Useful Information for Parents

Extended School Services

Layton Primary School offer both a Breakfast Club and After School Club, every Monday to Friday in term time. We provide a friendly and safe environment with a wide selection of nutritional breakfasts and afternoon snacks. Please see the session times available and the prices below.

 Breakfast Club

Opening time: 8.00am

Price per sessions: £3.50 per child, per session

After School Club

Last collection time: 5.30pm

Price per session: £6.50 per child, per session

If you wish to book your child your child into any of the extended school sessions please either visit the reception desk or contact the school on 01253 392179 for availability.

 Sessions must be prepaid a month in advance and any missed sessions due to illness or holidays are still chargeable.

Childhood Illnesses

Head Lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They don’t have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact.

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to prevent head lice. You can help stop them spreading by wet or dry combing regularly to catch them early.

The NHS website offers some useful hints and tips on the treatment of head lice. Click here for more information.

Sickness and Diarrhoea

We must advise all parents/carers that children must not return to school until they have been clear of any bouts of sickness or diarrhoea for 48 hours. See guidance by clicking HERE


Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. It causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. They then crust over to form scabs, which eventually drop off.

 To prevent spreading the infection, keep children off school until all the spots have crusted over.

For most children, chickenpox is a mild illness that gets better on its own. But some children can become more seriously ill and need to see a doctor. Contact your GP straight away if your child develops any abnormal symptoms, for example:

  • If the blisters on their skin become infected.
  • If your child has a pain in their chest or has difficulty breathing.

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is also a mild childhood illness but unlike chickenpox, it requires antibiotic treatment. Symptoms include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, followed by a fine red rash which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On more darkly pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may be harder to spot, but it should feel like “sandpaper”. The face can be flushed red but pale around the mouth. As the rash fades the skin on the fingertips, toes and groin area can peel.

If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever:

  • See your GP or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible.
  • Make sure that you/your child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.
  • Stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection.


Children who have had chickenpox recently are more likely to develop more serious infection during an outbreak of scarlet fever and so parents should remain vigilant for symptoms such as a persistent high fever, cellulitis (skin infection) and arthritis. If you are concerned for any reason please seek medical assistance immediately.

If your child has an underlying condition which affects their immune system, you should contact your GP or hospital doctor to discuss whether any additional measures are needed.

Introduction to Woody

My name is Woody and I’m the newest member of staff at Layton Primary School.  I would like to use this letter to introduce myself and inform you of my new role at school.

Layton Primary School have asked me to be their school therapy dog and I will be supporting students in a variety of ways.  I will be supporting the children with interventions, pupil’s social and emotional well-being, working with the Family Engagement Team, joining in with extra-curricular activities and most importantly being part of the school family.

To fulfil my role I will be working closely under the standards of “The School Therapy Dog Association.” You can look at their web site and see for yourself the high standards that myself, the children and the staff will have to meet.  I will be attending training classes and my trainer will be visiting me at school to make sure that I am happy and doing a good job.

The teachers at Layton Primary School will be spending lots of time working with me, training me to be a school dog and updating their polices and risk assessments to include me.

There are lots of benefits of having a school dog, which I’m happy you will get to witness during your child’s time at Layton Primary School.

I am really looking forward to meeting all the children and hopefully you as well on your next visit to school.  If you have any concerns or would not like your child to participate in any interventions with myself please contact the school reception on 01253 392179.

I have included my photo of me working at my desk and about to get a treat.  This will help you recognise me when you next visit.  Feel free to pop over and say hello.


Click here for more information from the Standard and Testing Agency for Department of Education about your child’s KS1 SATs results.


Click here for more information from the Standards and Testing Agency for the Department of Education about your child’s KS2 SATs results.

Please find below the termly overviews for the Summer term. These will give you an insight into what your child is doing in class during this term:



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