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School uniform

Burman Uniform List – September 2022

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.

Please do not allow children to wear jewelry or bring valuables to school.

School meals

SMBC School Meal Information 2021

SMBC School Meal Parent Letter 2021

Lunch Menus to March 2023

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.

Allergies – please inform school of any medical  conditions or allergies your child has and the appropriate treatment.


If your child is ill:

  • Please contact school on the first day before 09:00am (if possible)
    0121 744 1843.

Following any sickness or diarrhoea, please keep children at home for 48 hours to minimise the risk of infection to other children.

This guidance is extended to 48 hours in extreme or prevalent cases to prevent reinfection in line with advice from our school nurse

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).

Bicycles and scooters are very popular ways to travel to school, especially in the Summer.  They must be left in the cycle park and not ridden around the playground as this causes a hazard to others

Parent/Grandparent Helpers

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.

Link to PTA page.

Complaints Procedure

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.