Parent Information

  • Uniform
  • Term Dates
  • Typical Day
  • Attendance
  • Friends of Hempnall School
  • Lunches


The school supports the idea that the wearing of school uniform is a simple and practical way of maintaining high standards of personal appearance and of encouraging a workmanlike attitude in school.

Uniform is available via the school office or it can be purchased elsewhere.

It is essential that all articles of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

School Uniform

  • Red Hempnall Sweatshirt/Cardigan/Fleece/Hoodie
  • White or Red Shirt
  • Black or Grey Trousers/Skirt/Shorts
  • Appropriate black school shoes - no branded sports footwear

PE Kit

  • Black shorts
  • Black trousers
  • White T-Shirt
  • Appropriate outdoor trainers

Piercings and Jewellery

Small, stud earrings are permitted. These should be removed for all PE lessons. No other jewellery is permitted. Children may wear a wristwatch.

Term Dates

Term date calendar 2017 to 2018 (1).pdf
Term date calendar 2018 to 2019.pdf

School Day

08:40 - Gates Open

08:50 - Bell rings

09:00 - Morning Register

10:00 - Assembly*

10:50 - Break

12:05/10 - Lunch

13:00 - Afternoon Register

15:15 - School ends


School attendance

Parents are required by law to make sure their children attend school regularly. For further information see the Education Act (1996) Section 444.

Children’s Services attendance staff deal with issues concerning pupils who are not attending school regularly.

Every school has access to an Attendance Improvement Officer for help and advice on issues concerning attendance. They can be contacted through your child's school or on

0344 800 8020.

Can my child take time off during term time?

Headteachers can allow time off during term time. However, the Department for Education has made it very clear that a headteacher must only authorise such absences in exceptional circumstances based on the individual facts of the case.

It is not an entitlement and is completely at the discretion of the school’s headteacher. Schools should not authorise absences if they believe it will have a negative impact on a student’s education or if the absences are during school exam periods or SATs. The decision made is final and there is no opportunity to appeal.

Parents can be fined for taking a child out of school during term time without the school’s permission.

Friends of Hempnall School

The school has a very active ‘Friends of Hempnall School’ which organises many events during the year. The Friends have been in existence for many years organising fundraising activities for the school. This money is used to buy items such as educational toys and games, books and computer equipment.

Our chair is Rob Kelly. We have a small committee of parents and we aim to organise events which raise funds for the school but also work for the Community.

Chairman's report 2018

School Lunches

School lunches are provided by Norse. Full details of their ethos, ingredients and menus can be found here.

Spring-Summer Menu 2018.pdf
Spring Summer Packed Lunch Menu 2018 - Issue 2 pdf.pdf