Thank you

Thank you for your continued support this term as we continue to grapple with the pandemic and all consequences. As we move into the final 3 weeks of the Autumn term and head towards the Christmas holidays at HCPS pupil attendance has remained extremely high (97.7%). I sincerely hope this will continue for the remainder of the term and into the Spring term. Thank you. Please continue to adhere to all our dropping off and picking up arrangements. In particular, please remember that only one adult per family should be entering the school grounds to drop off/pick up children.

Christmas information

Unsurprisingly, we are unable to enjoy a normal Christmas period in school this year. Our traditional events: Nativities, Christmas Carol Concert and Christmas Lunch have been cancelled. However, we do have a number of alternative Christmas treats for our children.

  • Children will be decorating their classrooms and bubbles this week and sharing their results with other classes online.
  • Mrs Broadbent is busy composing, conducting and directing a Christmas piece to be shared closer to the end of term.
  • Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day will be held on the last day of term, Friday 18th December.
  • You should have already received correspondence from the school office with details regarding school lunch and the school council will be sending out information regarding Christmas jumpers soon. The HSA are also supporting our final day of this term with some Christmas treats for all our pupils.
  • If your child wishes to bring in a Christmas present for their teacher/support staff, they are welcome to, but please only bring the gift into school on the last day of term.
  • Unfortunately, there can be no exchange of Christmas Cards between children this advent. Please do not let your child bring Christmas cards into school.

Mini Reports

Teachers are busy writing “mini report cards” which will be distributed during the final week of term. In addition to the Seesaw/Tapestry message you received instead of parent consultations in October, your mini report will support you in understanding your child’s progress this term.

The cold weather – and SEVERE weather

As we enter Autumn/Winter, due to Covid19 measures, we have to maintain good ventilation in school. This will mean windows and doors remaining open. Please ensure your child is suitably prepared for the chilly weather…both outside and inside… and… of course, we are also entering the period of potential severe weather. If we have to close due to severe weather, please listen to local radio stations and consult this website,, for updated information.

Applying for a Reception Place 2021/22

If you have a child whose date of birth is between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you need to apply for a Reception school place by the deadline of Friday 15th January 2021.

All applications can be made online via this link:

Term Dates

Autumn Term Ends: Friday 18th December 2020

PD Days: 4th January

Spring Term Begins: Tuesday 5th January 2021
Half Term: Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February
Spring Term Ends: Friday 26th March 2021

PD Days: 7th June

Summer Term Begins: Monday 12th April 2021
Half Term: Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June
Summer Term Ends: Tuesday 20th July 2021