Communication with Parents


Effective communication with our families makes an essential contribution to the achievement of our vision Love Learn Thrive. We work hard to communicate clearly and effectively and thank families in advance for taking the time to read and where necessary respond to communications in a timely fashion.

We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the methods of communication used explaining where necessary the rationale behind multiple systems or methods of communication. We hope this information is helpful in keeping well informed.


Newsletters (one for each school)

Every two weeks and now in two sections clearly stating important information, that often requires action and general news. This is sent in PDF format in an email via Scholarpack.

Children on roll at Follifoot but attending the joint Early Years class can if they wish receive the Follifoot School newsletter also to keep up to date with wider school life. If you are not automatically receiving this as a result of older siblings attending Follifoot please just email to be added to the mailing list.


Text Message via Scholarpack

Short reminders of individual events, notifications of updates, alerts to important documents sent via Scholarpack email or Parentmail.


Letters via Parent Mail

Parentmail provides online payments, income management and dinner money administration for schools. Parentmail ‘epayment’ system means  parents can pay school online quickly and easily.  For further information for parents, please go to:

Letters regarding trips and events that often require permission or voluntary contributions are sent via this system as it allows for permission and or parent responses to be given electronically making information collection quicker and simpler for parents and school.

If you experience any problems please contact the school office.


Emails via our Scholarpack


Letters regarding school events and information including the newsletter (every two weeks). Emails go direct to the email addresses provided by parents to the school.


Short messages form teachers and teaching support staff about learning or your child’s achievement plus notification of star of the week to be presented in sharing assembly.

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Outside Notice Boards

Located at the front of school at Spofforth and in the main playground at Follifoot.  These have the current week and the following week diary of events and lunch menu.


Federation Website

Latest news and a list of upcoming events plus a wealth of information on our Vision, curriculum, attendance and helping your child with their learning.


Here to Help

If you experience any problems with any aspects of our systems please contact the respective school office.