• Sarah D. Young, Headteacher : telephone 01263 578144

Welcome to the Parents & Carers Page

We hope you will find the information on this page useful, if there is anything else you would like to see on here, please let us know.




Parent Surveys
Reporting a Pupil Absent

To report a pupil absent, please phone the school on 01263 578 144 and follow the instructions.  Alternatively, you can email the office at office@sidestrandhall.norfolk.sch.uk.  Please be sure to leave the following information:

  • Pupils name
  • Class
  • Reason for absence
  • When you expect pupil to return
Poorly Children

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea, please remember they need to stay at home for 48 hours after the last  episode


School Closures

School closures will be posted on the Norfolk School Closures Site


Teachers to Parents

The school uses a text service to send out information to parents.  If you are not receiving these, please contact the school office to update your contact details.


All pupil transport is arranged through Norfolk County Council.

If you have any transport related enquiries, please phone Passenger Transport at Norfolk County Council, 0344 800 8020.

Useful Information and Links


We’re here for you, whatever’s on your mind. We’ll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you.


Family Voice is a collective of parents and carers of children with special and additional needs working voluntarily and ‘Aiming High’.


Childhood Illnesses

A useful page for Spotting Serious Illness in Children, from the Children & Young Peoples’ Health Services Norfolk.


Your Guide to Grants for the Disabled


Happy Days Children’s Charity UK – What a Difference a Day Makes…

Happy Days Children’s Charity UK helps terminally ill, sick, disabled and abused children and young carers with respite breaks, holidays and day trips


  The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

0808 2000 247




starfishThe Starfish Learning Disabilities Child and Adolescent Service,  part of Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust (NHS), is provided to children across Norfolk aged between 5-18 years who have a significant learning disability.

The team supports young people with complex developmental needs, as well as their families. Please click the logo for more information.

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services – online, by phone and face to face, through partner organisations and our volunteers.


parents Norfolk Parent Partnership offers support to Parents and Carers of children with special educational needs, please click the logo for more information.

 Samaritans  – Suicide support

Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone, on 116 123  or visit website at: