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Henley Primary School

Information for New Reception Parents (2023/2024)


Welcome to Henley Primary School. 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.

Please find below some information you may find useful. 

We have written to you with some forms. There are copies of these forms below should you need a second copy 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Henley Primary School.

If you have not used Arbor before, you will shortly receive a link to set up your account. We use Arbor to take payment, and to gain your consent for trips and activities.





After school, we have an afterschool club until 6pm. We run a range of enrichment activities from 3:15pm until 4:15pm. These cost £3.50 per session and can be booked in half-termly blocks.


We work with an outside provider who teach within school hours. These lessons are chargeable. Please contact the office for more information.


Please find enclosed some information you may find useful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.



We use Arbor to...........

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. These notices are information which we require from you. Please take some time to complete these. 

If you have 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 



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.


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ODL Kit and PE Kit 

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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) 



We have 



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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