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Parent Helpful Information

The school provides a mobile phone SMS texting service to all parents. Please sure the school has your most up-to-date details on system. Contact or telephone 01274 723439.

Enrichment, Intervention & After School Clubs:

Enrichment is a central and impactful part of the school time at One In A Million. Students can participate in our full enrichment programme as part of the extended school community programme, which is available to all students. All children will be expected to achieve a minimum level of enrichment/intervention credits and will earn merits for this. There will be bronze, silver and gold awards and for those who excel, there will be a platinum award. Students collect hours and merits for attendance and excellence.

Lunch Arrangements:

Lunch is a split lunch and will be at either 12.55 pm or 1.20pm each day. Visit School Day for more details.

Students are encouraged to have a school dinner. There is also a grab and go selection available, which includes a sandwich, plus two chosen items from a selection of drinks, fresh fruit or slice of cake. Alternatively students can bring in a packed lunch if they prefer. Payments can be made via ParentPay at any time.

Free School Meals:

If your child currently receives a free school meal you must advise the benefits service of the change of school, this does not automatically happen.


All students are allocated a school locker to store their mobile phone etc as these are not to be kept on their person during the school day, and you will need to purchase and bring in a padlock for this.

Mobile phones:

Mobile phones are not allowed to be used on the premises and must remain switched off AT ALL TIMES. They should be stored in the student locker when they are in school. Please DO NOT attempt to contact your child on their mobile phone during school hours. If you need to make contact with your child please contact reception. Students who are found to be using their mobile phones will have their phones confiscated. Any phones confiscated during the week will be stored securely and returned to them on the Friday of that week.


It is important that your child is in school, please be aware that any holiday requests for time away from school during term time will not be authorised. Any appointments for doctors or dentists etc must, where possible, be made for outside school hours. Proof must be produced for any appointments whenever a student has to leave school during the school day. No child will be allowed to leave school premises without proof being produced.

Behaviour Reviews:

There will be no exceptions to the behaviour review process. If students are required to stay after school, they will remain in school until the behaviour review is completed. Parent/Carers will receive a message via SIMMS approximately one hour before the end of the day. We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience, but request that you work with us and support us with this matter.

If you have an issue with a behaviour review you are requested to speak to the Head of Year the following day. Students who continuously fail to meet the school standard will be asked to complete a Principal’s Behaviour Review of two hours after school on a Friday.

Parent/Carer Communications:

The majority of our communication with you will be through email or message using SIMMS. If your child is new to One In A Million, you will be sent a link so that you can create an account, if you require a new link please contact reception. On enrolment, we will be asking for your elected email address and if you do not have this facility we will support you to create one. As a school we have made the pledge that if you contact us, we will respond within 24 hours.