Our School Policies...
The school has many policies regarding aspects of school life. These are reviewed on a rolling programme in consultation with Staff and Governors.
  Parent View

A big thank you to the parents/carers that have taken the time to complete the online Parent View survey. As key stakeholders in the school your views matter.

We'd really like all parents/carers to sign up to Parent View and give their views on the school. It honestly only takes 5 minutes.

We have, do and will make changes to the way the school operates and functions as a result of parent/carer feedback.

As well as Parent View, do feel free to share your ideas with Mr Ripley or myself or indeed any of the staff team in person. We all want to work together to improve Lowther for the children.

For help with using the Parent View facility please read their short guide below.

ParentView Help PDFHow to use Parent View (1.18mb)

  Access to Site

Access to Site Policy PDF linkAccess to Site Policy (527kb)

  Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Policy PDFAccessibility Plan (1.29mb)


Admissions Policy PDFAdmissions Policy (92kb)

Here is an external link to the Local Authority's School Admissions webpage containing further information, links, brochures and forms.

Bullying is behaviour that is intended to hurt, threaten or frighten someone else. It damages individual children. At Lowther we take all allegations of bullying extremely seriously.

Anti-Bullying Policy PDF linkAnti-bullying Policy (167kb)

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has also published an Anti-bullying guidance document which can be accessed by clicking here.

Anti-Bullying Primary PDFAnti-bullying Primary (1200kb)


At Lowther, we aim to achieve and then maintain the attendance target set for us by the Local Education Authority.

We aim continually to raise awareness with parents, carers and pupils about the importance of regular attendance and punctuality.

Attendance Policy PDFAttendance Policy (112kb)



At Lowther we believe that children thrive in a learning environment where good choices are highlighted and praised. This environment is created and supported through positive relationships between everyone in the school community (adult/child, adult/adult and child/child), inside and outside the classroom. All adults recognise that they must model the behaviours they want to develop in children. Our approach seeks to benefit the whole community equally but recognises that individuals have different needs and capabilities.

Ready Respectful Safe

These three words embody Lowther's approach to behaviour expectations. They are used consistently and by everybody. They strike a balance between values and rules at school.

Lowther Behaviour Policy PDF LinkBehaviour Policy (142kb)


LSF Charging Policy PDFCharging Policy (97kb)

  Complaints Procedure

We are very proud at Lowther to have such excellent relationships with all members of the community. We actively seek to resolve any issues swiftly and to everyone’s satisfaction.

Complaints Procedure PDF linkComplaints Procedure (255kb)


"We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement in different groups."

Equalities Objectives PDFEqualities Objectives (62kb)


Exclusion Policy PDF linkExclusion Policy (173kb)

  Health and Safety

Health and Safety Policy PDFHealth and Safety Policy (523kb)

  Healthy Packed Lunches

Here at Lowther Primary, we encourage children who opt for a packed lunch to eat a nutritious lunch in order to stay healthy. Our policy on what we allow is indicated here:

Healthy Packed Lunches Policy PDF LinkHealthy Packed Lunches Policy (150kb)

Healthy Break Time Snacks PDF LinkHealthy Break Time Snacks Update (323kb)

  Home/School Partnership Agreement

At Lowther we believe that a child's learning journey is a partnership between parents and carers, the school and the children themselves.

Children are at the centre of all we do inside and outside school.

Learning does not stop at the school gates, and so we will support families as their children grow and develop, and we expect families to help us to nurture a love of learning in their children and prepare them for a confident future. Our partnership agreement is a reminder of our shared commitment.

Home School Partnership Agreement PDF LinkHome School Partnership Agreement (94kb)


Lowther Homework Policy PDF LinkHomework Policy (265kb)

  Medical Needs

Medical Needs Policy PDF linkMedical Needs Policy (288kb)

  Online Safety Online Safety Guidelines »Online Safety Guidelines link

We expect all pupils to follow our online safety guidelines regardless of where they access the internet (be it at home or school) and through whichever media they're using (iPad, tablet, phone, PC, laptop, etc).

We have also set guidelines for using Google Classroom, Google Meet and Home Learn Connect online facilities.

Onine Safety Policy PDFOnline Safety Policy (169kb)

Skipper says: "Stay safe when using the computer, click on me next to this panel to get help and advice about looking after your safety, and please remember to keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or the name of your school to people who you do not know or trust."

The UK Safer Internet Centre, is where you can find the latest e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
  Privacy Notice

LPS Privacy Notice PDF linkLPS Privacy Notice PDF linkPrivacy Notice (208kb)


RSE Policy PDF linkRSE Policy PDF linkRSE Policy (117kb)

Ofsted adopts the definition of safeguarding used in the Children Act 2004 and in the Department for Education and Skills (now DfE) guidance document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education', which focuses on safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare. This can be summarised as:
Protecting children and learners from maltreatment
Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
Ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
Please also view our Online Safety Policy above »
  Safeguarding Policy PDF link  
  Keeping Children Safe in Education PDF link  
  Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  SEND Information Report PDF  
  SEND Policy PDF link
SEND Policy (625kb)
  External link to Richmond Local Offer
Link to Richmond Local Offer (external website)
  Uniform School Uniform PageSchool Uniform page internal link»School Uniform page internal link
Please help us to make sure the children look super smart by using the guidelines in our Lowther School Family Uniform Policy.
Uniform Policy PDF link
Footwear Guidance PDF link
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