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Henley Primary School

Information for New Reception Parents (2023/2024)


This section is for parents of children who have been offered a Reception place in the 2023/2024 school year.

Welcome to Henley Primary School. 

Please find below some information you may find useful. You will shortly have some forms posted to you. Please return these to school no later than Friday 5th May 2023. If you need a second copy, please scroll down to the bottom of this page ______where you can download one__________. 

We will be holding a parent information session at _____TIME____ on _____DATE____ which is your opportunity to meet your child's new teacher and learn more about the school. 

We would also like to invite your child to meet their new teacher and classmates at our induction sessions:





On the final session on _____DATE_____, you are welcome to join your child to try a school lunch. There is a cost of £3.47 for an adult meal, payable on Arbor (see more details about Arbor below). 

Henley Primary School is a happy and thriving school, and our entire team looks forward to making your child’s time with us a positive and fulfilling experience.


We use Arbor to take payments, obtain consent for trips and to make breakfast and afterschool club bookings. 

If your child has an older sibling in school, you will soon see your Reception child's details appear on your existing account. 

If you have not used Arbor before, you will shortly receive a welcome email with a link to log in for the first time.

Once you have logged in, you will see some "notices" on the left hand side. This is information we require from you. ___Check___ is there a prompt to enter any medical/dietary info???? _______ 

If you have any questions, or any problems logging in, please contact 



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locality committee 

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friends of Henley school

We have a thriving PTA, The Friends of Henley Primary School who arrange fantastic fundraising events. All funds raised are put back into the school. 

Just in the past year the children have enjoyed a Christmas Disco, a village Halloween trail, after-school film nights, an Easter egg hunt, not to mention lots of dress down days! For the adults, they've organised a quiz night, unwanted gift swap and a very popular Ceilidh (barn dance). 

The Friends of Henley School are always looking for new members and new ideas. If you would like to be part of the Friends of Henley School, please contact them by email 


afterschool club (watoto) 

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If your child  is unwell and cannot come to school please contact us before 8:30am. Any child who has diarrhoea or vomits must wait 48 hours before returning to school. We ask that non-emergency GP and dentist appointments are scheduled out of school hours as much as possible.


learning pi

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ODL Kit and PE Kit 

Golden Mile


school meals 

Every child is entitled to Universal Free School Meals (UIFSM) until they reach Year 3. 

We serve two meal options each day, usually a meat option and a vegetarian or vegan option. We ask the children each morning which option they would like. We can cater for dietary needs and allergies. You can see our current menus here (ADD LINK) 

Alternatively, children can have a packed lunch. We are a nut free school - packed lunches and snacks must not contain any nuts. 

Each day your child will need to bring a healthy snack (?) and a refillable water bottle. 

Although every child receives a free lunch until Year 3, if you are on a low income, please do consider applying for Free School Meals. This allows the school to access additional government funding which we can use to support your child's education. Some more information about Free School Meals can be found here (LINK) 



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private music lessons

We work with an outside company, Band Academy, to offer private music lessons within school hours. 

They offer 1-1 lessons in guitar, ukulele, piano and singing.

These lessons are chargeable. For more information, visit Band Academy's website



the school day and term dates


8:20am - Gates open

8:30am - Lessons start

10:30am - 10:45am Morning break

12:15pm - 1pm - Lunch (reception children will have a longer lunch initially while they settle in to the routines of school).

3:15pm - School finishes

3:15pm- 4:15pm - Enrichment Activities 

3:15pm - 6:00pm - Watoto Afterschool Club


Our term dates can be found here



afterschool Enrichment activities 

We run a whole range of enrichment activities at Henley. These change each half term. 

There is a charge of £3.50 per session, which are booked in half termly blocks. 

You will receive an email at the end of the Summer Term which will tell you the clubs for the Autumn term and how to book. 




We have a Facebook (LINK) page 

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