Arrivals and departures
Children should not arrive at school before 8.30 am. Children are still their parents’ responsibility until this time even if they are in the playground. Children may enter the school building from 8.45 am and make their way to their classroom after removing coats etc. Staff are not available for supervision until 8.30 am.
The school gates open at 8:30am.
Class doors open at 8:45am and close at 8:50am. The playground gate also closes at 8:50am. After this time, please take your child to the main office where they can be signed in.
Key Stage 1 have lunchtime 12:00-1:10. Key Stage 2 have lunchtime 12:10-13:10
Hot and cold school meals, with a vegetarian option, are available. If you wish your child to change to, or from, school dinners, one week’s notice is required.
Free school meals
All children in Foundation and Years 1-2 can have free schools meals. From Year 3 upwards, families are charged £11.75 per week for each child. To continue receiving free school meals, families need to receive the following for their child to be eligible for free school meals: income support, job seekers allowance, child tax credit, or be asylum seekers or refugees. For more information, please contact the school office. All applications are treated confidentially and children are not identified.
Lunches are to be paid for at least one week in advance. Lunches cannot be in debt. Payment can be made weekly or half-termly. Payments are to be made via the School Gateway. If your child is absent at the beginning of the morning but will be returning before lunch, please ensure that school is notified by 8.50 am. If you have to withdraw your child during the day, e.g. illness, please notify the office.
If your child brings packed lunch to school, it must be in an unbreakable container, clearly labelled with the child’s name and class. Definitely no glass containers for drinks please.
We encourage healhy eating at school and all of the school meals are planned and prepared by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd to ensure a balanced diet.
We ask that packed lunches brought from home also represent balanced diets.
In order to ensure the safety of our pupils with medical conditions we are unable to allow the following in packed lunches:
Nuts including items containing nuts such as nutella or peanut butter
Sesame seeds and oil
Fruit and drinks
All children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are offered a free piece of fruit at morning break. Key Stage 2 children are able to bring a piece of fruit or raw vegetables to eat at playtime. Milk is available free of charge to pupils aged under five years, and water is always available in school.
We have a Breakfast Club available to pupils, please download a registration form from the school website and return to the school office. Bookings are made via the School Gateway.
We do not have on-site wraparound care, but there are a variety of local providers that work with the school: