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School Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

To help families through lockdown and social distancing, new articles on Parent Info tackle some of the key issues they are experiencing, including:

Separated parents managing arrangements to see their child
Supporting teens to cope with lockdown
Looking after their mental health while stuck indoors
Starting difficult conversations about COVID-19 with your child

Our School

Penhale Infant School is a three form entry infant school for children aged 4-7.  In addition to this we have a 50 place nursery for children aged 2 to 3 years, offering full and part time places subject to vacancies and eligibility.  Please enquire at the school office.

The school has nine large, bright classrooms as well as a nursery which are resourced to a high standard.  We have a well equipped library, two large halls and an attractive playground area, which also includes a pond and wildlife area, as well as our foundation stage outside play area.

The school serves a community bound by Fratton Road, St Mary’s Road and Fratton railway line.

School Hours

Times of school sessions

  • 8.55am-12.00pm
  • 1.05pm-3.15pm

Children can attend a reading together session with their parents from 8.45-8.55am on a Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Class and dinner registers are taken at 8.55.  It is important that children are in school when the whistle is blown at 8.55.  If you arrive after this please take your child to reception and sign them in the late book.

School Office

The school office is open between 8.30am-3.45pm Monday to Friday.

The answer phone system operates out of hours.

In this section

Our newsletters are a great way to find out about what is happening at the school and how your children have been taking part in events and workshops.     Additional information Eco Newsletter  

You will find a link to our latest Ofsted report below. You will find further documents relating to our school on the Ofsted website.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is made up of a family of schools that work together to “improve the life chances” of all our children and young people. We share a common mission to nurture all children to…

Our school policies aim to provide staff, students, parents and guardians with clear information about the standards of behaviour expected by all members of our community. This page provides downloadable copies of some of our policies. As part of…

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and narrow the difference between them and their peers. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per…

Penhale Infant School Council is a group of pupils who represent the views of their peers and work alongside school staff to make decisions about what happens in the school.  Each class votes for their representative and the…

As we do not have school uniform in school to buy, please visit School Trends’ online shop where you will be able to purchase uniform for your child. The school is happy for children to wear…

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities   Our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is Mrs C Filson. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s emotional, behavioural or academic progress please telephone the school to make an appointment to discuss your concerns.…

All primary schools in England are provided with an amount of money which must be spent on Sport in school during the academic year. Whilst the money itself is ‘ring fenced’, schools are free to determine how best to…

Headteacher: Mrs A Webb Deputy Headteacher: Miss C Morris SENCo: Mrs C Filson   Nursery  – Sea Horse Class Nursery Manager: Mrs C Filson Nursery Teacher: Mrs P Johnson (Wednesdays) Teaching Assistants: Miss N Paffett and Mrs D…