Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much is Dinner Money?
Presently the daily cost is £2.30, paid through ParentPay online.
2. What time does school start?
We start school at 08:50 and the gate opens to the playground at 08:40, where children from years 1 - 6 make their way into class. We encourage children to be in school by 08:45 to avoid lateness and to start their morning activities.
3. Where can I buy uniform?
Cactus Clothing Ltd supply our school jumper/cardigan and Bruche school tie. These can be ordered through the school office or purchased directly from
Cactus Clothing at:
The Warehouse Studios
4. How do I make an application for a school place?
An application form for nursery can be obtained from the school office.
As school takes 2 year olds children can be entered on the list in date order from their second birthday onwards.
Main School – Admissions into reception Class
By law children must receive full-time education from the beginning of the school term following their fifth birthday.
Warrington Borough Council Admissions coordinate places.
The number of places available at the school is published annually and the school can not exceed that number, which is allocated with regards to available accommodation in the school. There are 30 main school places in each year group.
Warrington Borough Council has an admission appeal procedure.
For further details regarding appeals please telephone: 01925 446226
For further details regarding school admissions please telephone: 01925 446226
Further information can be obtained from the school office and also here
5. What should I do if I think my child is being bullied?
Advise your child to speak to an adult in the school. This can be any member of staff that they feel comfortable with. You may also wish to support your child by talking to the teacher with your child. We would encourage that they report any incident to the class teacher as they can observe behaviour during lessons and advise lunchtime staff as necessary. We take accusations of bullying very seriously and any incidents are dealt with appropriately and with speed. If you are concerned about your child please speak to a member of the schools senior leadership team and never approach a child or the parent.
6. Can I park at the school?
We do not have a car parking facilities on site. Our school gates are closed at all times and vehicles are not allowed on site between 08:40 - 09:10 and 15:00 - 15:30. The school is situated on residential roads and we ask parents to park legally and with due consideration for our neighbours.
7. Can my child cycle to school?
Yes, your child can cycle if they are accompanied by an adult or you give permission for them to cycle alone or with friends. A secure cycle park is provided on site.
8. Can my child walk to school alone?
No, all children in key stage 1 must be accompanied by an adult. If you wish for an older child to walk to school alone we must receive a permission letter from the parent with parental responsibility. This information will be held on their data collection sheet.
9. What should I put in my child’s packed lunch?
We encourage healthy eating and expect parents to choose healthily when creating a packed lunch.
An example of a healthy packed lunch:
- A sandwich (no peanut butter)
- A wafer biscuit e.g. twix, kit kat, blue ribband.
- Yoghurt and a piece of fruit.
- Bottle of water or juice.
- No sweets, fizzy drinks, nuts or chocolate (unless covering a wafer/biscuit)
10. What do I do if my child has lost a piece of clothing?
Parents must either sew a name label into all clothing or write the child’s name in indelible ink. If an item goes missing your child must inform the class teacher and class teaching assistant and look in the lost property box at the school office. We will do our utmost to find lost items but we are unable to provide a replacement.
11. Where will my child go when they finish Bruche in Year 6?
We offer varied support in the transition from primary to secondary school. This process includes a parents’ meeting, workshops and transition booklets. Due to our geographical location, our pupils go on to various secondary schools across Warrington including Kings Leadership Academy, Birchwood High School and Padgate High School.
12. When will my child start in Reception?
Usually children join Reception class in the September before their 5th birthday. Please see the school prospectus under the Admission section and for further advice you can speak to the school office staff.
13. Can my child bring toys in to school?
No, we normally discourage toys being brought to school, unless the class teacher has specifically requested that they do. Please always check with the class teacher.
14. Can I receive the newsletter by email?
Yes no problem. Please speak to a member of our school office staff. Newsletters are always available on the school website and a link to these is always tweeted out on our Twitter page.
15. What is the best time to talk to the teacher if I have a question?
We would discourage parents from trying to talk to a teacher in the morning as they are busy preparing for the school day. We would advise you to speak to the teacher at the end of the school day after all the children have been dismissed. We can also make appointments in the school office for parents to see the class teacher or another member of staff.
16. Is there before and after school provision?
We have WASPS link club on our site which provides before and after school childcare. More information can be found here
At Bruche we offer a variety of clubs for different age groups. These run after school normally from 15:20 - 16:15 or 15:20 - 16:30. Clubs change every term and you will always be notified in the first week of the new term so you can apply. We also run a holiday sports camp run by our excellent PE teacher. For more details please speak to a member of the school office.
17. How can parents get involved?
We encourage parents to get involved in various ways from attending trips to individual reading. We have a small fundraising team (PTA) and would welcome new members with new ideas and contacts. If you work for a company that is able to sponsor or donate to fundraising in the school please email firstname.lastname@example.org