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Information for Parents

The links on the left hopefully provide all the practical information you as a parent need. If there is further information you would like in this section please email us on

Curriculum information can be found on our Learning tab, or by clicking here

We welcome and encourage any parent who would like to be actively involved in school life. You could be a governor or Friend of Ambler, come to the school to talk to the children about your job, hobby or culture or simply attend one of our regular coffee mornings.

If you would like to become involved call the school office 020 7226 4708.

School Uniform

Uniform is optional for children in Reception. For children in Years 1-6, uniform is compulsory and must be worn correctly.

Tours and Open Mornings

We are always delighted to welcome parents and carers to Ambler Primary School and Children's Centre.  

School Meals by Caterlink

Ambler is currently able to offer all children from Nursery to Year 6 a free school dinner, through Islington funding. To receive a free meal you must complete a form available from the School Office, annually.

Schoolcomms (School Gateway App)

 Schoolcomms is used by Ambler Primary and Childrens Centre for regular communication home to parents and for parents to buy school uniform, after school clubs & extended schools, trips etc. New Parents In order to take advantage of these electronic communications and buying, please ensure...


An archive of letters containing information for parents

Lost Property

It is essential that all children’s belongings are named so that lost property can be returned easily.

Holiday During Term Time

There is a direct link between attendance and achievement, therefore it is vital that children attend School every day.

Moving to Secondary School

“Leaders ensure that pupils have access to high-quality texts through their reading sessions. Year 6 read ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens, while in Year 5 pupils study ‘Macbeth’. This produced excellent writing responses. Pupils used a variety of challenging vocabulary confidently in their writing pieces, for example when describing how Lady Macbeth was ‘pouring scorn’ on another character. Owing to the high-quality grammar teaching across the school, pupils develop their writing skills extremely well. Consequently, pupils’ progress in writing is strong.” Ofsted report 2017

Parent Handbooks

Each year we produce a Parent's Handbook and a separate handbooks for parents whose children are going into and into Year 1.

Extended Day and After School Clubs

All after school clubs and extended day provisions are to be booked online via the School Gateway App. If you need help with your School Gateway Account please contact the school office who would be happy to assist you.

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is important if children are to get the most out of their education. Children who are late miss out on important work at the start of the school day. Children who miss a lot of school obviously miss lessons and therefore do not make progress that they should. Our target is 98% attendance.

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