Templewood School

Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly

Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 7SD

01707 324251



In this section we have included additional information you may find of use as parents and carers.  Please let us know if you would like to see any other information included. 



Starting at Templewood

Before starting at Templewood, you will have had the opportunity to attend either an Induction Evening(Nursery & Reception pupils) or a meeting with a member of the senior Leadership Team.  To limit the amount of paperwork distributed during these meetings, we have created an area where all documentation is available for you to access in your own time.

 Induction Documents




Templewood School Uniform is available to order from the School Office.  Please complete the order form and return to the school office.  The Templewood School Association (TSA) organises a sale of nearly new uniform each term.  Please look out for details in the newsletter. Items can also be ordered using this form, subject to availability. Please ensure all clothing is clearly named.

Winter Uniform

  • Grey skirt and trousers
  • Long or short sleeved white shirt or polo shirt
  • Maroon jumper with or without school logo
  • White, grey or black socks / tights
  • Black shoes for indoor use (no plimsolls)

Summer Uniform

  • Grey shorts
  • Yellow and white checked/striped dress

PE kit

  • Outdoor trainers
  • Tracksuit or jogging bottoms for winter
  • Plimsolls for indoor PE
  • Plain black shorts
  • White polo shirt


Children wear the same school uniform with maroon jogging bottoms.


Other information

The children may wear a watch but no other jewellery items. Children with pierced ears must wear one pair of plan studs only. Please try to avoid large bows and headbands. Nails should be short with no varnish.

  Uniform Order Form



Hertfordshire Catering (HCL)

As a school we have Hertfordshire Catering Limited providing our School Dinners.  The children are able to choose from the pupil choice menu each day to ensure that they are served with the meal of their choice. 

 HCL Menu Autumn Winter 



 Online Payment

We are now using the online payment system operated by School Gateway.  Please follow the link to register and login to make any payments.  Please ensure that the school office have your up to date mobile number and email address to be linked directly to the Templewood Account.



 Parent Partnership Booklets

Over the past few years we have developed a number of Parent Partnership booklets to give further guidance to parents and carers about the curriculum at Templewood.  Should you have any suggestions for further booklets, please email the school office.

Parent Partnership Booklets



Assessment Information

EYFS Information for Parents

Keys Stage 1 and 2 Understanding Assessment



Birthday Treats

To help promote our ‘Healthy School’ status if, and there is no compulsion, parents want to bring in some treat for the class in celebration of their child’s birthday, then a rather nice idea is to bring in a book, instead of sweets. This book could be new or one in good condition. The teacher will put a special label inside commemorating the event and acknowledging the donation. This book will be read and enjoyed by the class and longer lasting as a birthday treat!

We hope you will support us on this idea.


School closures due to snow

Occasionally it has been necessary to close the school due to bad weather.  When making a decision to close the school, there are a number of issues that have to be considered:  

  • Most of our staff live some way from school, some a considerable distance from Welwyn.  We have to be confident that there will be sufficient staff able to get here in order to teach the students.  We have to ensure a safe level of supervision. 
  • The condition of the site – is it safe for students and staff to move around the school? 
  • It is a difficult decision to make and parents will appreciate the dilemma between giving everyone sufficient notice of closure and trying to guess what road and weather conditions will be between 8.00 and 8.30am  

If at all possible a decision will be taken by 9.00pm the night before or at the very latest by 7.00am on the day.  Our decision will be posted on the school’s website and will be updated regularly. 

 We will inform local radio stations – BBC Three Counties 103.8FMHeart Four Counties 97.6FM or Bob FM 106.7FM and 106.9FM. We will also inform the local authority of closure – this information will be found on the Herts Direct website.

No closure message on our website means that we intend to open and all students will be expected to attend. 

 When the school closes I appreciate how inconvenient and difficult this is for families and how disruptive it is for students’ learning.  My primary concern has to be the safety of the students and staff.  Please be assured I will not take this decision lightly.