Castleside Primary School

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Miss Reay or Mrs Stephenson will answer your telephone call to our school.

T:01207 508 237



Castleside Primary School 

Moorland Crescent


County Durham


Key Contacts

  • Mrs Alison Spence – Headteacher
  • Miss S Hughes – Deputy Headteacher
  • Miss S Hughes – SENDCO
  • Mrs J Robson – Chair of Governors
  • Mrs D Franklin – SEND Governor
  • Mrs Spence and Miss Hughes  are our Safeguarding Designated Leads


Our School Office opens at 8.30am and closes at 4.00pm term time only. Our school Secretary, Miss Dawson and our Administration Assistant, Mrs Stephenson are here to help you. The School Office contact details can be found on the contact us page of our website.

First Day Response

We ask that parents contact school on the first day their child is absent. If we have not received a reason for absence by 9.30am, our Office Staff will make contact with you.

Signing in/Signing out

If your child arrives late to school, they must enter via the main entrance. If your child needs to leave throughout the school day e.g. a medical appointment, they must be collected from the main entrance.

Medicines in School

If your child has been prescribed medicine from the Doctor, this can be administered at school. This should be brought into school by the parent and given to the School Office staff. A form must be completed before the medicine can be given to your child.

If you have any medical concerns about your child which you think the school needs to be aware, please inform our Office Staff.

Leave of Absence

Authorised leave of absence will be granted for the following only:

· Wedding of a close relative

· Funeral of a close relative

· National sporting activity

· Other exceptional circumstances

Any other request which does not fall into one of the above category’s will be unauthorised.

An application for leave of absence must be made in advance on the appropriate form (available from the school office or from the school website in the section marked “Parents”). A leave of absence is granted entirely at the headteacher’s discretion.


Any money that is handed into school should be in a named envelope or purse, to avoid unnecessary confusion.

Questions and Queries

If a parent would like to speak to a member of staff this can be arranged through our School Office.

Downloadable Forms

Please select the links below to view or download a copy of our forms.

Holiday Request Form

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