The Office


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Term dates

Term dates 2022-23

Term 1

Inset days: 1 and 2 September 2022
 5 September 2022
Finish: 21 October 2022

Term 2

Inset day: 31 October 2022
Start: 1 November 2022
Finish: 16 December 2022

Term 3

Start: 3 January 2023
Finish: 9 February 2023
Inset day: 10 February 2023

Term 4

Start: 20 February 2023
Finish: 31 March 2023

Term 5

Start: 17 April 2023
Finish: 25 May 2023
Inset day: 26 May 2023

Term 6

Start: 5 June 2023
Inset day: 10 July 2023
Finish: 21 July 2023

Printable version of the term dates 2022/23 (Pdf)

Reporting an absence

Illness: if your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please phone Mrs Batchelor in the school office.

Please note that if your child is absent from school and we do not receive a message or are unable to reach you on the phone, we are obliged to follow up with a home visit to check on your childs safety.

Please ring us on each day of absence, unless by prior arrangement with the office, eg in the case of chickenpox or sickness, where a set number of days at home may be required. Mrs Batchelor will be in the office from 8.30am each day.

Please note that children must be 48 hours clear of sickness or diarrhoea before returning to school.

School catering service

The school's catering is provided by the trust's in-house caters Zest, who pride themselves on a fresh, healthy and tasty ethos.

More information

School money: online payments

The school does not take payment for any item in cash. This means that all payments for school expenses, such as trips, school dinners and breakfast club can be made online with your debit or credit card. Parents and carers will need to use the online service called ParentMail.

Parents and carers will receive a unique password to be able to log on to ParentMail and pay for school meals, trips, music tuition and afterschool clubs.

For more information or to make an online payment to the school please go to ParentMail or contact the school office.

School uniform

Our school uniform can be purchased online through Harvem Schoolwear please also see the uniform price list.

Our school PE kit is:

  • Plain white (with or without school logo) polo shirt
  • School jumper or cardigan
  • Plain black (no logos/ brands/ stripes) shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms. 
  • Trainers not daps – we have chosen trainers, as this is a more comfortable shoe that children can wear all day.


Harvem Schoolwear
14 Bath Hill, Keynsham
Bristol BS31 1HG

Tel: 0117 986 22 66


Further information:

School uniform policy (Pdf)

Zest Child Care

See our Zest Child Care information.

Closure of school in the event of severe weather

Severe weather conditions before departure for school (if for example, there is a heavy fall of snow during the night, the following arrangements will apply) 

  • In the unlikely event of a school closure, an announcement will be made via the school website, plus you will receive an email from Parent mail by 7.30am on the day.
  • If the school remains open but you decide, based on local road and weather conditions, not to send your son/daughter into school, you must telephone the school as you would for any absence.

Severe or deteriorating weather conditions during the day (i.e. after students have arrived at school)

With our students’ safety in mind we shall keep a constant check on road condition reports and weather forecasts. If conditions worsen during the day we shall contact parents via email and text so that children can be collected from school

Lines of communication

As a school we always try and have open lines of communication.

For academic queries the first port of call is the class teacher who knows your child better than anyone in school.

Questions about clubs, dinners, milk and the payment of monies are dealt with at the office.

Mrs Carver will always try and see you if circumstances permit. She does have teaching and other commitments, but will always try to be available if it is a matter that needs immediate attention.

We frequently send messages out on Parentmail so please ensure that the office has your up to date email address.

Likewise we need your most recent contact numbers in case of emergency.

Our newsletters come out on alternate Fridays, again via Parentmail. If you require paper copies of policies and procedures, letters or any other information, please let the office know and this can be arranged.