Every Day In School Counts! 

As a parent/carer you want the best for your children. Having a good education is an important factor in opening up more opportunities in adult life. Did you know that:

  • a child who is absent a day of school per week misses an equivalent of two years of their school life
  • 90% of young people with absence rates below 85% fail to achieve five or more good grades of GCSE and around one third achieve no GCSEs at all
  • poor examination results limit young people’s options and poor attendance suggests to colleges and employers that these students are unreliable
  • poor school attendance is also closely associated with crime a quarter of school age offenders have truanted repeatedly
  • at least 1 million children take at least one half day off a year without permission
  • 7.5 million school days are missed each year through unauthorised absence.

GCSEs may seem a long way off for you and your child but all absence at any stage leads to gaps in your child’s learning. This in turn can:

  • mean that they fall behind in work
  • affect their motivation
  • affect their enjoyment of learning
  • lead to poor behaviour
  • affect their desire to attend school regularly
  • affect their confidence in school
  • mean they miss out on the social life of school and extra curricular opportunities and experiences
  • affect their ability to have or keep friendships.


 School Hours:

  • Nursery: 8.45am – 11.45am and 12.15pm – 3.15pm

  • Key Stage 1: 8.55am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 3.15pm

  • Key Stage 2: 8.55am – 12.20pm and 1.15pm – 3.15pm

All pupils have a morning break of fifteen minutes. Pupils in the foundation stage and Key Stage one also have a break in the afternoon.

Pupils are asked to arrive at school around ten minutes before the start of the school session.

Breakfast Club: 8.15am – 8.55am (by application)
After School Clubs: 3.15pm – 4.30pm (by application)

School Bus Service

My Bus provide a school bus service daily to and from Cross Gates Primary School.  Sould you require any information about its route, charges or booking a place for your child please call My Bus on 0113 3481122 quoting school bus number P59,or to go directly to the web site click the “LINK”

School Uniform

Pupils at Cross Gates Primary School are required to wear school uniform.  As well as being practical and suitable for school activities, wearing uniform helps pupils feel that they belong to the school and behave accordingly.  Our uniform is flexible to allow for personal choice and is hardwearing and inexpensive.  We also keep a stock of items embroidered with our school logo in school for parents to view and purchase.

The school uniform consists of:

  • Black trousers or skirt, a white shirt, a navy or red sweatshirt or jumper (which can be  with or without the school logo)

  • Black low heeled shoes (not trainers)

  • Navy blue shorts or a blue cotton dress may be worn in summer.

P.E and Games Kit

In the interest of health and hygiene, all pupils must change for P.E and games.  The P.E kit is:

  • White tee shirt and navy shorts

  • Trainers and tracksuits may be worn for outdoor games.

Class teachers will inform pupils, parents and carers about the days that P.E activities take place.

All jewellery must be removed for P.E activities and long hair should be tied back.


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