Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly
Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 7SD
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.
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.
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.
Children wear the same school uniform with maroon jogging bottoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 103.8FM, Heart 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.