Parent Handbook

Our School Day 

Session Times Nursery

(part-time) 8.45 am to 11.45am (Morning session)

Reception Class to Year 6

School starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm.

Children should not arrive at the School before 8.45am unless attending arranged activities.

Open Door Policy

Here at South Hiendley, we operate an open door policy.  Besides parent evenings, if you have any worries or concerns, please do come and see us because we can help and we are always pleased to see you. However, we do request that unless it is absolutely essential, teachers are seen at the end rather than the start of the School day to avoid disruption to lessons.

Each class has a ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting at the beginning of each academic year to outline:

  • Homework expectations
  • Class rules
  • Curriculum content
  • Planned educational visits
  • Information about upcoming formal assessments
School Meals

School meals are served on the premises served from our School kitchen. The meals are served in the Dining Room on a cafeteria basis which allows some choice. Special dietary requirements e.g. due to cultural, religious or medical needs can be catered for by special arrangement.

  • Children can bring sandwiches, although no facilities exist for warming food brought in, or for chilling food, except in exceptional circumstances.
  • Water is provided to drink in the dining room or clear flavoured water from the children’s own water bottles can be drunk straight after lunch.
Healthy Eating
  • The School promotes healthy eating. Children are not allowed to bring sweets, chocolate or drinks other than water, which can be flavoured still water.
  • The School is also part of the government’s School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, which provides a piece of fruit or vegetable for every child in Nursery and Key Stage one each day. Children in Key Stage 2 are encouraged to bring fruit to eat during morning break.
  • Children are also strongly encouraged to drink water and will need a water bottle each day. Please encourage children to bring their bottle home each evening in order for it to be thoroughly washed.
Pupil in the playground