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Parents & Carers

It is important that all pupil absence is reported to the school office on the first morning of absence. The school office opens at 8.00am and there is an answering machine where you can leave messages.


It is a legal requirement that all parents and carers report when their child is absent from school, whatever the reason, giving details of when and how long their child is likely to be absent. Unauthorised absences will be investigated by the school attendance officer. Please call school to report any absence.


Amendments to the 2006 School Attendance regulations removed references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments made it clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you do really need to take your child out of school during term time you must make it very clear in your request how the circumstances are exceptional.

Parent Forum

Our Parent Forum is held each half term from 09:30 - 10:30 on the dates listed below. These sessions provide the opportunity for parents/carers to receive training and information on a wide range of topics. Each session has a focus and is lead by a professional within our school community or from a member of the wider therapy team. If you are a parent / carer of a child at The Livity School, come and join us! 


Monday 18th Sept 2023 | Meet the SALT and OT.

Wednesday 11th Oct 2023 | Mental Health - supporting you and your family's well-being.

Thursday 2nd Nov 2023 | Physio coffee morning.

3rd, 10th & 17th Nov 2023 | Makaton 3 parent training sessions.

Wednesday 15th Nov 2023 | Online Safety.

Wednesday 29th Nov 2023 | Mental Health.

Wednesday 17th Jan 2024 | Children With Disabilities Team (CWDT).

Wednesday 31st Jan 2024 | Mental Health.

Wednesday 28th Feb 2024 | Mental Health.

Tuesday 12th March 2024 | How to support your child's attention and address sensory needs.

Tuesday 23rd April 2024 | Playground redevelopment plans (until 10am).

Wednesday 15th May 2024 | Mental Health.

Wednesday 12th June 2024 | Continence.

Wednesday 26th June 2024 | Supporting sleep at home.

Ofsted Parent View

Parent View allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the year.


It features 12 questions that cover a range of issues important to parents, such as how well the school deals with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given is appropriate and a final question of whether or not a parent would recommend the school.


Once a small number of surveys are completed, the results for the school are visible in Parent View although individual responses are not.


Please note that it is very important to give your views before an Ofsted inspection.

Attendance & Punctuality
School Lunch & Uniform

School lunch is cooked on site. For the 2023/24 school year, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has introduced free school meals for all primary school children in state-funded schools in London. Children requiring a packed lunch are able to bring this in with them.


Parents/Carers can use ParentPay to pay for their child(ren)'s uniform online.

We operate a second-hand school uniform swap at school. Please get in contact with our Inclusion Coordinator, Alberta Wilson if you would like to donate or collect gently used school uniform items.

Useful Links

If you have a website that would help other parents, please email the details to

Over 1,600 accessible toilets – login or register for your free Toilet Map account.

Incontinence swimwear products which come in a variety of styles, colours and patterns. Available in children’s, ladies and men’s sizes. 

Specially made clothing range includes hip dysplasia clothes, feeding tube clothing and zip-up bodysuits. With thoughtfully placed poppers and super-soft materials, our collection is all about comfort. Find sizes starting from newborn, going up to 16 years. There are pretty patterns and a variety of colours on offer, as well as handy multi-packs too. Only available online.

This is the place to find out about services and support for children and young people, aged 0 to 25, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
Whether you want to know about education, health, social care or how to prepare for adult life; whether you're a parent or carer, a young person or a professional, choose the path that's right for you.

CWD gives advice on disability and services. They can also provide a care package of services for those assessed as needing one. This means services like:

•    Care arrangements
•    Short breaks
•    Respite
•    A personal budget
•    Activities

Parents and carers can self-refer by calling CWD on 020 7926 5555 to talk about their child’s disability and get advice on services and assessments.
Anyone working with a child with a disability, like a school SENDCO or a health professional, can refer to CWD. They must first talk to their parents or carer.


Lambeth Participation and Engagement Service (PES) supports parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Lambeth.
They aim to ensure families are aware of their rights and entitlements and how to access support services available in Lambeth.


Get confidential and impartial advice about SEND. LIASS provides parents and carers with what you need to know about your child’s special educational needs at school.

A parent, carer or guardian will need to complete the online form for children aged 0-15 years. When a child or young person is signed up to the Register, they'll receive a Lambeth Liberty Card which identifies them as having a disability. This card is acknowledged and supported by a number of local and national attractions, companies and facilities who will offer discounts or queue jumps to disabled children and young people and their carers.

Families can self-refer to Lambeth Children’s Services for support directly at Children need to turn 5 prior to the 31st August before attending. Families are only eligible if they live in the borough of Lambeth. Commissioned providers include:

  • Whippersnappers (referrals from CWD only, with places awarded after a panel assessment). Playschemes take place during the Easter and summer holidays, as well as over the three half terms. Below is a video of the Summer 2021 playscheme which took place at The Livity School.

National charity aiming to empower parents and carers of children with SEN to successfully tackle the difficulties they face when battling for their children’s rights. They can provide free SEN advice at their drop-in advice centre near Waterloo Station or in Thornton Heath.

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