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This page may help you with some of the questions most frequently asked by prospective and current parents.

Where can I find the school’s term dates?

School holidays and term dates are published by the school annually and provisional dates are provided by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. These can be found at:



Where can I find information about the school’s most recently published performance data?

School performance tables can be found on the school webpage:


What is the Pupil Premium and how does the school spend its Pupil Premium grant from the Department of Education?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • been in care for 6 months or longer


What are the admissions arrangements for Tithe Barn School and how can we apply for our child to attend the school?

Tithe Barn is a local authority maintained, community primary school. As such, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council is the admissions authority for the school. Information about these arrangements can be found at:


Can I take my child out of school for holidays during term time?

Due to amendments to the 2006 regulations (Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013), headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted. A guide for parents published by Stockport Council is available through the following link:






    • Hello Thank you for your enquiry regarding publishing the menus on the school website. The new menus have been issued today. Key Stage 1 have been given a copy for parents and children to discuss and select their meal choices. Key Stage 2 children will select their menus next week. We will be publishing a link to the new menus as soon as available so parents and children can have a look at any time. Thank you for your great idea.

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