Information for Parents & Carers

Effective communication with parents and carers is very important to us here at St George’s Roman Catholic Primary School.  This website contains all of the dates for the year, term dates, regular newsletters, Mass and Celebration dates for the whole year, the live twitter feed and much more!

We’ve collected links to the things we think you will find most useful under the “Parents & Carers” menu. Under ‘Key Dates‘ (also linked on our website home page) you will find our unique STICK ME ON THE FRIDGE diary dates for the whole year! Paper copies are available at the office too!

  • School Facebook contains news and information and stories that we like to share with you.
  • School Twitter contains quick info, interesting snippets of news and interesting links to relevant news.

Other Useful Information

Many of our children transfer to All Saints RC Secondary School, or Fulford Secondary School, with which we also have strong links.  

Our children are able to take part in a range of extra curricular clubs throughout the year – watch out for information from the office with all the latest clubs news, and letters in book bags from teachers!

We also have a range of instrument lessons, which can include brass, woodwind, piano, keyboard and violin tuition, during school hours from peripatetic tutors including Mr Wilton and Mrs Trueman.

Our children regularly have the opportunity to take educational visits around the City and surrounding areas. Being centrally located, we try to maximise these opportunities wherever possible to enrich the learning for our children. Recent visits have included the Castle Museum, York Library, the Minster, York Theatre Royal, York Food Festival at the Guildhall, the Fire Station, City Walls, Barley Hall, Jorvik Museum, City Art Gallery, Fishergate cemetery, The Shambles and the Yorkshire Museum. 

Swimming lessons for KS2 classes are taken at Yearsley Swimming Pool – you will be contacted when it is the turn of your child’s class – and our children take part in many sporting competitions around York.

We are lucky enough to have a wildlife area, wild meadow and school allotment within our extensive grounds and field, which provide the children with many outdoor learning opportunities.

There is a first aid station open each lunchtime for the children run by our fully trained teachers and support staff. 

Homework is project based and each class is given assignments for the term. The children choose which assignment they would like to complete. We also expect children to read EVERY night ~ either their home reader or a well loved book from home. 

Children need to know ALL of their times tables by the end of year 4. All children have a log in and personal avatar for Times Tables Rock Stars. 

Attendance and punctuality are very important. You can read about the school day here. Morning registers are closed at a certain time and unfortunately children who arrive late are marked as absent for the whole morning. Please make sure your child arrives to school ON TIME. 

Our school target is 96% attendance. This figures allows some flexibility and leeway for normal childhood illnesses. Please let us know via the ‘StudyBugs’ app or phone us straight away if your child is absent due to illness – if we don’t hear from you we will have to contact you. If you feel that you need support with punctuality and attendance, please do talk to us.

Lastly, if there are ANY skills that you think you could share with school please do let us know!! We always need skilled reading volunteers, gardeners, artists and handy people! Thank you!

If you are a parent or carer of a pupil and would like paper copies of documents or information from this website, please contact the school office, who would be happy to assist you. These will be provided free of charge.