Parent Information

Christian Vision – Together in Community

Built on our Christian values, rooted in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29–37)

Our Vision, Mission and Values are built on our Christian values and the lessons Jesus shared. They are rooted in and inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan;  the role they played in their community, the confidence and independence it took to step in when others didn’t, the kindness and understanding shown in looking after someone else, the effort and endeavour needed to make a difference.  Taken together, our vision, mission and values provide for pupils to leave with an enduring moral purpose, robust academic skills, positive attitudes to learning, and a strong sense of place and belonging at the heart of the community.  

Click here for our full vision and how it was developed.

Useful Reminders

  • Access to the playground is from 8:40am. The school day begins at 08.50 am until 3:15pm
  • Please do not park outside the front of the school, including the emergency vehicle access area, at any time.
  • If your child is absent for any reason, please telephone the school office or email with details and their expected date of return.
  • Children are not permitted to bring in toys from home unless for a specific activity nor sensory items without agreement from the SENDCo.
  • Payments can be made via Arbor. If you need help accessing this please contact the office
  • Please ensure all school uniform/PE kit is clearly named. Any items not named are kept for short time then recycled via our pre-loved sales.
  • We encourage children to bring a bottle of water to school especially during hot weather, but please ensure these are not breakable, clearly named and contain water, not squash or fruit juice.

School Uniform

  • Click here for a list of our uniform requirements
  • Click here for a link to the latest information from our online uniform supplier and price list.

Emergency School Closures

Emergency school closures will be communicated to parents and carers via the Arbor school information management system as soon as possible. Please ensure your contact details are kept up-to-date so you can be sure to receive emails from us. Information on school closures due to snow and severe weather can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website via the following link: Emergency School Closures

Support for Children

The school works in partnership with parents to support children in every way possible. However, the Children Act 2004 places a clear responsibility on schools to ensure that they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. As a result, if concerns are raised within the School, or if a child or parent reports a situation involving possible abuse, we would not be able to guarantee confidentiality. The situation would have to be referred to Social Services, in line with Government and Hertfordshire policy.

Absence from School

In line with Department for Education guidelines we discourage holidays during term time; however if for whatever reason you think your child will be absent from school please inform us in writing/email, giving as much notice as possible. The school receives visits from the School Attendance Officer who monitors pupil absence numbers on a regular basis.

Health and Welfare

The school nurse checks hearing, eyesight, height and weight at selected stages. Some children may receive a full medical examination during their time at school. You will always be informed of full medical inspections and invited to attend. The school nurse is always available, by appointment, either at school or home, if you have any concerns regarding your child’s health and welfare.

If you suspect that your child may be suffering from an infectious disease, such as chicken pox, your G.P. will be able to advise you on the length of time he or she should remain absent from school. If children are sick (vomiting), we request that they are kept away from school for 48 hours after the last time they vomited. Click here for NHS guidance regarding common childhood illnesses and conditions.

Please tell us as soon as possible via phone or email, ,if your child is going to be absent from school. Phone-calls must be followed up either by email or letter as a record of the reasons for pupil’s absence.


The Friends of Little Gaddesden School is registered with Easyfundraising. To find out more about the FOLGS, click here. This is a very simple way to raise money for the school at NO extra cost to you.

Every time you shop online with a participating retailer (this includes all the major online stores like Amazon, Next, John Lewis, Argos etc) you can activate the donation and a small percentage of your total spend will go to the Friends. We really urge everyone to participate in this scheme as it is the simplest way for us to raise money for the school.