FAQs

Can CanHow can my child receive school dinners?

Let your child’s teacher know if you wish your child to have a school dinner. School dinners are £2.10 a day and money should be sent into school on a Monday morning with details of which days you wish your child to receive a school dinner. Please make cheques payable to ‘Heathfield School’. The children get a choice of a red (meat) or a green (vegetarian) choice each day.

What if I am entitled to free school meals?

The forms can be obtained from the school office or download here.

Free School Meals are available only to children whose parents / guardians are in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that do not extend £16,190
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 

What do I do if my child is too ill for school?

Telephone the school office (01329 845150) as early as possible in the school day.

If your child travels to school on arranged transport you need to telephone the transport office (01962 845787) to cancel transport.

If your child has sickness / diarrhoea keep your child at home for at least 48 hours after the sickness / diarrhoea has stopped and when they are completely well. It is the best way to stop bugs spreading and keep other children and staff safe.

If your child is unwell and needs calpol or nurofen to get through the day then please consider keeping them at home. It is probably the best thing for your child and the best way to stop bugs spreading and keep other children and staff safe. 

Can I visit Heathfield School?

We welcome visitors to Heathfield school but try to avoid too much disruption to our pupils. Please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time.

Disabled Access To Heathfield School?

Heathfield School offers the following facilities: Hearing Loop, Wheelchair Access, Sensory Area, Accessible toilets, Accessible Changing, Disabled parking, Secure Environment, Sensory Adaptations, Hydrotherapy Pool.

Our Education Setting provides the following: School Nurse, SALT, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy.

We are experienced in the following communication methods: Makaton, Sign Language, PECS, Signs and Symbols.

How will I know if the school is closed?

Term Dates are available online on the Parents Section of the website or via link from the "Upcoming Events" on the front page. INSET days are included.

INSET days or early school closure times are posted around school in the week leading up to the closure for full awareness to parents / carers and  School Escorts.

In the event of a temporary school closure (such as bad weather or snow)  please see the policy below.

Click here for our Temporary School Closure Policy

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