Our clubs confirmation letters went out today, and we’ve just realised some of them have a typo on the payment date. If you got a place in a paid for club, the payment needs to be in by next Friday, January 19th.
Please ignore any other payment date written on your letter. Apologies!
Thursday 18th January is an important date for us at HPS – it’s the day the government count how many children are having a school meal, and allocate our school money based on this number. The more meals served on this day, the more money the school gets.
So, even if you don’t usually have school meals, it would be a great help if you ordered one for this day. If you qualify for free school meals but don’t take them up then please do on this day!
This can make a huge difference to the funding we get for your children, it could be in the tens of thousands extra!
So here at HPS our children have started a new venture. It’s called HPStv and it will be bringing you news, interviews and films made by our children all about our school (and sometimes dinosaurs).
Our children do the Camera work, the direction, the script writing, the presenting, the acting and the editing. It’s early days yet, but we’ve just posted our first proper HPStv produced news item on our YouTube Channel, all about our new school pets:
We hope to bring lots more content in the future! Keep an eye on our Youtube Channel.
Our first newsletter of the Spring Term is available to download below. It includes some exciting information about the next transformation to happen in school!
Please refer to the information below. The proposed changes to Free School Meals could affect your family. Please take the opportunity to have your say before the deadline of 11th January.
If you would like help in accessing the survey, please ask at the school office.
Subject: Important Message for schools – Consultation on changes to Free School Meal / Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) criteria for families on Universal Credit
To ALL SCHOOLS
We are writing to advise you that we have just received notification that the Department for Education are carrying out a consultation on proposed changes to the Free School Meal / Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) criteria for families who will be in receipt of Universal Credit. The consultation is open now and closes on 11 January 2018.
Please find a link to the consultation https://consult.education.gov.uk/healthy-pupil-unit/fsm/ and survey https://consult.education.gov.uk/healthy-pupil-unit/fsm/consultation/intro/
We appreciate that the timing of this is less than ideal, but would be very grateful for your help in ensuring that the parents / carers of pupils at your school are made aware of this, so they can respond individually.
If you have any queries, please direct them to Dawn Rogers, Lead Education Welfare Benefits Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council, Dawn.Rogers@Cambridgeshire.gov.uk or Pupil.Premium@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or on 01223 703854.
Happy New Year to all!
We’re excited to welcome the children back to school today, we’ve got lots of exciting things planned for 2018! This term is short but busy so look out for our newsletters which will give details of upcoming events. These will be sent home over the next few days.
Welcome back everyone, we’ve got lots of exciting things planned for 2018, we can’t wait!
One thing that’s not changing is our delicious school dinners prepared in house by HPS Catering. We’re going to stick with our current menu until February half term.
Our current menu is available to view on this page.
We’ll start today (Thursday 4th January 2018) as Week One and then continue to follow Week Two, Three and Four right up until February half-term. We will then have a new menu when we come back after February half-term.
Wow, what an end to 2017! In the past week or so we’ve been to Burwell, created our own Mexican food, built Lego robots, performed our Nativity plays, partied hard at our Disco, sang beautifully in our choir concert, got all festive in our jumpers for charity, and a whole load more besides!
Happy Christmas to all and best wishes for the new year from team HPS.
We’ve loved teaching your children and can’t wait to see them again on Thursday 4th January 2018!
The Burwell trip coach is approaching Huntingdon, currently on the very slow moving A14. We’re estimating a 3.40ish arrival at HPS. When they get back, children and their belongings can be collected from the PURPLE hall.
Just a reminder, as some local schools are doing it differently; HPS is open as normal next Monday and Tuesday.
School closes at the end of day on Tuesday 19th December for the Christmas break, and the children come back on Thursday the 4th January.