School Organisation

Ladywood Primary school welcomes pupils in from the age of 3 to 11 years, there are currently 259 children on roll (including nursery).

Nursery Times 
Morning session         9.00 – 12noon
Afternoon session    12.15 – 3.15pm
School Times
Foundation Class                   9.00 – 12noon            Morning
                                                  12.45 – 3.00pm          Afternoon
Key Stage 1 & 2                      9.00 – 12.15pm          Morning
                                                   1.00 – 3.00pm             Afternoon
Registration takes place at 9am for all children, children who arrive after this time are marked late and must report to the school office.
All pupils enjoy a morning break from 10.30 until 10.45am. Key Stage 1 pupils have an afternoon break from 1.45 until 2pm.
Healthy school meals are served in the dining room. A choice of hot meal, vegetarian, jacket potato or sandwiches are available each day (a copy of the current menu is enclosed with this pack – see Appendix 5).

School meals currently cost £1.80 per day. Dinner money should always be placed in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and handed to the class teacher at the beginning of the week or each morning if this is more convenient. Payments can currently be made by cash only.

Since September 2014 all children in the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are eligible to receive a free school meal.

Children in other year groups may also be entitled to a free meal e.g. where families are in receipt of certain benefits such as Income Support, an application form is available (Appendix 2) and further details can be obtained from the school office or by telephoning the Free School Meals Service on 01226 773513, you may also apply online at

Packed Lunches
If children have a packed lunch, parents are encouraged to provide a healthy balanced meal. Sweets are not allowed.
All children are given a slice of toast for breakfast when they arrive in school.

Children are allowed to bring a snack into school for break time if they would like but we do not allow any sweets.

Free fruit is supplied to all Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils daily.

Milk is ordered termly and is free for all children under the age of 5 (at the start of the school term). Children who are entitled to income related free school meals are also entitled to receive free milk.

Parents of children over the age of 5 or who are not in receipt of income related free school meals who want their child to receive milk must place an order direct with the schools milk supplier ‘School Milk UK’. You will need to log onto the School Milk web site to register your child and to pay the dairy directly for your child’s milk. This is a very simple process and once you have registered there is no need to register again. The school cannot collect your payments and place the order with the dairy.

You can pay for your child’s milk on-line using PayPal, World Pay or Credit/Debit card. You can also pay directly by cheque.

You can register on-line at, or via post with a registration form available from the school office.

If you choose to opt into this scheme, your child will receive a 189ml (1/3 pint) carton of fresh chilled Whole or Semi-Skimmed milk each school day.

Water bottles are provided for all pupils to keep them hydrated during the day.


All children must wear:

  • Black or grey trousers or skirt (a blue checked dress can also be worn)
  • White or blue polo shirts or a white school shirt
  • Royal blue school jumper or cardigan
  • Flat black footwear

Please ensure ALL pupils clothing is labelled with their name. Logo school wear for Ladywood is available from:

Wishing Well Uniform, 9 Fountain Parade (off Spark Lane), Mapplewell, Barnsley S75 6FW. Website: 

Telephone: 01226 388588

P.E Kit
All children will need a PE kit, if possible PE kits should be brought to school on Mondays and left on your child’s coat peg during the week.
  • Black shorts and tracksuit bottoms
  • White t-shirt
  • Tracksuit top for cooler weather
  • Trainers
  • Indoor black pumps


Parents are advised not to send their children to school wearing jewellery. If earrings have to be worn, we request they are small, plain studs which can be easily removed by the child. Watches can be worn but must be removed for PE. The school does not accept any responsibility for jewellery lost at school or any accident that may occur by not adhering to this policy.

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