Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

If your child is absent from school due to illness

If your child is not able to attend school due to illness, parents must notify the school on each day the child is absent.  This should be by telephone in the first instance. Please call the school office on 0118 978 4940.

If your child has been suffering from sickness and/or diarrhoea, medical advice states that they should be kept off school until they have been symptom free for 48 hours in order to prevent infection of other children.

If your child has a medical appointment

Please notify the School Office in writing should you need to take your child out of school during the day i.e. for doctor, dentist and hospital appointments.  On these occasions we require you to sign your child out at the school office.

If your child needs to take medicine during the school day

If your child requires medicine in school, it must be brought to the office by an adult (children must not be given the medication to bring in themselves). Parents/carers must complete a form giving permission for the medicine to be administered by a member of staff. Medicines will not be given to children without written consent from the parent/carer.

School Meals

Meals are cooked on the premises. Each day a choice of meal is provided which includes a vegetarian option. The children are asked to bring in the correct money each day that they wish to purchase a meal. The cost of a school meal is currently £1.95.

Children are welcome to bring in their own sandwiches. Please ensure that they use a non-breakable, clearly labelled sandwich box or lunch bag. We try to encourage children to bring a lunch that is nutritionally balanced. It should not include sweets or fizzy drinks. Please note that as we are a nut free school children should not bring in any items containing nuts.


We encourage our children to eat healthily. The following healthy snacks are permitted in school:

  • Portion of fresh fruit or veg
  • Plain bread sticks
  • Plain rice cakes
  • Chunks of cheese

Children should not bring in nuts, seeds, high sugar or high fat items such as chocolate, crisps, cakes etc.


We believe that keeping well hydrated aids children’s learning as well as keeping them healthy. Please can you provide your child with a named water bottle which they can bring in each morning and take home for washing each afternoon. The bottles are kept in the classroom and can be topped up throughout the day.

Breakfast Club

In association with the school there is a privately run breakfast and after school club on the school grounds. Further details can be obtained from Jane Banks on 07740 862 283.

After School Clubs

We offer a variety of clubs which run during lunchtimes and after school. The clubs on offer vary from term to term and further details can be obtained from the school office.

School Uniform

Please see our Uniform policy under the Policies section of the website.


If you bring your child to school by car, it is requested that you park at a safe distance from the school as we do not allow parents and carers to bring cars on to the school site as part of promoting a safer environment for the children.

We have received requests for considerate parking from local residents and ask you to respect their wishes.

Disabled drivers who need to drive on to the site must inform the school who will ensure parking is available.

Dogs On Site

Dogs should not be brought onto the school site at any time. The school site starts at the wooden fence and dogs should not be tied to the metal fencing.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 27 November 2023)

Dear Parents & Carers,

A massive thank you for the generous donations to the Wokingham Food Bank last week. There will be a Non-Uniform day on Friday the 1st of December in return for donations of a beverage bottle from Junior children (e.g. wine, beer, fizzy drinks etc. but not fresh items please) and sealed confectionery/chocolate from Infant children.  The bottle tombola will be held On Sunday the 10th of December at the PTA Jingle Bell Jog and Festive Fair. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this brilliant festive fund raiser.

Warm regards

The EJS Team


Autumn Term

1st December – Non uniform day (Bottle donations – Juniors) PTA

4th December – Y3-5 assessment week

10th December – PTA Jingle Bell Jog – save the date

11th December – Y4 Xmas Production for parents 1:30pm

12th December – Y4 Xmas Production for parents 5pm

15th December Last Day of Term 2pm finish

Spring Term

2nd January First Day of Term

12th February – 16th February Half Term

26th March Last Day of Term 2pm finish

Summer Term

15th April First Day of Term

6th May Bank Holiday

27th May Bank Holiday

27th May – 31st May Half Term

3rd June Inset Day (School Closed)

19th July Last Day of Term 2pm finish

You can find term dates for next year on our website.