In the interests of safety, we ask that if your child needs to wear earrings, then it should be studs only. In PE all studs and watches should be removed. It is advisable for children to keep a small box at school in which to put their studs. If, for any reason, they cannot or may not be removed then the child should keep a reel of tape at school with which to cover up the studs in PE and games. Watches are permitted to be worn but at your own risk. No other jewellery should be worn. Nail varnish should be saved for the weekends.
Toys and games
Please don’t let your children bring valuable electronic games as they tend to cause misunderstandings and arguments, particularly when they get broken or mislaid.
All official documents including the Ofsted report, Department for Education circulars, schemes of work, policies, can be viewed upon request to the office.
Where a parent has reasonable grounds for doubting that the school is complying with recent education acts, or wishes to have any matter investigated beyond the initial contact with the class teacher and/or Headteacher, then there is a procedure for making complaints, details of which are held in school. Briefly, parents should firstly talk with the Headteacher and if still not satisfied, contact the Governing Body which will consider the matter and refer it to the Education Authority as appropriate. The procedure adopted is that recommended by the LEA.
During the autumn term of a child’s final year, parents and their children are able to visit local secondary schools and then make an application for a place at the school of their preference. Every parent must complete the Hertfordshire form. Full details about the procedure are published by Hertfordshire County Council in a booklet that is available online in September.