Parents’ Information

Parent Partnership

We value greatly our partnership with parents and have an open door policy at the end of each day for parents to pop in and see their child’s class teacher to discuss any queries or concerns The start of the day is a very busy time for the teachers and teaching support staff, so we …

The School Day

For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, doors open at 8.45am, to allow a ‘soft start’ to the day. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 session times Start of morning session *8:55am Assembly (unless year group assembly) 10.30am Morning play 10:30am – 10.50am Lunch 12 noon – 1.00pm Start of afternoon session 1:15pm End of school day …

Attendance

The law requires that children of compulsory school age receive a suitable full-time education. Parents have a legal duty to make sure that their child attends school regularly.  The Department for Education considers that unnecessary absence from school is unacceptable and must be prevented and tackled by schools: promoting regular school attendance is a key …

Uniform

Although the wearing of uniform is not compulsory, we encourage all children in Reception and KS1 to wear our school uniform. Our school uniform is simple, yet smart: Yellow polo shirt with school badge* Grey sweatshirt or cardigan with school badge* Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore Yellow gingham dress (summer term only) You will be …

School Meals & Milk

Since September 2014, all Infant pupils have been entitled to a free school meal under the government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) initiative. School meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL) and are cooked on site daily. Alternatively, pupils may bring packed lunches from home – parents are requested to include healthy choices …

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club aims to provide a happy and welcoming start to your child’s academic day. The Breakfast Club will be open from 7.30am, term time only, offering a safe and friendly environment in which children can play and enjoy a healthy, nutritious breakfast under the supervision of qualified staff. There will be a number …

Clubs

Throughout the school year, external providers offer a range of extra-curricular opportunities for children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. **  Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic we have currently suspended all extra-curricular clubs for this term but hope to restart them after October half term.  Further details will follow shortly ** Club sessions …

Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

At Merry Hill we want to support every child’s emotional wellbeing so that they are happy and ready to learn.  We believe this is fundamental to our school vision of ‘A Happy Face, A Learning Place, A Growing Space’. We were awarded the Positive Mental Health and Well-being Award for our outstanding work in this …

School Development Priorities

 Key School Priorities Intent Key School Priority 1: To enhance continuous provision to ensure the long term retention of learning Enhancing our continuous provision will enable children to be actively engaged in their learning.  They will explore, return to and consolidate recent learning over the course of the day or a more extended period.   We …