Q1 - What should I do if my child will not be in school?
All absences should be communicated to the school office by a letter, email or by telephone.
If your child is absent due to illness you should ring the school office (01920 462158 , option 1) as early as possible on the first day of your childs' absence. This should be followed up with a letter on the day that your child returns to school. If your child has been absent due to sickness or diarrhoea they must not return to school until they have been clear for 48hrs after the last incident and have managed to eat something. We hope that this will minimise the risk of spreading.
Please refer to our Attendance Policy for details on authorised and non authroised absences.
Q2 - Why do schools have mixed age classes?
Q3 - Is there a school uniform?
We have a compulsory school uniform for children in Reception to Year 6, children in our Nursery can wear uniform if they wish.
Q4 - Does Christ Church provide school meals?
Hot and cold school meals are available to all children and are provided by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals.
School meals can be ordered on a daily basis at a cost of £2.60 per day. Some children in Year 3 -Year 6 may be entitled to Free School Meals, please see the link below for further information.
Herts Catering Ltd run a 3 week menu, please download a copy of the current Pupils Choice menu.
Q5 - How do I pay for my child's school meals?
School meals should be paid for in advance. Payment is preferred via our online payment system School Gateway.
We do also accept payment by cash or cheque but these must be in a named envelope and placed in the school office Post Box.
Q6 - What are the school office opening hours?
The school office is open from 8.30am till 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Q7 - Can I speak to my child's class teacher / support staff?
We strongly support close links between school and home and would encourage you to ask questions, discuss any concerns or important information with your child's class team. However, we would really appreciate if you could try to avoid phoning between 9.15am and 3.15pm unless it is urgent as it disrupts teaching and learning. If you do need to phone in between these times, you can speak to someone in the school office and they will pass on messages or answer queries and get back to you.
Q8 - When are Parents' Evenings Held?
Parents Evenings (PTCC - Parent Teacher Child Consultation) are held twice a year, usually in the Autumn Term (October) and in the Spring Term (February). The children are welcome to attend these meetings with their parents where child progress will be discussed.
Q9 - Can I park on-site when visiting the school?
Unfortunately, due to limited space there is no parking available for parents on site. There is a public pay and display car park round the corner in Kibes Lane (free for first 30 minutes but you must obtain ticket from the machine). Visitors may use our school car park which is situated off New Road just behind Christ Church.
Q10 - Do you have a breakfast and after school club?
Yes we have an Ofsted approved breakfast and after school club called 'Cafe Play'.
Q11 - What should my child have in school with them every day?
Your child should come to school equipped ready to learn. They should have a PE kit (including outdoor wear) at school each day, a water bottle, waterproof coat and their reading books and records. Reception and KS1 should also have a pair of wellies.