Important Information


The School Day, Routines and General Information


8.00am-8.15am Breakfast Club opens (parents must register their children beforehand).

Download a Breakfast Club registration form.

8.15am-8.30am The side gate opens at 8.15am, children come into school and wait in the playground, then settle into class ready for the school day. Any children arriving after this time need to enter the school through the front reception.

8.30am-8.40am Morning registration.

10.00am-10.20am Key Stage 1 morning break, 10.40am-11.00am Key Stage 2 morning break.

12.00noon-1.00pm Lunch time.

3.20pm School finish time.

Teachers are in their classrooms to supervise children from 8.25am each morning. Staff are on duty in the playground from 8.15am. We expect children to be in their classrooms ready to start work by 8.40am.

Please read our term dates 2018/2019


Illness, Absence & Punctuality

It is the legal reponsibility of parents to ensure their child attends school regularly and absence from school should not be permitted without good reason. Regular attendance at school enables children to cope more easily with school routines and work, thereby making learning more satisfying and ensuring greater progress both socially and academically.

If your child is unwell please inform the school by 10.00am on the first day of absence and each day after your child is absent. It is our policy to follow up any unexplained absences every day after registration.

Please ensure your child arrives on time - even the odd ten minutes or so lateness soon adds up to a lot of missed work.

School Dinners

For Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, (years 1 and 2) children are entitled to the Universal Infant Free School meals. If your child requires a special diet please inform the school office as soon as possible.

It is vital that all parents that qualify for free school meals still register their child with the local authority because additional funding means that these children can benefit from additional school support. 

For Key Stage 2 (years 3,4,5 & 6) the cost of a school dinner is currently £2.10 per day. Please do not send any cash into school. We are a cashless school and parents should use ParentPay to deposit funds into their child's account. Please contact the school office if you do not have your login details or you having difficulty accessing the ParentPay website. It is parents responsibility to check their ParentPay account and deposit funds on a regular basis to keep their child's school dinner account in credit. 

Autumn 2018 Menu Week 1      Autumn 2018 Menu Week 2

Autumn 2018 Menu Week 3      Autumn 2018 Menu Week 4

Free School Meals

Families of children and young people in full-time education may be entitled to claim free school meals, providing they receive a qualifying benefit. For further information and to find out if you qualify please contact our school office or alternatively you can visit the Derby City Council website or contact the County Council direct by the following options:

E-mail us on

Postal address:

Free School Meals Team

The Council House

Corporation Street



Telephone: 01332 640444, Minicom: 01332 640666

Packed Lunches

Children can also bring a packed lunch, we would expect a packed lunch to contain a healthy nutritional balance, so please no chocolate bars or fizzy drinks.

School Uniform

Most items of school uniform including PE kit and school bags can be purchased from most of the major high street supermarkets or uniform outfitters. Our school sweatshirt and cardigan with the Zaytouna Primary logo can be purchased from Morleys School Outfitters, Unit 2 St Mary's Retail Park, 446 Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6PE, telephone 01332 281311. 
Please remember to label all uniform with your child's name.

Please read our school uniform from September 2018

Parking and Safety

Please drive and park safely around the school grounds. Parents are only allowed to park onsite for the following reasons.

  • Disable driver
  • Appointment in school
  • Collection of children leaving school during the school day
  • Special dispensation has been agreed with the Headteacher (parking permit)

Parents should not park or walk across the car park at any time, unless parking in the disabled bay and must not drive into the school playground, even when the gates are open.

Children are not permitted to walk through the car park at any time and should follow the pedestrian route.

We do our best to arrange deliveries at time other than the beginning and end of the school day but there are occasions when vehicles do need access at these times. All delivery drivers should report to reception who will notify the kitchen staff.

Please remain considerate of local residents and businesses, do not block their access. Always ensure you park in a way that the bus and parents with pushchairs can get past safely.

Please do not park on the double yellow lines in front of the school or on the wide pavement area, children walk past this area every morning and afterschool.


We offer a number of extra-curricular opportunities for our children throughout the year ranging from Badminton to Homework Club, Dram Club to Footbal Club plus a range of other sporting activities. All parents must complete an afterschool club registration form beforehand.

Prescribed Medication

Prescribed medication will only be administered by staff if clear written instructions to do so have been given by parents or carers and the school has indicated that is it able to do so. Forms cans be obtained from the school office. Please note that staff are acting voluntarily in administering prescribed medicines. Medicines should be handed into reception and not handed to class teachers or be given to children to carry in their school bag.

Non Prescription Medication

School staff will not administer non-prescribed medication. Parents and carers are welcome to come to school to administer other non-prescription medicines to their child if their child is well enough to be at school, this should be kept to a minimum as not to disrupt lessons.

Emergency Treatments

Emergency treatments such as the administration of an Epi-Pen will only be administered in accordance with a care plan and following relevant staff training. Parents or carers must take responsibility for updating the school with any changes in administration for routine or emergency medication and maintain an in-date supply.


Inhalers are kept in a locked cabinet in the first aid room. All inhalers follow the children if they are going on a school trip etc. 

All medication kept in school is stored securely and appropriately.

Contact Information

To make sure we contact the right person and the right number please make sure you contact the school office if you move home or change your telephone number.


At Zaytouna Primary School we have a duty of care to safeguard all of our pupils and staff. Mobile phones are not to be used within the school grounds unless agreed by the senior leadership team.

All visitors to the school are expected to carry formal identification especially in areas where you are required to be in direct contact with pupils.

Parents/carers - if you make arrangements with other parents or family members to collect your child/children at the end of the school day please notify the school office before 3pm on the day.

Please read our Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Lead - Miss K Price

Child Protection Managaer - Miss Q Shah

Governor responsible for safeguarding - Mr A Ahmed


Admissions to Zaytouna Primary School are made in the September of the year your child turns five years of age. Applications must be made some months before (usually by the previous January at the latest) so we encourage you to apply in good time. Applications are made to the Local Authority and can be made electronically via their website.

Derby City Council Admissions

Admission to any other year group should be made direct to the school. Visits to Zaytouna Primary School are welcome. Parents who wish to view our school should contact the school office to arrange an appointment.


We are a non-smoking site and smoking is not permitted anywhere in the school building or grounds.


Dogs, other than guide dogs, are not permitted in the school buildings or grounds.

Please contact us if the information you require is not here.