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Check this page to keep up to date with activities and events available during school holidays.

There is also a School Calendar that you can download and print out.

Parent Letters/Leaflets

Christmas events letter 2018

Activities and Events in Hartlepool

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Good attendance, and being on time every morning, is very important.

Good attendance means that children get the best out of their education. This not only results in strong learning and progress - it boosts confidence & social skills too.

Absence and/or lateness will result in gaps in learning and may mean that a child doesn’t get the best out of his/her time in school.

We know that sometimes, of course, absence is unavoidable. However, we work hard with parents and children to ensure that attendance is as good as possible.

What parents/carers should do:

  • Make sure you child is always on time for school.
  • Schedule appointments (dentists etc) out of school hours if possible.
  • Do not allow your child odd days off for birthdays, shopping, visiting relatives etc.
  • Do not take holidays in term-time. Children get 13 weeks official annual holiday. Note that from September 2013, the Department for Education took away the power of schools to grant leave for term-time leave of absence (except in 'exceptional' circumstances).
  • If absence is unavoidable - for example if your child is ill - please inform the school promptly, on the morning of the first day of absence.

What school will do:

  • We will monitor all attendance closely.
  • We will support you to improve your child’s attendance and punctuality.
  • If we don't hear from you on your child's first day of absence, we will ring you (but we'd prefer it if you rang us!).
  • For families where attendance/punctuality becomes a concern, we will ask parents/carers to come into school to meet with the Family Support Officer.
  • If attendance falls below 90% we will involve the local authority attendance team.
  • We will provide weekly and termly rewards and certificates for good attendance.

Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping children safe whilst online is essential. For more information about how to keep your child safe when they are using electronic devices whilst at home, please take a look at our Staying Safe Online page within the parents section.

Support for Parents

We will continue to update this section of our website with outside agency support and courses that are available to parents.


Hartlepool Children's Centres are offering the following free sessions and support groups:


Nursery here I come! The aim of the sessions is to improve readiness for school by delivering activities which improve concentration, socialisation, listening and attention  and managing feelings and behaviours.

The Nursery here I come!  sessions are held at:

Hindpool Monday 9.30am to 11.00am

Stranton Tuesday 9.30am to 11.00am

Lynnfield Wednesday 9.30am to 11.00am

Chatham Thursday 9.30am to 11.00am

Rossmere Thursday 1.00pm to 2.30pm


Early Talk groups. The sessions are primarily to work with the parents of children aged 18 months to 36months. The activities are very targeted and specific. Currently the group is in a drop in basis however from September we would like this to become a 6 week (half a term) course.


The Early Talk sessions are held at:


Stranton Thursday 9.30am to 11.00am

Hindpool Wednesday 1.00pm to 2.30pm


In addition Children's Centres are offering monthly sessions to support:


Faddy Eating: held the second Tuesday of every month in Rossmere Children’s Centre at 10.30am. This session encourages children to try different foods and gives parents strategies to foster healthy eating habits


Dump the Dummy and Bin the Bottle: held the first Tuesday of every month in Miers Avenue Children’s Centre at 1.00pm. This session gives parents strategies through ‘reward and ignore’ to enable the move from bottle to cup and banishing dummies.


Help with Behaviour and Sleep Routines:  held the first Wednesday of every month in Chatham Children’s Centre at 1.00pm. They offer advice on how to stop behaviours parents don’t want and encourage behaviours they do.   These sessions compliment our 2 week 123 Magic course held weekly (Term time only) at Rossmere Children’s Centre each Wednesday at 9.30am.


Help with Toilet Training: held the first Friday of every month in Rossmere Children’s Centre at 11.00am. The sessions look at the use of rewards and star charts with practical advice to enable children to move from nappies to toilet.


Families can find out more information by telephoning or calling into a centre.


Chatham Children’s Centre, Chatham Road  284466

Hindpool, Children’s Centre, Hindpool Close  292555

Lynnfield Children’s Centre, Elcho Street 232946

Rossmere Children’s Centre, Rossmere Way 292444

Stranton Children’s Centre, Southburn Terrace 231329


Counselling Directory - Offers a service to help you to get counselling support.

How are we Doing?


We really do appreciate feedback from parents/carers, to find out about how you feel about the school and give you the opportunity to express your views. Do feel free to let us know what has gone well or what would make things even better.


We would also like to encourage parents to update the parent view site, as and when they want to. This is something that Ofsted will look at when they carry out school inspections.

Click the image below to Give Ofsted your view on your child's school, thank you