Information For Parents
Our office can be reached on 01909 550022 or by emailing email@example.com. General queries from parents and other members of the public will be dealt with by a member of our office staff below.
Mrs K Hayes
School Business Manager
Mr M Hall
Our School Day
Registration takes place at 8.45am.
Gates are locked at 9.00am for the safety of our pupils, after this parents must bring children to the main school office where they will be booked in and given their late mark.
School closes at 3.15 pm with lunchtimes from 11.30 – 1.00pm for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and from 12.15-1.15pm for Key Stage 2.
There is a mid morning break for all children. For KS1, staff can choose whether they feel the children in their class need an afternoon break.
There is a growing concern for parents with the increase in numbers of Scarlet Fever and the invasive Strep A in children. Please click on the link below for Government guidance.
We think that it is important that children feel part of the Hillcrest family. Uniform gives them a sense of belonging and makes them feel part of the team! Please see a list of our uniform below and links to where you can purchase this for your child:
Grey/ black trousers or skirt
White shirt / white or red polo short or white blouse
Red pullover or cardigan / sweatshirt / fleece
Grey/ black/red or white socks or tights
Plain black footwear
White shirt / polo shirt
Grey / black trousers shorts
Grey / black shorts or skirt
Red and white striped or checked dress (gingham)
Grey/ black/red or white socks or tights
For safety reasons children are not allowed to wear backless shoes, open toed sandals or flip- flops or have bare shoulders (i.e. no “spaghetti straps” on summer clothes).
When attending school all children should have a PE Kit which consists of:
Plain white T Shirt / polo shirt
Trainers for outdoor games
For outdoor PE tracksuit bottoms and tops can be worn.
If the children represent the school in a sporting event, we will provide either a long sleeve football shirt or short sleeve polo shirt.
We will respect variations to our school uniform if they are directly related to established religious or cultural traditions. Any variation will be dealt with on an individual basis and judgements will remain at the discretion of the Head Teacher and the Governing Body.
It is our policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school and educational visits or when participating in a school event outside normal school hours (unless specific guidance has been given to wear alternative clothing).
Children are allowed to wear plain studs in their ears which have to be removed for P.E. and games lessons. The children have to be able to do this themselves. Necklaces, rings and other body piercing are not allowed
No make up or nail varnish should be worn on nails or toes.
School dinners are cooked and served daily by the catering staff, overseen by Mrs Bradshaw. A variety of meals are on offer, with 4 choices every day.
The menus are on a 3 week rotation. See the menu to the right which shows what is being served in school this week. If your child has any allergies please do not hesitate to inform the office and we will ensure we meet with you and the catering team to design a slightly amended menu and to write an allergy plan.
The school catering company work closely with us to make sure we are serving food the children like to eat whilst being balanced and healthy. The staff from Education Catering Services come to do food tasting with all of the children in the Autumn term, meet with school council to explore pupil views and hold tasting for parents during parents' evenings throughout the year. The food is delicious, just ask the many staff who have school dinners during the week.
Illness and Absence from School
If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness please ring the school number and select the relevant option to leave a message for the office. Not all illnesses will automatically require a child to be away from school if they are feeling otherwise well enough to attend. Please see the below guides: