Portway School FAQs

Welcome to our FAQ page - your go-to resource for answers to the most common questions about our school. We understand that choosing the right school for your child is a big decision, and we want to provide you with all you need to make an informed choice.


What are the Office Hours?

The office is manned from 8.30am-4:30pm Monday - Thursday and 8:30am-4:00pm on Fridays, an answerphone is available at other times. 

What do I do if I have queries and questions?

Should you have any queries or questions please speak to Mrs Natalie Hammerton or Miss Kelly Miall - Senior Admin Assistants - who will help you or pass you on to the correct person.  Teaching and learning queries will be dealt with by your child's class teacher.

What are the school opening times?

Staff welcome pupils at the gates from 8:40am and classroom  doors are open from 8:45am when children come straight into class to begin learning at 8.50am. Registers close by 9:00am School finishes at 3.20pm.  

What do I do if my child is sick or absent?

Absences must be reported to the office by 10.00am on the first day of absence, and each day thereafter. If your child is unwell with vomiting and or diarrhoea, they must not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout of illness. This follows national health and safety guidelines.

How do I pay for things securely at the school?

ScoPay is our online payment platform used for paying for school meals, milk, trips, and more. It is a cashless system that eliminates the risk of pupils losing or having their money stolen. Parents can credit their child's account online using a debit card through the website. You can login and sign up for an account here: ScoPay Login