Year 7 in 2020
We are delighted that you will be joining us in September. Your child's transition from primary school to secondary is a big step and we are here to support you all through this process. However, during these unprecedented times, we have had to adapt our transition programme to accommodate our school's closure.
Please click here for our Virtual Primary School Visit
By clicking on the images and links below, you will hear and read the information that we would normally have shared with you at our transition events. We hope you find this useful.
As ever, if you have any concerns or would like to contact the Year 7 team, please email: Year7@parmiters.herts.sch.uk. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Year 7 Twitter @ParmitersYear7
Book Offer - Optional
We are delighted to be able to offer parents the chance to purchase a 'bundle’ of reference texts at a significant discount. This is being offered by Chiltern Bookshop and is entirely optional. https://chilternbookshops.co.uk/product-category/parmiters-school/
School Uniform and PE Kit
Links to our school uniform policy and official suppliers are in the Parmiter's Life/School Uniform section of the school website where you will be able to order school uniform or make an appointment with the supplier as appropriate. Our uniform suppliers have provided the following information for parents:
We operate a Cashless Catering System. This is a biometric system which eliminates the need to carry cash. The system will recognise the digital print of your child. When the finger is scanned, the system detects small differentiating features and converts them into a number. It does not store an image of the fingerprint. This number is used to associate the user with their account and cannot be converted back into a fingerprint or used for anything other than identifying the student within the system. Your child’s digital print will be taken on their first day at school and it is very important that we have your permission for this (page 9 of the Student Admission Booklet). Further information will be sent home with your child on their first day. A sample menu can be viewed in the Wisepay section opposite.
Music Lessons and Extra Curricular Activities
Applications for instrumental music lessons, including voice, are welcomed as soon as possible and are dealt with on a first come, first served basis. Following application we will be in contact as soon as possible to confirm a place, along with relevant details, or to acknowledge that the application has been received and is being held on a waiting list.
Further information about extra-curricular music lessons in school can be found, along with the online application form in the Extra Curricular Activies section opposite.
Due to the uncertainty regarding COVID 19, we are not in a position at this time to offer school transport to start in September 2020 until we have been given further guidance from the government. This information could change as guidance is being continuously updated. If we are able to put a bus service on for the academic year 2020-2021 we will send an email to all parents inviting applications for a bus place.
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. However, before students can use this facility we ask you and your son/daughter to discuss and agree the following Code of Conduct and to complete the online Cycling Code of Conduct form.
Cycling Code of Conduct
As parents/carers we agree that:
- We will provide a British Standard Helmet for every school journey
- We will provide high-visibility clothing and bicycle lights when appropriate
- We will provide a suitable roadworthy and maintained bike
- We will provide a suitable bike lock
- The student will not ride the bike on school premises
- The student will take care around pedestrians and other road and pavement users
Every student MUST:
- Be a competent cyclist
- Wear a British Standard helmet
- Not wear headphones when cycling
- Not to ride their bike on school property, this includes riding in the turning circle or up or down the steep drive to the cycle sheds, they must walk their bike to and from the bike shed
- Ride sensibly and safely and to follow the Highway Code.
- Ensure their bike is roadworthy and regularly maintained.
- Behave in a manner which shows them and the school in the best possible light and to consider the needs of others when cycling.
- Ensure they can be seen by other road users, by using bicycle lights and wearing high-visibility clothing, as appropriate.
Students not following the ‘cycle to school’ expectations or seen riding their bike dangerously or inconsiderately while in school uniform will be subject to school sanctions.
Parmiter’s School cannot be held responsible for anything that happens to your son/daughter or their bike if the decision is made that they can cycle to school. The school will not check to see if the bike is properly secured to the bike rack – this is your son/daughter’s responsibility. It is your responsibility to ensure that your son/daughter is properly and safely equipped, that the bike is in good roadworthy condition and your son/daughter is a competent cyclist.
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/
The Year 7 Team
The Head of Year 7 is Mr Richard Boyce and the Deputy Head is Mrs Debs Mullett.
If you have any concerns or would like to contact the Year 7 team, please email: Year7@parmiters.herts.sch.uk.