General Information

The Facility to deposit funds on ParentPay accounts for our cashless catering system and for School visits and trips is available here.


 Attendance

As a school, we are committed to raising the educational achievement of all pupils attending Gordano. School attendance is crucial to this aim and we value your help in ensuring that your child attends school regularly. As of Sept 2013, The law no longer gives any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time and Headteachers can no longer grant any extended leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  The requests relating to exceptional circumstances are extremely rare.  I would like to remind you that if your child is absent and the absence has not been authorised, then the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and could result in a Penalty Notice Fine being issued. Please click the following link to see further guidance from the Education Welfare Service. Further guidance is available  here (PDF document).

Further attendance information including school term dates, inset dates and school timetable structures can be found by clicking on this link.

 


The Able Students Register (ASR)

The register includes the top ten per cent of pupils based upon their mean CAT score taken in Year 7. This forms the standard register. At Gordano School we recognise that all students have gifts and talents and as a result each faculty nominates students who are consistently performing at a high standard or above what would be expected of them. These students are added to a subject specific register and when relevant opportunities arise throughout the year we would look to include them.

Read more about our provisions for Able Students  here: Provisions for Able Students  (PDF)
Student Subject Challenge Guide
Gordano School Leading Edge Work  


Travelling to Gordano School

Click here for map and information including suitable cycling routes and provision for cyclists on the school site, local public service bus stops and areas served by our Home to School Transport services. It also includes “15 minute walk” and “15 minute cycle” zones which students and parents may consider as an alternative to driving.

Bakers Dolphin service Nailsea to Gordano School. A timetable and prices are available to download as PDF document here.

For bus routes from Portbury and Clapton in Gordano please contact North Somerset Council Tel: 01934 411172.

For bus routes from Bristol please contact Eurotaxis Tel: 0871-2503333 or 0871-2505555. You can download a timetable for Eurotaxi buses bus routes


Home School Agreement -Download PDF

 

Entitlement To Free School Meals
 
Is your child eligible for a Free School Meal ?
We would like to remind parents that your child(ren) might be eligible for a free school meal if you receive one or more of the following:

• Income Support
• Job Seekers’ Allowance (Income Based)
• Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
• Child Tax Credit, provided your annual income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, does not exceed £16,190 (please note that if you receive Working Tax Credit you will not be entitled)
• You receive support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

 Link to Free School Meals information.


School Funds