Parents

Information and communication are key to a successful relationship between our parents, carers, students and staff.  The links within this section provide important information and an insight into life at Parmiter's.  

The School Day & Term Dates

Term Dates 2021-2022

Term Dates 2022-2023

Week 1 Week 2 Schedule 2021-2022

 

The school day starts at 8.30am and ends at 3.20pm.  Students are required to be in their form rooms by 8.35am for the morning registration.  They can arrive on the school site from 8.00am onwards. 

The normal timetable is as follows:

8.30am Warning bell: students proceed to Form Rooms.

8.35am Registration followed by Assembly 

8.55am - 9.55am Period 1

9.55am - 10.55am Period 2

10.55am - 11.20am Morning Break

11.20am - 12.20pm Period 3

12.20pm - 1.20pm Period 4

1.20pm - 2.20pm Lunch

2.20pm - 3.20pm Period 5

3.20pm End of afternoon school

 

Uniform

Great importance is attached to the wearing of school uniform (Years 7-11) and uniform dress in the Sixth Form, which are regarded as the keynote to good order in the school. Students are not normally allowed to wear training shoes except at break or lunch time, nor for travel to or from school.  Students who have permission not to wear complete school uniform are to carry a note signed by their Form Tutor.

The School Uniform Policy details uniform requirements for students in Years 7 - 11. The uniform suppliers are:

Stevensons
131-135 Victoria Street
St Albans, AL1 3XS
https://www.stevensons.co.uk/.

DJ Uniforms
45 High Street
Bushey,  WD23 1BD
https://djuniforms.co.uk/

Watford School Uniforms
222 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 4AU
https://watfordschooluniforms.co.uk/parmiters-school-uniforms

 

The Sixth Form Dress Code is available in the section: Life in the Sixth Form.

PE Kit

PE Kit

Parmiter's students purchase some PE kit items online, directly from the website of our official suppliers, Henry Tilly Sports.

Visit the Parmiter's webshop online at:
http://shop.htsports.co.uk/category5970719.html

If any parent does not have the facility to order online, they are welcome to visit Henry Tilly Sports at:

10 Metro Centre
Ronsons Way
St. Albans
AL4 9QT

Opening hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Telephone number: 01727 843155

 

KIT LIST
Boys

  • White Parmiter's polo shirt*
  • White shorts
  • Navy rugby shorts
  • White socks (football and sports socks)
  • Parmiter's reversible rugby shirt*
  • Training shoes (Astroturfs are acceptable)
  • Football boots (plastic or rubber studs) – These are different to Astroturf trainers – see pictures for guidance.
  • Shin pads
  • Mouth guard

* All these items must be purchased from the PE Kit supplier, Henry Tilly Sports.   

An Extra-Curricular Tracksuit is advised for students who play regularly for a school representative team.

Girls

  • Blue Parmiter's polo shirt*
  • Football boots (plastic or rubber studs)
  • Mouth guard
  • A choice of two items from Navy skort*, Parmiter's sports leggings*, Burgundy shorts (all three items can be purchased if you wish)
  • Parmiter's PE sweatshirt*
  • Shin pads
  • Sky blue hockey/football socks
  • Trainers
  • White sports socks

* All these items must be purchased from the PE kit supplier, Henry Tilly Sports.

An Extra-Curricular Tracksuit is advised for students who play regularly for a school representative team.

 

Additional Sports Clothing

We are extremely keen to ensure that students who attend our extra-curricular programme are ambassadors for Parmiter's and uphold the image of our school.  To purchase school branded garments to wear at fixtures and clubs and for further information, please click here.   

Please note, these items do not form part of our PE Kit and can only be worn for practices and representative fixtures and events.  These items may not be worn during PE lessons - students should continue to wear the appropriate PE kit required for the activity they are covering.

Attendance & Reporting Absences

Parents should read the Attendance Policy available in the Policies section of the school website. 

If your child is unable to attend school due to ill health, the absence should be reported via the school's 24 hour absence line on 01923 665719.  Information required when reporting an absence is:  caller's name, the student's name, tutor group and the reason for the student absence.  Alternatively, absences can be reported via email to the Attendance Officer: attendance@parmiters.herts.sch.uk.  Absences should be reported daily by 8.55am.  We ask parents not to take children out of school during term time.  Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence to students unless they consider there to be "exceptional circumstances".  Requests should be addressed to the Headmaster:  head@parmiters.herts.sch.uk prior to any arrangements being made.  Requests for holidays during term time will not be authorised.    

