New Parent Checklist

Starting school is an exciting time but it can be daunting for children, and parents! Here’s a check-list to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

The first step is to get your child registered to start at the school. We have information about how to this in our admissions section, with the steps involved listed in our admissions process page. When your child is due to start you’ll be invited to a new parents evening where you’ll be able to meet the teaching and support staff and ask any questions you have.  You will also receive a handy information pack to take away with you.


Things you need to know

School uniform

Brookhurst has a uniform policy. Information on how to obtain a uniform is all in our school uniform page.


The school day

It’s worth familiarising yourself with school timesassembly or open afternoon dates and the dates of term time. We also have a school diary that can help keep you on top of trips and school events.


School lunches and milk

If you wish your child to have school lunches or milk please contact the school office. Your child may be eligible for free lunch or milk, so it’s worth checking!


Out of school club (morning, after-school and holiday care)

If you need to drop your children off at school before school starts, or you need childcare cover after school then Brookhurst has an excellent Out of School club that the children really enjoy. We also run holiday cover schemes for full day care out of school term.


Clubs and extra-curricular activities

We have a very healthy selection of clubs for children to participate in, with all tastes (and seasons) catered for! Please see the club schedule for details of clubs running this term.


Paying for things

When your child starts at Brookhurst a ParentPay account will be created for you offering an easy and safe payment method for lunches, out of school club, school trips etc.



You may want to consult these; our most-commonly referenced policies are available on the site within the parents section.


Forms and letters

selection of forms (medical, absence etc) are available on the site along with other forms sent out to parents for particular events. General letters to parents are also listed in our correspondence section.



The school newsletter is emailed to parents on a Friday afternoon. All newsletters for the year are available on the site.


Parent’ forum

The parent’s forum is an opportunity for all parents to give their views, ask questions to senior management and discuss topics affecting the school and your child’s education. They are run once a term so worth getting in the diary.



All parents are automatically members of the school’s parents and teachers association, the BSA. The BSA needs your help, to help your children! Please do find out more at the BSA page and come along to a meeting.


Getting involved

It’s important for parents to get involved with the school to help it provide the best learning experience for your children. Please do get involved!