Main School Reception
School reception staff Mrs Craker (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Wardle (Thursday and Friday) can deal with most general day to day enquiries and are well placed to steer you in the right direction for who may be the most appropriate person to contact. Our switchboard is staffed from 8am to 4pm each school day. Voicemail messages may be left outside of these hours.
Reporting Student Absence
Q: What should I do if my child is off sick or has a hospital, dentist or doctor's appointment?
A: Absences should be reported via ParentMail using the Absence button as soon as you are aware your son/daughter will not be attending that day. This should be repeated each day they will be off school.
Appointments should be made after 1.45pm where possible. Students in Years 7–11 must be collected by a parent and need to sign in and out at Main Reception; if you wish your child to leave school unaccompanied, authorisation needs to be given on each occasion that you are not able to collect them in person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them of any appointments that your child needs to leave school for.
Appointments should be made after 1.45pm where possible. Sixth Form students should sign in and out at Sixth Form Reception (Years 12 and 13) when leaving for/returning from appointments.
All Year Groups
If there is a medical or safeguarding issue you would like to discuss other than sickness, you can also email our Attendance Officers email@example.com and Safeguarding Mailbox Safeguarding@furzeplatt.net
Q: What if my child requires medication in school?
If your child is taken ill or is involved in an accident during the day, he/she will be cared for by the school nurse or first aid staff until we can contact a parent or guardian.
Headteacher’s Surgery Times
Please telephone the school for an appointment.
It is essential for the school to have your correct address, telephone number, and any other telephone numbers where you or a relative may be quickly contacted in the event of an emergency. Please make sure that we keep this information updated by informing us of any changes in your circumstances as soon as they occur by recording any changes here: https://www.furzeplatt.com/page/?title=Updating+Student+Details&pid=281
If a decision is taken to close the school because of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, information will be posted on the school website in the first instance. Information will also be posted on our Twitter (@furze_platt) and Facebook (@furzeplattsenior) accounts. Various radio stations will broadcast this information to students, staff and parents. The radio stations and the frequencies are as follows:
Heart Thames Valley 97 FM, 102.9 FM
BBC Radio Berkshire 95.4 FM, 94.6 FM, 104.1 FM, 104.4 FM
Telephone: 01628 625308
Our address is:
Furze Platt Senior School
Furze Platt Road,
Useful Telephone Numbers (non-teaching)
To contact any of the numbers listed below, call Main Reception on 01628 625308 entered by the option or extension number you wish to contact.
Admissions (Years 7-11 only) - Ext 131
Admissions (Sixth Form) - Ext 651
Exams Office - Ext 132
Finance Department - Ext 159
Shine Office - Ext 440
Marketing - Ext 136
Furze Platt Senior School has a number of social media accounts and we encourage parents to follow them as they are updated regularly: