Calendar dates
Term times

It is very important to us that we keep our parents up to date with everything that is going on in schools.  We are constantly looking for ways to improve our communication further.  As part of these improvements we introduced home-school diaries to enable parents and teachers.

We are constantly developing and improving systems to ensure they offer your children the best possible experience at Heronswood.

Wearing school uniform plays a valuable role in helping our children to feel like they are part of the Heronswood family.  It also helps to instil a sense of pride, it supports positive behaviour and discipline, it ensures pupils from all races and backgrounds feel welcome, it protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way, it nurtures cohesion and promotes good relations between different groups of pupils.

At Heronswood we value the importance of regular attendance at school and we strive to have the highest attendance possible.  High attendance (97% +) is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to fully develop their learning potential.

At Heronswood we recognise the importance of ensuring that there are good lines of communication between school and home and home and school.  We strive to ensure that our lines of communication are quick and effective; keeping everybody up to date with all the exciting things that are going on in school.

At Heronswood we believe in the importance of old fashioned values and good manners, where children say please and thank you and where they hold doors open for adults and each other.  We have very high expectations for behaviour; in the classrooms, during lessons, at playtimes, during assemblies and around the school. 

At Heronswood we try to help our children to make healthy food choices while they are at school.  To be a successful learner it is crucial to ensure the right balance of foods are eaten, providing enough energy to maintain concentration, whilst having the required balance of vitamins and minerals to develop a healthy body.  Learning at Heronswood requires energy to keep hearts beating, brains active, and muscles working.

At Heronswood we have a highly dedicated group of parents, who on a regular basis, give up their time to help out at special events for their children.  The events are designed to be lots of fun for the children but are also used as a way to raise additional funds for the school.



Academic Term Dates and Holiday Dates 2018/2019 – Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School




School Closes

School Opens

Autumn Term Starts


TED – Monday 3rd September 2018 and Tuesday 4th September 2018 

Opens – Wednesday 5th September 2018

October Half Term


Closes - Thursday 25th October 2018

TED - Friday 26th October 2018

Opens - Monday 5th November 2018

Christmas Holidays


Closes – Friday 21st December 2018

Opens – Monday 7th January 2019

February Half Term


Closes - Friday 15th February 2019

Opens - Monday 25th February 2019

Easter Holidays


Closes – Friday 12th April 2019

Opens - Monday 29th April 2019

May Half Term


Closes - Thursday 23rd May 2019

TED - Friday 24th May 2019 

Opens - Monday 3rd June 2019

End of Summer Term

Closes – Friday 19th July 2019

TED – Monday 22nd July 2019






Academic Term Dates and Holiday Dates 2019/2020 – Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School





School Closes

School Opens

Autumn Term Starts


TED – Monday 2nd September 2019 and Tuesday 3rd September 2019 

Opens – Wednesday 4th September 2019

October Half Term

Closes - Thursday 24th October 2019

TED - Friday 25th October 2019

 Opens - Monday 4th November 2019
Christmas Holidays  Closes – Friday 20th December 2019  Opens – Monday 6th January 2020
February Half Term  Closes - Friday 14th February 2020  Opens - Monday 24th February 2020
Easter Holidays  Closes – Friday 3rd April 2020  Opens - Monday 20th April 2020
May Half Term  

Closes - Thursday 21st May 2020

TED - Friday 22nd May 2020 

 Opens - Monday 1st June 2020
End of Summer Term  

Closes – Friday 17th July 2020

TED – Monday 20th July 2020





Numbers Count at Heronswood Primary School

We are very fortunate at Heronswood that our school is situated on an extensive site where we already have areas which can be further developed to enhance the learning opportunities for all of our children.

What is Pupil Conferencing?

Pupil conferencing is embedded in a child-centred learning philosophy, where individuals identify barriers to their progress.

Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School

School Information Report for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities –

See Worcestershire’s Local Offer for the provision the LA expects to be available for children and young people in the are with SEN and/or disabilities -

At Heronswood Primary School we provide many opportunities for our children to have a say in how their school is run because we believe their voice is fundamental in shaping Heronswood for the future. 

Please click on the letters below to download the ones you need

At Heronswood Primary we aim to offer a wide range of after school clubs for our children.  Every term new letters are sent home to children offering the latest clubs that are available over a 10 week period. 

Please click on the letters below to download the ones you need

Please click on the letters below to download the ones you need

Please click on the letters below to download the ones you need

Please click on the letters below to download the ones you need

We are always looking for ways to maximise communication with our Parents and Carers to ensure you are fully informed and up to date with everything that is going on in school. All letters sent home from school will also be uploaded to this page so that they are accessible for everyone to browse through.

At Heronswood we take the safeguarding of all children very seriously.  If we feel a child is at risk of significant harm, it is our duty to act and to inform the relevant people.  This might be Social Care, the Police, the School Nurse, NSPCC, Early Help or other partner agencies. 

As a school we are always looking for ways to improve communication and to give our parents opportunities to have their voice heard, as we value their opinions and ideas. 

At Heronswood Primary School we offer wrap around childcare for children aged between 3 & 12 years in our mobile classroom on the playground, in a designated room with access to the school playground and field.  We offer breakfast club, afterschool club and holiday club throughout the year.  Our provision welcomes children from all around the Wyre Forest Area.

What does ParentPay do?

  • Enables you to pay for school items such as trips, clubs, books, school concert tickets, Wrap Around Care and Pre-School
  • Offers a highly secure payment site
  • Gives you a history of all the payments you have made
  • Allows to create a single account login across all your children that attend a ParentPay school
  • Shows you all items available for payment relevant to each of your children
  • Emails a receipt of your payment to the email address you register
  • Offers you the ability to set automated email/SMS payment reminders


How does ParentPay help you?

  • Gives you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like
  • Stops you having to write cheques or search for cash to send to school
  • Gives you peace of mind that your payment has been made safely and securely
  • Helps with budgeting; payments are immediate, there is no waiting for cheques to clear
  • Payments for many of the larger trips can be made by instalments up to the due date
  • You never need miss a payment or have insufficient credit with automated email/SMS alerts
  • ParentPay is quick and easy to use


How does ParentPay help our school?

  • Reduces the administrative time spent on banking procedures
  • Keeps accurate records of payments made to every service for every student
  • Payments do not bounce
  • Reduces paper ‘waste’
  • Allows for easy and quick refunds to be made back to the payment card
  • Improves communication between the school and parents concerning payments
  • Offers a more efficient payment collection process, reducing the amount of money held on school premises
  • Helps us improve school-home communication with its integrated email/SMS messaging centre


How do I get started?

Every parent/carer will be sent an activation letter containing your activation username and password to enable you to setup your ParentPay account. During the activation process you will be guided through changing your username and password to something more memorable; if you have more than one child at a ParentPay school/s you can also add children to a single account providing one login for all children at ParentPay schools.

More information

More information can be found on the ParentPay website, alternatively contact Mrs Howles in the School Office.

Heronswood ParentPay letter

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If you would like to speak with the school nurse service which provides support for Heronswood pupils the contact details are below.

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