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Information for Parents

Members of the public with any queries can contact Miss Thompson, office manager, by email at, by telephone on 01709 760 538 or by post to Highfield Farm Primary School, Stokewell Road, West Melton, Rotherham, S63 6NF.

If you require a paper version of anything on our website, please contact Miss Thompson, office manager, by email at, by telephone on 01709 760 538 or by post to Highfield Farm Primary School, Stokewell Road, West Melton, Rotherham, S63 6NF.


Miss Thompson

Office Manager

Our School Day

8.45am - 3.15pm - The School Day (32.5 hours per week)
3.15pm - 4.15pm - After School Clubs

After School Clubs

After school clubs are based on children's requests and are updated on a half-termly basis. Please contact the school office to see what's on offer this half term.

Term Dates

Autumn 1

Tuesday 5th September -  Friday 20th October

Half Term
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Autumn 2
Monday 30th October - Thursday 21st December

Christmas Holidays
Monday 25th December - Friday 5th January

Spring 1

Monday 8th January - Friday 9th February

Half Term
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February

Spring 2
Tuesday 20th February - Wednesday 27th March

INSET: Thursday 28th March

Easter Holiday
Good Friday 29th March

Bank Holiday Monday 1st April

Tuesday 2nd April - Friday 12th April

Summer 1

Monday 15th April - Friday 24th May

May Day Monday 6th May

​Half Term
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May

Summer 2

INSET:  Monday 3rd June
Tuesday 4th June - Tuesday 23rd July

School Closes for the Summer Holidays

Tuesday 23rd July

School Meals

School meals are organised on a “Free Choice” system i.e. a choice of three main course options selected on the day by the children as well as a range of puddings.

It is really important to apply for free school meals, even if your child is in Key Stage 1 and already receiving a free meal, as school is entitled to additional funding which will benefit your child.

Children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are able to have a free school meal regardless of family income. If you feel you may be entitled to Free school meals, but do not know the procedure, then please ask the School Administration team for information in confidence, or see details below.

We urge all parents to have their children stay for school meals.

Free School Meals

You can claim free school meals for a child who lives with you and who you are responsible for.

Your claim will be automatically processed if you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction and get any of the qualifying benefits.

Your child is eligible for Free School Meals if you get one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 (as of 2014 financial year) as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


All children in Key Stage 1 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals.

However, as pupil premium is an important payment for schools – and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in school – it is important that you still apply if your child is in Key Stage 1. If your child is in Key Stage 1 and you do not apply, we will not be able to claim the appropriate child premium and will have less money to spend on supporting children in school.

Lunch Menu


 Allergen Advice

DfE Privacy Notice

Apply for Free School Meals

School Uniform

The Department for Education (DfE) cost of school uniform guidance means schools in England must ensure that school uniform costs are reasonable, and parents get the best value for money.

Research from the DfE in 2015 showed that parents can save almost £50 on average if they can buy all school uniform items from any store, compared to uniform which all needs to be bought from a designated shop or school. From next autumn, schools will be required to help keep costs down by taking steps to remove unnecessary branded items and allowing more high-street options, like supermarket own-brand uniform.

Buy Uniform Online

Uniform Policy

To support families, schools will have to make sure second-hand uniforms are available, also helping work towards achieving net zero carbon emissions. In the UK, an estimated 350,000 tonnes of clothes end up in landfill every year and encouraging families to use second-hand uniform can reduce waste and bring down emissions from manufacturing new garments, while making it cost-effective for families. 


Secretary of State for Education said: 

School uniform provides a sense of identity and community for children and young people, and should be a real source of pride. But it must never be a burden for parents or a barrier to pupils accessing education. 

This new binding guidance will help to make uniforms far more affordable for families by driving costs down as we work hard to level up the country. 

Schools should make sure their uniform policy is published on their website and is clear and easy for parents to understand. 

Class Dojo

As a teacher, I will...

● Post announcements, files, events, and reminders to our Class Story

● Share photos and videos of classroom activities, lessons, and more on our Class Story and through Messages

● Send private messages to keep you in the loop

● Like and leave positive feedback on students’ Portfolios

Students will...

● Share classwork and complete assigned Activities on their Portfolio

● Watch and comment on lessons posted to our Class Story and access shared files

● Be sure that only their own family members are connected to their account and will be able to view my work

Families will...

● Like and/or comment on photos, videos, Events, and files shared on Class Story  

● Like and leave positive feedback on their student’s Portfolio

● Communicate with the teacher with private direct messaging

● Translate any message or Class Story caption into your preferred language as needed

Please see the videos below for help on using Class Dojo.

Class Dojo Guide




Class Dojo Website

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