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Haywood Grove School

Proud to be Special. Proud to be Different

Pupils return to school on Monday 6th September 2021
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Haywood Grove School

Proud to be Special. Proud to be Different

Pupils return to school on Monday 6th September 2021

Useful Information

School Uniform


Our uniform is available to order from the school office.  We expect all children to wear the new uniform as it creates a sense of community and cohesiveness throughout the school.


The School Uniform is:-

- Kingfisher blue sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo

- White polo shirt with school logo

- Dark grey or black trousers/skirt

- Black soft soled shoes (such as plimsolls)


Shoes :-

Children will no longer be permitted to wear hard-soled shoes inside.  They will need to wear soft black shoes such as plimsolls and have a stronger pair of shoes or wellies that will be used for outdoor use such as play times and forest schools.


PE kit is:-

- White T-shirt with logo

- Black shorts

- Black Plimsolls


Outdoor wear for colder/wet months:-

Coat (warm + waterproof)





Dinner Money


Dinner money needs to be paid in advance either weekly, monthly or half termly.  The cost of a school dinner is £2.60 per day.  The school will notify you of any changes in the cost of school meals.  Payment can be made by cash or cheque to the school office.


Free School Meals


Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Under the Universal Free School Meals for Infants scheme, your child can get a free school meal if they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2.

Additionally if you register for Free School Meals and you qualify, your school could get extra money to help pupils.


Children in Year 3 or above

Your child could be entitled to receive a free school meal if you receive any of the following :

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (providing you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working tax credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


Severe Weather Conditions and School Closure


The school will remain open if at all possible throughout times when there is severe weather.  However, occasionally the school does need to close due to the severe risk of injury or damage in trying to travel to school, park or walk around the school grounds.  Please be assured that the school will re-open as soon as possible.


In order for you to be completely up to date with whether the school is open or closed please be advised of the following services which we will endeavour to keep up to date for you to gain current information: 


  • The school answer phone (01442 250077)
  • The Herts Direct Website (
  • The following local radio stations which will announce closures in the morning: 
  • BBC Three Counties Radio (103.8fm / 95.5fm or 630mw / 1161 mw),
  • Heart (96.6fm / 96.9fm / 97.6fm) and      
  • Verulum Radio (92.6fm)
  • The school website

For children who travel by taxi


Once the school has made a decision to open it is then necessary for taxi companies to judge whether they are safely able to make the journey, using their knowledge and understanding of local road conditions.  If the taxi runs, but you assess the risk to be unsafe for your child to travel by taxi then you need to inform the taxi of your decision.


Authorised and Unauthorised Absences relating to school closures due to severe weather


If the school is closed or the taxi for your child does not run then your child will not receive an absence for that day.

If the taxi runs but you assess conditions to be unsafe and keep your child off school this will be recorded as an authorised absence in most instances.

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning pupils to school on Monday 6th September 2021