Parents

COVID-19 Information

To support our families, we have all relevant National and local Government guidance available below. We will share information via email.  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-campaign-to-prevent-spread-of-coronavirus-indoors-this-winter?utm_source=10%20September%202020%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19 Home Learning Parent Guides Laptop/Computer Tablet Phone Xbox/PlayStation Documents 23.02.2021 School Risk Assessment – COVID19 08.01.2021 Remote Education – Teams User Agreement 14.12.2020 Information on Pupil Absence  Reporting due to COVID-19 …

Communication

A close and happy relationship between home and school is essential in supporting a child’s educational experiences and progress. Parents are encouraged to contact the appropriate member of staff if a problem occurs or advice is needed. We, in turn, will be in touch whenever the need arises. Even if the problem seems trivial but …

Holidays & Leave of Absence

Over recent years we have had to make important changes to our policy regarding pupils taking time off school for family holidays.  These changes are for the benefit of the pupils and aim to minimise the impact of absence during critical times of the school year.  There has now been further guidance from the Department …

Clubs

It is important to us that we offer extra-curricular clubs for pupils to attend. Some run at lunch time and some after school. School clubs are provided by school staff and sometimes by external providers.  Some clubs have a maximum number of participants. The school office sends out a clubs letter each term for children …

Healthy Lifestyle

At St Mary’s we aim to educate the children about the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. The children have a fruit snack everyday and have access to drink water throughout the day. The option of milk is also available (cost applicable for some children). The school serves meals provided by Hertfordshire Catering Limited, who …

PTA

Welcome to the St Mary’s Schools PTA page! Every parent and carer of a child at either of our schools is automatically a member of St Mary’s Schools PTA and very welcome at all meetings and events. The primary aim of the PTA is to help the infant and junior schools and our children by …

Meals at School

School Meals We are delighted to be working with Hertfordshire Catering Limited for our school lunch provision. Lunches are cooked on the premises and are of a very high standard and the kitchen is able to cater for children with individual dietary requirements.    You can make an application for a special cultural, lifestyle or …

e-Safety

In our ever-changing world it is highly important that we do our best to keep up to date with new initiatives and technologies. Technology can be fun and very helpful in all our lives and we must not forget the benefits that advances in technology can bring us. However, there are occasions, especially for children, …

School Uniform

We are proud to wear uniform at our school as it is a way of celebrating our togetherness and creates a sense of identity and community.  It also helps set high standards and children will be expected to wear their uniform smartly and take pride in their appearance. A uniform is hard-wearing, serviceable, reasonably priced, sensible clothing …

SEND

As required by the 1993 Education Act, St Mary’s Infant School has produced a formal written statement of its policy relating to special educational needs.   It is estimated that 20% of children may have some form of special educational needs at some time. The concept of ‘special educational needs’ is a broad one encompassing …

Wraparound Care

Breakfast and After School Provision Our breakfast and after school provision is provided by Jousters Childcare and sessions run Monday to Friday, term time only. Sessions Breakfast Club: 7.45am- 8.50am After School Club: 3.10pm- 6.00pm  Both clubs are open to children attending St Mary’s Infants School and St Mary’s Junior School in Baldock. For all …