Payment of School Meals

The cost of a school meal is £2 per day. Parents may pay for school meals weekly, monthly or on a half termly basis.

The school operates an online payment system – School Money. We also accept cash/cheques into the office. All cheques should be made payable to Northumberland County Council.

Packed Lunches

Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch to school provided it follows the school’s Healthy Eating policy.

A balanced packed lunch should contain:
• Starchy foods. These are bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, and others.
• Protein foods. These are meat, fish, eggs, beans and others.
• A dairy item. This could be cheese or yoghurt.
• Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.

Starchy foods are a good source of energy, and should make up a third of the lunchbox. But don’t let things get boring. Instead of sandwiches give children bagels, pitta bread, wraps and baguettes. Use brown, wholemeal or seeded bread, not white bread.

Children often like food they can eat with their fingers, so chop up raw veggies such as carrots or peppers, and give them houmous or cottage cheese to dip the veggies in. Breadsticks and wholemeal crackers are great finger foods and they can be spread with low-fat soft cheese or eaten with reduced-fat cheddar and pickles.
For something sweet try fresh or dried fruit. Vary the fruit each day and get them to try new things, like kiwi or melon. You could also make up a tasty fruit salad.

There are a few things we do not allow. These are: nuts, sweets and chocolate bars, fizzy pop, glass bottles.
Be inventive and reward your children when they try something new.

Admissions

PUPIL INFO SHEET

Hedgehogs Nursery
Admissions for our Nursery are handled by the school. An application form is attached and should be completed and returned directly to the school office. Children are admitted to the Nursery in the term after their third birthday. We have 3 admissions per school year; in January, Easter and September. Please note that an allocation of a nursery place DOES NOT guarantee a Reception place and parents must still follow the admissions process detailed below.

Reception and Transfers
Admissions for Reception, and transfers from other schools, are co-ordinated by the Local Authority. Your child will start in Reception the September after their fourth birthday. Parents should apply for a Reception place in the Autumn Term (approximately October) prior to this.

Details of how to apply can be found via the Northumberland County Council homepage here

Governors

School Governors  – What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors – together  called the ‘governing body’ who represent groups such as parents, community, staff and Local Authority. They help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement as well as being a critical friend to the school, offering support, challenge and advice.  Governors attend full governing body meetings, half termly committee meetings, they visit the school to scrutinise its work and take part in training as a group and with school staff.  Our governors can be contacted through the school office.

 

Mr Tim Hague – Chairman

Mrs Claire Dungait

Mr Toby Raimes

Mrs Louise Summers

Mrs Laura Fox

Mr Keith Taylor

Mrs Helen Stokoe

Mrs Angela Harker

Miss Gill Enzor

Mrs M Arksey – Northumberland County Council, School Support Officer

Governing Body Statement of Behaviour Principles