Where possible, staff arrange an off-site visit or workshop on site lead by a third party to enhance the taught curriculum each half-term and parents are asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of these. The voluntary contributions range between £15 and £20 per half-term and no child will be excluded from attending such visits or workshops if their parent is not able to pay.
Additionally, pupils in Year 4 and Year 6 have the opportunity to attend residential visits, normally with a focus on outdoor and adventurous pursuits and where pupils experience being away from home with their teachers and peers. A 1 or 2 night stay typically costs between £150 to £200. Costs include transport, board and lodging and activity leadership and financial support is available for families in hardship.
Payment for school school meals, visits, clubs and other items are made in the accounts and activities sections of Arbor Parent and Guardian Portal. Parents can login to Arbor from a desktop computer, using the username and password provided by the school, when or shortly after their child is enrolled at the school, and are requested to download the app from the Appstore (for Iphone users) or Google Play Store (for android). Once downloaded, parents should login and ensure that they have enabled notifications.
New school uniform is not stocked in school and can be purchased from Stevensons in Harpenden, with some items available from other High Street retailers. The parents' association hold a stock of second-hand uniform, which can be purchased in school and is advertised via their Facebook page.
Any queries please do not hesitate to contact the School Office.