Where possible, we encourage parents to make dental and non-urgent medical appointments out of school hours.  If medical appointments during school time cannot be avoided, students should be out of school for the minimum amount of time necessary.  Notification of absence for medical appointments should be emailed in advance to the Attendance Officer:  attendance@parmiters.herts.sch.uk.  Students are expected to sign out in the Pastoral Support Base before leaving the school site.

Medical Information

Parents should read the Medical and First Aid Policy available in the Policies section of the school website.  It is important that parents give consent on the Admissions form for the school to take any appropriate action in case of an accident or illness.

From time to time during the school day, students may become unwell or be injured.  The School Matron will provide prompt attention and administer any necessary first aid treatment.   If an illness or injury were serious, then you would be informed in order that your son or daughter could be taken home or to hospital.

Tablets will not be given on demand, but only after very careful consideration by staff.  The following is a list of medicines and treatments normally kept in the Medical Room, which may be used if deemed appropriate:

Medicine Used for:
Anthisan Cream (antihistamine) Insect bites and stings
Antihistamine tablets/solution Hayfever/Allergies
Ice Packs Swelling
Paracetamol (tablets) Headaches/Pain
Ibuprofen (tablets) Headaches/Pain
Ralgex (or similar) spray/cream Muscular Aches, sprains etc
Rennies Indigestion
Sturgeon Travel sickness
*Salbutamol inhaler Asthmatic difficulties (POM)
Burn free gel/hydrogel Minor burns/scalds (skin intact)

*If necessary, Matron will administer a spare inhaler from her medical supplies. However this is NOT practical on a regular basis and would be for extreme emergencies only. 

The Paracetamol that the School dispenses is in tablet form.  If your son/daughter requires Paracetamol in liquid form, this should be provided from home.

Children are sometimes prescribed medication for specific ailments such as migraines, hayfever or if an alternative to paracetamol is necessary.  In this situation, parents must write to Matron, providing the necessary medication together with clear instructions regarding administration.  The medication must be sent in its original packaging, clearly labelled with the student’s name and form.

Students with life-saving medication such as inhalers, epipens or insulin, must be responsible for keeping these on their person at all times.  Matron should also be given “spares” or back-up medication in case of emergency.  Known asthmatics will not be allowed to go on any school trip without their inhaler.

Please note that students will be offered vaccination and immunisation boosters as and when necessary.  Parents will be notified of these.

School Transport

Parmiter's School bus service is run by Mullany's Coaches https://www.mullanyscoaches.com/parmitersinfo.html

Telephone number: 01923 279991

Twitter: @parmitersbuses (please follow this Twitter account to keep up-to-date with any bus related information including delays and route diversions).

The bus timetable for 2021/22 is available here.

The bus applications for 2022/23 are now open, please see letter to parents/carers (including Year 6) for information on how to book a place on the school buses.   If you have any questions regarding School Transport, please email buses@parmiters.herts.sch.uk.

By submitting your application, you will be agreeing to our Terms and Conditionswhich include the payment terms.

 

School Transport Health & Safety

All students using the school transport service are required to wear a face mask for the duration of their journey.  If your child has been allocated a coach for their journey, seatbelts must be worn at all times.

Please discuss this with your child and reiterate the importance of following the rules.  Any questions can be discussed with a member of staff.  Failure to comply with these regulations, which are in place for the safety of all users, will result in your child not being allowed to travel on the bus.

Cycling to School

Parmiter's School encourages students to cycle to and from school and has provided a bike shed for the storage of bikes during school hours.  Bicycles may be left in the bicycle shed at the student's own risk.  The school does not accept responsibility for bicycles left at school at any time.  Please view the Travel Plan and Behaviour Policy which are available in the School Policies section of the website.

Lockers 

Lockers are available for students to rent on an annual basis through ILS Ltd, an independent company.  All dealings will be directly with ILS.  For further information and to book a locker visit www.ilsschools.co.uk.   Rental costs are £25 per year from September to July.  Year 7 parents should select  "Locker Area by Dining Room" as the locker location.

Locker size:  Height:  595mm Width:  300mm Depth:  450mm

How You Can Help

If you are in a position to offer a visit to your company, work experience for our students, give careers talks and/or participate in our careers evenings, please complete the Careers-Related Events and Work Experience Form.  Our Careers Advisor, Mrs Jo Zanetti, would be very pleased to hear from you.