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Parent info

Parent handbook

iSAMS Parent Portal

Existing parents can log in to our iSAMS Parent Portal here.

Dress Code

We ask that students adhere to the following guidelines 

Arrival

Pupils should aim to be in school at 8.30am. Pupils in Year 5 and above may begin arriving from 8am, Year 5 and 6 must wait in the Main Hall until collected by their Form Tutors. They can read, work or socialise quietly. Pupils in Year 7 and above may wait in their form rooms and read, work or socialise quietly until their Form Tutor arrives at 8.30am. Pupils in the Lower Years should be supervised by parents/carers on the back field until met by their Form Tutor. Children in the Early Years must be signed in upon arrival with the Key Person for their class.

Late arrival

Any pupil arriving after 8.40 am must report to reception to sign in, before proceeding to class. This is to ensure everyone is correctly registered and accounted for in the event of an emergency. Please advise your son or daughter of this requirement.

Absence from school

If your son or daughter is ill will be away from school, please email us at pupilabsence@hchnet.co.uk as soon as possible on the first day of absence, and on each subsequent day. If you would like to ask permission for your son or daughter to be absent for another reason please contact the Deputy Head.

During the day

Any pupil who needs to leave school during the day will require permission from the School and written parental consent must also be provided via email to pupilabsence@hchnet.co.uk. Pupils should be signed out in reception by the parent or person collecting. If returning to school later the same day, the pupil must or sign in upon return.

Contact with parents

Most correspondence will be emailed to all parents. Currently we are able to hold up to three email addresses for each student/family and we do follow up on mail returned to us. Please advise reception of any change to contact details; addresses, email or telephone numbers as soon as possible.

Collecting children

Children should be collected at the end of the school day unless written permission has been given for them to make their own way home. If your child will be going home with someone else on a particular day please inform reception. Please be aware of the School’s Uncollected Children Policy.

Counselling services at HCH

If you would like to refer your child for our counselling services, please email Deputy Head Pastoral Amy Burgess at acb@hchnet.co.uk.

Additional Learning Provision

Please refer to our Additional Learning Provision brochure for further information on the services available for children with Additional Learning Needs and how to contact our SENDCo, Talat Khan.