What you need to know


pupil absences


If your child is ill, please call the school on 01289 307536 before 9am to give the reason for their absence.  

Any parent wishing to take a child out of school during term time must apply to the Head Teacher giving an explanation.  It is at the Head Teacher's discretion whether or not the absence is authorised but this will only be in exceptional circumstances.

School Hours 

Our School start and finish times from September 2021. 

Children on taxis start at 8.30am and finish at 2.50pm

All other children 8.40am - 3.00pm


Morning arrangements...

Elm class children to wait with their adult at the pedestrian gate to be collected by a member of staff. 

Oak class children to wait with their adult at the pedestrian gate to be collected by a member of staff. 

Ash class children to wait with their adult at the car park gate to be collected by a member of staff. 


Afternoon arrangements...

All children will be brought to their 'usual gate' at 3pm by a member of staff. 


Breakfast club will be open each day from 8am, please bring your child to the door at the office. 

Scremerston First School Holiday Dates 2021 - 2022

Early Bird Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is run daily from 8am by Mrs Rooney. We currently hold breakfast club in the school hall where a selection of yummy toast, cereals and milk is on offer and lots of play can happen before the learning day begins. 

If your child will be having breakfast at breakfast club, please make sure they are in school by 8.10am. 

Breakfast club costs £2 if your child would like breakfast or £1 if not.

If you're entitled to Free School Meals this cost is reduced to £1 if your child has breakfast or 50p if not.  


School Meals

Cookie (Mrs Blackburn) and her assistant Mrs Scott produce delicious, healthy, nutritional and well balanced meals which are cooked on the premises. 

Ms McLeish joins the team as our lunchtime supervisor. 

The cost of school meals are  £2.20 per day / £11.00 per week for children in year 3 & year 4.

You can apply for Free School Meals if your income is below a certain amount or you receive certain benefits, please ask Carly in the office for more details.  

Children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to universal free school meals, however if your household income is below a certain amount, you should still apply for FSM.


Parental Involvement 

Parents are welcome to visit school at any time.  We value parental involvement, either in relation to their own child's education, or in relation to school activities and events in general.

The school has an active Parents', Teachers' and Friends Association (PTFA), of which every parent is automatically a member.  Events organised by the PTFA include a Christmas and Summer Fair, Bingo nights and own clothes days.  Money raised by the PTFA goes towards supporting the cost of various class and whole school trips, and to help purchase items for the children to use in school.

Parental Feedback 

Parental feedback is extremely important to us here at Scremerston First School. We invite parents to give us feedback regarding all aspects of school life at any time they wish. A questionnaire was given to all parents in the summer term 2021 so that we could gather some general feedback about our school. Please see the results in the document below. 

Our School Uniform 

At Scremerston we pride ourselves on looking smart and presentable as a whole school and expect all pupils to wear uniform.

You can order uniform items online from:

Border Embroideries https://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/schools/scremerston-primary-school.html  OR

FP Uniformz https://www.fpuniformz.com/schools/first-school/scremerston-first-school.html 

If you do not have access to online ordering, please let us know. 

You can find our uniform list below. 

Our latest Ofsted report can be accessed via this link:  https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/122248