Wherever possible we would like to see your child at school every day as high attendance supports the best possible learning success. If your child is unable to attend though, please ensure you let us know using the absence reporting function on ParentMail. Alternatively, please either telephone the school office on 01908 268920 (from 8.00am) or send an email to Mrs Robson at . All absences will be followed up with a phone call home as part of our First Day Response.

For all planned absence from school, parents / carers should fill in an absence form available from the school office and downloadable here

Please note that holidays in term time cannot be authorised and should be avoided.

The school will work with the local authority and parents should a revised timetable be required for your child, but this would only be granted in exceptional circumstances and after approval.

See our Attendance poster here For school attendance data click here

Refer to the school's Attendance Policy for further information.

Please click here for guidance from Northants County Council regarding absence in term time.


Deanshanger Primary School subscribes to ParentMail. Registration is free and all parents are encouraged to sign up to receive instant messages from school concerning their child including important information, school events, trips, parents evenings and more. School uniform can also be purchased and iPhone and Android apps are available for parents on the go. If you have not yet signed up to ParentMail and would like to receive a registration link, please contact Mrs Weston at


Open and regular communication is vital to the smooth running and improvement of our school.  Every two weeks we send a whole school newsletter via ParentMail to parent email boxes; it can be provided as a hard copy if requested. The newsletter celebrates previous school events and learning whilst keeping families aware of forthcoming events and reminders.

Letters that require a response or consent are sent via ParentMail. Parents who have not registered with ParentMail will receive a hard copy and are encouraged to check their child's book folder daily for such communication.  

DPS Newsletter No 1 DPS Newsletter No 2 DPS Newsletter No 3
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DPS Newsletter No 16 DPS Newsletter No 17 DPS Newsletter No 18
DPS Newsletter No 19    

Emergency closure

If the weather is extremely bad and you feel that the school may be closed, you can look on the following web page to receive up to date information - Northants County Council.

Parent Survey May 2016 – Thank you very much for high response to the recent parent survey. Please find the results here.

Parent Survey Results SY 2015 -16 Data

Older Surveys can be found here:

Parent Survey Results SY 2014 -15 Data

Parent Survey Results SY2014-15 Qualitative

Wrap Club

We are pleased to be able to offer provision for before and after school care via Wrap Club. This is provided by Willow Tree Pre-School for children at the Pre-School and our school. For further details, including booking forms, click here.

Head Lice - Useful information

It is recommended that you check all members of your household carefully on a regular basis. Anyone can host head lice; cleanliness is not a factor in whether head lice are present or not. To avoid head lice spreading prolifically, we recommend that long hair is tied back.

Click here for information from NHS choices

Parent View

All parents and carers are encouraged to share their views about our school on the Ofsted site using the link below

parent view

You can find out more about previous results on the DfE website.




Deanshanger Primary School,
The Green,
MK19 6H
Tel: 01908 268920
Fax: 01908 261023
To contact the school office, email
To contact the Headteacher, email