Parents

Keeping Parents Informed

We are always pleased to hear from you with any questions that you may have.  You can contact us on 0151 652 7093 or email us schooloffice@theobservatoryschool.wirral.sch.uk. You will also find important information about our school and provision using our Local Offer link.

All young people with special educational needs should have their needs met. At our school your views will be taken into account alongside your child's wishes. You have a vital role in supporting your child's education and we can help you achieve this.

On this page we detail some of the ways we can offer you help.  Alongside this you should be able to find most of the day to day information you may be looking for.

There is also a calendar on our home page which displays important dates and times of what is going on at school. We hope to see you soon - everyone is welcome at the drop in parent group sessions or to lend a hand at the school fairs.

We recognise parents need to be informed and engaged if we are to achieve our mission of 'Working Together to Achieve our Full Potential'. Please let us know if you think there is anything else we should be doing or sharing with you to reach this very important goal.

for 2019 Exam Dates
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Vital Information

You can check the diary on the home page to see term dates and what is going on when at school.

If you would like to print off all the dates as a single document you can do so here: 2018-2019 Term Dates

Important links to external sources of information can be found at the bottom of our home page.

You can request a paper copy of any of the information on our school’s website by contacting the school, details of how you can contact us are below:

By Post:
The Observatory School,
Bidston Village Road,
Bidston,
Wirral,
CH43 7QT

Telephone:  0151 652 7093
Email: schooloffice@theobservatoryschool.wirral.sch.uk
Andrea Gardner is the main contact for enquiries.

Here are some other documents and information that you may be looking for:

We always welcome parent feedback, please email us or you can submit comments to Ofsted by registering at Parent View.

Support

1

Parent Group

Half termly informal drop in aiming to offer support and guidance. Sessions range from expert guest speakers to discussions about parents supporting extra curricular activities and events. Find information about dates on the calendar on the home page or via the dates download to the left.

2

Home visits

We will contact you every week to discuss your child’s progress. If it becomes necessary to meet and discuss any aspect of your child’s education or behaviour our staff team are able to visit you at home or another location by prior arrangement.

3

Professionals on Hand

There is a team of professionals at The Observatory School that will be working together towards your child’s success. This includes a pastoral team dedicated to overall welfare, an educational psychologist, a learning mentor and an onsite mental health tutor.

4

Health & Wellbeing

We lend a helping had by running a breakfast club. Fresh fruit and water are also available throughout the day to encourage healthy eating; whilst lunches are freshly prepared to order. Further support is offered to help with stopping smoking for pupils that require it.


Adverse Weather Arrangements

School Snow2If the school day has already started and we have to close due to adverse weather or another factor beyond our control we will keep all pupils here until we agree with you how the pupil will travel home. If we have decided to not open school on a particular day all parents will receive a text message about the time and date we intend to stay closed. You can also expect to find information on the home page of the website and on the school answer phone message. We also endeavour to broadcast information via local radio - Heart FM, Radio City and Radio Merseyside.

Menu

DSC_0043Our school kitchen freshly prepares each meal to order. Freshly baked bread, seasonal salad, fresh fruit, organic yoghurt, semi-skimmed milk and chilled water are freely available at each mealtime. Please click below for more information.

 

School Menu Information

The Observatory 3 week menu
Edsential Allergen Poster

 

Uniform

Our pupils take pride in wearing their uniform - in fact they helped to design and decide upon it. Pupils are expected to attend school in a clean and smart uniform each day. Please note that footwear must be black.  For team and individual sports there is also a PE kit. Items can be purchased from the Wirral Uniform Centre in the Grange Precinct in Birkenhead. The Observatory School ties can be purchased from reception for £3.00 each. (Click on the image to go direct to the Wirral Uniform Centre's website.)