sweatshirt
Red or white poloshirt
Grey or white socks
Red and white dress
PE shorts (red)
PE t-shirt (white)
Items of uniform listed above may be purchased at most chain stores. Burman logo sweatshirts, poloshirts, showerproof/fleece coats, cardigans are available through school or the Marks & Spencer website.
Children are encouraged to change for PE. Much assistance is given by teachers in the early stages, but if children come to school trained to dress themselves, it is a great asset. Children must not wear any type of jewellery in PE.
For PE activities, boys and girls need a white t-shirt and red shorts to change into. All children should have a pair of black pumps either gusset type, or with laces replaced with knotted elastic named and in a pump bag. These should be kept at school as they are used daily.
In gymnastics and dance lessons, children will work with bare feet in the interests of developing quality in movement and actions.
Marking of clothes
Please mark children’s names in all of their clothing and footwear. We will try to find lost items that are named but it is an almost impossible task if they are not.
Medicines in school
Asthma – please complete a form at the school office if your child needs to bring an inhaler into school and inform your child’s class teacher. In line with medical advice, inhalers are kept in class – available at all time.
If your child is ill:
- Please contact school on the first day before 10.00am (if possible)
0121 744 1843.
- On your child’s return to school, please bring a letter of explanation for our records.
Following any sickness, please keep children at home for 24 hours to minimise the risk of infection to other children.
Parent/carer contact details
We regularly ask for updates of telephone numbers where we can contact someone in an emergency or if your child is ill. Please help us by informing us immediately if:
- You move house
- Change jobs
- Have a new mobile/change numbers
- Want to alter your list of contacts
In an emergency we will do our very best to contact you but if this is not possible we will act in the very best interests of your child at all times.
Cars and car parking
Burman is situated in a small cul-de-sac and in common with many schools, parking at school times is difficult. Please consider the children’s safety, other road users and the school’s neighbours by never:
- Parking or turning by the school gates
- Parking inside the school staff car park (for however short a time)
- Parking across our neighbours’ drives
This situation can be improved by sharing lifts, walking to school (cycling or scooting too!) parking in the ‘Colebrook Pub’ car park and walking down (We have an agreement with the manager).
We work very closely with parents and grandparents and value their involvement in school. Many parents volunteer to help in school and enjoy supporting in the classroom, hearing readers, sewing, cooking, helping with ICT or administrative tasks. Their help is appreciated by all staff and greatly benefits the children. We welcome parents, grandparents and others into our school community (All volunteer helpers are subject to a routine police check)
Parent teacher association
There is a flourishing parents teacher association which organises events to raise much valued funds for the school. Many parents enjoy taking part getting to know other parents and helping to provide for the school too. Membership is open to all parents.
We have an ‘open door’ policy and welcome discussions with parents concerning their individual child or general school life.
There is a specific procedure adopted for more formal complaints.