How we communicate with our Parents
We would like to clarify to our new and existing parents how Ewell Castle School communicates with its parents.
Both the Senior School and the Preparatory School Administration Offices issue an e bulletin to our parents every Thursday afternoon and the email you open, contains a quick summary of all the announcements, letters and forms that have been uploaded to the Parent Portal that week, within the relevant Year Group or Whole School sections. Individual pupil reports are also uploaded to the Parent Portal at the appropriate times and can only be viewed by the respective parents/guardians for each pupil.
Please note that the weekly ebulletin emails do not contain any hyperlinks to documents. We strongly advise each family to open and read the weekly ebulletin and then access any necessary letters, forms and documents by logging onto Parent Portal and inputing your username/email address and password. You will all have received your individual login details but if you have yet to activate your account, we would request you do this as soon as possible.
Previously parents in the Preparatory School have had letters, documents and forms emailed to them, however, this will no longer be the case and all our Preparatory School parents will need to use the ParentPortal on a weekly basis.
3 School Twitter feeds and Announcements on the School website
We would suggest that our parents look at the annoucements section of the website on a regular basis. These announcements are pulled through onto the home page of the School website. Additionally, the School has three Twitter accounts, (whole School, Senior School PE and Preparatory School PE) and we urge all our parents to become familar with these. You can follow all three accounts or simply view their feeds on the home page of the School website.
Preparatory and Senior PE Dept Twitter feeds
If your child is in one of the School sports teams, it is imperatve that you follow the respective PE Department feed. Urgent and sometimes last minute notices regarding re-scheduling or cancelling of fixtures are tweeted, so this is the quickest way to find out.
The whole school account is @EwellCastleUK
The Preparatory School PE account is @ECSJSPE
The Senior School PE account is @ECSPE
Urgent announcements regarding return times of School trips
If a Senior School trip that is taking place during school hours is running late back and the return time is likely to be later than expected, the School will endeavour to tweet an update to this effect. Parents are asked to keep an eye on the School Twitter feed/website for updates, or parents can contact the Senior School directly on Tel 020 8393 1413 for an update. If the trip is out of school hours (e.g. a theatre trip), we will ask your children to message your directly.