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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 instill 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.

Therefore school uniform is an important aspect of school life as it plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school in many ways.  Parents and Carers are asked to ensure that their children conform to the dress code at all times. In addition, we request that all items of school uniform are clearly labelled with the child’s name as uniform is mislaid on a regular basis.

 

To download the flyer for parents please click here

For the latest price list please click here

 

 

 

 

BOYS SCHOOL UNIFORM

GIRLS SCHOOL UNIFORM

Charcoal grey trousers/shorts

Charcoal grey trousers/skirts/pinafores

Green polo shirt with school logo

Green polo shirt with school logo

Round neck sweatshirt

Round neck sweatshirt

V-neck sweatshirt

V-neck sweatshirt

Navy sweatshirt with school logo

Navy sweatshirt/cardigan with school logo

Charcoal grey/black socks

Charcoal grey/black socks or grey tights

Black sensible school shoes

Black sensible school shoes

Coat - warm and waterproof

Coat - warm and waterproof

Navy book bag with school logo

Navy book bag with school logo

Summer – grey shorts and green polo shirt

Summer - blue checked summer dress with white socks

Drinks Bottle - Water only

Drinks Bottle - Water only

 

 

BOYS PE UNIFORM

GIRLS PE UNIFORM

Navy shorts

Navy shorts

White polo shirt

White polo shirt

Navy joggers

Navy joggers

Navy sweatshirt

Navy sweatshirt

Trainers

Trainers

White socks

White socks

Navy PE bag with school logo

Navy PE bag with school logo

Wellingtons for Forest School – Pre-School, YR, Y1 and Y2

Wellingtons for Forest School – Pre-School, YR, Y1 and Y2

Sun cap

Sun cap

Drinks Bottle - Water only

Drinks Bottle - Water only

 

We really appreciate donations of good quality, second hand uniform from
our parents which can then be re-sold at reduced prices.
Please speak to the school office for availability.

 

Additional expectations

Jewellery

On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear any jewellery in school; including rings, bracelets and necklaces.

Pierced ears

Where a child has pierced ears they are allowed to wear small, plain studs.

During PE activities the studs should be removed or if the studs are worn on that day they must be covered up and the child must arrive at school with studs already covered by tape.

Hair

Where a child has long hair it must be tied back at all times using a hair bobble, clips or hair band, for Health and Safety reasons.

No extreme style of hair cut is allowed. (The definition of extreme is at the discretion of the Head Teacher.) This could include:

Shaved heads

Patterning / tramlines or engraved hair

Extreme or unnatural colour

Make Up/Tatoos

No nail varnish

No make-up

No tattoo transfers 

 

 

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 2020/2021 – Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School

 

 

Term/Holiday

 

School Closes

School Opens

Autumn Term Starts

 

TED – Tuesday 1st September 2020 - School Closed

Opens – Wednesday 2nd September 2020

October Half Term

Closes - Thursday 22nd October 2020

TED - Friday 23rd October 2020 - School Closed

 Opens - Monday 2nd November 2020
Christmas Holidays

 Closes – Friday 18th December 2020

TED - Monday 4th January - School Closed

 Opens – Tuesday 5th January 2021
February Half Term

 Closes - Thursday 11th February 2021

TED - Friday 12th February - School Closed

 Opens - Monday 22nd February 2021
Easter Holidays  Closes – Thursday 1st April 2021  Opens - Monday 19th April 2021
May Half Term  

Monday 3rd May 2021 - bank Holiday - School Closed

Closes - Friday 28th  May 2021

TED - Monday 7th June 2021 - School Closed

 Opens - Tuesday 8th June 2021
End of Summer Term  

Closes – Wednesday 21st July 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Term Dates and Holiday Dates 2021/2022 – Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School

 

 

Term/Holiday

 

School Closes

School Opens

Autumn Term Starts

 

Thursday 2nd September 2021 and Friday 3rd September TED Days - School Closed

Opens – Monday 6th September 2021

October Half Term

Closes - Thursday 21st October 2021

Friday 22nd October 2021 TED day - School Closed

 Opens - Monday 1st November 2021
Christmas Holidays

Closes – Friday 17th December 2021

Tuesday 4th January TED day - School Closed

 Opens – Wednesday 5th January 2022
February Half Term Closes - Friday 18th February 2022

 Opens - Monday 28th February 2022
Easter Holidays Closes – Friday 8th April 2022  Opens - Monday 25th April 2022
May Half Term  

Monday 2nd May 2022 - Bank Holiday - School Closed
Closes - Thursday 26th May 2022

 Friday 27th May TED Day - School Closed

Opens - Monday 6th June 2022

End of Summer Term  

Closes – Friday 22nd July 2022

 

 

 

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 - http://worcestershirelocaloffer.org.uk/

WWC Graduated Response guidance to outline expectations re: 'Ordinarily Available' provision https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/graduatedresponse

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

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, After School 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

Website - https://www.parentpay.com

 

 

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

Free School Meals

 

You could be entitled to claim a Free School Meal for your Child!

Each year the Government allocates additional funding to schools so that free school meals can be provided for children who have been registered.  This additional funding is also available to be spent on resources, intervention and staff.  With this in mind, we would ask you to read the following information regarding eligibility for free school meals.  Even if you and your child prefer to have a packed lunch from home, if your child is entitled to receive free school meals we would be grateful if you would complete the 'Free School Meals' form available from the school office or available to download below as it helps our school to receive the additional funding.

Useful information guides for using Free School Vouchers
For mobile phones
For laptops and PCs

 

 

Am I entitled?

Free meals are available to any full-time pupil who attends a school and is eligible. This includes nursery children who attend full days.   

You can get free school meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:

 

  • Income Support

  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit only (with a family income of less than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC)

  • National Asylum Seekers Support

  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

  • Employments and Support Allowance - Income Related only

Free School Meal Form – Click Here

 

Remember

Applying for your entitlement of a ‘free school meal’ could help us to secure maximum funding from the Government for the whole school.

Click here for more guidance

 

E-safety

 

Children and young people go online to connect with friends, and make new ones, to browse the internet for information, chat with others and play games. They may:

  • search for information or content on search engines like Google and Bing
  • share images and watch videos through websites or mobile apps like Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and YouTube
  • use social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter
  • write or reply to messages on forums and message boards
  • play games alone or with others through websites, apps or game consoles
  • chat with other people through online games, BBM (Blackberry Messenger), game consoles, webcams, social networks and tools like Whatsapp


When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.

There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.


For parents/carers:


 E-Safety - Advice added 05.05.20 

 E-Safety - Advice for Parents

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.fosi.org/

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11237/get_safe_leaflet_for_parents.pdf

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/getsafe

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/



For children:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/ (ages 5-7)

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/ (ages 8-10)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/stay-safe

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/playlikeshare/  

Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and pupils to record and share what's happening in the classroom. It gives children a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology.

Please be considerate when contacting a teacher directly. The main school office may also be able to answer your question, they can be contacted here:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you do need to contact the teacher directly, please email them using the class button below. They will do their best to get back to you as soon as they can.

 

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