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MCPA supplies each student with a MCPA jumper and a PE Kit when they start. The rest of the uniform requirements are as follows:

  • White polo shirt

  • Black or grey school style – skirt, trousers or shorts

  • Black or white socks

  • Black school shoes

  • Suitable training shoes

  • Jewellery – one small pair of gold/silver sleeper studs and a wristwatch may be worn. No other form of jewellery or piercing is acceptable

  • On PE days, children in Y2-Y6 should wear their PE kits to school.

  • Click here to see our Uniform Policy

pe kits

  • Grey / white plain t-shirt (no polos, school logo t-shirt preferably) 

  • Plain black joggers or shorts (no leggings)

  • Black fleece (school logo one preferably but if not a plain black fleece. It can't be a tracksuit top or hoodie)

  • Trainers (these can be any colour on PE day)


We have successfully met all the criteria to achieve the National Online Safety Remote Education Accreditation for the 2020/21.

Opening hours

Breakfast club runs 8-8:30am at a cost of £3 per day

8:30-8:45am – drop off time

8:45 am lessons start

This totals 32.5 hours (counting from 8:45am)

Morning Drop Off Routine / Breakfast club

The school gates will open at 8:25, class doors will open at 8:30 and close at 8:45. Lessons start at 9am.

There is a 15 minute flexible drop-off window between 8:30 and 8:45am, children will stay in their classrooms for this time, picking up a bagel for breakfast on the way into class. 

Nursery, reception and Y1 will enter their classrooms directly. Y2 and 3 will use the end door, Y4-6 will use the hall door

break time and lunch times

Break times are spent in year groups, for 20 minutes in the morning. Lunchtimes are 1 hour long, including ten minutes of ‘take ten’ reading time and a rotation of outdoor activities.

end of the day pick-up

It is very important that you are on time for the collection time for your child. Please do not be early or late as this has been carefully calculated to ensure one third of our children are collected at each time.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday



Year Group

Nursery, Reception and Y1 (Enter and leave)

Y2 (Enter and leave)

Y3 (Enter and leave)

Y4 (Leave)

Y5 (Leave

Y6 (Leave)

Y4 - Y6 (Enter)

pick-up time




Class Door pick up Station

Enter and leave via their year group doors/classrooms.

Enter and Leave End door, nearest to the high school

Enter and leave via their year group doors/classrooms.

Leave via hall door, road side

Leave via hall door, playground side

Mr Mulvany's Class - Under the stairs at the back

Enter via the hall in a morning


Extended school activities run every Tuesday 3-4pm, this is part of the core school hours, so all children are expected to attend. ESA offers a diverse range of opportunities for children, including sports, cooking, drama, music, art and community clubs.

School Meals

school meals


Our meal providers

Our lovely kitchen team offer your child lots of choice every lunchtime and ensure that they have their preferred choice. Each day, your child can choose a meal from one of two options. After your child has chosen their main meal option, they will then select their 'second course', this ensures that your child has a variety to choose from. Click here for the menu


We offer Halal meat as well as being able to cater for pupils with medical diets.


Dinner money information

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to universal free school meals.


School Meals are £2.30 per day for all other children. 

This can be paid weekly, monthly or termly via ParentPay


However you may be eligible for free school meals, please click here to find out more information and how to apply.

Parent Focus Group

focus group

Click here to see the latest minutes


The parent focus group meet several times per year to discuss any relevant issues.


Each session the previous actions are reviewed and new aspects discussed.


So far the parent focus group have focussed on:

learning and curriculum

  • The parents reviewed the PHSE and SRE curriculum and policy to agree its contents.

  • Parents have given feedback on homework and access to additional work through the website, this has resulted in more regular high quality homework.


  • A new report format was designed in consultation with parents.

  • Information on making assessment accessible is being designed with the parents.The format for parents’ evenings was reviewed with the focus group.


  • Regular reviews of the website are conducted with the parents to ensure that all relevant information is needed, this has resulted in significant improvement.

  • Parent workshop themes are selected in consultation with the parent focus group.

  • The sports day format was improved with the input of the parent focus group.

  • 'Parent projects’ were stopped following the input of the focus groups and ‘family learning sessions’ introduced.

  • Review of covid measures and communication.

All parents are invited to the group and are welcome to attend any sessions. To submit a topic of discussion please click here

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