New Parents' Information

School Times 

Monday to Friday 8.55am – 3.15pm (children can be dropped off from 8.45am.) 

Early Risers Club runs from 8.00am – 8.45am every day (£2 per session – drop in).

After School Clubs run until 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. Children need to be signed up at the beginning of every term, (clubs do not run first and last week of term).  £2.50 charge per session, total amount to be paid in advance via ParentPay.

School Lunch

Children have a choice of cooked meals or packed lunches; the nutritious cooked meals are supplied by Caterlink. (please note that all May Hill Class children receive a free school lunch).  All lunches (and school trips/activities) are paid for via ParentPay, and you will receive the information to enable you to set up a ParentPay account in September. We operate a ‘healthy eating policy’ and if your child has a packed lunch we would be grateful if you could provide something healthy and nourishing which does not include fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolates.  We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

All May Hill Class children are provided with a free piece of fruit at afternoon break.  For morning break, please send in healthy option (raisins, preferred fruit or vegetables, etc). Please don’t put fruit in reading folders as books can be damaged.  Should you wish your child to take advantage of the free milk scheme for under-fives, or to order milk for over five, please register with Cool Milk ( 


Sweatshirts, fleeces, cardigans and polo-shirts featuring the school logo can be purchased from Gooch Sports in Newent, although any plain red sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan is suitable, with a white or red polo shirt and grey or black trousers or skirts.  PE bags are available to buy from the school office.  Please ensure your child has suitable warm outdoor clothing (including wellies) during the cooler months – Pauntley is always chillier than the more sheltered areas of our county. All clothing (plus bags and lunch boxes) should be named, and please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in school every day. (Red or white t-shirt with shorts/ tracksuit trousers and trainers or plimsolls/daps.)  Please don’t send children in with trainers or shoes with laces unless they can do them up themselves. We have a selection of pre-loved, good quality uniform for sale at the school. 


If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please inform the school office on the first morning of absence and on any subsequent days.  While we would actively discourage frequent absences from class, please ensure (for the general health of the class) that your child is not sent to school when they are ill. We ask you to wait at least 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea before allowing your child to return.


Parents are very welcome to join our Friday afternoon assemblies (2:45pm); this is when we celebrate good work, birthdays, special achievements etc. Please see the school noticeboard to find out which class is doing which week.


Friends of Pauntley School

If you would like to join or support our very active and successful fundraising team, you will be very welcome to attend our meetings.  Look out for details in our monthly newsletter.  All offers of help are gratefully received.


Staff List

Mr Tony Larner, Executive Headteacher

Mrs Joanne Jones, Assistant Head and Key Stage 1 teacher (May Hill Class - KS1)

Mrs Rachel Greaves/Mrs Tilly Hampton, Key Stage 2 teachers (Malvern Class – KS2) 

Mrs Jen Connelly, KS1 teaching assistant.

Mrs Annie Beaty, KS1 teaching assistant.

Mrs Vicki Edwards, KS1 teaching assistant.

Mrs Jane Wilder, school finance administrator.

Mrs Lynne Heron, admin assistant and teaching assistant.

Mrs Clare Poore, KS2 teaching assistant, lunch time supervisor.



We wish your child a happy and fulfilling time with us at Pauntley.