The Office Team - Singlegate


As School Business Manager at Singlegate Primary School one of my main duties is the responsibility of the Financial Management of the school, and making the best use of resources. When setting the budget I ensure allocations are correct enabling the smooth running of the financial year, and that resources are allocated in a way that benefits the children.

I negotiate contracts with suppliers in order to make significant savings which can be beneficial to the school.

I also cover Human Resource administration, payroll, premises and have line management responsibilities. I work with the office staff to ensure that the office runs smoothly, and that as a team we are able to support all staff, children and their parents.

Mrs Forbes

I am the Communication officer for Singlegate Primary School. I am responsible for ensuring all important information is distributed to staff and parents via parent mail.

I notify parents about all that is happening within the school, news letters, coffee morning, events, mufti days, dress up days, family feasts, behavior texts, extra curriculum clubs etc.

I keep record of collection arrangements and ensure all class teachers have the relevant information needed to ensure children are collected by the appropriate adult.

I am also responsible for booking all school trips and arranging public transport, coaches and mini buses.

Another part of my role is to monitor and keep a record of school lunches and payments and send monthly reports to our catering company Chartwells and send balance letters to parents.

My others tasks include general administrative duties, such as answering parent queries via the telephone, face to face and email as well as supporting my colleagues.

Mr Parsons

I am the Premises Manager and I ensure the school is safe and clean. My duties include the repair of items/furniture should they be broken or damaged.

The purchasing of stock/supplies for all aspects of the school from cleaning to classroom equipment. All aspects of health and safety i.e. checking doors and windows, emergency lighting, fire alarms, signage etc and making reports of all these matters. I organise and meet with builders for planned building works and oversee the plans to completion.

Mrs Bennett

I am the Schools Admissions Officer, a member of the office team and the first point of contact at the school.

I am responsible for Admissions, Pupil Premium, Savings and Snack funds and general administration duties.

The Admissions Policy of the school is administered and processed by Merton Council who co-ordinate applications for Singlegate Primary School. If you would like to apply for a Nursery, Reception or In-Year place for your child (ren), please visit the Merton website . The Merton Local Authority website offers information for parents and carers and guides you through the process to submit an online application.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process or require a paper form application, please contact us on 020 8395 8737 or the Schools Admissions Team on 020 8274 4906 or email

School Admissions Team
London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre
London Road

We welcome and offer prospective parent/carers a tour of the school. Please contact the school office on 020 8395 8737 to book an appointment.

Mrs Samboer

I am the Attendance Officer at the school, and I work closely with the Executive Headteacher and the Education Welfare Officer to ensure the attendance of each child is recorded and maintained. This includes preparing reports for the Executive Headteacher, the Education Welfare Officer and the Governors termly. If your child is not able to attend school for any reason please contact me at the school office on the first day of absence to notify me of the reason for absence, and subsequent mornings. We ask that any medical appointments are made for after the school day has finished, however if you do need to collect your child early please let me know in writing with any supporting evidence of the appointment, e.g appointment card, hospital letter.

I also work closely with the School Business Manager, supporting financial and administrative tasks and the School Fund Account.

I also have the responsibility of taking the bookings for the After School Club and Breakfast Club, maintaining registers and payments. If you child requires the need for After School Club or Breakfast Club provision please come and see me to collect a registration pack.