Day to Day Questions and Answers

Quick Reference -  Day to Day Answers for Day to Day Questions

Times of the Academy Day - We are open for children from 0845 to 1515.

School Lunches - are free as part of the government Universal Free Infant School Meals. Please sign up to receive these meals. 

Fab Fridays - the children are out and about all day both inside and out, whatever the weather. Please help your children get the most out of the day and ensure they dress appropriately to go outside.

Book Bags - need to be brought to school every day except on school trips.

School Trips - uniform unless otherwise stated.

Sickness and Upset Tummies - 48 hours clear before coming back to school - no exceptions.

Medicine - Can be given in school but an Administration of Medication Form must be completed. You can find this in the Useful Forms tab.

Leave of Absence (Holidays) - These can only be granted in exceptional circumstances as dictated by the Government. We do recognise the unique, exceptional needs of families at our school. Permission must be sought prior to leave being taken as a failure to do so may result in the leave being unauthorised. Please see our Attendance Policy in the Policies and Pupil Premium Section of this website. If there are exceptional circumstances for your child requiring time off during term time, please complete the Exceptional Circumstances form in the Useful Forms Tab. 

Unforeseen School Closure e.g. very bad weather - We always try to stay open. If we have to close we advise the Local Authority and amend our website. If we are able to we will also text you.


We understand that there might be occasions when your child cannot attend the academy. However, we are fully committed to ensure that all children receive their right to their education. If your child is absent through illness, please complete the online form in the Useful Forms tab. 


We always welcome parents and families into our academy. During the year, each curriculum area will be represented for families to find out about how we teach and what they children learn across the age ranges.

Should you have any questions about your child's learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.

Can I help at the Academy?

We love to have families in school to share our experiences and help with reading or other class activities or clubs. If you would like to share some of your time with us please talk to your class teacher or the school office. We do ask that all volunteers undertake a Criminal Record Check before starting volunteering with us.

Useful Links

Marham Village Pre-school a preschool in a village setting which children attend before coming to our academy.

Marham Rainbow Centre a preschool and all daycare facility located next door to our academy providing before and after school care.

Starting School  places at Cherry Tree Academy Marham Infant are offered by Norfolk County Council.

Joining Us from Other Schools The Council are very mindful of the flexibility required by the school to accommodate our children and work closely with us to ensure that places are allocated as quickly as possible. If you would like your child to join our academy please contact either the Council via their website or ourselves via the school office.

School Closures  In adverse weather conditions, our school will be listed if a decision has been made to close the school.


Complaints Procedure click on the link for information.

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