Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
Herts. WD3 5HR.
Tel: 01923 282095.
E-mail: admin@chorleywood.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Rebecca Roberts

Chorleywood Primary School

Parent Information

 

The school office is able to help parents with their queries and is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm during the school week. Most of your questions can be answered by looking through the pages listed under Parents above.

Parent/Carer Contact Details

Please ensure that you keep us updated of any change in contact details on an on going basis.  It is important that the school is notified promptly about any changes to address, telephone numbers or email addresses.  Should you wish to inform us of a change, please complete the 'Contact Details Update' form opposite and return it to the school office as soon as possible.

Leave of Absence Request

All pupils are expected to attend school throughout the 39 week academic year.  The curricular work continues throughout the year and any absence may impact on your child’s progress.  There is evidence to demonstrate that excellent pupil attendance produces excellent pupil attainment and progress.   Therefore, we do not grant leave of absence for annual holidays.  This will usually be unauthorised absence.  The conditions under which leave of absence may be granted are contained in Regulation 7 of The Pupil Registration Regulations 2006.  There is no provision for absence to be granted to parents as a right.  However, we do recognise that there are occasions when, FOR EXCEPTIONAL REASONS a parent or carer needs to ask permission to take their child out of school during term time.

If you need to request permission for your child to be absent from school please complete the form opposite and return it to school no less than 2 weeks before the date that you want the absence to start.

Safeguarding Children

All parents need to understand that schools have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of their pupils, that this responsibility necessitates a child protection policy and procedures, and that a school may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. The Head and Deputy Head are the Designated Senior Persons for Child Protection, and will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents/carers may have about Child Protection Policies and Practice.  Please click here to view our child protection policy for further information.

Schoolcomms

The school is committed to keeping your child safe and ensuring their well-being. In order to keep everyone up-to-date and well informed, we have decided to implement Schoolcomms, an electronic school communication system. The system is run through the School Gateway and will enable you to receive all your information from school quickly and reliably. We can send letters by email to your inbox and short messages directly to your mobile phone as a text message, or if you have registered on the School Gateway system for online payments and have an Apple or Android mobile phone, you can receive and send messages via the School Gateway app. You'll also be able to reply to these types of communication; for example sending us any reasons for absence.

You will find a link to Schoolcomms on our Homepage, or you can access via this link. Full instructions can be found on this webpage under 'Key Information'. Should you experience problems logging onto Schoolcomms, please contact the office for assistance.

Medication

Form 3A - Please complete Form 3A opposite should you wish to set up a Health Care Plan and give parental consent for the school to administer long term medication (eg, inhalers/epi pens).

Form 3B - Please complete Form 3B opposite should you wish to give parental consent for the school to administer short term medication (eg, antibiotics).

 

 

 

Parent Handbook