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Information for Parents

 


Important Documents



Data Processing

Please click the links below for documents detailing how St Helen’s Catholic Primary School processes personal data about its pupils.


School Uniform

School uniform sweatshirts and polo shirts are available through the school. Please ask at the school office.

School Uniform consists of the following:

  • School polo shirt
  • Grey trousers/shorts (boys)
  • Grey trousers/skirt (girls)
  • School sweatshirt
  • Black shoes

In summer, girls can wear a blue and white checked dress. PE kit consists of a white top and navy shorts with black plimsols.

Children are expected not to wear jewellery in school for health and safety reasons. Watches and stud earrings are permitted but are the responsibility of the wearer and ultimately of the parent/carer.


School Meals

Lunch times are staggered in Key Stage 1 and 2 to allow the children to have sufficient time to eat their lunch and plenty of space to play. The lunch break is supervised by duty teachers and Midday assistants.

Lunches are cooked on site, providing nourishing and well balanced meals with a choice of both first and second courses. These are available for all. Since 2009 all children who attend a Newham primary school are eligible to receive a free school lunch.

Alternatively parents may provide their child with a packed lunch in a suitable, labelled box. Sweets are not allowed in school in order to protect the dental health of our children.



Click here to see our school menus

Special Menus

12th October 2017 - Harvest Festival

6th November - Bonfire Night

14th December - Christmas Lunch


Home-School Links

At St. Helen’s we pride ourselves on our links with parents. When your child begins school you will be asked to sign a Home–School agreement which outlines our commitment to your child and to you as well as asking for your commitment and support.

Before your child begins school you will be invited to a parents meeting which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions not answered in this brochure.

In September a Curriculum Evening is held to give you the chance to meet your child’s new teacher and to find out the topics they will be learning during that academic year. It will also outline homework expectations and deal with any issues or worries you may have.

Parent meetings are held three times a year; individual meetings are held between the parent and the teacher twice a year in October and February. At these your child’s teacher will discuss targets for your child and update you on our child’s progress. We hold a celebration of work evening in July.

If your child is in year 2 or year 6 then there will be an additional meeting to give you information about the tests the children take when they are 7 and 11. These meetings are usually held in January.

An annual written report of your child’s overall progress during the year is sent out in July. These are detailed and include all curriculum areas.

If you have concerns about your child, you are welcome to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher.

We also encourage parents to watch their child’s class assembly and the special celebrations for Christmas and Easter.