Mortimer Primary SchoolHappy New Year! I hope this finds you well and 2024 is treating shaping up nicely.

A few things to update you on before we return on Tuesday 9th January 2024.

Parent App

Thank you again to every parent who has joined us on the Reach More Parents App. We now have over 80% of our children with a parent who has focused access to their child’s time at school. If you need help getting access, please let us know..

Parents’ Evening

Our Spring Parents’ Evening will run on:

  • Monday 15th January 2024
  • Monday 22nd January 2024

These are 10 minute appointments and we ask you to help us to keep these times. Teachers will discuss your child’s progress as we head into Spring and Summer terms and will build upon the report you have already received. If you need to meet further then we can facilitate another meeting at a different time.

Nb. Nursery appointments will be slightly different and parents will receive further details separately. You can still log in to view the system.

Bookings will open on Monday 8th January at 18:45

Bookings will close on Friday 12th January at 12:00 (lunch time)

We are now using School Cloud as our Parent Evening Booking System. This is accessible via our new parent app – Reach More Parents.  Login and go to the hub via the three horizontal lines stacked on top of each other on the menu bar. Tap Hub and then Parent’s Evening – tap Parent Login.

You will then be taken to our appointment system. This can also be accessed via

You will need to enter a parent’s details and a child’s details. These must match what we hold on our school system (full names etc Use Alexander not Alex).

We have created a test parent evening event so you can see it works and this is live now. On booking a slot, you have the option to add a message. This is optional and can be left empty. If there was something you wanted to let the teacher know before your appointment you can add this here. There is also an option to have email confirmation sent to you.

We feel this system is a real update and we hope you find it easy to use. I have attached a user guide which may help.

School Meals Ordering

Please order your meals for next week asap (Tues 9th – Fri 12th)

We are now delighted to offer Halal meal options to our school dinners.

We are also altering our ordering system and making changes to our lunch time approach. Previously we asked parents to book on a Wednesday evening for the following week – if parents missed this deadline then offered meal options were limited.

To move forward from this, we are asking parents to book by a Sunday night for the week after.


  • Book by Sunday 7th Jan for week beginning Monday 15th Jan
  • Book by Sunday 14th Jan for week beginning Monday 22nd Jan

We appreciate this is a week in advance, but we feel it will make it easier to remember as parents get things ready for the week ahead on a Sunday. To support further, if parents forget (we know it happens), then please contact the school asap before the week begins and we will help book in your child’s meal choices. This moves away from only being offered a limited choice if you missed the deadline. We will send reminders to help remind you.

If you fully forget to book and only remember on the day that your child needs a meal, please contact the office and we will help as best we can. Choice will be limited on such short notice.

Remember you can book several weeks in advance. However, payment is needed at that time.

Obviously we ask that parents book on time to help the cook in charge order and not present the office staff with excess meals to book.

Remember: Book SUNDAY for the FOLLOWING week.

Thank you for your support with this!

School Uniform

We operate a simple but cost friendly school uniform approach at Mortimer. We ask that parents support us by ensuring pupils are inline with our expectations, especially in terms of footwear and jewelry. More details can be found on our website.

School yards

Just a reminder that both KS1 and KS2 yards open at 8:30am. We ask for pupils not to be unsupervised on site prior to this time.

Thank you for your support

Mr Bennett

Head Teacher