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The School Day


Morning: 8.30 -11.30
Afternoon: 12.00 - 3.00



Morning: 9.00 - 12.00
Afternoon: 1.05 - 3.00

(Staggered times in September 2020 due to covid-19 may differ to this)

Teaching time is 21 hours each week, excluding registration, breaks and our daily act of collective worship.


Arrival at school

 If your child is late, please bring him/her to the school office to be marked in the register, and sign the 'late book'. Registers & doors close at 9.05 a.m. after which your child will be marked late.



We send an annual absence report to the DfE, and to keep our registers accurately, require written explanations for any absence from school.
We have to register an absence as unauthorised if no explanation is received. We similarly have to register unexplained lateness as unauthorised.


Lunchtime arrangements

We have a slightly staggered lunch break from 11.30-1.00pm. Reception children have their lunch from 11.30am to 12.30pm and Year 1 / 2 children have theirs from 12 mid-day until 1pm. All children have a free school meal and we can offer them a school packed lunch.  Packed lunches can also be provided from home.


School Dinners

Hertfordshire Catering provide our school lunches which are cooked in the school kitchen. We operate the Pupil Choice system so that there is a choice of a meat/fish meal (red), a vegetarian meal (green), or a school packed lunch (yellow). All our children in Years R, 1 and 2 are entitled to a free meal. Parents/Carers choose the meal with their child each day and the children inform the teacher of their choice. The menus run on a three weekly cycle and are displayed on the wall in the canteen and often on the classroom doors or windows. Please also see the link to the menus above.

Until further notice we will be operating a Week A / B rotation between a full menu and a 'cold' menu offering cheese, chicken, ham or tuna fillings. Please see the weekly newsletters for reminders on which week your child's class is having which menu option. 


Packed Lunches

Packed lunches can be provided from home. We ask that you follow our healthy eating guidelines when choosing what to include. 



Milk can be provided for your child if you require it. This needs to be paid for termly in advance at the school office. Children who do not like milk may bring a water bottle to school. Water bottles can be purchased from the school office.


Medical Appointments

If your child has a medical appointment please let us know. When you come to collect your child please report to the office and we will collect him/her from the classroom. Upon their return please return to the school office and the child will be taken back to their class group.  We will require proof of your medical appointment for the absence to be authorised.


School Uniform




It is important to remember to dress your child in clothes that he/she can dress and undress in easily and shoes that they can fasten independently. Children are encouraged to wear school uniform as follows:


* pale blue or white polo shirts

* pale blue sweatshirts with logo

* black jogging bottoms

* in summer - dresses in blue check or blue/black shorts and blue tee/polo

* soft trainer shoes in black only


* pale blue or white polo shirts

* Royal blue sweatshirts with logo

* black jogging bottoms

* in summer - dresses in blue check or blue/black shorts and white tee/polo

* soft trainer shoes in black only



  • White or blue polo shirts, blouses or shirts
  • Royal blue jumpers/sweatshirts/cardigans WITH LOGO
  • Grey trousers or shorts
  • Grey skirts or pinafore dresses
  • Blue and white checked or striped summer dress
  • White or grey socks or tights
  • School shoes

For P.E.

  • Sky blue T-shirts Navy or black shorts
  • Plimsolls for outdoor P.E.

These should be kept in a drawstring bag on the child's coat peg.
Please ensure that all clothing and footwear are clearly named.


Purchasing school uniform

School cardigans, sweatshirts and polo shirts bearing the school logo and PE T-shirts may be purchased from the following suppliers:

Fosters Schoolwear Ltd, 12 Birchanger Industrial Estate, Stansted Road, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2TH Tel: 01279 653865, email:

Or online from Tesco at


The collection of children during or at the end of the school day.

Can I remind you that we are not able to hand over children to an adult different from the one who normally collects them unless we have received a note or message, (by telephone or given in person by their parent). This is for your child's protection. 


Please collect your child promptly from school and leave the premises promptly. The playground equipment and facilities are not for use by the children or their siblings after the end of the school day and the school cannot accept any liability or responsibility for any accidents that may occur after the end of the school day.  The school gates will be locked at 3.20pm due to the after school club registration.


Healthy School

As a healthy school, our policy in line with government guidelines runs until 6pm.  Please therefore DO NOT give your child sweets, crisps, chocolates or other snack items inside our playground after school.  Any food outside our healthy eating policy you wish to give them should be done outside the school gates.



If we experience severe weather conditions this winter causing the school to be closed you will receive a text message as early as possible in the morning (if you have given the office your up to date details) of the decision to close.  Additionally the information for all schools will be linked to the home page of under the 'Severe Weather' tab.



We hold details of some local Childminders in the school office and you can request a copy of these. However this is an information service and does not imply any endorsement by the school. If you are a registered Childminder and you would like us to pass on your details please ask for a form and we will add your details to those we presently hold.