FAQ

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If my child is given a place at Starbank School, can I select which site they attend?

As we are one school, your child could be allocated a place at any of our three primary sites. Although we cannot make any guarantees, we do try our best to ensure siblings are on the same site and take into account preferences expressed by parents.

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If my child already attends Starbank School as a primary pupil, will I need to apply for a place in Year 7?

No – your child will automatically get a place in Y7 if they are a pupil in Y6.

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If my child attends the Nursery at Starbank School, will I need to apply for a place in Reception?

Yes – you will still need to apply through the Birmingham City Council admissions process for a Reception place. 

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What happens if my child taken ill at school?

We will phone you immediately to inform you if your child is feeling ill. It is essential that we have at least two contact numbers and that you inform us of any changes so we have up-to-date contact information.

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Where can I buy the school uniform?

Our primary school uniform can be bought from the school office on each site.

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How do make an appointment to see the class teacher?

You will see the class teacher daily at the end of the day which can be an ideal time to arrange an appointment or have a meeting. Please respect that we have scheduled meetings on certain days that staff need to attend after school. We also have a termly parents’ evening to discuss your child’s progress.

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How do I pay for school dinners and educational visits?

We are a cashless school and therefore only accept payment via ParentPay. The school office will ensure you have a login for your account.

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How do I check if I am eligible for free school meals?

You are entitled to FSM if you are in receipt of the following benefits: Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Child Tax Credit ONLY, ESA (Employment Support Allowance).

In compliance with new Data Protection guidance (GDPR), school does not require copies of information regarding your benefits. We will be informed of your eligibility of FSM through the online checking service.