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Ings Lane Staxton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 4SS


Hertford Vale Church of England Primary School

Compassion, Friendship, Thankfulness, Fellowship



Below is some information sent to schools from the Department for Education (DfE). The attached flyer is displayed in the school foyer for you to look at if the download does not work.


You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link below.



The end of term Easter Worships will be taking place in St Peter’s Church, Willerby this year. Due to the amazing number of parents/carers who attend each service, we will be holding two separate services to accommodate everyone.

The Key Stage 1 children in Mrs Kenyon’s and Ms Wiles’ classes will have their Easter Worship on Monday 30th March at 1:45pm.

The Key Stage 2 children in Mrs Boyes’, Miss Dodds’ and Mr Palmer’s classes will host their Worship on Wednesday 1st April at 1:45pm.

We will walk the children down to St Peter’s church in time for the start of the service and walk them back to school afterwards. Children can then be collected from school if parents/carers would like to, otherwise the children will stay in school until the end of the school day at 3:20pm.

Reverend Tim Parker will lead the services and we look forward to seeing you at St Peter’s Church.


We have been asked by Scarborough Borough Council to pass this information onto families in case they are interested in entering the competition below.  For further information please follow the link 



Please could parents/carers leave a message with the school office if there is a change of person collecting your child? In order to keep all the children safe, we need to know if there is a change of plan on a daily basis.
Most parents are very good at letting us know if someone else will be collecting their child by leaving a message on the phone, sending a text to the school or speaking to someone in the office.
However, we have recently had some confusion at the end of the school day when there has been a change of plan and staff were not sure who was collecting the children. By keeping us up to date with who will be collecting the children, we are better placed to keep them safe.
Also, if you wish anyone to be added to your list of designated adults who can collect your children, please let Mrs Blogg in the office know and we will add them to the names on our files.
Thank you.


Tomorrow is party day for all the classes in school. Mrs Kenyon’s, Mrs Boyes’, Miss Dodd’s and Mr Palmer’s classes can wear party clothes if they would like.  This is essentially non uniform so there’s no need to buy anything special and the children can also wear school uniform if they would prefer.  The Key Stage 2 children do not need to bring anything in for their parties.  Mrs Kenyon’s and Miss Wiles’ classes have already had some information about their parties but if you need any clarification please contact the school office.

Can we also please ask that the children wear sensible shoes so that they are safe when playing outside. 

Thank you.


Below is the lunch menu for the Spring Term.





Here is the poster for the non uniform day on Friday 22nd November. The Friends of Hertford Vale School are requesting that children bring something in for the Christmas Fair chocolate tombola stall taking place on the 6th December in school. The children do not need to bring in any money, just a small chocolate gift. Thank you


Below is the poster for the Friends of Hertford Vale Christmas Fair taking place on Friday 6th December.  We hope to see you then.




The school app and website calendar have been updated with dates for the run up to Christmas. 


Below is a letter sent out to the parents/carers of the children in Mrs Kenyon's class and Ms Wiles' class. A paper copy is available in the office should you need one.


There will be a chance for you to attend the second of our whole school open mornings this half term. The school will be open for parents/carers and the community on Friday the 25th October. You will be most welcome to look round all the classes between 9:00am and 10:00am, spend time with the children and see what has been happening this half term. We look forward to seeing you next week.


The Friends of Hertford Vale are hosting a movie night on Wednesday 23rd November.  The £2 entrance fee can be paid at the door on the day.


Dear Parents/Carers.

As you know, this Friday is the whole school open morning for you to have a look round the school. It is also the Macmillan coffee morning and our special 30th Anniversary picnic for the children at lunch time. You will be most welcome to spend time in school from 10:15 to 11:30am.

We are hoping that the coffee morning is as successful as last year but we need your help to do this. If you would be able to help out during the coffee morning or bake something to sell we would be most grateful. We are looking forward to the visit from the Bishop of Hull and would like to welcome as many people to look round the school, enjoy a cake or two and to spend time with the children. Your cake donations can be brought into school at any time this week.

If you have a half hour to spare by helping with the refreshments on the day, please let Mrs Blogg in the office know. We are hoping to see as many of you as possible you on the day from 10:15 to 11:30am.

Thank you,

Andrew Barber.




As part of our healthy eating curriculum, we are encouraging children to bring in healthy snacks for playtimes and in their packed lunches.  Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free healthy snacks as part of their five a day due to a government scheme.  Unfortunately, the older children do not receive free fruit and vegetables but are welcome to bring in healthy snacks for morning playtime if you so wish. 

Chocolate and sweets are not recommended as a healthy school snack.  Please also be aware that some snacks which are marketed as healthy may be misleading.  One example is fruit rolls as they contain roughly 37% sugar which is nearly four times that found in an apple, so careful reading of the ingredients is advised.

If you are unsure about what to put in a packed lunch, our guidelines are on the website under the 'Policies' tab.  If you require any guidance on what is classed as a healthy snack, please ask us in school and we will be more than happy to advise you.

Thank you.



The Friends of Hertford Vale School are holding a summer fair after Sports Day on Friday. The children's sports events will start at 1:45pm on Friday and the summer fair will be held after the races have finished. Feel free to bring your own chairs for watching the races. We're looking forward to seeing you all on the day.



Below is a poster from The Friends of Hertford Vale School advertising their Easter Coffee Morning.  It will run alongside the whole school open morning and give people a chance to enjoy a drink and cake whilst visiting the school. 



Dear Parents/Carers.

Thank you to those parents who park considerately when droping and collecting their children from school.  We are still witnessing a small number of cases where cars are being parked on the zig zag lines on both roads next to the school. 

This poster was created by children at a school in Huddersfield as part of a safety campaign.  We thought it was a very graphic way to remind us all as to why the lines are there and to reconsider where we leave our cars before, during and after the school day.

Thank you for your support in keeping the roads safe around school and to being considerate when parking in the village.

Andrew Barber.




Here is the September Newsletter.  It is available from the office as a paper copy.