Please see below for answers to some commonly asked questions.
Where can I find bus information?
There are several bus services. Please visit https://www.lauruscheadlehulme.org.uk/travel-to-from-school/for more information.
What time do Year 7 have lunch?
Year 7 can start to go for lunch at approximately 1:05pm. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch. If buying food from the canteen, please ensure your child has enough money on ParentPay. Either before or after lunch they can play out on the designated playground, take part in extra-curricular clubs or talk with friends. They will be supervised in each of these activities.
Are students taught as a form?
Year 7 are taught in forms for all lessons.
Who should my child go to if they have an issue?
They should go to their Head of Year, Miss Lord.
Who should I go to if I have a query?
In the first instance, it is best for parents/carers to contact reception on 0161 507 5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For pastoral issues please contact Miss Lord by email at email@example.com.
If necessary we can then arrange to meet at a mutually convenient time.
What should I do if my child is anxious about starting High School?
Please try to reassure your child that everyone will feel anxious and it is normal when starting a new school and getting used to a new environment. Many students will be joining us not knowing anyone. They will soon get used to High School and settle in.
Can my child have time off during term time?
We will support your child’s time off if they are competing in a competition with extra-curricular clubs or taking examinations, for example in music. We will also support unavoidable medical appointments. We will not support or authorise holidays during term time – please refer to our attendance policy for further details: https://www.lauruscheadlehulme.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/approved_Attendance-Policy_LCH_July2018.pdf
What language will my child learn?
Your child will learn Spanish, please note this cannot be changed. Your child will, if they desire, have the option to learn a second language in Key Stage 4.
Where should my child go on the first day?
Access to the school will be via Cheadle Road. Students should assemble in the playground from 8.20am on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.
When can my child use their mobile phone?
We appreciate many students use these to contact home if required on their way to or way home from school. However, mobiles are NOT required in school and should be switched off and kept out of sight.
If your child needs to contact home during the school day, they should see Miss Lord.
How short can my child have their hair cut?
We do not allow haircuts that are less than a shave number two. If your child attends school with excessively short hair they will be kept in isolation. For further information please refer to our uniform policy: https://www.lauruscheadlehulme.org.uk/school-uniform/.
What shoes can my child wear?
At Laurus Cheadle Hulme students are not allowed to wear any kind of trainers. For further information please refer to our uniform guide and policy: https://www.lauruscheadlehulme.org.uk/school-uniform/
When will Electives commence?
Electives will begin on Wednesday afternoons from week commencing 16th September 2019. This means that during the first two weeks students will be dismissed from school at 1.45pm on the Wednesday.