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Laygate Community School

Where Learning Creates Success

Laygate Lane, South Shields, Tyne And Wear NE33 4JJ


General Forms 

Pupil Information Sheet - Link

Please use this form to update any contact changes and hand in to the school office.

Home-time Pick-up Form - Link

Please use this form to inform us of who is allowed to pick up your child(ren) or for permission to walk home on their own.

Free School Meals Application - Link

If your circumstances have changed and you think your are entitled to free school meals please fill out this form and hand in to the school office.

Permission to Administer Medicines Form - Link

Please use this form if your child requires prescribed medicine(s) within school time.

School Brochure ......... currently being updated, will be added very soon


General Information


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Address:  Rekendyke Industrial Estate, South Shields NE33 5BZ             Contact number: 0191 4558128

School Timetable

Children should be in the school grounds at least 5 minutes before each session starts.

Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery)              Lunchtime
Morning Session 08:45 - 11:30            11.45 - 12.15
Afternoon Session 12:45 - 15:45          12.15 - 12.45

Extended Hours (Morning Session) 08.30 - 8.45 / 11.30 - 11.45

Extended Hours  (Afternoon Session) 12.45-13.00 / 15.30 - 15.45


Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)            Key Stage 1  (Years 1 - 2)  

Morning Session 08:55 - 11:45             Morning Session 08:55 - 12:00    
Afternoon Session 12:45 - 15:15           Afternoon Session 13:00 - 15:15
Break 10:45 - 11:00                               Break 10.:45 - 11:00


Key Stage 1  (Years 1 - 2)                       Key Stage Two (Years 3 - 6)
Morning Session 08:55 - 12:00             Morning Session 08:55 - 13:00
Afternoon Session 13:00 - 15:15           Afternoon Session 13:00 - 15:20
Break 10:45 - 11:00                               Break 10:45 - 11:00


Pupil Absence

Trying to decide whether or not to keep your child at home when they are unwell can be difficult. In reality not every illness requires time away from school, however if you keep your child at home it is important to inform us on the first day of your child’s absence before 9.20am.

The following links provide a range of information and simple guidelines to advise parents on the best course of action for a variety of conditions and health related situations such as treatment for head lice, illnesses and absence form school.


The Head of school  and staff believe that the links between home and school are of paramount importance as each child continues the process of learning. The Head of School will aim to see parents / carers  as soon as possible upon request. If this can not be immediately arranged, a meeting will be arranged.  Parents are encouraged to keep in contact with the school on all matters of learning, progress and social development relating to their child.

Parent consultations are arranged each year to enable parents and carers to discuss their child's progress with the class teacher. There are also assemblies and concerts which families are invited to attend.

All adults may be actively involved in the school and are welcome to help on a voluntary basis, subject to Criminal Record Bureau checks (DBS).