Walking Home Permission Slip

You can download the slip below or you can email school with your written permission:


Year 5 – 6 walk home alone 2020-21


Whistleblowing Policy

Sports Funding 2019-2020


Physical Education and Sport play a very important part in the life of our school. We believe that PE and Sport contributes to the holistic development of young people at Hillocks and are learning more about our school values. We believe that our sport provision provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing (integrity). Children are recognising that anything is possible through engaging in a high quality sporting experience and are enthusiastic about improving their personal best (Resilience).

The results of the provision at Hillocks is evident when viewing the participation and medal tables on the School Games Programmes. Pupils at Hillocks have also achieved the Silver Award in summer 2018 and retained it in summer 2019. Our pupils, families and staff are very proud of our sporting achievements raising the profile of Hillocks Primary School.

Sophie Dunn & Mark Dobb are currently updating the Sports Funding plan. Most classes are now active for 30 minutes a day as part of the government initiative (engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity). The PTA have kindly offered to purchase a number of emblem t-shirts for after inter sporting events. We run a variety of well-attended afterschool clubs as well as competing in regular school games competitions.

The Government have announced new funding for Physical Education and Sport. The funding is assigned to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Funding of £16,000 plus £10.00 per pupil is allocated to every primary school. Hillocks Primary School will receive approximately £18,744 in the academic year 2019/20. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality of PE and sport provisions, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

At Hillocks, are using some of the funding to:

Employ the skills of two sports specialist to provide quality sports provision to all pupils. Within this agreement, the following is provided:

  • High quality P.E lesson plans
  • After school sports clubs for KS1 and KS2 – vulnerable pupils identified and included introducing sports to pupils, such as; Athletics, Boccia, Cross-county and Dance
  • Accompanying and transporting pupils to after school games and competitions
  • Organising in-school competitions with our Young Ambassadors
  • Developing Sports Leader Programme to develop lunchtime and playtime activities
  • Improving knowledge and understanding of fun games for our Midday Supervisors to implement within their role

We contribute to District School Games (Ashfield) this provides access to:

  • School Games competitions
  • Free CPD opportunities
  • Young Ambassadors (children who represent good values and are positive role models to other pupils through their sporting achievements)
  • Inclusion Festivals/ activities ensuring equal opportunities for all our pupils
  • Develops external links through clubs and the wider community
  • Access to targeted schools events and the introduction of new sports

School swimming providing:

  • At the end of our year 6 cohort we are hoping that all pupils are competent in water and can; swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres; use a variety of strokes effectively and; perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
  • Other year groups access weekly swimming tuition all year round (34 weeks) with qualified coaches at our local Leisure Centre pool and transport is included in this.
  • A private taxi for an SEND is provided to transport a child for his inclusive swimming


Sports Specialist (including afterschool clubs) £2,816.46
District School Games £750
Heart Machine rental and service £2298
Swimming (Y6 and transport) £2,799.33
Breakfast Club (2 staff members) £3,000
TOTAL £11,663.79

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Click on link below to see how the 2018/2019 Sports Funding was spent:




We have regular contact from parents regarding headlice in school. It is really important that parents/carers regularly check children’s hair. 

 Below is advice from the NHS website and attached is a leaflet about wet combing. 


We also have a few headlice combs in school so if you need one please see Jo in the school office. 

Click on poster below which gives advice on how to treat headlice.


MOMO Online Safety Guide

Below is the online National Safety guide for parents.


Please click on link below to download the Safer School App.

The App is designed to support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home.  Through their access, your children get access to information that is relevant to them and you will receive tips and advice on how to keep them safer on line.


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Reporting a child’s absence

Dear Parent/Carer,

Communication to our School for a child’s absence

Our school has an automatic communication system that will allow you to contact us directly by text message, to keep the school up dated with any general Information such as:

  • To report a child’ absence.
  • Appointments
  • Pass on message to class teachers
  • Any other problems

During busy hours the staff receive phone calls asking questions that are not of an urgent nature. By using Text Messages In you will help the school.

You schools dedicated texting mobile number is:  07480 632322   text GIF

You would just text this number normally just like texting friends and family, please confirm your child’s full name and class when texting the school.

We as the school will be able to text back using the system if you need a reply, however, the aim is to free up time in the office, and is just another arm of communication between the parent and the school.

If you do not want to send a text then you can ring the school number 01623-408785 and press option 2 and leave a message as to why your child is absent or you can e-mail school:


It is important to let school know as we monitor all attendance and punctuality daily.



Whistleblowing Policy

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club opens from 8.00am.  If you want your child to attend our breakfast club they must book a place a week in advance by telephoning the school office.

The cost is £2 per day and this must be paid directly into the schools bank account, details will be sent to you when you have booked a place.